The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Hodder Education

ISBN:1471890031

Total Pages:96

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Film analysis made easy. Build your students' confidence in their language abilities and help them develop the skills needed to critique their chosen work: putting it into context, understanding the themes and director's technique, as well as specialist terminology. Breaking down each scene, character and theme in Au revoir les enfants, this accessible guide will enable your students to understand the historical and social context of the film and give them the critical and language skills needed to write a successful essay. - Strengthen language skills with relevant grammar, vocab and writing exercises throughout - Aim for top marks by building a bank of textual examples and quotes to enhance exam response - Build confidence with knowledge-check questions at the end of every chapter - Revise effectively with pages of essential vocabulary and key mind maps throughout - Feel prepared for exams with advice on how to write an essay, plus sample essay questions, two levels of model answers and examiner commentary

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Studying French Cinema

Author:Isabelle Vanderschelden

Publisher:Columbia University Press

ISBN:1906733910

Total Pages:256

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Adopting a textual approach, with an emphasis on recent popular films, Studying French Cinema is geared toward nonspecialists studying French and film studies, as well as the general reader who might be interested in postwar French cinema. Each chapter focuses on one or more key films, from the groundbreaking output of the Nouvelle Vague ( Les 400 coups, 1959) to contemporary documentaries ( Etre et avoir, 2002) and situates these works within explorations of childhood, adolescence, and coming of age; auteur ideology and individual style; the representation of recent French history; aesthetic approaches; transnational production practices; and popular cinema, comedy, and gender issues. Taken together, this history provides a fresh perspective on postwar French history and points readers toward further study of related films.

I Remember Beirut

Author:Zeina Abirached

Publisher:Graphic Universe ™

ISBN:1467772828

Total Pages:96

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Zeina Abirached, author of the award-winning graphic novel A Game for Swallows, returns with a powerful collection of wartime memories. Abirached was born in Lebanon in 1981. She grew up in Beirut as fighting between Christians and Muslims divided the city streets. Follow her past cars riddled with bullet holes, into taxi cabs that travel where buses refuse to go, and on outings to collect shrapnel from the sidewalk. With striking black-and-white artwork, Abirached recalls the details of ordinary life inside a war zone.

Where Memory Leads

Author:Saul Friedländer

Publisher:Other Press, LLC

ISBN:1590518101

Total Pages:304

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian's return to memoir, a tale of intellectual coming-of-age on three continents, published in tandem with his classic work of Holocaust literature, When Memory Comes Forty years after his acclaimed, poignant first memoir, Friedländer returns with WHEN MEMORY COMES: THE LATER YEARS, bridging the gap between the ordeals of his childhood and his present-day towering reputation in the field of Holocaust studies. After abandoning his youthful conversion to Catholicism, he rediscovers his Jewish roots as a teenager and builds a new life in Israeli politics. Friedländer's initial loyalty to Israel turns into a lifelong fascination with Jewish life and history. He struggles to process the ubiquitous effects of European anti-Semitism while searching for a more measured approach to the Zionism that surrounds him. Friedländer goes on to spend his adulthood shuttling between Israel, Europe, and the United States, armed with his talent for language and an expansive intellect. His prestige inevitably throws him up against other intellectual heavyweights. In his early years in Israel, he rubs shoulders with the architects of the fledgling state and brilliant minds such as Gershom Scholem and Carlo Ginzburg, among others. Most importantly, this memoir led Friedländer to reflect on the wrenching events that induced him to devote sixteen years of his life to writing his Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945.

The Great Swindle

Author:Pierre Lemaitre

Publisher:Quercus Publishing

ISBN:1848665806

Total Pages:464

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Now a major French film Au revoir là-haut - Prix Goncourt-winning masterpiece by the writer who brought you Alex, Irène and Camille. October 1918: the war on the Western Front is all but over. Desperate for one last chance of promotion, the ambitious Lieutenant Henri d'Aulnay Pradelle sends two scouts over the top, and secretly shoots them in the back to incite his men to heroic action once more. And so is set in motion a series of devastating events that will inextricably bind together the fates and fortunes of Pradelle and the two soldiers who witness his crime: Albert Maillard and Édouard Péricourt. Back in civilian life, Albert and Édouard struggle to adjust to a society whose reverence for its dead cannot quite match its resentment for those who survived. But the two soldiers conspire to enact an audacious form of revenge against the country that abandoned them to penury and despair, with a scheme to swindle the whole of France on an epic scale. Meanwhile, believing her brother killed in action, Édouard's sister Madeleine has married Pradelle, who is running a little scam of his own...

