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 . . . .
Welcome!The Topic For Today Is…
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
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
Lights: 400• Question:• What colour is Alba’s hair?• Answer:• Strawberry-blonde
Lights: 600• Question:• How do Jake’s parents react when he tells them he wants to be a screen writer?• Answer• They are supportive
Lights: 800• Question:• What does Alba look for in a man?• Answer• A poetic soul
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)
Camera: 200• Rules:• Can’t write words• Answer• Love triangle
Camera: 400• Rules:• Can’t write words• Answer• Actor
Camera: 600• Rules:• Can’t write words• Answer• Movie set
Camera: 800• Rules:• Can’t write words• Answer• Blanchard & Son company van
Camera: 1000• Rules:• Can’t write words• Answer• “The Vulture” – Mr. Locheed, the English teacher
Action: 200• Rules:• Can talk, but can’t reveal character’s name• Answer• Vanni
Action: 400• Rules:• Can talk, but can’t say character’s name• Answer• Jake Blanchard
Action: 600• Rules:• Can talk, but can’t say character’s name• Answer• Instant
Action: 800• Rules:• Can talk, but can’t say character’s name• Answer• Mr. Blanchard (Cyrus Blanchard)
Action: 1000• Rules:• Can talk, but can’t say character’s name• Answer• Romeo and Juliet
Cut! 200• Question:• The author of the book Only in the Movies: ILILAWM LEBL• Answer• William Bell
Cut! 400• Question:• The skill got Jake into art school: NCSNCOTOTIUR• Answer• Construction
Lights: 200• Question:• What kind of business does Jake’s father run?• Answer• A carpentry business
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)
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)
Lights: 800• Question:• At what age does Jake first dream of becoming a screen writer?• Answer• 12
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