Wiseman's second film, one of the documentaries marked by a certain compulsive austerity - they reject the traditional crutches of commentary, background music, gloss colour or fancy camerawork - in which he explored aspects of American institutional life. In High School, as might be expected, the American Dream is watched in the making. It is in the oppression of the adult/child relations that the full squalor of the bourgeois ideal is squeezed out. JDuC.
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