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Jean Brodie: Can anyone tell me: who is the greatest Italian painter? Jenny: Leonardo da Vinci, Miss Brodie. Jean Brodie: That is incorrect, Jenny. [Miss Brodie unrolls a print of Giotto's painting

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Jean Brodie:
Can anyone tell me: who is the greatest Italian painter?
Jenny:
Leonardo da Vinci, Miss Brodie.
Jean Brodie:
That is incorrect, Jenny.
[Miss Brodie unrolls a print of Giotto's painting "Flight Into Egypt"]

Jean Brodie:
The answer is Giotto. He is my favourite.
[Miss Brodie walks to the back of the classroom where there is a picture of Stanley Baldwin]

Jean Brodie:
Observe, little girls, Stanley Baldwin, who got in as Prime Minister... and got *out* again ere long. Our head mistress, Miss Mackay, retains him on the walls because she *believes* in the slogan 'safety first!'
[Miss Brodie triumphantly pins Giotto's painting on top of the picture of Baldwin]

Jean Brodie:
But safety does not come first: goodness, truth, and beauty come first. One's prime brings one's insight into these things. One's prime is the moment one is born for. You little girls must be on the alert to recognize your prime, at whatever time it may occur, and live it to the full - 'season of mist and mellow fruitfulness... '
[Miss Brodie continues on with this descriptive anecdote of prose]

Transcript:
Oh. Observe the litter.
In Italy, Mussolini has put an end
to litter in the streets.
Do any of you little girls remember what
the followers of Mussolini are called?
- Fascisti.
- That is correct. F-A-S-C-I-S-T-I.
Fascisti.
And Mussolini is called?
- "Dukee".
- Il Duce. That is to say, the leader.
Il Duce.
We move on.
Ah.
Straighten your shoulders,
Mary McGregor.
All you girls must learn to
walk with your heads up, up...
like Sybil Thorndike,
a woman of noble mean.
In the Kirk
of the Greyfriars...
on the 20th day
of February, 1638...
the people of Scotland
pledged themselves...
to the Presbyterian faith.
Many of them used their own blood
to sign the covenant.
- Ew.
- This part of Edinburgh is very rich in history.
It is very romantic.
So you see, little girls,
you must always remember...
you are citizens of Edinburgh,
city of Hume and Boswell.
You are Europeans,
not dowdy provincials.
- Sandy, what on earth are you doing?
- Walking like Sybil Thorndike.
You know, one day, Sandy,
one day you will go too far.
- Hello.
- Oh, Mr. Lloyd.
Girls, you know Mr. Lloyd, the art master
from the senior school.
- Yes.
- Good afternoon, Mr. Lloyd.
- Good afternoon, girls.
- Mr. Lloyd has his studio
somewhere in this neighborhood.
Number six-- fourth floor, front.
The door's always open.
I've been giving my girls an outing.
We've been to the gallery.
I've been telling them
the story of Gauguin.
Ah, the dangerous Miss Brodie.

Clip duration: 130 seconds
Views: 38
Timestamp in movie: 00:21:30
Uploaded: 22 September, 2021
Genres: comedy, drama, romance
Summary: An eccentric Scottish schoolteacher's extravagantly romantic ideas about life--and love--overly impress her young pupils and bring her into conflict with her school's conservative headmistre... Read all


Actors

Jean Brodie - Maggie Smith