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8 Mile

8 Mile

Date: Nov 09 2004


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As part of our focus on miles this week, we are talking about the movie 8 Mile. This movie was really great. Do you know where it got its title from? If not, you’ll soon learn. I am just wondering if the title was translated as “14 Kilometers” in other languages. Things that make you go hmmm.


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Steph:  You know that movie 8 Mile?

Derek:  Yeah. That was a pretty cool movie actually.

Steph:  Yeah. After I saw it, I totally felt like I could rap.

Derek:  Yeah. Did you wanna get up on the stage and do some rap battles?

Steph:  Yeah. Totally. I mean, I felt like, I mean, if he could do it, I felt like I could be a freestyler, too. Didn’t you?

Derek:  Um. Me, my rhythm is not so good. So, probably not. But it would be fun to see anyway.

Steph:  I guess so. That would be really cool to go to one of those big empty warehouses and watch those guys battle it out.

Derek:  Oh yeah. Definitely.



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Have you seen the movie 8 Mile? That movie really inspired Steph. She even felt like she could be a rapper later. Wow! The title refers to the mile marker outside of Detroit where a lot of poor people live. This movie is kind of autobiographical for its leading actor, Eminem. He grew up in that area. Look at how far he’s come!



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El Salvador

good lesson but no much key works in it

05:54 PM Sep 13 2009 |



Yeah right, that's my pal slim shady…lol

12:31 PM Aug 05 2009 |



Good lesson

04:51 PM Jan 19 2009 |

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