Sunday, November 25, 2012

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Dear students,
There’s only one month left to celebrate the 25th December, aka Christmas Day. A good plan for this day, apart from spending it having those lavish dinners with the family, is to go to the cinema, in spite of the recent increase in prices that the big screen has suffered.

Literature has always been one of the main sources of inspiration for the development of movies. From LEZ, we’d like to recommend you two films which will be released precisely on Christmas Day this year, based on two key classic English and French literary works: The Great Gatsby and Les  Misérables.

In case you’d like to watch the movies in original version, there are some cinemas in Vigo which offer that possibility, such as Cines Yelmo and Multicines Norte. Nevertheless, we do not promise they’ll precisely screen these films in English...




THE GREAT GATSBY

Starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, among others, Baz Luhrman’s version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” is bound to be a promising one. The story takes place from spring to autumn 1922, during a prosperous time in the United States. Nick Carraway, a young bond broker moves to West Egg, New York. His neighbour, the mysterious Mr. Gatsby, lives in a luxurious mansion, where he constantly hosts spectacular parties. Gatsby, a man of humble origins, who became wealthy after Wold War I, is madly in love with Daisy, who has married another man. Nick is told stories about Gatsby which make him suspicious about this mysterious man...


LES MISÉRABLES

This is a new adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel. The protagonist, Jean Valjean, manages to escape from prison, where he was serving a sentence, and is taken in by Monsignor Charles Bienvenu Myriel. In spite of Monsignor’s good heart, Valjean steals some silverware from his house. The bishop does not denounce him before the police and Valjean is set free. Emotionally struck by this noble action, the ex convict decides to radically change his behaviour and do good in life. However, he continues to be pursued by the ruthless policeman Javert. When Valjean agrees to take care of Cosette, Fatine’s young daughter, their lives change forever.


Both films have a great Original Sountrack, from the popular “I Dreamed a Dream”, created especially for the musical Les Misérables and “Love is Blindness” (originally from the great Irish band U2 but covered by Jack White for Luhrman’s film). Here you have the videoclip and lyrics of the latter’s original version by U2. Enjoy!


Love is blindness
I don't want to see
Won't you wrap the night
Around me
Oh my heart
Love is blindness

In a parked car
In a crowded street
You see your love
Made complete
Thread is ripping
The knot is slipping
Love is blindness

Love is clockworks
And cold steel
Fingers too numb to feel
Squeeze the handle
Blow out the candle
Love is blindness

Love is blindness
I don't want to see
Won't you wrap the night
Around me
Oh my love
Blindness

A little death
Without mourning
No call
And no warning
Baby...a dangerous idea
That almost makes sense

Love is drowning
In a deep well
All the secrets
And no one to tell
Take the money
Honey
Blindness

Love is blindness
I don't want to see
Won't you wrap the night
Around me
Oh my love
Blindness

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1 comment:

  1. Si es por ver a Leonardo Di Caprio... yo sacrificaría la comida/cena de navidad sin ningún problema..... Muy interesante Raquel LP ;)

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