The Fault In Our Stars

The fault in our stars is a novel written by John Green, it was published in 2012. This novel was an international successful, it was in the head of the New York Times Best Seller list while seven weeks.

It’s a tragic story because two teenagers are affected by the cancer.

They loves a same novel so they going to Amsterdam to meet the writer, while the travel, they fall in love.

But at the end, the young man dies.

Requiem for a dream

Requiem for a dream is a drama directed by Darren Aronovsky, released in 2000. It is based on the novel of Hubert Selby in 1978. The purpose of this work is above all, to alert against the addiction of drug.  This film talk about four people; Harry Goldfarb, his mother Sara Goldfarb, his best friend Tyron, and his girlfriend Marianne. All of them dream of a better life. They will be locked up in the world that they will create, to escape from reality. And for that Harry, Tyron and Marianne will chose drugs, and, also, they will be involved in drug trafficking. Sara is obessed by television and she wants to participate to her favorite show and also wear her red dress. Finally, she will decide to go on a diet, but unfortunately she will become addicted to her pills.

During the movie, we follow the four characters into their madness and destruction. I found it so deep and dark, i remember that i felt so sad and desperate. This movie is incredible, the music represent exactly the atmosphere and the state of mind of the characters. And if you watch the movie until the end, i assure you that the urge to touch the drugs leaves you immediately. However i don’t suggest you to watch it when you feel already bad.

Man into Woman

Man into Woman is an autobiography written by Lili Elbe and published in 1933. This novel talk about the transformation of Einar Wegener into Lili Elbe, one of the first transgender. Einar Wegener was a famous painter born on the 28th december 1882, he was married to Gerda Gottlieb who was also a successful painter whose her paintings shows mainly a woman : Lili Elbe, and during the exhibitions this one was introduced by her wife as Einar Wegener’s sister.

Wegener always knew that there was a woman inside of him. One day, his wife asked him to pose for her instead of Anna larsen, a friend of the couple who couldn’t come, and when he dressed as a woman, he felt that something changed. He felt more confortable, more confident. Later, Anna arrived and when she saw Einar as a woman she called him Lili. From there, Lili was born.

This autobiography inspired an other novelist named David Ebershoff, who wrote a novel based on the life of Lili Elbe, entitled The danish girl, published in 2000 and whose this novel was the subject of a film adaptation entitled The danish girl too. The movie is released in 2015 and directed by Tom Hooper.
I choose to talk about this book because the life of Lili Elbe touched me. I think that she was a very strong woman for that time.
It is hard for most people to assume who they really are. It is as if we always wear a mask with the other people, just for being accepted. But sometimes we can see that there is some people who dare being themself even if they are judge by the others, just like Lili. I know that this is rather a taboo subject but i found that this is an unbelievable and beautiful story. 

Star Wars Saga

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far way

Hello everyone, during my christmas holidays I went to the cinema to see the last star wars movie. With a such popularity, and the seven episodes of the franchise which breaks all records, I had to make an article about my favorite saga.

In 1977, a genius creator transmits a long work which took him more five years of his life. This project entitled « Star Wars » is the begining of a revolution in the science fiction movies. George Lucas, the creator, described the adventure of a young man… Luke Skywalker who faced against the evil, the infamous Darth Vader. With his friends named Han Solo, Leia Organa and also c3po and R2D2, you will see a cocktail of passion, epicness battles, sadness and conflicts. Star Wars became the biggest success of his last years in Hollywood and everywhere around the world.

Star Wars V: The empire strikes back released in 1980 is composed of one of the most popular scene in the cinema history with one epic moment at the end of the film. When Luke faced Darth Vader, this one tells him…

Luke lost his first figtht against his father but he makes his come back in Star Wars episode VI: The return of the jedi released in 1983 and directed by Richard Marquand (and producing by Georges Lucas). In this episode, Luke wins his second battle against his father in a big planet named « Death Star ». And by the same way… he defeated the master of his father who is Lord SIdious. He brings back peace in the galaxy.

Luke vs Darth Vader (his father).

To complete his puzzle, Lucas realizes sixteen years after the episode VI, the epiosde I called « The fantom menace » in 1999. The story tells the youth of Darth Vader formerly known as Anakin Skywalker. In the episode II, he got married with Padme. His story continues until the episode III named « Revenge of the sith » where we see the fall of the hero.

To conclude, Star Wars is for me the best saga in science-fiction. With his 2097 planets, and characters (more than 200). The saga lets us travel between differents fantastic worlds. Moreover the story shows us how a young boy who has everything promised descends into madness which destroy his life and his family. And even after thrity eight years after the episode IV, Star Wars continues to crownd unleashed with the « The force awakens » the seven episode of the franchise realised by JJ Abrams in 2015.

