(Automatic subtitles can be enabled, although they don’t work perfectly. Other copies of the video can be found, even with Spanish subtitles.)
It’s 15 minutes long. If it’s too long for you, I recommend watching it in two parts, from the beginning until watching “NOTICE OF TERMINATION” (7:36) and the rest in this link.
I hope you like it. Maybe, it touches your heart!
Do you think the attitude of the main character is believable? Do you like it?
We’ve been working with some famous period films, now it’s time we see here some of their best known scenes and dialogues.
William Wallace: “They may take away our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!”
Rett Butler: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
Jack in Titanic: “I am the king of the world”
Rick in Casablanca: “Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”
Maximus in Gladiator:
“My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius,
Commander of the Armies of the North,
General of the Felix Legions,
loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius.
Father to a murdered son,
husband to a murdered wife.
And I will have my vengeance,
in this life or the next.”
Today we’ve had a whole lesson about Adele and her new hit. I would like to know why the success, why all this fuss around her. Who knows?
The truth is this song is in my head since the moment I heard it for the first time. Isn’t it in yours?
Here you can see the videos we saw in class, in case you fancy watching them again.
Have you ever wondered how a story was imagined by its author?
That’s what some people did in this short film entitled George Lucas in love, creating a funny explanation about how Star Wars was conceived:
In a few weeks, the seventh film of the Star Wars saga will be released. That reminded me about this short film. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know too much about Star Wars, most gags are easy to understand because we all know the characters.
Some years ago a brewing company (beers) made a funny campaign based on the concept of how some customs started. I know five videos (more information in this link):
- The Peace sign is born
- The Lighter Phenomenon is born
- The birth of Scratching
- The birth of Posturing
- The Macarena dance is born
They are quite easy to find in streaming video servers like Youtube or Vimeo.
Do you know any other film about imagining how a something was imagined?
5th November is Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night in Great Britain. It’s a very popular festival in which there are firework displays and bonfires. But the origins of the festival are not really a cause for celebration.
You can watch this video to find out more about the history of Guy Fawkes.
Now watch this video about fire safety from the National Health Service in the UK (NHS). Where there’s fire, there will be accidents! Do you think people are as safety conscious where you live?
Do you remember when Mario Casas came to Guía to make a film last year? The traffic literally stopped for the day. We love to see films made and catch a glimpse of famous actors. And we also love to visit film locations, and take a selfie in the same place as if we were Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie. Here are two videos about two locations that have been used for films. The first is of Chatsworth House which was Darcy’s stately home Pemberley in the film version of Jane Austen’s novel “Pride and Prejudice”. Many people now visit Chatsworth House to imagine themselves in the romantic lead roles.
Another film location is the university city of Cambridge. Have you seen the film about Stephen Hawking “The Theory of Everything”? And you also see Ely Cathedral in “The King’s Speech”. You might also remember Trinity College in the film “Chariots of Fire”.
In class we have looked at that difficult structure, the 3rd conditional, to talk about hypothetical situations in the past. You know, it’s that awful feeling when you wake up in the middle of the night and think, ‘Oh no, why did I do that? If I hadn’t had that extra glass of champagne, I wouldn’t have tried to dance like Michael Jackson while balancing a bottle of beer on my head and singing the Birdy Song.’ Or maybe you have other regrets! Continue reading