Nearly 60s years later it still packs a punch, with Glenn Ford's Richard Dadier so called mainly to allow the jive-talking students to call him "Daddy-O" struggling to control his pupils at the fictional North Manual high school. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Blackboard Jungle Billed as "a brass-knuckle punch in its startling revelation of teenage savages" and based on the book of the same name by Evan Hunter — aka crime writer Ed McBain — who drew on his own experiences as a teacher in the Bronx — Blackboard Jungle ushered in the age of the teenage delinquent.
What we respond to in 10 Things are the visual and verbal high-jinks, the jaunty pace and the charismatic performances: The Heathers of the title are the film's in-crowd, three girls of wealth and taste who have cast their discerning eye at Veronica Winona Ryder , who, as the film begins, is starting to tire of them. The transplanting of Shakespeare to a latter-day US teen setting is the least successful part of it:
Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Not that many wisecracks either, come to think of it.