"In 1921 Jimmy Gralton’s sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in an Ireland on the brink of Civil War. The Pearse-Connolly Hall was a place where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream…but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its socialist and free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close. A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns to Co. Leitrim from the US to look after his mother and vows to live the quiet life. The hall stands abandoned and empty, and despite the pleas of the local youngsters, remains shut. However as Jimmy reintegrates into the community and sees the poverty, and growing cultural oppression, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He makes the decision to reopen the hall in the face of what they may bring…"
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PRESS KIT : IN ENGLISH
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL :
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The Power of Two
Despite the mythology around the idea of the lone genius, the famous partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney demonstrates the brilliance of creative pairs.
British Coalminers Strike With A Gay Coalition In 'Pride,' A Crowd-Pleaser
A1-A2 (Primaire-6e) : Dessine-moi un visage
A2-B1 (Collège) : Le réalisme américain avec Edward Hopper
B1-B2 (Lycée) : Andy Warhol, icône du mouvement pop art
Histoire des arts collège (4ème)
Un film de Gustav Deutsch.
13 of Edward Hopper’s paintings are brought alive by the film, telling the story of a woman, whose thoughts, emotions and contemplations lets us observe an era in American history. Shirley is a woman in America in the 1930s, ‘40s, ‘50s, and early ‘60s.
- Site officiel en anglais (avec bande annonce)
- Autre bande annonce
- Zéro de conduite : dossier pdf de 30 pages à destination des professeurs d’anglais de lycée.
Autour de Hopper
- Comparing Hopper and Rockwell (activité en ligne de Ms Maufroid)
- Edward Hopper, 1882-1967 : His Simple Paintings Hold Meaning for Americans (Voice of America, MP3 et texte)
- Edward HOPPER (compilation de Michelle Henry)
THE GUARDIAN + VIDEO
SONGFACTS :explanations here:
ACTIVITES SUR L'AUSTRALIE COMPRENANT
UNE COMPREHENSION (jeu pour équipes) A PARTIR D'UNE VIDEO DE LA BBC.
PLAY THIS INTERACTIVE GAME FIRST:
Télécharger « AUSTRALIA.pdf » et sa worksheet sur "Dangers in the Outback" de la BBC.
FICHE SEULE :
Now learn about a French student who is a park ranger in Australia!
BBC TERRIBLE TUDORS ( On peut commencer par cette vidéo en collège!)
Permet déjà de dégager plusieurs aspects utiles par la suite..
who are they talking about?
Why is the painter scared?
Who is the other man? The Queen's husband, the King?
What do we learn about the Queen's personality?
What's wrong with the Queen's face? Do you think it's exaggerated? What's the difference with the portrait?
why is the portrait so important? Function of the portrait?
The Queen's Portrait
ELIZABETH I : THE ARMADA PORTRAIT
(Histoire des arts, ANGLAIS : PARCOURS CULTUREL ET ARTISTIQUE)
Dans le cadre de la visite de l'exposition Shakespeare au CNCS de Moulins.
Axes : L'époque de Shakespeare, Elizabeth I, costume et pouvoir.
Hierarchie sociale et théâtre.
Puissance de l'Angleterre sur mer avant le 18ème siècle.
Etude en histoire d'un tableau du 18ème (programme 4ème): Thème: Londres et la Tamise + puissance maritime .
Elizabeth I (Armada Portrait) Public Domain
Source : Wikipedia :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portraiture_of_Elizabeth_I_of_England
"The queen's hand rests on a globe below the crown of England, "her fingers covering the Americas, indicating England's dominion of the seas and plans for imperialist expansion in the New World" The Queen is flanked by two columns behind, probably a reference to the famous impress of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, Philip II of Spain's father, which represented the pillars of Hercules, gateway to the Atlantic Ocean and the New World.
In the background view on the left, English fireships threaten the Spanish fleet, and on the right the ships are driven onto a rocky coast amid stormy seas by the "Protestant Wind". On a secondary level, these images show Elizabeth turning her back on storm and darkness while sunlight shines where she gazes."