Au Revoir les Enfants

Author:Matteo Basile

Publisher:Gruppo Albatros Il Filo

ISBN:8830615382

Total Pages:140

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È una urgenza quasi soffocante quella che spinge Matteo Caio Basile alla scrittura, che lo spinge in quella che è una ricerca autoscopica guidata dall’intensità delle parole che sgorgano immediate dall’animo nudo dell’autore. Au Revoir les Enfants, la prima delle molte citazioni presenti nel testo, questa volta dal film di Louis Malle, è un arrivederci che sa di addio, all’infanzia, all’innocenza, forse anche alla speranza: un testamento spirituale, specchio e cartina di tornasole di un’anima mai doma. Il tema del distacco è quindi il punto di partenza del viaggio onirico di Matteo Caio Basile, verso un percorso che vuole cercare l’instabile equilibrio, il punto di incontro tra anima e intelletto, cuore e ragione. Ciò non tragga però in inganno. Anche se Basile è ben donde dal parlare di immediatezza emozionale, sarebbe di certo un errore applicare la stessa immediatezza e misura al fine ultimo della sua scrittura, che rimane aperto, in bilico tra crudeltà e dono. Nato a Roma, Matteo Caio Basile si laurea in Lettere e Filosofia con una tesi su Mario Tobino, autore e psichiatra manicomiale. Molti dei testi che compongono il libro sono stati pubblicati nel tempo su riviste di settore, antologie di premi letterari e in alcune sillogi autoprodotte (Come Quando Fuori Piove, Di Venere e di Marte, Striduli Versi). Au Revoir les Enfants si configura come un diario psicoanalitico, una dissezione autopticatartica di esperienze vissute e immaginarie, un viaggio reale e onirico attraverso costellazioni di sogni ed incubi. Un saluto e un omaggio alla giovinezza, alle sue mitologie perdute e al linguaggio che da sempre le è proprio, la poesia.

Paradise News

Author:David Lodge

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1446496740

Total Pages:304

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Bernard Walsh, agnostic theologian, has a professional interest in heaven. But when he travels to Hawaii with his reluctant father Jack, to visit Jack's dying, estranged sister it feels more like purgatory than paradise. Surrounded by quarrelling honeymooners, a freeloading anthropologist and assorted tourists in search of their own personal paradise, and with his father whisked off to hospital after an unfortunate accident, Bernard is beginning to regret ever coming to Haiwaii. Until, that is, he stumbles on something he had given up hope of finding: the astonishing possibility of love.

39 Years of Short-Term Memory Loss

Author:Tom Davis

Publisher:Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN:1555849164

Total Pages:320

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A memoir from the Emmy-winning Saturday Night Live writer that is “funny, spiky, and twistedly entertaining” (Entertainment Weekly). 39 Years of Short-Term Memory Loss is a seriously funny and irreverent memoir that gives an insider’s view of the birth and rise of Saturday Night Live, and features laugh-out-loud stories about some of its greatest personalities—Al Franken, Lorne Michaels, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Michael O’Donoghue, and Chris Farley. Tom Davis’s voice is rich with irony and understatement as he tells tales of discovery, triumph, and loss with relentless humor. His memoir describes not only his experiences on the set of SNL but also his suburban childhood, his high school escapades in the sixties, his discovery of sex, and how he reveled in the hippie culture—and psychoactive drugs—from San Francisco to Kathmandu to Burning Man over the last four decades. Hysterical, lucid, and wise, 39 Years of Short-Term Memory Loss is an unforgettable romp in an era of sex, drugs, and comedy. “Though it features some lurid and hysterical SNL stories, Davis’s memoir is less a backstage expose than a winning coming-of-age story featuring a funny Midwestern kid following his unlikely dream to the top.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Au Revoir, Tristesse

