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Advent Calendar Day 7

Posted by maribel on 07/12/2014

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Interview with David O. Russell

Posted by maribel on 19/04/2014

 

Transcript:

GALLOWAY: Jennifer Lawrence. When did you first meet her?

RUSSELL: I first met her the year of The Fighter, at the AFI lunch, the American Film Institute has a lunch for nominees, or the people they picked as the top ten films of that year. She was in a film called Winter’s Bone that year and she was talking to Darren Aronofsky and me, and he was there with a film called Black Swan. I didn’t really understand who she was. She looked kind of like… an Orange County girl. She was all dressed up in a white dress with big hair, with high heels. And I was like, who is that. And they’re like, that’s Jennifer Lawrence. And I’m like, that’s the girl from Winter’s Bone? And they’re like yeah  And I said, wow, she doesn’t look anything like that.  And I just said hi to her. I remember when I was driving out of that driveway, looking back at her talking, still talking to Darren. Then a year went by and I started to get to make Silver Linings. We had two or three actresses that were very close to getting the role, who had auditioned with me several times. And at the very last minute, we said, well why don’t you read Jennifer Lawrence? I said, well I don’t know if she’s too young for it. Can she come in and read. And they said, why don’t you just read her. She’s in Kentucky and she’ll do it via Skype. And I said OK. And then she did a Skype audition that blew me away.

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Retroback ’14

Posted by maribel on 23/02/2014

It’s February and we can watch again classic films in English at Retroback, Granada International Classic Film Festival.

One of my favourites:

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AV1 Catching up

Posted by maribel on 12/02/2013

O poniéndonos al día. Little by little.

Important stuff:

Monday 25th cinema at Isabel la Católica: Retroback Film Festival

17:30 Twelve Angry Men

20:00 Terence Fisher’s Dracula

If you do not have tickets you have to buy them yourselves.

 

 

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AV1 300113

Posted by maribel on 30/01/2013

Remember: today we meet at EOI At 16:30 to go to the cinema. If you go straight to Kinepolis we meet there at 16:45. We’ll be back at school at about 19:30, so wait for us those of you in the 19:00 class who are not coming.

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Go to the cinema and watch a film in English for free!

Posted by maribel on 16/10/2012

Today at cine club de la Universidad de Granada (Assembly Hall Science College 21:30): Planet of the Apes.

And at Teatro Caja Granada (20:00): Invictus , by Clint Eastwood, starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman.

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And Justice for All

Posted by maribel on 28/01/2011

People involved in a trial:

judge

prosecutor

witness

defence

defendant

jury

witness

victim

Here you have an amazing courtroom scene from the 1979 film And Justice for All, starring Al Pacino, in which an ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn’t do it, the judge will have him disbarred. We watched the beginning in class. Now you can see how it ends.

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Love Actually

Posted by maribel on 22/12/2010

Today at 17:30 in the Salón de Actos:

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Something to do on Tuesdays

Posted by maribel on 06/11/2010

Free films in English at Centro Cultural Memoria de Andalucía:

November 9 20:00

Monty Python’s The Life of Brian

(1979) 93 min.

November 30 20:00

The Party (1968) 99 min.

And good films other langages too.

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My Blueberry Nights

Posted by maribel on 13/10/2010

Elizabeth: So what’s wrong with the Blueberry Pie?
Jeremy: There’s nothing wrong with the Blueberry Pie, just people make other choices. You can’t blame the Blueberry Pie, it’s just… no one wants it.
Elizabeth: Wait! I want a piece.

Elizabeth’s heart is broken. She drops in late at night a few times at Jeremy’s diner for blueberry pie; they talk. Once, he watchers her sleep, her head on the counter. Abruptly, she leaves New York City to get away from her pain. She works a couple of jobs in Memphis. Then, she’s in Nevada, working at a casino. Along the way she encounts a series of offbeat characters. Elizabeth is Norah Jones. Jeremy is Jude Law. Natalie Portman and Rachel Weisz also star in this film by Wong-Kar Wai

You can watch My Blueberry Nights courtesy of Javier O. Remember to bring a USB flash drive to class.

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