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction is a movie made by Quentin Tarantino in 1994. It’s a american gangster movie with Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta and Uma Thurman. 

Tarantino created a masterpiece with his movies, and Pulp Fiction is a blockbuster. It deals with two men, Vincent Vega and Jules Winfield. Both are gangsters and they’re really badass. They work for Marsellus Wallace, a strong and powerful man very dangerous. Mr. Wallace is married with Mia Wallace, a kind of femme fatale and cocaine addict. One day, Marsellus Walace has to travel for business. He asks to Vincent Vega to protect Mia when he leaves. Then we can see Jules and Mia dancing in a restaurant, and after this scene Mia makes an overdose.
The movie also deals with a boxman who fly away because he killed a man during a match.
We can see Vincent and Jules killing people too. All the characters have a link between them even they never meet in the film.
Pulp Fiction is one of my favorite movie because I find it’s the best Tarantino’s film and for me, Tarantino is a genius. I saw Pulp Fiction again and again and I’m never bored of it. If you never watched it, you really should, it’s a masterpiece !

Endgame, Samuel BECKETT

Samuel BECKETT show, in his plays, the misery of the humans conditions by the theatre of the absurd like waiting for Godot written in 1954, Endgame in 1957 and Happy Days in 1961 for example.

His plays show the absurd of the humans conditions.

As Ionesco, he uses tragic and comic. The characters use of meaningless words that give illusion of the dialogue.

In Endgame, Hamm is in blinded and paralysed, waiting his drug, he tells him story alone and tyrannize Clov, his adopted son, and his old parents, Nagg and Nell. This four characters live in grey house, without furnitures, and are maybe, the last survivors of an humanity destroy. The plays is a long conversation, pace by a silences and a repetitions.

I love this story because I find it very funny with the absurd characters.

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Every Day

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl : Rihannon.

Every day, A wakes in a different person’s body and also in a different person’s life. He has no sex, he can be a male or a female, there is never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. He can be a drug-addict girl or a well-born young man. A has made peace with that, but he established some guidelines by which to live:

  • Never get too attached

  • Avoid being noticed

  • Don’t interfere

Everything was fine until the morning when A woke up in the body of a teenager named Justin and met his girlfriend : Rhiannon. For that moment, the rules established by A were not longer apply. Because, after this meet, he knew he had found someone to be with day after day. He had just one thing on his mind, find Rhiannon everywhere she can be, admit his love for her and show who or what he is really.

David Levithan is the author of this book that went of in 2012, it’s a youg-adult and supernatural fiction.

It’s my favourite novel about love or knowlegde about the world which surround us. David Levithan has written a beautiful novel and a captivating story that fascinated me. He succeded in helping to understand the complexities of life and love in A’s world, this is a really touching love story. Usually, I hate love stories, but when I read it I have felt a strange effect that helps me to change in my way of thinking love and felt it. It’s a novel full of hope that really good explains the feelings that we feel in the adolescence. I advise you to read it strongly.

A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol is an american movie in 3D released in 2009, realized by Robert Zemeckis & produced by Walt Disney Pictures.
It’s one of the numerous adaptation of A Christmas Carol, a english novela wrote by Charles Dickens in 1843. The history takes place during the Christmas season, the main character is an old man very stingy and misanthrope named Ebenezer Scrooge, who at the beginning of the movie, is an unsympathetic character. Scrooge is the opposite of generosity, he doesn’t know charity, has a heart of stone, and most of all: he HATE Christmas!
To make him aware of his behavior, three ghosts come to visit him during Christmas Eve: the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The third Spirit take Scrooge to a gloomy walk to Bob Cratchit’s house (the underpaid clerk of Scrooge, and the symbol of the poor working conditions and especially long working hours. ) where the family cry the little Tiny who just died because the family was too poor. Scrooge realize that the child is dead because of him, but then, the Spirit leads him to a cemetery where he discovered his own grave with, written in large black letters, the name « EBENEZER SCROOGE« .

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Scrooge weeps over his own grave, beg the spirit for a chance to change his ways, before Christmas morning. At the end, the old man wakes up on Christmas morning, he changed his behavior and becamed a model of generosity and kindness.

I really love this novela, because it can be creepy & wonderful at the same time, and the moral is just beautiful.

Coraline

Coraline is a dark novel of Neil Gaiman published in 2002, and nominated the best novel for Young readers in 2003.

