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Watching movies in your target language is a fun and interesting way to improve your listening skills and learn more about the culture behind the language.
Hi italkiers, Do you remember your favorite childhood movie? Check out these 3 impressive movie quotes below and see if you recognize them. 1. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. - Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 2001 2. Sometimes we must let go of our pride and do what is requested of us. - Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones, 2002 3. With great power comes great responsibility. - Uncle Ben, Spider-Man, 2002 Some scenes may have faded, but the power you felt from these movies is still inside your heart. If you want to talk about these movies or share the one that impressed you in your childhood, don't hesitate to post it in the comments. What movie is it, what you learned from it, how it influenced your life, etc. Anything you want to talk about, we'd like to hear. You can also have a look at other students' comments. Maybe you'll meet many like-minded friends there.
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Hi italkiers, When you're in stressful times, do you have some movie quotes to help you move on? Here're some quotes that we'd like to share with you in difficult times. You can pick your favorite quotes and share your feelings about them. You're also welcome to comment with your own collection and let other language lovers get inspired by yours. Tomorrow is another day! – from Gone with the wind Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. – from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out? – from What a Girl Wants Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want. – from 10 Things I Hate About You Love cannot be found where it doesn’t exist, nor can it be hidden where it truly does. – from Kissing a Fool
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🇬🇧🇮🇪🇺🇸🇦🇺 16th of July 2024, English Diary Today was another day off for me. Not that it was late when I woke up, but it was not early either. Nothing is like the tranquillity of not hurrying for anything in the morning. Up where I live, except for walks or hiking in nature, there is not much to do. As I sat up and had breakfast, I thought of what activity could fit before the morning mist cleared. I decided to give a go to a movie I wanted to watch sooner or later, and this one was ‘Suzume’ by Makoto Shinkai. I am highly familiar with its director, as I watched ‘Your Name’ in late 2016. And by God, was I blown away by the beauty and sincere emotions the movie provided? Later ‘Weathering with You’ further convinced me of the director’s genius and talent. Both these films have some significance in my Japanese learning path, as I read their books in the original language and listened to their audiobooks twice already. The simplicity, consistency of the storytelling and colourfulness of their characters were remarkable. These two works also gained worldwide popularity, so obviously the new one coming after would emerge among high expectations. ‘Suzume’ was up to mine. Maybe my part of insight into Japanese culture and the memories I had of travelling to Japan influenced my judgment. Still, I believe Makoto Shinkai did it again by conveying a touching story with impressive visuals and breathtaking animation. I won't forget to mention the original soundtrack which I listen to right now, sweetly composed. I am recommending it to people who appreciate animation in general! There is no deny Makoto Shinkai's works have some place in my heart. Thank you, sir!
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🇬🇧🇺🇸🇨🇦🇦🇺 English Diary, 3rd of July 2024 Movie Review Three weeks ago, I settled into my new workplace and found myself in a whole different atmosphere after a year and half in Vietnam. Laying on the bed of my new home, I watched this movie put aside for months. It had been three years or so since I knew of its existence. But I knew the manga it was based upon from my university years. Back then, it was perhaps the first I appreciated from its author, Inio Asano, and I was blown away by the majesty of both its graphics and story. However I have to say, years have gone by and I had somehow forgotten the impression of it. Still, after discovering the eponymous song of the Asian Kung Fu Generation 3 years ago I knew I had to watch it someday. Before writing a review, I looked at other people’s opinions on various websites and found something was lacking for most critics. Empathy, perhaps. The tediousness of the film was often mentioned in them, as well as the lesser impact of the film compared to the original manga. However, a highly personal context played its part when I watched this film. I had just left a whole previous life, bittersweet memories of people and a whole routine in Hanoi, Vietnam. Many adventures of yesterday now flowing in the ether. The soundtrack, being all about quiet acoustic ballads and post-rock-like instrumentals, encouraged me to sink even lower (or higher, in a way) in the catharsis while watching. The soberness of the characters’ tragedy and the absence of grandeur or over-dramatization may have felt ‘boring’ for some viewers, but on my behalf, it was crushing and of all beauty. If you feel all lost in the awful miracle that this world is, you may find this movie touching too. To me, it's a pinnacle of what art is meant to be.
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🇬🇧🇺🇸🇦🇺🇨🇦 English Diary, 27th of June 2024 Movie Review: "Jane Eyre" (1943) I barely write anything in English on this account, maybe because I'm so used to it that I end up thinking no practice is really required. But it is mistaken, and I would like to share something pretty fit for a post. Tonight, I watched a movie that I was shown by my brilliant English teacher when I was in high school. "Jane Eyre", released in 1943, is the adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's eponymous famous book and is a remarkable film for many reasons. First and foremost, Orson Welles cast as Edmond Rochester. Gifted with a unique, almost haunting presence throughout the story, he's one of the main reasons why someone should watch this film. Another thing that caught my attention was the gothic aspect of the movie. It being black-and-white surely plays a role, but the rather fleeting scenery and Rochester's mansion definitely sets the tone. And finally, Joan Fontaine as Jane Eyre is absolutely wonderful. Her beautiful, yet simple figure and the solemnity of her character is truly shining in many parts. I also believe that the emotions felt by the spectator during the film are often related to Jane Eyre's experience. As a governess enduring a life of poverty and isolation due to her social status, her encounter with her new master Edmond Rochester sets her on a brighter path. But here, finding true love is no average romantic dream. I think this is why this movie resonated so much within me, as it shows a world of desolation where appearances do not last long before fate strikes and reveals what was so desperately kept hidden. But still, when all is said and done, there is this noble will to love. In spite of all the hardships and injustices endured (and the story portrays them in a much fascinating way!). I would definitely recommend this one to those who don't mind older works of art, as well as those curious to see elaborate romance stories.
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