The message she is sending :She is saying she is wealthy and powerful e.g the crown next to her and expensive clothes/jewellery. She is saying shes a powerful war leader e.g Armana in the background being defeated. Phillip wanted England to be Catholic and Elizabeth is showing the protestants can win. She is a dominate figure- hand on globe to signal an empire: e.g America, Africa especially - e.g Franis Drake captured slaves.
powerpoint : Elizabeth's propaganda through her portraits
propaganda wars : http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/tudors/armada_gallery_02.shtml
ELIZABETH'S "PIRATES "
VIDEO : Elizabeth I
PHOTOS PRISES EN VISITE AU CNCS
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (Extended UK Trailer)
Terrible Tudors : Fashion and Strange Laws
WATCH THE PASSAGE ABOUT QUEEN ELIZABETH'S DRESSES AND WARDROBE
For my 4èmes ( they love Baby George)
MODERN "ARMADA PORTRAIT": une pépite transmise par Monica Mirza
Lycée, "myths and heroes" , mais qui tombe à pic pour ce dossier
THANKS TO M. MIRZA
Ac. de grenoble
QUELQUES ACTIVITES FAITES EN CLASSE (LYCEE) ET DES DOCUMENTS : GUIDES, PRESS KIT, REVIEWS...
EXEMPLE:VEGETABLES AND FRUIT
O T R X L T U K R L Z H H P U I S T E H S J E I C I E E G U B D M B T O W X H P A A E R L P O N R Q O L E E N C O F U I N I A Z L I R A A H T E E N E B W P F V R S N X A P B E G N B B I F Y P A H T A E A A O E G L P H C B L O R R P B L R U U C Y A N F P G R P B E R O A X H M X G P R Y L A M Y N C D G P Y U A E A E C N I K P M U P O G O P A O H P F B E A N S L Z N X R R S C A R R O T W I Y
BRAVEHEART :FREEDOM SPEECH
Scotland's Really Big Vote: Can Women Join St. Andrews Golf Club?
WEBQUEST : India-Webquest
The nature of relations between the British and Indians changed over time, as did British attitudes toward India and Indians. In earlier days some Britons assimilated readily to Oriental ways of life or even intermarried with Indians. Particularly after the traumatic uprising of 1857-58, however, relations were often strained, as conventional ideas about European racial superiority became more prominent and as Victorian notions of morality and evangelical movements to convert the world to a particular kind of Christianity became influential. By the latter part of the 19th century, for example, the idea of a "respectable" English person marrying an Indian was virtually unthinkable. Of course, the very fact that the British were by definition a ruling elite and Indians -- however rich or important -- a subject people often strained relations. This could exacerbate cultural misunderstandings, a situation which is the focus of E.M. Forster's great anti-imperial novel,
What we said about communication in this passage : Communication in our extract
CORRIGE DES 2 EXERCICES DU JEUDI 10 OCTOBRE ( A REVISER!) CONCESSION exercices TL1corrigé
Garden Party at the Vice-Roy's Palace in New Delhi (1930)
Read about the Salt March (1930) here:
Cartoon: Is There Life on Mars?
BACKGROUND India has successfully launched a spacecraft to Mars - with the aim of becoming the fourth space agency to reach the Red Planet. The spacecraft is set to travel for 300 days, reaching Mars orbit in 2014. If the satellite orbits the Red Planet, India's space agency will become the fourth in the world after those of the US, Russia and Europe to undertake a successful Mars mission. Full story >> THE CARTOON The cartoon by Peter Brookes from The Times shows the Indian rocket shooting off into space while down below hundreds of Indians are clinging precariously to a train. One of them asks the rhetorical question, "Is there a life down here?" (i.e. a life worth living). COMMENTARY The cartoonist uses a line from a well-known David Bowie song to question the utility of a 'poor' country like India, which has serious infrastructure and public health problems (to name but two), spending $74m on a mission to Mars and roughly $1 billion a year on its overall space programme.
GRAMMAR Note the way in which the word 'life' is used in both an uncountable and countable form. In the phrase, "Is there life on Mars?" the word 'life' is uncountable because we are talking about living things in general. • Is there intelligent life on other planets? However, in the phrase "Is there a life down here?", the man is referring to the activities that form a particular part of a person's life. • He has had a good life. See here for more on the usage and meanings of 'life'.
