Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton

Have a look at the trailer and read the synopsis and the character's names here. Sometimes they are really different from the names they have in the Spanish translation.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

INVICTUS, the film

Directed by Clint Eastwood and starred by Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as François Pienaar, Captain of South Africa's rugby team

We saw this film on the 23thd of March, just before our Easter holidays. I hope you liked it.

As I told you, we are going to speak about it in class.

Watch the official trailer, read the poem INVICTUS, that gives the name to the film and listen to Alan Bates, a famous British actor, reading the poem with his beautiful voice and accent:


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

This is the poem that kept Nelson Mandela and his dignity alive during his thirty years of prison.
Read it as it is really beautiful.
If you don't understand some of the words you can find a transtlation to Spanish after these words, as well as a photo of the author, a Victorian poet.

Click here