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Norman Rockwell

mercredi, novembre 6th, 2013

Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a 20th century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States, where Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over more than four decades.Among the best-known of Rockwell’s works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter (although his Rosie was reproduced less than others of the day), Saying Grace (1951), and the Four Freedoms series. He is also noted for his work for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA); producing covers for their publication Boys’ Life, calendars, and other illustrations.

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The War of the Worlds

mardi, décembre 6th, 2011

Forbidden Planet (1956)
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On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles and his theatre group performed a radio play based on a science fiction novel: The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. The 60-minute broadcast consisted in a series of news bulletins which announced that a meteorite had crashed on a New Jersey farm and New York was under attack by Martians, creating panick among the listeners. The programme’s news-bulletin format was highly criticized but the episode launched Orson Welles to fame.

Watch this documentary in which you will hear some extracts from Orson Welles’ radio play:

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On this link, you will see the cover of the New York Times which was published the day after Orson Welles spread all that panic, the complete article which was published on that day and a link to the script of the radio play.


Civil Rights: Ruby Bridges

dimanche, mai 8th, 2011

The Problem We All Live With, Norman Rockwell:

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Alfred Hitchcock

samedi, mars 20th, 2010

Today, there was an Open House Day at the school where I work as an English teacher and I was in charge of showing the computer room to the visitors with one of my colleagues.  Camille, Aurélie and Justine, three of my students, decided to write an article on Alfred Hitchcock. Here it is:

Alfred
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Alfred Joseph HITCHCOCK was born in 1899,  in Leytonstone, England.  He’s a very famous director, writer, actor,  script writer and producer. He was nominated for five oscars. He’s nicknamed  » the master of suspense ». He made several movies which mainly deal with mystery cases. He always plays with the point of view of the audience,  dark and light such as in « Psycho » : it creates a specific strange mood. He died in 1980, in Los Angeles.

Here are some of his most famous movies:

Movies in which the scene takes place in England:

Murder (1930)

The thirty-nine steps (1935)

Jamaica inn (1939)

Movies in which the scene takes place in the United States:

Spellbound (1945)

Vertigo (1958)

Psycho (1960)

The birds (1963)

Justine, Aurélie and Camille.

Billie Holiday – TL

mardi, décembre 15th, 2009

Listen to Strange Fruit (1939), a protest song in which Billie Holiday, a famous jazz singer, condemned the lynching of black people  in the South of the United States.

In the video, you will see images of the Ku Klux Klan. Learn more about the organization on Wikipedia

Where does the name Ku Klux Klan come from? ( an answer from WikiAnswers)

The name « Ku Klux Klan » was most likely originated from the Greek word « kuklos », meaning circle. Also, « Klan » was considered another version for the word « clan », so the founders of the KKK must have merged these words together to form the name of their organization, « Ku Klux Klan ». All together, the name suggests that the KKK is a circle, or band, of brothers.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x11wba

(Ceci n’est pas une correction de l’exercice de traduction à faire pour vendredi mais vous pouvez l’utiliser comme point de départ et voir comment vous pouvez l’améliorer!)

William Shakespeare

vendredi, décembre 11th, 2009
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The Globe Theatre was a theatre in London, built in 1599 by Shakespeare’s playing company, the Lord Chamberlain’s men, and was destroyed by fire on 29 June 1613. A second Globe Theatre was built on the same site by June 1614 and closed in 1642.

A modern reconstruction of the Globe, named « Shakespeare’s Globe », opened in 1997. It is approximately 230 metres (750 ft) from the site of the original theatre. (Read more on Wikipedia)

Globe Theatre
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UK - 32 - Globe Theatre
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The famous soliloquy from As You Like It: The seven ages of man (il commence à la seconde 35 et finit à 3.12)

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Norman Rockwell

mardi, décembre 1st, 2009

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Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a 20th century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States, where Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over more than four decades.Among the best-known of Rockwell’s works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter (although his Rosie was reproduced less than others of the day), Saying Grace (1951), and the Four Freedoms series. He is also noted for his work for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA); producing covers for their publication Boys’ Life, calendars, and other illustrations.

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