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MUSIC's also a way...

   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
7 mars 2010 7 07 /03 /mars /2010 17:11
Here are a few trailers of films currently on, in your city...
You can choose one (or more !) to practise :
write a film review :o)


                          "Sherlock Holmes"

"The Ghost           Writer"

                        "Fantastic Mr Fox"      

                                      "The Princess and the Frog"
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1 mars 2010 1 01 /03 /mars /2010 18:04

Here is the solution to   THE PUZZLE   <<< click

(scroll down to the bottom of the article) 

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22 février 2010 1 22 /02 /février /2010 16:59
Living  Darfur
In September 2007, the Brtish duo  Mattafix  official website <<  sang the soundtrack of the film "Living Darfur". At first  the song was only downloadable ; it was the first music video clip  shot inside a war zone.
Darfur map released into the public domain by its author, ChrisO
The first seconds of the video  feature an American actor you probably know... can you recognize him ?  I'm helping you : he's one of the lead roles in the latest film by Clint Eastwood  'Invictus', currently on the French screens...



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21 février 2010 7 21 /02 /février /2010 19:53
Apartheid was officially abolished in 1991. And yet, the differences between the Black South Africans and the Whites still linger... In this film, the American actor Morgan Freeman embodies a Nelson Mandela who bridges the gap between Afrikaners and Black South Africans thanks to the rugby national team !
Here is the official trailer :

The film is worth watching, indeed :o)

(to) linger = take a long time to leave or disappear
(to) bridge  the/a  gap = connect two things (or reduce the difference between them)
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16 février 2010 2 16 /02 /février /2010 22:25
Bright Star

Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art —
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like Nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors —
No — yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever — or else swoon to death.

John Keats
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15 février 2010 1 15 /02 /février /2010 18:19
...  the poem by John Keats, nowadays considered one of the major romantic poets.
   The  sonnet    << "Bright Star" was adapted for Fanny Brawne, whom the poet was engaged to in the last years of his life.  Jane Campion based her biopic on John Keats' ultimate years and the passion he and Fanny Brawne felt for each other.  here is the trailer :

The film is on the French screens at the moment, and it matches the St Valentine period quite well :o)
a biopic = a film  about the life of a real person
(topic of the film = a biography
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14 février 2010 7 14 /02 /février /2010 23:15
... well, who knows, maybe right now

you're thinking "Oh no, not another of those blog articles on Valentine's Day !! O.K.,  in this case, I'm not bugging you with this  -though the non commercial tradition might look nice ;-)  Yet, let me just tell you about a song where love isn't evoked the classic way :
"Soldier of love"

Official video by GaGa-Vision
  It's Sade's last album and the title of one of its songs too ; to discover the lyrics on the official site of the album, click  here   !
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13 février 2010 6 13 /02 /février /2010 20:10
I have just made a worksheet adapted from a few sites about advertising and branding analysis (especially about how to analyse how efficacious an ad is).
Visual learners will benefit from this mind map most...
Is-this-advertisement-effective-.jpeg... click on the map to get the complete document.
click on the PDF logo

to get a series of questions that'll help you

decode any advert... whatever the media :o)
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12 février 2010 5 12 /02 /février /2010 20:36
Some of you have just learnt about branding, advertising and globalisation... Many of these are now being conveyed on the Internet : here's a slideshow on how young people use the internet and various social media such as Facebook, MySpace, etc...How are young people using social media ?
"Young people read blogs and use social networking much more than the average internet users : nearly 1 in 3 is a blogger !"

(to) convey = express a thought, feeling or idea so that it is understood by other people   /   slideshow (diaporama)   /   slide (diapositive)
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11 février 2010 4 11 /02 /février /2010 00:38
President Obama advises a young student who has just asked him... how to get the same job, one day !
And guess what it is all about ?!
A worksheet on the video is coming soon :o)

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