Author:Viv Groskop

Publisher:Abrams

ISBN:1683357973

Total Pages:256

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A lighthearted look at how to bring more humor, happiness, and joie de vivre into our lives through French literature Like many people the world over, Viv Groskop wishes she was a little more French. A writer, comedian, and journalist, Groskop studied the language obsessively starting at age 11, and spent every vacation in France, desperate to escape her Englishness and to have some French chic rub off on her. In Au Revoir, Tristesse, Groskop mixes literary history and memoir to explore how the classics of French literature can infuse our lives with joie de vivre and teach us how to say goodbye to sadness. From the frothy hedonism of Colette and the wit of Cyrano de Bergerac to the intoxicating universe of Marguerite Duras and the heady passions of Les Liaisons dangereuses, this is a love letter to great French writers. With chapters on Marcel Proust, Victor Hugo, Gustave Flaubert, Stendhal, Honoré de Balzac, Albert Camus, and of course Françoise Sagan, this is a delectable read for book lovers everywhere.

A Fine Romance

Author:Candice Bergen

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1476746109

Total Pages:368

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In this New York Times bestseller, acclaimed actress Candice Bergen “shows how to do a memoir right...The self-possessed, witty, and down-to-earth voice that made Bergen’s first memoir a hit when it was published in 1984 has only been deepened by life’s surprises” (The New York Times Book Review). “Candice Bergen is unflinchingly honest” (The Washington Post), and in A Fine Romance she describes her first marriage at age thirty-four to famous French director Louis Malle; her overpowering love for her daughter, Chloe; the unleashing of her inner comic with Murphy Brown; her trauma over Malle’s death; her joy at finding new love; and her pride at watching Chloe blossom. In her decidedly nontraditional marriage to the insatiably curious Louis, Bergen takes readers on world travels to the sets where each made films. Pregnant with Chloe at age thirty-nine, this mature primigravida also recounts a journey through motherhood that includes plundering the Warner Bros. costume closets for Halloween getups and never leaving her ever-expanding menagerie out of the fun. She offers priceless, behind-the-scenes looks at Murphy Brown, from caterwauling with Aretha Franklin to the surreal experience of becoming headline news when Dan Quayle took exception to her character becoming a single mother. Bergen tackles familiar rites of passage with moving honesty: the rigors of caring for a spouse in his final illness, getting older, and falling in love again after she was tricked into a blind date. By the time the last page is turned, “we’re all likely to be wishing Bergen herself—funny, insightful, self-deprecating, flawed (and not especially concerned about that), and slugging her way through her older years with bemused determination—was living next door” (USA TODAY).

Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar, Premium Fourth Edition

Author:Annie Heminway

Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:1260463184

Total Pages:320

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Build your confidence in communicating through mastery of French grammar Effective communication in another language comes from practice, practice, practice. And this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all of the aspects of French grammar that you need to master, followed by numerous exercises that allow you to put your language skills into use. Focused on the practical aspects of French as it’s really spoken, each chapter of Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar features clear explanations and numerous realistic examples. Dozens of varied exercises will build your understanding of the French language, while new vocabulary is introduced within the exercises and in convenient Vocabulaire panels. This premium fourth edition is accompanied by audio recordings and flashcards, available online and via app, that will provide a new dimension and flexibility to your study. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar provides: • Clear explanations that make even the most complex principles easy to understand • More than 350 varied exercises with detailed answer key • Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point • Practical, high-frequency vocabulary throughout • Streaming audio of the answers to more than 200 exercises, via app and online • NEW to this edition: native-speaker recordings of hundreds of model sentences and key verb conjugations

The Jungle Book

Author:Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:BookRix

ISBN:3736801645

Total Pages:205

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The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The tales in the book are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. Kipling put in them nearly everything he knew or "heard or dreamed about the Indian jungle." Other readers have interpreted the work as allegories of the politics and society of the time. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned "man cub" Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the story of a heroic mongoose, and "Toomai of the Elephants", the tale of a young elephant-handler.

