Art House Cinema, Frank Capra and Hitchcock.
Dear Simon and friends,
How are you doing? I reckon you´re all anxious waiting for the weekend :-).
Simon, you´re welcome! I´m so glad you´ve appreciated my recommendations :-). If you really get a show of Brazilian music, please tell us. Moreover, I hope you like Vander Lee (male). His songs are wonderful. Ah! Don´t forget to check Marcelo D2 out too, ok?
Well, I´ve just listened 'God Save The Queen' by Nouvelle Vague. Wow! I must say that in the very beginning the song has sounded a bit strange to my ears because I had in my mind the Sex Pistols version. But then, after a while I´ve got used to it. You know, the soft Bossa Nova rhythm just won me over :-).
I´m also into art house cinema. I think in these kind of films the directors have more freedom to expose thoughts and show human condition. Brazilian cinema has good examples of this way of making films. Some directors such as Walter Salles gives focus to human being and their inner conflicts. Apart from that Simon, I´m a big fan of the classic films. My favourite directors are Frank Capra and Alfred Hitchcock. Although Capra films have some fantasy elements, the social issues are quite evident in many of them. I particularly like 'It´s a Wonderful Life'. My computer wall paper is a scene of this film and I also have a T-shirt :-). Another one of my favourites directors is Hitchcock. His thrillers are so amazing . I have no words to describe them!
Oh, by the way, the seventh art is indeed a term for film :-). Oooh... shame on me! I have seen just one David Lynch film, Dune. However, these psychological and emotional states sounds very interesting to me. I´m going to look for some of his films. Ah Simon! What´s little Nehir favourite films? I love Hayo Miyazaki animations :-).
Thanks very much for answering my question about prepositions. Well, I always do my best to keep my notebook updated and I try to write down the prepositions which come along with a verb or noun. Actually, I really love to sitck my nose in dictionaries. Gosh! I love the big ones ( especially the English dictionaries ). I´m looking for a new one. Mine is a bit out of date.
Anyway Simon, I´m not such a good speaker ( but I´ll be!!!). I´ve been seeing some improvements since I´ve started to attend the meetings on ( :-) ) Skype. Despite making some mistakes with concord, verb tenses and in the pronouciation of some words, my confidence while I´m speaking English has increased a lot. Nowadays, I only read books in English and I listen to BBC podcasts. This is helping me to store information in my head and notebook.
Hey Simon, what lovely shots! Your girls are adorable :-)
Hmm... I have some homework for doing here.
1) The verbs are: intrigue( intrigued by), make ( made a note of ), get ( get hold of), surprise ( surprised by), to be ( to be into), move ( moved by), nestle ( nestled in), surround ( surrounded by), connect ( connected to), pick ( picked up on) and stick ( stiking your nose in). The noun are reference ( reference to) and information ( information about).
2) 1- made a note of, 2- get hold of, 3- to be into, 4- picked up on and 5- sticking your nose in.
Now that I have my homework done I´m going to chat a bit with my friends :-).
Ming, Natasha, Naweed and Sunny, nice to meet you. It´s really nice to see your comments here :-).
Darío and Juli! Hey guys thanks for your comments. I´m also learning a lot from you :-).
Mahjabeen, I think you´ll like Marcelo D2 :-).
Hi Ernesto, thanks for your little review about the film :-). Actually it´s not a sinagogue. It´s an altar in the Holly Ghost honour. By the way, you´re right. The song is a bit acid and has a strong social appeal.
Hi Liz! I´ve heard about Medonza and the wonderful wine made there :-). Well, I think the exam isn´t more difficult than before. Some parts of the exam was removed ( error correction and one of the readings if I´m not mistaking). However, key word ( nightmare) transformation it´s still there. Now we have also an option to write an e-mail, but we have to deal with less hours to take the exam. I´m a bit worried about my timing...
Hey Cris! Living in Mogi is really nice indeed. I´m glad you´ve liked the pictures :-).
Hi Niddo! How the Ramadan is going on? Oh yes, D2 is really great :-).
Carmen, the first picture is a view of Itapety Mountain and one of Mogi universities ( but it´s not the one that I intend to study). The second picture is a picture of Luz station in São Paulo and the third picture it´s the Holly Ghost altar in the traditional city festival .
Josette, Mogi has almost 400,000 inhabitants.
Hi Kiran! Nice to see you here :-)
Oh Adri, it´ll be wonderful if I could be your teacher´s son. Maybe one day :-).
Robert, I hope you take the FCE exam. It´s a wonderful experience :-).
Here is another picture of Mogi :
And this is one of the roses from my house´s garden:
I´m off to bed now. See you soon,
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