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  • In other words: Their love is like gold beaten to the thinness of air – their two souls have expanded into one soul.(John Donne was a metaphysical poet: British lyric poets of the 17th century, whose work was characterized by the inventive use of metaphor, and by writing about love or religion.)
  • Cyrus’s Custom Cabinets and Carpentry, Cyrus Blanchard and Son, Prop. (Answer: page 7)
  • Vanni is halfIrish, half Indian. She loves to write. When she speaks, she’s very confident. She is very skilled in the art of insulting people and is the only person to have ever stood up to Mr. Locheed. She is in love with Jake. You can’t say: “My name is Vanni,” “I’m half Irish, half Indian,” “I like to write,” “I like Jake, “My nose is huge” etc.
  • Jake Blanchard:The main character of the novel, Jake has a true passion for screenwriting. Since he works for his father, who is a carpenter, he is skilled in woodworking. Sometimes he can be shy, especially around Alba - who he has a crush on. He can be self-conscious about how others see him, but he is very comfortable with his friends Instant and Vanni. You can’t say: “My name is Jake,” “Mr. and Mrs. Blanchard are my parents,” “I want to be a screenwriter,” “I love Alba” etc.
  • Instant:Instant is Jake’s best friend. In school, he is considered intelligent because he can answer questions in an instant. This is due to his eidetic (or photographic) memory, which means he can memorize anything. However, he doesn’t always understand the things he memorizes. He is a musician at the arts school and plays tenor saxophone. You can’t say: “My name is Instant,” “I am Jake’s friend,” “I have a photographic memory” etc.
  • Mr. Cyrus Blanchard:  He is Jake’s dad as well as a carpenter. He owns his own woodworking business and wanted Jake to join in as well. During the story, he gets a heart-attack and is sent to the hospital. Mr. Blanchard is a strong person who wants the best for Jake.  You can’t say: “I am Jake’s dad”, “My name is Mr. Blanchard” etc . . .
  • Romeo and Juliet:  This is one of the most famous plays written by William Shakespeare. This is a tragic love story about how 2 lovers, Romeo and Juliet, cannot be together because their families are enemies. At the end, Romeo poisons himself and Juliet stabs herself.  You can’t say: “I am Juliet/Romeo, I love Juliet/Romeo.” etc . . . .
  • Question: The author of the book Only in the MoviesILILAWM LEBL AnswerWilliam Bell
  • Page 23 – construction and set design
  • Jake and his classmates put on a Shakespeare play for one of their assignments. What was the name of this play? Taming of the ShrewMGAIGNT FO ETH RWESH
  • Question:What does Alba need Jake’s help for?AnswerTo give her romantic things to say to Chad so that he will like her
  • Jake, Alba and Vanni met here to talk (Answer: the bridge)
  • Balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet
  • Blue note restaurant (vegetarian restaurant?)
  • Alba was the girl that Jake crushed on for most of the story. She is described as one of the beautiful, popular girls with strawberry-blonde hair. At the beginning, Alba really liked Chad and dated him as well. She applied to the arts school as an actress and played Juliet in the play, Romeo and Juliet.  You can’t say: “My name is Alba”, “I like to act”, “Jake likes me” etc . . . .
  • Chad is who Alba liked for most of the story. Just like Alba, he wants to be an actor, and is very popular with the girls at school. Chad goes out with Alba, but ends up cheating on her with another girl. He played Romeo in the play, Romeo and Juliet.  You can’t say: “I’m Chad.”, “Alba liked me.”, “I am an actor.”, “All the girls think I’m hot.” etc . . . .
  • Vanni is half Irish and half Indian. You can’t say: “I am half Irish and half Indian.” etc . . . .You can use accents.
  • Ms. Pelletier – The Principal of The York School of the Arts:  The principal made an appearance at the beginning of the book when she interviewed Jake for enrollment. She is a very calm and collected woman with an air of authority. (Introduced on page 18-19) You can’t say: “I am the principal of an arts school” “I am Jake’s principal” etc . . . .
  • Page Reference: 7Hint: After Jake’s dad paints this on his van, Jake finally realizes that he has to tell his parents the truth about him becoming a screenplay writer.
  • Bogey is the hard-boiled, cool, ‘hero’ from the movie, Casablanca, one of the classic movies Jake likes best. In the story, Jake wrote a screenplay about himself going into a bar and meeting Bogey, asking him for advice on what he should do about Alba.  You can’t say: “My name is Bogey.”etc . . . .