Modern Languages Study Guides: Au Revoir les Enfants

Author:Karine Harrington

Publisher:Hodder Education

ISBN:1471890031

Total Pages:96

Viewed:1812

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Film analysis made easy. Build your students' confidence in their language abilities and help them develop the skills needed to critique their chosen work: putting it into context, understanding the themes and director's technique, as well as specialist terminology. Breaking down each scene, character and theme in Au revoir les enfants, this accessible guide will enable your students to understand the historical and social context of the film and give them the critical and language skills needed to write a successful essay. - Strengthen language skills with relevant grammar, vocab and writing exercises throughout - Aim for top marks by building a bank of textual examples and quotes to enhance exam response - Build confidence with knowledge-check questions at the end of every chapter - Revise effectively with pages of essential vocabulary and key mind maps throughout - Feel prepared for exams with advice on how to write an essay, plus sample essay questions, two levels of model answers and examiner commentary

Modern Languages Study Guides: No et moi

Author:Karine Harrington

Publisher:Hodder Education

ISBN:1471890090

Total Pages:96

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Exam Board: AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas & CCEA Level: AS/A-level Subject: Modern Languages First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2017 Literature analysis made easy. Build your students' confidence in their language abilities and help them develop the skills needed to critique their chosen work: putting it into context, understanding the themes and narrative technique, as well as specialist terminology. Breaking down each scene, character and theme in No et moi (No and Me), this accessible guide will enable your students to understand the historical and social context of the novel and give them the critical and language skills needed to write a successful essay. - Strengthen language skills with relevant grammar, vocab and writing exercises throughout - Aim for top marks by building a bank of textual examples and quotes to enhance exam response - Build confidence with knowledge-check questions at the end of every chapter - Revise effectively with pages of essential vocabulary and key mind maps throughout - Feel prepared for exams with advice on how to write an essay, plus sample essay questions, two levels of model answers and examiner commentary

Au revoir les enfants

Author:Camille W. de Prévaux,Jean Trolley

Publisher:Editions du Rocher

ISBN:2268102963

Total Pages:136

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Lucien Bunel, en religion père Jacques, est né en 1900. Il devient prêtre puis religieux carme et fonde avant guerre un collège à Avon. Pendant l'occupation, il entre dans la résistance et cache des adultes et des enfants juifs. En 1944, il est arrêté et déporté d'abord à Sarrebrück puis à Mauthausen. Il se consacre jour et nuit aux autres prisonniers. Il meut d'épuisement en Autriche un mois après la libération du camp.Louis Malle, élève au collège d'Avon à l'époque (il a alors 12 ans), a été marqué par cette arrestation qu'il raconte dans son film Au revoir les enfants.Voici donc l'incroyable histoire du père Jacques, prêtre, déporté et Juste parmi les nations.

Lektüreschlüssel. Louis Malle: Au revoir, les enfants

Author:Reiner Poppe

Publisher:Reclam Verlag

ISBN:3159602338

Total Pages:77

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Reclams "Fremdsprachen-Lektüreschlüssel. Louis Malle: Au revoir, les enfants" bezieht sich auf den fremdsprachigen Originaltext (in Reclams Roter Reihe), ist aber auf Deutsch verfasst und unterstützt ebenso die Lektüre der deutschen Übersetzung. Eine "Checkliste" enthält Aufgaben zur Verständniskontrolle in der Fremdsprache. Unter dem Darstellungstext stehen Übersetzungshilfen und Schlüsselbegriffe in der Fremdsprache, um die Bearbeitung dieser Aufgaben und ein fremdsprachiges Referieren über das Werk zu erleichtern. Der Band enthält: Erstinformationen zum Werk - Inhaltsangabe - Personen (Konstellationen) - Werk-Aufbau (Strukturskizze) - Wortkommentar - Interpretation - Autor und Zeit - Rezeption - Checkliste zur Verständniskontrolle - Lektüretipps mit Filmempfehlungen.

Celluloid Saints

Author:Theresa Sanders

Publisher:Mercer University Press

ISBN:9780865547759

Total Pages:237

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"The book is written with two goals in mind. The first is to give film viewers some background and context for evaluating what they see on screen, By and large. Hollywood is not conversant with theological issues; occasionally, movies reveal an appalling ignorance about religion. More often, however, the approach movies take is simply flat-footed and unsophisticated. Giving readers the tools they need to interpret and critique cinematic portrayals of sanctity is one goal of this book.".

