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   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
4 février 2018 7 04 /02 /février /2018 10:03

The first sketch from the programme's here !

"American Gothic"

was painted  by Grant Wood.

The artist  "combined Americana with European technique. Inspired by the window that recalled the cathedrals he had seen in Europe during his training and travels, [Grant] Wood posed his quintessentially American figures in a "rigid frontal arrangement" that recalls Northern Renaissance art, while mimicking that movement's close attention to detail."

 

The artist  "combined Americana with European technique. Inspired by the window that recalled the cathedrals he had seen in Europe during his training and travels, [Grant] Wood posed his quintessentially American figures in a "rigid frontal arrangement" that recalls Northern Renaissance art, while mimicking that movement's close attention to detail." (From "15 Things You Might Not Know About American Gothic" - June 2015)

Here is a second video, also based on "American Gothic"...

have fun :o)


 

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3 février 2018 6 03 /02 /février /2018 10:51

The video-sketch (below) is the first from a series of 30 worldwide famous art pieces revisited on French/German 'arte' programme "A Musée vous, A Musée moi" [French VO].

"The problem we all live with" (painted in1963 by Norman Rockwell) evokes Ruby Bridges, the first black American to enter a white school... she needed to be escorted by guards to access school safely !

 

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31 octobre 2017 2 31 /10 /octobre /2017 11:57

"This is Halloween" is a song from  "The night before Christmas" ,

  a fantasy film by Tim Burton... enjoy the clip :

No copyright infringement intended -all music belongs to Disney and the artists from "This Is Halloween" (excerpted from "the Nightmare Before Christmas").

On top of the article is a link to Wikipedia's article on the film...
Below is
 
His drawings and animations are worth watching  :o)

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6 octobre 2016 4 06 /10 /octobre /2016 19:12

The latest  film directed by Tim Burton was released in France yesterday.

Listen to "New World Coming" -from "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" trailer soundtrack :

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18 septembre 2016 7 18 /09 /septembre /2016 07:58

"12 Years a Slave" trailer - English (French subtitles)

"[...] Solomon Northup was a free black man living in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. in 1841, when he was coaxed by “two gentlemen of respectable appearance” to travel to Washington, D.C. for employment. While there, he was beaten and sold into slavery, with his captors claiming he was a fugitive slave. He spent twelve years in bondage with three different masters in Louisiana before he was finally rescued — a feat which involved secretly smuggling a letter to his family and enlisting the help of the New York governor. [...]"

From "Text to Text | ‘Twelve Years a Slave,’ and ‘An Escape That Has Long Intrigued Historians’ " by Michael GONCHAR and Tom MARSHALL (the New York Times - October 2013)

Pour mieux manipuler la formation du prétérit et reconnaître le participe passé de verbes irréguliers je te propose un petit jeu de piste: munis-toi de ta liste des verbes irréguliers, puis cherche :

* 5 formes verbales au prétérit irrégulierd'un même verbe (un auxiliaire):

--> 3 sont immédiatement suivies du participe passé d'un autre verbe (il s'agit de formes passives), parmi lesquels: 2 verbes irréguliers (qui suivent un seul auxiliaire, attention) / 2 verbes réguliers -facile : ils se finissent en ... ?!

* 2 autres formes verbales au préterit: 1 verbe irrégulier / 1 verbe régulier.

Alors ?? Tu veux vérifier si tes "découvertes" sont bien les bonnes ? N'hésite pas à venir en fin de cours ;)

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26 mars 2014 3 26 /03 /mars /2014 12:39

The map below shows about 190 "cinematic attacks" : Hollywood disaster movies have destroyed a great deal of U.S. cities, towns or regions (considering a broad definition of the "disaster" genre) :

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--j8O-40Tt--/oraclbvrh923ycjgmzh2.gif

- Monster attacks

- Creature attacks

- Climatic events

- Geologic events

- Infections

- Mankind

   - Alien attacks

   - Space rocks

   - Superhero battles

   - Sharknado (= a tornado made up of sharks...

     up to now, only one has been shot !)...

... are all located on U.S.A. maps -you can also view them all gathered on a unique map.

Besides, you get a list of the pinned films -with their release date, the specific location/city and the approximate location where the disaster took place in the film.

Click the illustration above to get the full article on

theconcourse.deadspin website

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1 avril 2013 1 01 /04 /avril /2013 10:59

Little Red Riding Hood


Parodies are an interesting way of working on traditional and classic literary works : school textbooks in France have now  taken over the English teachers' suggestions and offer paths and plans including animated parodies.

The internet displays loads of documents that parody various tales : "Little Red Riding Hood" is one of the most commonly studied although many others are also worked on.


Below, three cartoon or animate parodies of Little Red Riding Hood.

Betty Boop's "Dizzy Red Riding Hood" (1931 !)

"Fractured"

is part of a late 60s Rocky & Bullwinkle show :

Tex Avery's "Red Hot Riding Hood" :

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17 février 2013 7 17 /02 /février /2013 00:03

Pop Art originated in Britain in the mid 1950s

 

before it emerged in the USA in the 60s.

A challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising, news, etc... it often combines material sometimes removed from its known context with other unrelated material. The concept of Pop Art refers to the attitudes that led to it, as much as to Pop Art itself.

 ⇒   Simple English wikipedia article on pop art

Below is a slideshow style video by Christine Neale  -presenting Pop Art and one of its most famous artists : Andy Warhol

Adriana Marinica's "20 things you didn't know about Pop Art & graphic design" tells us about the history of Pop Art and about details on the rise of Pop Art. It also displays some of the more interesting pieces the movement has produced over the years.

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23 novembre 2012 5 23 /11 /novembre /2012 14:38

Imdb Top 250...

and 50 more have been stuffed in this short video by Jonathan Kheog : can you recognize them ?!  I can't

 

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20 janvier 2012 5 20 /01 /janvier /2012 15:15

This year, the 84th Academy Awards

will be presented on Sunday, February 26. Click on the infographic below to get detailed information on the Academy Awards' history.

The ceremony will take place in Hollywood, and it will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.  A 90-minute red carpet show will immediately precede the ceremony broadcast.

 

 

 

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