Here’s another window on Stanford’s influence: Stanford in Hollywood. Disclaimer: I haven’t seen these. I got them by searching for Stanford at imdb.com
Stealing Harvard is about one man’s life of crime to pay for his neice to attend the exorbitantly priced Stanford. Latest totals: $27,204 tuition + $4,450 room + $4,230 board. That’s $35,884 a year!
Invasion: Stanford 1991 A. D. features two alien janitors trying to take over the world after cloning two freshmen. It got a rating of 8.7 on the Internet Movie Database, but I’m thinking that with only seven votes the directors and producers cast them all. 🙂
In Orange County a bright student tries desperately to get into Stanford after his guidance counselor sends in the wrong transcripts by mistake. (thanks to Brad Lauster for noticing that I mistyped the movie name).
Interestingly enough, I couldn’t find references to any of these movies on Stanford’s website. I guess they’re not too proud of their movie representation…
Still, yet another (admittedly minor) way that Stanford is influencing our culture!
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