e martë, 2 tetor 2007

Just a few days ago we had a class devoted to the topic below. And here are some reports and the Presentations.



My favourite film
By Ann Lapik
My favourite film is “Speshi lyubit”, its original title is “A Walk to Remember”. This film is a screen version of Nicholas Sparks’s novel, the inspiration for this novel came from his sister - her life and her courage. It is about great love which may appear in your life at any moment especially when you are not waiting for it. The stars of the film, Mandy Moore and Shane West by names, are cast to advantage, they could create such true to life images that every time you watch it, you cry.
The plot of the story is build around two teenagers, who have nothing in common; they live in different worlds and have different interests. Landon Carter is a shallow but well-meaning teenager who spends most of his time hanging out with his friends and trying to ignore the impending responsibilities of adulthood.
Jamie Sullivan, a quiet girl who always carries a Bible with her schoolbooks, seems content living in a world apart from the other teens. She takes care of her widowed father and helps the pupils at school. They couldn’t even think that the fate would knock them together. When Landon had to play one of the leading roles at the school theatre after his regular misdeed, he met his unexpected love. Both Landon and Jamie first refused to believe that it had happened. But it looked as if their love were much stronger than everything they used to believe in! They had nothing to do but become thoroughly engrossed in this feeling. Their love was ideal, they paid no attention to what people were talking about, they just devoted themselves to each other.
But unfortunately nothing can be ideal in our life… Landon suddenly found out that Jamie was seriously ill, she had leukemia. Everything they had built was going to be destroyed. He could hardly imagine his life without her, but he didn’t leave her alone in this terrible situation. He did everything he could in order to do Jamie’s last days the best in her life. Landon presented her with a star, showed her a meteoric rain with the telescope and simply was with her when she felt unwell. Most of all Jamie wanted to get married in her mother’s church, Landon knew it perfectly well and when Jamie felt a bit better, they made her dream come true.
Jamie died, but their love would always be alive, because it’s like a wind – it isn’t seen, you can just feel it.
“A Walk to Remember” leaves a deep and lasting impression each time I watch it. No other film touches my emotions more deeply than this one. It illuminates both the strength and the gossamer fragility of our deepest emotions. The producer, Adam Shenkman by name, could make a hit with the public. The picture was released in 2002 year, but it is still popular among the youth. The film is really astounding. It’s one of the best it its genre. It’s the best even among all the other genres .The film produces an impression of love, faithfulness, and a kind of nobleness. It makes us think about the place you occupy in this world, how you treat other people that are around you and what you’d do if you were in such a situation.
Nancy R.E. O'Brien said about the film, «Look for a movie starring beautiful people or, better yet, snuggle under the covers with your tissues nearby and let your inner sap run wild».
“A Walk to Remember” is a truly unforgettable story, one that glimmers with all of its magic, holding us spell-bound and reminding that in life each of us may find one great love, the kind that changes everything.

My favourite film
By Natalie Mamochkina
I watched film “Green Street Hooligans” several weeks ago. It left a deep and lasting impression on me.
A prospective young man Math Buckner, the son of the famous journalist, studied at the faculty of journalism at Harvard, but all his plans for the future were ruined in a blink, when the police found drugs in his room. The owner of the drugs, who shared the room with Math, offered him money in exchange for Math’s silence. Math accepted his proposal realizing that his neighbor’s father was very well-connected. In despair Math went in England to his sister Shannon where he got acquainted with her baby, her husband Steave and with Steave’s brother Peat. Peat is a chief of fan-football club West Ham. Soon Math communicating with Peat becomes involved in this club and there he learns “to stand his ground” – to fight. Now his life is the communicating with his friends, drinking beer, watching football matches and taking part in scuffles with other football fans.
Their worst enemy is Millowl club. This confrontation began ten years ago, then the chief of Millowl club was a man called George and the chief of West Ham was a man called Major. In the scuffle of these clubs died George’s twelve-year-old son and the only George’s aim became revenge to Major and to West Ham in the whole.
Suddenly the fans of West Ham learn that Math is a journalist and begin to suspect him in betrayal and they gather in a pub to investigate it. This becomes known to Steave and he comes to the pub to warn Math about menace. During their conversation Math learns that Steave is Major. When he met Shannon she made him choose either he left club or she left him.
Peat guarantees Math’s innocence, but this makes Bower, Peat’s right hand, angry and he tells George that all the fans of West Ham, including Major, are in the pub. Several minutes later carnage begins in the pub and Major was injured. In the hospital Shannon tells him she leaves and takes their son with her.
Peat decides to take revenge on George for his brother. Math in spite of Shannon and Peat’s persuading comes to the meeting with Millowl. During the savage fight George breaks Peat’s leg with crow-bar and when he is ready to make the death-blow, Bower appears and saves Peat.
Shannon can’t find Math at home; she takes the baby and comes to the place of the scuffle. George, having seen her, decides to do away with Major’s family and Bower and Math have to defend Shannon from George’s people. Then George decides to do it with his own hands and directs his steps to Shannon’s baby. Peat, having noticed it, reminds George about his son and blames him for his death. In a burst of blind fury George attacks helpless Peat and killed him.
So, Shannon leaves Steave, Steave loses his whole family and Math loses his best friend. At the end of the film Math says: “Peat’s life taught me to stand my ground, but his death taught me to leave in time…”
I like this film because of variety of problems it touches. There we see love and hatred, friendship and betrayal and wrecking desire of revenge. This film showed me that football fans are not morally depraved persons but people with their own problems, troubles and which is the most important with feelings. Math’s last phrase is a kind of credo which shows that we have to be strong and persistent, but we have to understand that sometimes we need to leave just not to make things worse.

