I know a lot of people on this forum don't care for the movie Avatar, but really like the book The Little Prince. I'm the opposite, so I wonder if there is a correlation. How do you feel about these works of art?
I liked the movie Avatar, but I would have difficulty trying to compare the movie with an entirely unrelated book.
I tried to use the book "The Little Prince" as reading material for some students,
but there was so much unusual vocabulary.
I have always been searching for written material that can by some sort of system that integrates graduated instruction, specific vocabulary by degrees, combined with repetition of vocabulary already learned.
I was able to use "The Story of Jumping Mouse" as a lesson because there is not so much
strange vocabulary in it.
The movies and books will teach in a different way. The one Movie that I have used for a long time
as a teaching material is Lionel Bart's "OLIVER!" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063385/
I think Avatar more commercial product. Avatar's story looks as Disney's Pocahontas' story. I've watched Avatar only because 3D picture.
And after all, an Avatar is a movie... My father used to (half-jokingly) say about our TV with semi-dead tube: "But it leaves a lot of place for imagination". When they bought new HD LED one, my mother cmplaned seriously next week: 'it leaves too little place for imagination:(". I laughed a lot.
I haven't watched Avatar. I still plan it.
- We were staging The Little Prince with my class when i was at 6 grade of school,
- it had really nice translation of a great translator (the mere fact that it's known in Russia and some proverbs coming form there are sole responsibility of translator: we printed small number of titles in huge number of copies, so she had to take a stand and won a fight to getit printed),
- I read it really early in my childhood, so it is just the part of invetory with which I think
- and yes, it's great wrk of art.
No chanses, it is an uneven fight. If you ask to compare Bible with Quran, you shoold find an atheist frist.
Dan Smith just wiped out my theory.