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(Updated on 17/05/2014)


 

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  • The Bushman of Bunyip Billabong - an animation
    "A Bunyip is a mythical creature in the Australian outback.
    This Claymation is about a camper who has an encounter with a bunyip."

    (YouTube)

 

  • BRAINPOP MOVIES - with SOUND and QUIZZES :
    English - Health - Math - Science- Technology - Social Studies
    (brainpop.com)

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  • 100 Years/100 Shots
    "A journey through the past 100 years of cinema
    -- the most memorable shot from each year (in my opinion). While many of these shots are the most recognizable in film history, others are equally iconic in their own right. For example, some shots pioneered a style or defined a genre, while others tested
    the boundaries of censorship and filmgoer expectations. If anything, I want this video to be a reminder as to why we all love cinema so much."
    + List of films used.

    (vimeo.com)

 

 

 

 

 

  • 'Spotlight' on 2016 Oscar Nominees - Text + Audio + Videos - 14 January 2016
    "The Academy Awards are considered the highest film honors in the United States. “The Revenant” and “The Martian” are among the eight nominated for the best motion picture this year. Once again, black film industry members appear underrepresented."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • A Tribute To Romance in Film
    "A music video tribute to 85 couples from nine decades of film. Featuring the single "Perfect" by The Singularity." 

    (YouTube)

 

  • Memories of Murder (2003) - Ensemble Staging
    "How do you emphasize to the audience that something is important?
    Well, you could always cut to a close-up, but how about something subtler?
    Today I consider ensemble staging — a style of filmmaking that directs the audience exactly where to look, without ever seeming to do so at all."

    (YouTube)

 

 

 

  • What is the greatest US movie of all time? - Video - 23 July 2015
    "Orson Welles' 1941 classic Citizen Kane has topped a comprehensive new poll of international film critics voting on US films.
    The 1952 musical Singin' in the Rain was included in the top 10, as were two of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest thrillers.
    Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports on BBC Culture's Greatest American Films of All Time Poll."

    (BBC)

  • Animated English - The Movies
    "In the above lesson a man and a woman discuss what movie they would like to go and see at the weekend. 
    You can download the PDF for this lesson here..."

    (englishblog.com)

 

  • Jaws in 3 minutes - 40th Anniversary Tribute
    "Here's a 3 minute retelling of the story. Steven Spielberg was quoted as saying half the success of the film was because of John Williams iconic score. I think it's one of the best film scores of all time."

    (YouTube)

 

  • A Brief History of PG-13 (YouTube)
    This video contains images which some people may find unsettling.

     

     

    The ongoing failure of the PG-13 rating
    "The PG-13 was meant to signal a strong note of caution to parents that a movie might be too intense or troubling for some children, or might inspire some conversations a parent wasn’t ready to have."

    (thedissolve.com)

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Logo History (1917-2015) HD - 4:34
    (YouTube)

    "Movies featured in this video:
    Polly of the Circus, Wild Oranges, He Who Gets Slapped, White Shadows in the South Seas, Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove,
    Quo Vadis, The Cobweb, Lust for Life, The Wings of Eagles, Raintree County, Poltergeist, Rocky 4 and Skyfall.

    TV shows featured in this video:
    The Captain and the Kids and Tom & Jerry.

    Lions featured in this video:
    1. Slats (1917–1928)
    2. Jackie (1928–1956)
    3. Telly (1927-1932)
    4. Coffee (1932-1934)
    5. Tanner (1934–1956)
    6. George (1956–1958)
    7. Leo (1957–2015)"

 

  • Jackie Chan - How to Do Action Comedy
    "Some filmmakers can do action. Others can do comedy. But for 40 years, the master of combining them has been Jackie Chan.
    Let’s see how he does it. (Note: to see the names of the films, press the CC button!)"

