Watching a movie is never a waste of
time, as long as you know how to watch
Language practice in the areas of:
Listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary,
writing and cultural understanding
One ring to rule them all.
May the force be with you.
Get out of the water! Get out of the water!
Lads do football or boxing or wrestling ... not
My momma always said life was like a box of
chocolates. You never know what you're going
You want to explain the math of this to me? I
mean, where's the sense in risking the lives of
eight of us to save one guy?
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Marry me and I'll never look at another horse.
Gentlemen! You can't fight here - this is a War
"You don't understand, Osgood. I'm a man."
"Well, nobody's perfect“
"Surely you can't be serious." "I am serious. And
don't call me Shirley“
Madness doesn't run in my family. It gallops.
This is a fragment of
stern wood from the
shark fishing vessel
ORCA as seen in
The tentacled visage of Davy Jones, played by Bill Nighy, wasn't just
another computer-generated face. Nighy wore a motion-capture suit
during filming of on-deck scenes, and the Industrial Light & Magic crew
led by John Knoll integrated motion-capture into the production process.
The crewmembers of The Flying Dutchman were created the same way.
Oscar-winning director Ang
Lee has been attacked by
members of the VFX (visual
effects) industry for his
failure to recognise their
contribution to the success
of his film Life of Pi.
"Neither Ang nor his winning
cinematographer, Claudio Miranda
felt they needed to thank or even
mention the VFX artists at the
Oscars who made the sky, the
ocean, the ship, the island, the
meerkats and … the tiger.
Ang thanked the crew, the actors,
his agent, his lawyer and the entire
country of Taiwan right down to the
team that built the wave-pool on
the soundstage where Pi was shot.
But failed to mention 100s of
artists who made not only the
main character of the tiger, but
replaced that pool, making it look
like a real ocean for 80% of his
See What Boardwalk Empire Looks Like
With (and Without) Special Effects
Beyond the Blockbuster
1960-1972 Hollywood blockbuster, megabudget films lost billions of dollars
1980—By 1980, large Hollywood studios were
earning incredible, almost unimaginable
Huge American market
Popular, risk-averse topics
Screen writers and Simple
• Number of films with calculated
• “Keeping Up” and being “with it”
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Toy Story II, Toy Story III
The 3-Act Structure
Introduces the problems faced
by the hero, ending with the crisis and the
promise of major conflict...30 pages
Consists of an extended
struggle between the protagonist and his or
her problem, and it ends at a point of even
more sever testing for the hero...60 pages
Shows the protagonist
solving the problem...30 pages
A synopsis is a
brief summary of
the major points
Harry Potter and the
Star Wars A New
The Way Hollywood Tells It:
Story and Style in Modern Movies
•“A film‟s main characters [...] should
pursue important goals and face
•Conflict should be constant, across
the whole film and within each scene.
• Actions should be bound into a tight chain of
cause and effect.
• Major events should be foreshadowed
(„planted‟), but not so obviously that the viewer
can predict them.
•TENSION should rise in the course
of the film UNTIL A CLIMAX RESOLVES ALL
The Social Network is a 2010 American
drama film directed by David Fincher and
written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben
Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental
Director – controls everything
on the set, is responsible for
the artistic aspects of the film
Indian film industry
Largest in world
Bright colors, beautiful stars
Star crossed lovers, corrupt
Only ½ made ever screened
Slumdog Millionaire (British)
Ylvis in Nigeria
Nigerian film industry
Second largest in world
Digital video technology
Began in 1990s
Relevant stories to tell
300 producers today
Latest technology used
Local roots and problems
But 50% in English
Look out Hollywood.
Here we come!
BBC World Service
Voice of America
24/7 commercial reporting
CNN - 1984
Al Jazeera English
Alternative to Anglo-American news
130 million households by 2009
But not in America
Arab spring 2011
Breakthrough in USA
International English news
India, Iran, Japan, Russia,
language news channels
CNN Español, CNN TÜRK,
BBC Persian, BBC Arabic
Online news websites
Facebook, YouTube, Twitter,
East meets West
Films are similar to the musicals produced in the
1930’s in Hollywood
Colorful communication dance, song and different
religions at the same time. For example Hinduism is
shown when singers sit in front of their gods and
goddesses whilst religious practices are going on.
Shows different language groups that is Indian films
are shot in a large numbers of languages Tamilsk
(Tollywood), Bengali (Collywood) in Calcutta.
Learn about other world famous film stars like Sharo
Kahn; “(We) Don’t need the world – we are the world)
Bride and prejudice – The Indian version comedy – of Jane Eyre’s Pride and Prejudice
Outsourced – Hollywood film made in India. About
outsourcing of call centers.We have purchased a copy
for Fvgs. A comedy. There is a worksheet in this
My name is Khan – post 9/11, what happened with
Muslims in USA? How were they treated by the rest of
the America public after 9/11. A very big success in India
and the rest of the world.
Dil Bole Hadipp! (Heart Says Hurray!) – comedy about a
young Indian woman who pretends to be a man to join
an all-male cricket team. It also has some famous Indian
actors. Dancing. Trailer: