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Newsletter on mystery in films and literature

  1. 1. J. K Rowling Bermuda Triangle J.K. Rowling, in full Joanne Kathleen Rowling (born July 31, 1965, Chipping Sodbury, near Bristol, England), British author, creator of the popular and critically acclaimed Harry Potter series, about a young sorcerer in training. After graduating from the University of Exeter in 1986, Rowling began working for Amnesty Internation- al in London, where she started to write the Har- ry Potter adventures. In the early 1990s she trav- ISSUE 4, April 2012 elled to Portugal to teach English as a foreign language, but, after a brief marriage and the birth of her daughter, she returned to the United Kingdom, settling in Edinburgh. Living on this edition assistance between stints as a French teacher, she continued to write.mystery in films and literaturePage 1 - J.K RowlingPage 1 - Harry Potter Stephenie Meter is an AmericanPage 1 - Twinlight writer. She was born in 1973.Page 2 - The Lord of the Rings She’s famous because of herPage 2 - Heroes books “The Host” and sagaPage 2 - Famous writer and famous director “Twilight” which includes 4Page 3 - Independence Day books. The writer says that thePage 3 - Magician idea for Twilight appeared inPage 3 - Terminator 2003. She wrote her dream, whichPage 4 - Film and Literature Evenings at now is the 13th Chapter of Twilight. the partner schools A seventeen-year-old Bella Swan moves from Phoenix to a rainy town called Forks to her father. She meets new friends in a new school, and she also meets a mysterious boy – Edward Cullen who always sits with his brothers and sisters and avoids the other students. They fall in love. Bella discovers, that the boy is a vampire and he can readHarry Potter series describes the adventures of in minds (but not in her mind). The vampire can do every-a young wizard in the six years of his educationin the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Ho- thing for the girl. In ‘Breaking Dawn’ Bella and Edwardgwarts and a year after its discontinuation. In get married. Suddenly, Bella becomes pregnant with.. athe epilogue of the seventh part it describes the vampire. The “Twilight” series is famous all over theevents happening 19 years after the book share. world. There appeared 3 and half film adaptations of theThe author stubbornly guarded secrets of the books. Don’t hesitate to read the books as well as watchseries, giving only brief information on the suc- the movies.cessive volumes of the series. Also publishersaround the world forbid the dissemination ofbooks before the premiere, committing revie-wers and their employees to keep the plot of thebook secret. ’Harry Potter’ became so suc-cessful all over the world that the books areconsidered as the best series of this kind in thehistory of literature.
  2. 2. HEROES change the history and hide from people, who want take their powers back. One of the directors is Greg Heroes – an American TV series Breeman, who has worked as direc- created by Tim Kring. The serial is tor and series producer for three presenting unusual powers. There about people, who possess unusual years. He also worked on films such are bad people who want to take abilities, like telepathy, flying or as: Smallville, JAG and many come- heroes powers and create the time travelling. Heroes have to dies. In this TV series, we can see „medicine” which could give the cope with their own weaknesses, many interesting fights and scenes powers to usual person. The series its worth watching! Andrzej Sapkowski Alfonso Cauron Andrzej Sapkowski was born on 21st June 1948 in Lodz and he lives there till now. He is a writer of fan- tasy books. Andrzej Sapkowski has won numerous literary awards both Polish and foreign His books have been translated into a total of 15 languages. Sa- ga about Witcher is a series of books by Andrzej Sap- kowski which is a conti- nuation of the earlier sto- ries about Witcher: Last Wish and Sword of the Destiny.page2 Bermuda Triangle
  3. 3. INDEPENDENCE DAY The story is well known really annoying. President excellent special effects. and popular. Aliens in- begs future generations for Secondly, fast paced ac- vade the Earth. Their forgiveness for using nu- tion, with comedic ele- huge ships hover over clear weapons, the shadow ments. Thirdly, Emmerich major cities of America, of an alien ship covers the shows human fears, espe- Japan and Russia. Con- American flag on the cially helpless to over- sternation. Scientists are moon, a dog escapes from whelming threat, very considering how to ex- the fire and the Earth will well. Its generally known plain it. Part of humanity be saved by a Jew with a that in large doses stupidi- panics. Some people black man. But at some ty is dangerous but in a hope that maybe Elvis point I had the impression few cases it is called the will come back. Soldiers that the whole idiocy of "Hollywood cinema" and it prepare plans for mili- the movie "turns to the guarantees great fun - per- tary protection against other side" - and I began to fect for an evening with the attack of outsiders. watch "Independence Day" friends, the best one would For a moment every- simply with pleasure. be of course on 4th July. thing in this movie is What caused it? Firstly, MAGICIAN ok of the Riftwar Saga and was pub;ished in 1982. It led to many books written by Feist in the world of Midke- mia which was the setting for the book. Kingdom is aswarm At Crydee Pug, an with alien invaders, Magitian is a fantasy orphan boy is appren- destroying the peace of novel by Raymond E. ticed to a master ma- the kingdom. Feist. It is the first bo- gician. Suddenly, the TERMINATOR rected in 1984 by Jame- order to eliminate Sara Connor sa Cameron. It was one (Linda of the most famous Hamilton) movies of this kind in – mother of the history of the cine- rebellers’ ma. The Terminator is leader who played by Arnold fight in the Schwarzenegger t who future with Terminator is an Ameri- in the first part is an android cybergs to can science fiction film di- which has been sent to the past in survive.Bermuda Triangle page3
  4. 4. FILM AND LITERATURE EVENINGSTo promote the project within local communities, the partner schools organized special events. These we-re ‘Film and Literature Evenings’. During the events, the students presented reviews of their favouritefantastic films and fantasy books. There was a projection of the best movies, we also watched X-files mo-vies created by the international groups. There were literary workshops during which, we read and di-scussed parts of chosen fantasy literature. We presented our paranormal stories, too. The Polish studentsprepared a performance ‘Forefathers’ Eve Part2’ by Adam Mickiewicz for parents and invited guestswhich was also watched in Spain and Germany. On the 23rd April, as a part of The Books Day Celebra-tion, the Spanish students presented the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by the theatre writer Aurelio Javier Fer-nández García" . One of the Spanish students- Tomás inteviwed the writer. He is a Literature teacher ofthe Spanish highschool, works in Canarian Education Government as well as writes and perfoms theatreplays with the Spanish students, helping them in the project.