My favourite film

By Svetlana Shashkina
I’m keen on movies and that’s why it’s difficult to say which film is my favourite. “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN” is one of my favourite films as I enjoy watching adventure films.
“PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN” is a thrilling pirate adventure movie with a mysterious twist that caught imaginations all over the world after its release. It was inspired by a Disney theme-park ride “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN”. It consists of three parts: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man's Chest and At World's End. I’d like to tell you about my impressions of the first part.
I read that most of the filming took place in the North Part of the island: Calibishie area, Portsmouth, Indian River, but some scenes was at the Soufriere, Laudat, where the cave Titou Gorge is most remarkable place for these purposes. So you can’t help admiring the scenery as it’s really picturesque. And also this film has the best visual effects of 2006.
“PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL” is the first in a series of the funniest adventure films, you will ever watch. It is fun, entertaining, action packed and humorous, this is a great movie for entertainment.
A tale of adventure took place during the 17th Century in the Caribbean Sea. For the roguish charming Captain Jack Sparrow, the crystalline waters of the Caribbean present a vast playground where adventure and mystery abound. But Jack’s idyllic life capsizes after his enemy, the wily Captain Barbossa, steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal, kidnapping the Governor’s beautiful daughter, Elizabeth Swann. Elizabeth’s childhood friend, Will Turner, a blacksmith and expert swordsman, joins forces with Jack to commandeer the fastest ship in the British fleet in a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl. Jack and Will and their crew are pursued by Elizabeth’s admirer, ambitious Commodore Norrington, who intended to marry her. What Will doesn't know is that a cursed treasure has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead when exposed to moonlight, they are exposed to living skeletons. The curse they carry can be broken, only if a once-plundered treasure is restored.
Although the skeletal pirates may be a bit frightening for small children, there's lots of humour to temper the scary moments, making “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL” a nearly flawless film.
Orlando Bloom as Will Turner is the actual hero of the story, but in my opinion at the center of the film is the charismatic and utterly captivating anti-hero, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) , who steals the show and is clearly the main factor behind the huge success of the sequel. The film still belongs wholly to Johnny Depp, who gets all the belly laughs with a single widened eyelinered gaze. He’s one of the most fascinating characters in the movie. Depp's initial portrayal of the crazy captain earned him a nomination for best actor at the 2004 Academy Awards. Some of the inspiration for the character's idiosyncrasies came from Depp's friend, the guitarist from legendary UK rock band the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards. Then there is Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann, who is also lovely as she is adventurous. Knightley is really a great actress and her character is essential to the story. Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, Elizabeth are very believable characters.
Rich in suspense-filled adventure, sword-clashing action, mystery, humor, unforgettable characters, and impressive special effects, THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN is probably the best film you can find when it comes to entertainment value.

My favourite film
"Lord fo the Rings"
By Alexander Vinokurov

I don’t know why I chose “The Lord of the Rings” to be introduced as my favorite film. I am not a fan of fantasy but this film left a lasting impression on me. The first time I watched it, I was so impressed that I decided to watch it three more times though the first part lasts more then two hours. Actually, it’s one of list of my favorite films. It was directed and produced by Peter Jackson, one of the greatest directors of the century. Wouldn’t be you impressed if you knew that the theatrical version lasts 560 minutes & extended 683 minutes. The budget of the trilogy is 280 million dollars & its gross revenue is 2.91 billion dollars. I decided to make a short trailer based on the key scenes of the first two parts of the film. I used Apocalyptica’s music because it reflects the atmosphere of the film in the best possible way. I hope you enjoyed not only Peter Jackson’s masterpiece but also my little work.

My favourite cartoon

“Le Ratatouille”

By Marina Shelkunova
Remembering our essay’s topic “ Movies: path to war or path to piece” I can say that this cartoon is one of the those where there are no pain, suffer and evil. All the personages are positive. The only bad character –is Skinner , but he is so funny that you don’ t notice the evil he brings. Everything is made with love and you feel this love. I wish animators made more such cartoons.

My favourite TV program


By Maxim Jackubowski
Some people treat this show as a stupid and meaningless one but I think that the merit of this programme lies in its ability to satisfy people's curiosity. Myths and rumours tested in the Mythbusters are not a product of our imagination but happenings which once occurred in our real life. Thus, with the help of this popular science programme we become more experienced and broaden our horizons.

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My favourite film

1) “A Walk to Remember”
Ann Lapik


2) “Green Street Hooligans”
Natalie Mamochkina
Svetlana Shashkina
4) “The Lord of the Rings”
Alexander Vinokurov

My favourite cartoon

1) “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
Irina Makarkina

2) “Le Ratatouille”
Marina Shelkunova

My favourite TV program

1) “MythBusters”
Maxim Jakubowski

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