    (YouTube)

 

 

  • Hollywood Movies Used to Teach Science - a video
    "Sometimes Steve Wolf gets blown up or is set on fire. But he claims his job is not really dangerous at all.
    He works as a stuntman and a special-effects expert for movies and television.
    He says his breathtaking activities result from science. And he likes to share that science with school children."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • The Evolution Of Visual Effects (YouTube)
    "Video editor Jim Casey compiled this fantastic homage to visual effects in this amazing 3 minute montage.
    The chronological showcase captures defining moments in visual effects history starting from 1878.
    The progression is fascinating to see and it’s exciting to think what lies ahead.
    For those curious, the music is “Liberi Fatali” from Final Fantasy VIII by Nobuo Uemats."

    (twistedsifter.com)

 

  • Shorts & Clips - over 150 short films here, plus clips, interviews and trailers.
    (channel4.com)
  • "Short sound clips together with their transcripts.
    Clips come directly from commercially produced TV series and movies, like Star Wars and Black Adder."
    (The Daily.WAV)
  • Martin Scorsese on Story vs. Plot
    "Jon Favreau interviewing Martin Scorsese for the third season of Dinner for Five - in this excerpt Jon asks him about story versus plot in filmmaking."

    (YouTube)

 

 

 

 

 

  • Filmography 2012
    "Filmography 2012 remixes over 300 movies to explore and celebrate the work of this year's cinematic storytellers."

    (YouTube)
    + List of films and music (filmographile.tumblr.com)

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  • Trailer Hitch - Red Dawn 2012 Trailer Review
    "Uncle Al and Nephew Jack sit down to review the Red Dawn 2012 official trailer on Trailer Hitch.
    The relatives argue about the Red Dawn 2012 trailer and whether it's aliens or North Koreans invading Seattle.
    Plus, Uncle Al questions the names of Hollywood actors like Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck and Josh Hutcherson."

    (YouTube)

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  • Film review 2011 - a video
    "The King's Speech ruled the awards ceremonies, Harry Potter said goodbye and sequels were box office hits in 2011.
    Karl Riley looks back at the year's big films."

    (BBC)

  • Plot Device
    "A young filmmaker obtains a mysterious device that unleashes the full force of cinema on his front lawn."

    (vimeo.com)
    "A young filmmaker needs an idea for a movie to launch his career. But he’s coming up dry.
    Then, while browsing Amazon.com, he sees a “Plot Device” for sale. What is it? He doesn’t know but buys it anyway.
    A mysterious device, labelled “Plot Device”, arrives in the mail a few days later. There is a single button on it. He pushes it.
    Watch this funny short film by Seth Worley to find out what happens."

    (neatorama.com)

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  • Cooler than homes... movie theaters ! - "a clip that promotes going to a movie theater rather than watching TV at home!"
    (anglais.over-blog.org)




  • MOVIE SEGMENTS FOR WARM-UPS AND FOLLOW-UPS
    "THIS BLOG CONTAINS A SERIES OF MOVIE SEGMENTS TO BE USED TO BRAINSTORM, WARM UP, FOLLOW UP, AND ACTIVATE SCHEMATA, PREPARING THE STUDENTS FOR THE TOPIC THAT WILL BE DISCUSSED IN CLASS. HERE YOU WILL FIND THE SEGMENTS, THE LESSON PLANS, AND VARIED TOPICS TO FOSTER CONVERSATION. YOU MAY USE THE ACTIVITIES FOR A FULL TWO-HOUR CLASS OR THEY CAN BE USED SEPARATELY TO BRAINSTORM OR WRAP UP THE TOPIC, FOCUSING ON CONVERSATION, VOCABULARY AND LISTENING COMPREHENSION."

    (warmupsfollowups.blogspot.com)
  • Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals "contains a series of movie segments and activities to assess or practice grammar points through fun, challenging exercises. Here you will find the movie segments, the lesson plans, printable worksheets with answer key for each activity, and the tips to develop your own grammar activities with the DVDs you have at home. New activities are posted regularly. Teaching grammar with movie segments is inspiring and highly motivating."
    (moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.com)
  • The Flatmates episode 10, from BBC Learning English : CHOOSING A FILM
    "Alice and Michal are having trouble agreeing on what kind of film to see.
    Should it be something light, like a romantic-comedy (a rom-com) or something darker, like science-fiction (sci-fi)?"

    (YouTube)

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