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    • 1. Welcome!The Topic For Today Is…
    • 2. Battle of the BooksLights Camera Action Cut!200 200 200 200400 400 400 400600 600 600 600800 800 800 8001000 1000 1000 1000 Special Feature: 5000 pts
    • 3. Battle of the Books - The SequelLights Camera Action Cut!200 200 200 200400 400 400 400600 600 600 600800 800 800 8001000 1000 1000 1000 Bonus Question: 5000 pts
    • 4. Lights: 200• Question:• Vanni likes to write _____• Answer• Poetry
    • 5. Lights: 400• Question:• What colour is Alba’s hair?• Answer:• Strawberry-blonde
    • 6. Lights: 600• Question:• How do Jake’s parents react when he tells them he wants to be a screen writer?• Answer• They are supportive
    • 7. Lights: 800• Question:• What does Alba look for in a man?• Answer• A poetic soul
    • 8. Lights: 1000• Question:• How does Jake find out that Vanni likes him?• Answer• She gives Jake a copy of her published poems – signed with a quote from a famous love poem:• “Like gold to aery thinness beat” (John Donne)
    • 9. Camera: 200• Rules:• Can’t write words• Answer• Love triangle
    • 10. Camera: 400• Rules:• Can’t write words• Answer• Actor
    • 11. Camera: 600• Rules:• Can’t write words• Answer• Movie set
    • 12. Camera: 800• Rules:• Can’t write words• Answer• Blanchard & Son company van
    • 13. Camera: 1000• Rules:• Can’t write words• Answer• “The Vulture” – Mr. Locheed, the English teacher
    • 14. Action: 200• Rules:• Can talk, but can’t reveal character’s name• Answer• Vanni
    • 15. Action: 400• Rules:• Can talk, but can’t say character’s name• Answer• Jake Blanchard
    • 16. Action: 600• Rules:• Can talk, but can’t say character’s name• Answer• Instant
    • 17. Action: 800• Rules:• Can talk, but can’t say character’s name• Answer• Mr. Blanchard (Cyrus Blanchard)
    • 18. Action: 1000• Rules:• Can talk, but can’t say character’s name• Answer• Romeo and Juliet
    • 19. Cut! 200• Question:• The author of the book Only in the Movies: ILILAWM LEBL• Answer• William Bell
    • 20. Cut! 400• Question:• The skill got Jake into art school: NCSNCOTOTIUR• Answer• Construction
    • 21. Cut! 600• Question:• Jake’s favourite movie: ABCACANSLA• Answer• Casablanca
    • 22. Cut! 800• Question:• The Shakespeare play that Jake produces: MGAIGNT FO ETH RWESH• Answer• Taming of the Shrew
    • 23. Cut! 1000• Question:• Instant’s specialty: CHRGOHOPPITA MYREOM• Answer• Photographic memory
    • 24. Lights: 200• Question:• What kind of business does Jake’s father run?• Answer• A carpentry business
    • 25. Lights: 400• Question:• What mark do Jake and his friends initially receive for their production of the play The Taming of the Shrew?• Answer• F (a failing grade)
    • 26. Lights: 600• Question:• What does Alba need Jake’s help for?• Answer• She asks him to tell her what to say to Chad (so that Chad will like her romantically)
    • 27. Lights: 800• Question:• At what age does Jake first dream of becoming a screen writer?• Answer• 12
    • 28. Lights: 1000• Question:• Why does Jake think Vanni is a lesbian?• Answer• Vanni says she is “not interested in boys”• When she tells Jake what to say to Alba, he mistakes her passionate replies for a romantic interest in Alba
    • 29. Camera: 200• Rules:• Can’t write words• Answer• Bridge
    • 30. Camera: 400• Rules:• Can’t write words• Answer• Vanni’s nose
    • 31. Camera: 600• Rules:• Can’t write words• Answer• Blue Note restaurant / restaurant
    • 32. Camera: 800• Rules:• Can’t write words• Answer• Balcony / Balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet
    • 33. Camera: 1000• Rules:• Can’t write words• Answer• Prison – as in Jake’s father’s comment: “Why do schools always look like prisons?”
    • 34. Action: 200• Rules:• Can talk, but can’t reveal character’s name• Answer• Alba
    • 35. Action: 400• Rules:• Can talk, but can’t reveal character’s name• Answer• Chad
    • 36. Action: 600• Rules:• Can talk, but can’t reveal character’s name• Answer• Vanni’s cultural background
    • 37. Action: 800• Rules:• Can talk, but can’t reveal character’s name• Answer• Principal of a school (Jake’s principal = Ms. Pelletier)
    • 38. Action: 1000• Rules:• Can talk, but can’t reveal character’s name• Answer• Alba’s reaction to Chad cheating
    • 39. Cut! 200• Question:• The famous playwright that is mentioned several times in the novel Only in the Movies EEESSKHAAPR• Answer• Shakespeare
    • 40. Cut! 400• Question:• What is the name of the Arts school that Jake and his friends go to? OKYR SOLOHC FO HET STRAT• Answer• York School of the Arts
    • 41. Cut! 600• Question:• What does it say on Jake’s Dad’s van? RADLNHCBA NAD NOS• Answer• Blanchard and Son
    • 42. Cut! 800• Question:• What Shakespeare play is this quote from? “Get thee to a nunnery?” TMLEAH• Answer• Hamlet
    • 43. Cut! 1000• Question:• Fill in the blank: “Like gold to ____ _______ beat” YAER NNSSEHTI• Answer• Aery thinness
    • 44. Special Feature: 5000 pts.• Question:• Which famous historical person does Vanni pretend to be (when she’s first introduced in The Vulture’s English class)?• Answer• Louis Riel
    • 45. Special Feature: 5000 pts.• Rules:• Can talk, but can’t reveal character’s name• Answer• Bogey
    • 46. Double Feature The Winner Of The Last Round Write Down How Much Money You Are Willing To RiskIf You get the Question right you win that many points If you get it wrong you lose the points!
    • 47. Double Feature The Winner Of The Last Round Write Down How Much Money You Are Willing To RiskIf You get the Question right you win that many points If you get it wrong you lose the points!

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