The Seeing Century

Author:Wendy Everett

Publisher:Rodopi

ISBN:9789042014947

Total Pages:210

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The twentieth century, with all its turbulence and change, its conflicts and its discoveries was, perhaps above all, the century of cinema, and The Seeing Century offers an innovative, international, and interdisciplinary exploration of the role cinema plays in contemporary life and culture, and the complex and fascinating relationship between screen images and our changing concepts of personal and national identity. Rejecting the compartmentalisation that has traditionally marked film studies, and confronting an impressively eclectic range of material, fifteen essays by leading academics from around the world cut across 'divergent' cultures, languages, and genres: mainstream Hollywood rubs shoulders with low-budget Icelandic or Sicilian cinema, and the popular and the esoteric feature alongside each other. In this way, the reader is offered a stimulating overview which directly addresses the contradictions and ambiguities inherent in the relationship between film and identity, and reveals the vibrancy of contemporary film debate, to which The Seeing Century makes an important and thought-provoking contribution.

Analyse und Interpretation: «Au revoir, les enfants» (1987) von Louis Malle

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Publisher:GRIN Verlag

ISBN:3640499352

Total Pages:17

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Französisch - Sonstiges, Note: 1,3, Technische Universität Berlin, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In der nachfolgenden Arbeit soll eingehend Malles Vita dargestellt werden, sowie eine eingeflochtene, chronologische Auflistung seiner veröffentlichten Filme im Laufe seines Lebens. Des weiteren wird untersucht, an welchen Orten Louis Malle in seiner Karriere Station gemacht hat, was ihn dazu bewog, den Platz des Schaffens gelegentlich zu wechseln, was für Erfahrungen er vor Ort machte und inwieweit er durch den Umgebungswechsel geprägt wurde. Es ist bekannt, dass er durch seine vielen Reisen innerhalb Frankreichs, aber auch nach Übersee und Vorderasien in seinem Tun beeinflusst wurde und dass sich diese auf seine realisierten Filme ausgewirkt haben. Es wird geschildert, inwieweit sich die Auslandsaufenthalte auf seine Philosophie, auf seine Techniken und Sichtweisen des Filmens ausgewirkt haben Im zweiten Teil der Arbeit wird näher auf die Realisierung von „ Au revoir, les enfants“ (1987) eingegangen. Um einen angemessenen Einblick in die Geschichte seines Films „Au revoir, les enfants“ zu bekommen, wird eine knappe Inhaltsangabe angefertigt, wobei wichtige und herausstechende Passagen analysiert und in Bezug zu seiner Biographie gesetzt werden. Nach eingehenden Interpretationsansätzen, werden die Beweggründe beleuchtet, seine Kindheitserlebnisse in Form von Filmen bewältigen zu wollen, inwieweit die produzierten Filme authentisch sind und warum die filmerische Auseinandersetzung mit seinen Erinnerungen erst relativ spät( ca. 40 Jahre nach den Ereignissen) erfolgte. Auch wird die Frage geklärt, warum er kurz nach seiner Wiederkehr aus den USA sich intensiv damit beschäftigte, die Passagen aus seiner Kindheit und Adoleszenz zu verarbeiten und ob der Aufenthalt in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika seine Aufarbeitung forciert hat. Zum Schluss der Arbeit wird probiert, einige grundlegende Aussagen aufzudecken, die Malle mit dem autobiographischen Film „Au revoir, les enfants“ ausdrücken wollte und inwiefern man diese versteckten Gesellschaftskritiken aufschlüsseln kann.

Holocaust Cinema Complete

Author:Rich Brownstein

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476641927

Total Pages:488

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Holocaust movies have become an important segment of world cinema and the de-facto Holocaust education for many. One quarter of all American-produced Holocaust-related feature films have won or been nominated for at least one Oscar. In fact, from 1945 through 1991, half of all American Holocaust features were nominated. Yet most Holocaust movies have fallen through the cracks and few have been commercially successful. This book explores these trends--and many others--with a comprehensive guide to hundreds of films and made-for-television movies. From Anne Frank to Schindler's List to Jojo Rabbit, more than 400 films are examined from a range of perspectives--historical, chronological, thematic, sociological, geographical and individual. The filmmakers are contextualized, including Charlie Chaplin, Sidney Lumet, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Roman Polanski. Recommendations and reviews of the 50 best Holocaust films are included, along with an educational guide, a detailed listing of all films covered and a four-part index-glossary.