A recent article from Time about rapes in India
En attendant de mettre tous les documents.... Je vous rappelle que 1) nous avons commencé par le "trailer" du film Gandhi [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxYQ4CXoIwg&feature=player_detailpage[/youtube] 2) Vous avez un polycopié sur l'histoire de l'Inde 3) Vous en avez un autre sur Gandhi Vous avez un texte intitulé The Ashram que vous pouvez prendre en document personnel... 4) Nous avons étudié le texte The Reception 5) Nous avons écouté un reportage sur la sélection des filles. Voici les docs : audio here ! india's girls go missingscript 6) Voici la vidéo que nous avons étudiée ensemble sur Euronews.et dont vous avez le script http://www.euronews.com/2013/01/03/india-is-a-dangerous-place-to-be-a-woman/ 7) Le second document à présenter dans cette notion est Another Girl Il faut comparer les formes et lieux du pouvoir et les formes de résistance! Women in India today : listen for pleasure and culture! In-India-More-Women-Are-Playing-Matchmaker-For-Themselves VOIR AUSSI L' ARTICLE "CASTE OR CLASS?" pour l'Inde moderne http://lewebpedagogique.com/lovenglish03/2013/07/08/india-caste-or-class/ Je mets en ligne ce weekend un choix de documents pour votre document personnel sur l'Inde... india docs possibles Another Girl : Another Girl part1.mp3 Another Girl part 2 mp3
a) Watch the opening scene of Woody Allen's Manhattan
Talk about your first impressions? Colours? Old film?
b) CO : Write as you listen (lab)
c)Who is the narrator (voice over) according to you? What's his occupation?
d) What is he trying to do?
Try to identify the various styles and/or genres.
The narrator's hesitations / Manhattan's ambivalence...
e) Find out about the music and say how you feel about it.
f) How does this extract make you feel?
e) Tone of the film? Can you guess?
What do you know about Woody Allen? his sense of HUMOUR?
Gerschwin and Woody Allen, common points?
Watch this extract from Smoke by Wayne Wang and PaulAuster
A still from Manhattan : " A city in black and white"
A still from Smoke ( a photo in Auggie Wren's album)
Parallèle à l'histoire dans l'histoire, l 'image dans l'image, puis à la fin, le film dans le film.
Comment appelle-t-on cette technique? Mise en abyme?
Le passage est en principe plus long, donc il vaut mieux disposer du film disponible sur dvd!
Voir l'article consacré à Christmas sur ce blog pour y trouver d'autres extraits et la nouvelle
Who is the narrator? What's his job?
What's his passion?
Are the photos really "all the same"? What does Auggie Wren explain to the "novelist" Paul Benjamin?
What is the key sentence in this extract? ("slow down")
What is the "moral" of this extract? Paul Benjamin ( the writer) should have guessed...
What about the music? Compare with Manhattan and Gershwin in Rhapsody in Blue
Find the quotation from Shakespeare.
What is the MOOD in this extract?
Vision of "New York" or vision of the photographer's state of mind?
Your conclusion?(= feelings too!)
What do the 2 film extracts have in common?
Read Auggie Wren's Christmas Story : It is a story within a larger story.
What does it tell us about writing, authorship and telling stories?
What does it tell us about life, vision, taking and giving?
Telling a story, taking a photo, shooting a film and giving (life)...
Telling a story and visual arts (photo, film or the reader's ability to visualize..)
Watch this extract to understand Paul Benjamin's problem:
Beginning : the narrator's problem : inspiration, "the white sheet"...
New York is not only a setting!
Beginning : the narrator's problem : inspiration
Read novels by Paul Auster; The New York Trilogy, Moon Palace, Brooklyn Follies for example
Watch more about Woody Allen and Paul Auster.
Paul Auster on BOOKS and FILMS
Invite your students to shoot a short film with their phone to "write" their love letter to their (favourite) city and use a song they like as amusical background.....Have them discuss their films and explain why they chose such and such shots; They can send them to e-pals, etc...
Here is one with Alicia Keyes singing "Empire State of Mind" and One Republic singing "Good Life"
The end....? not yet : 93 extracts from movies about New York. Ideal for a quiz.
Ecosse - France : Derrière la décentralisation, la question des inégalités scolaires?
On peut mettre en parallèle ces deux chansons, l'une de Bob Dylan, et l'autre de Sting.
Demander de replacer les chansons dans leur époque.
Dans la 1ère, à qui s'adresse le chanteur? ton vengeur, colère, etc.
Musque, rythmre, etc...
Les rimes, oui ou non?
Dans celle de Sting : beaucoup plus de descriptions, mais allusion ironique à Rule Britannia...
le gâchis, la génération sacrifiée...
Dans les deux : mise en accusation de ceux qui sont à l'abri et se cache derrière les lignes.
"you hide in your mansions"" corpulent generals safe behind lines""
Les images de blood et mud qui reveinnent dans les deux....
les "puppets" and "pawns in the game"
La fin de la chanson chez Dylan : le chanteur continuera jusqu"à la mort des responsables.
Pour Sting : 2 époques. Hier et aujourd'hui. Constat seulement.
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