Coraline is a little girl, who has just moved in a new house with her parents, Mel Jones and Charlie Jones. The house is quite sinister, they are in the countryside. Her parents never have time to look after her so she decides to explore the house while they are working. She discovers the « crazy man upstairs », M.Bobo who is slightly mad, he wants to show at Coraline his mouse circus. There are two other neighbours who are retired from a dance and acting career. In the film they are friendly and offers her tea and biscuits. During the visit, she discovers a door at the end of a corridor, blocked out with bricks. One night, she heard like mouse singing in the corridor, so she decides to go and see. They lead her in the corridor and just in front of the door, but that time it wasn’t blocked. She continues into a black and dusty tunnel until she finds herself into her living room, although she did’nt turn back. Coraline is intruigued and goes in the kitchen, she finds her mother. The only problem is that she had buttons instead of eyes ! At first she isn’t scared and Coraline considers her as her « second mother » who cooks and is always there for her. Her « second dad » is in his office, but instead of working plays franticlly on the piano and many instruments, Coraline is having fun in her new home. This other world is magic, the dolls and toys play with the girl and she finds a cat, who will help her in the story. Coraline will slowly live a nightmare in this parralel world, her second mother is actually a possesive monster and will want to sew the girl’s eyes with buttons. Not wanting that treatement, she is sent into a locked cell with three ghost children.  Coraline will make a deal with her second mother : she has elements (marbles) to collect scatterded around the house and if she finds them all, she will be released. Will her mother stay trustfull? Through this odd and imaginative world, Coraline will learn that having everything you want isn’t as important than having the people you really love.

Johnny Got His Gun

 

Dalton Trumbo is an american writer, a screenwriter and a director. He wrote Johnny Got His Gun is a novel in 1939 and he made the film in 1971. This novel is the anti-militarist literature. It probably the violent, the most gross of denunciations of war.

Joe Bonham is a young american, who decided to join the army during Worl War I. During, a mission he was injured a serious injure by bombshell and he lost his eyes, his ears, his mouth, his nose and he was amputated , he lost his two arms and two legs. After that, he lied in a bed of hospital and He remained conscious and abled to think, thereby reliving his life through strange dreams and memories, unabled to distinguish whether he was awake or dreaming. But he found a way for communicated with other people, and he tried to guess the world who round him by the alone possibility : the sensibility of his skin .

I discovered this book because we chose it with my group in TPE. I think that is a good book in the First World war. I don’t real like the theme about war, because it is always horrible and sad . And this book is horrible and sad but I know just point of view of french people but I don’t know about german people or american people or other. But I don’t read this book again but we must know it.

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The Hobbit

The Hobbit is a novel written by J.R.R Tolkien and published in 1937. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is british writer but too a poet, philologist and an university professor. He lived in 20 century and he knew the First World war. The Hobbit is a fantasy and book for children. It deals with about a hobbit, his name is Bilbo Baggins and his great adventure with thirteen dwarves and the wizard Gandalf. The Hobbit has been adapt in cinema with three film : An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Desolation of Smaug (2013), and The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) but it has been adapt in video game.

 

The story tells about Bilbo Baggins, it’s a hobbit. A Hobbit is a small creature with big feet and it live in a hole. One day, The wizard Gandalf comes to Bilbo’s hole (house) and he suggests him to go for an adventure . At the beginning, Bilbo doesn’t want to go. He refuses. The next day, before teatime , thirteen dwarves come to his house with the wizard Gandalf . The head of this compagny is Thorin Oakenshield . The adventure is to reclaim the dwarves’s treasure and the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug. At the beginning Bilbo Baggins refused but finaly he accepted. And began the adventure of Bilbo Baggins where he will meet many people and creatures .

 

I choose this book, because my family offered me it. And I see three film about The Hobbit and I love them, so I would like try to read the book. And I live the imaginary world with wizard, dwarves, elves, orcs and other fantasy creatures like dragon and this book is funny ! 

 

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American Nightmare

American nightmare it’s a film was directed by James Demonaco. It’s a thriller.

The scene takes place in American where there isn’t evil like murder or kidnapping. All the inhabitants are safe and happy. Is like an Utopia. But for that the American gouvernement autorised one night in year all violence , the gouvernement legalised that for twelve hours. The twelve hours are call « The Purge ». For a many inhabitants this event is a good ideas for safe the peace but some people don’t like that for they this event is horrible. In a purge a visiter go in a familly house and this familly who isn’t for the purge become : victim or murderer for keep alive. This is the intrigue of the film.

I love this film because there are suspence, action and oppresive atmosphere. It’s a verry good film for me.

Brave New World

Hello everybody,

Today I am going to talk about a famous english dystopian si-fi novel, Brave new world wich was written by Aldous Huxley. It was published in 1932. The novel’s title results from a William’s Shakespeare but it’s also results from Candide wich was written by Voltaire in XVIII century.

This story is about society where mans are create in laboratory because the author make disappear the sexual reproduction and love in his society. In this novel we produce embryos adjusted by our caste. There are differents caste, in fact there are uppers caste wich are Alpha and Beta and there are lowers caste wich are Gamma and, Delta and Epsilon. All the story is about this.

It’s a very famous dystopian si-fi novel like Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 wich was written by two differents authors. Brave new world has represented a pessimistic view of consumer society.

Personally, I like it so much even if I don’t like si-fi !

                                 Good reading to you guys !

Animal Farm by George ORWELL

Hi everyone, today i’m going to talk about a famous book intitled « The Animal Farm » written in 1945 and published in 1984 by a famous writter George Orwell.

This farm is not as the other farm. In fact, she’s not ordinary, she have animals who speak !

We have in a first group the pigs, they manage the farm and all the animals, the pigs who have the supreme authority : Boule de neige and Napoléon. They instaured this followings regulation: « All two legs is an ennemy. All four legs or all fowl, a friend. Any animals don’t will sleep in a bed. Any animals don’t will wear they locks. Any animals don’t will drink of alcohol. Any animals don’t will kill an other animal. All animals are equal. »

The time progress and the rain erase they regulations. The donkey, a cynic, decode again : « All animals are equals, but some are more famous than others ».

To conclude, I liked this book, because he refers at the World War II but we don’t know directly the message with the animals. I’m a big fan of that historical period so it’s for me an amazing thing to present you this literature.

Addams Family

 

Addams Family

 Hello everyone, today I just want to share with you one of my favourite characters in TV-show. Okay, you are going to say « again an Halloween theme ! » and I would answer you « no » ; let’s go ?

The Addams Family is an American TV-shown in 64 episodes and 2 seasons created by David Levy and broadcasted by ABC.

Characters are inspired by Charles Addams at the beginning of the 90’s in the New Yorker ( a news paper) and he gives them his name.

The characters are :

  • Gomez Addams, the father and an affectionate husband. He loves is wife of passionate love, both never hesitates to dance a tango as soon as the have the opportunity. He is also a descendant of the Spanish nobility and that why he used sometimes spanish expressions like «  Querida, Cara Mia ».Gomez is not very close to his children but a little with is son : Pugsley.

  • Morticia Addams, the mother and Gomez’s wife. Of a mysterious beauty she is the symbole of a femme fatale, she loves also her husband by often compliments him on his flexibility. Her main activities are her greenhouse and her plants : an African carnivorous named Cleopoatra and a poison ivy.

  • Wednesday Friday Addams ( like we leanr in an episode when Wednesday ran away) is a little daugther who loves play with uncle Fester’s dynamite. She had three dolls during the show : Marie-Antoinette, Marie Stuart and The little Red Ridding Hood that they have been beheaded after an history lesson on the French revolution by Grandma Addams. She has for pet a small tarantula named Homer.

  • Pugsley Uno Addams,the elder son. Tubby man and creative, he knows how to create a guillotine for Wednesday or an antigravitational device. He is particularly greedy and in the show he eats slugs. Pugsley has for pet a small octopus named Aristote and also one jaguar female.

  • The thing. It’s a servent of the family, it’s a hand wich moves alone and she knows write and communicated. In the serie of 1960, the thing is either a right hand that is a left hand.

I love all of this characters, they are funny, charming and so mysterious. This TV-show is really original and he is going to create several movies about this family like : Halloween with the New Addams Family in 1977 and The Addams Family in 1991

Source code

Source code is an American thriller based on the reflection create and produce by Ducan Jones, it was released in 2011.

Colter Stevens (played by Jake Gyllenhall) is an air soldier who wake up in another body. He had no more memory and Christina Warren (player by Michelle Monoghan) a woman, talk to him as if they knew. They are in a train but it explose 8 minutes later, and Colter Stevens wake up again but in his body this time. He is lost and dont understand. Another soldier Colleen Goodwin (player by Vera Farmiga) asks him questions through a TV which he can not answer. Then he return in the train, the same action happens.

This film could have been boring but it is not, we follow the story and it’s exciting. It’s also anxious the character is constantly locked in a train or in a capsule. The end is huge we do not expect it we understand everything and it is so well explained that everyone can watch it easly.

And you what do you do if you had 8 minutes to live ?