Teaching with Film 1

 


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Volume one (2013)
Revised and extended 2nd edition, 2016
175 scenes
from 100 movies
with over 450 follow-up tasks
plus vocabulary and listening tasks.








Downloads
(Listening tasks from book)

Online clips
The 100 films
Sample film: Minority Report
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Are you an English teacher wanting to use more film in your classes and looking for scenes to integrate into your lessons? Do you want to add something extra, something visual, something with a bit of magic from which your students can also learn? Then Teaching with Film is for you.


Each scene can be used to:
• lead into a topic
• illustrate a situation, skill or problem
• improve vocabulary
• set up a follow-up task.


Each scene includes:
• a description of the scene for context
• DVD timings and information on the film
• a list of themes
• useful vocabulary
• a gist listening task
• speaking, writing, research tasks.


The scenes contain a wealth of vocabulary, show native speakers using the language in “real life” and give students an invaluable window into the culture of the English-speaking world as seen through one of the most powerful and popular media: the movies.



Teaching with Film

A resource book for
teachers of English
as a foreign language


276 pages / Trade paperback
155 x 230 mm

978-3-9503424-2-0 / € 24.90
(CHF 35.50/GBP 22.00/USD 35.00)

Martin Bradley
stone river books, 2013

Revised and extended
2nd edition, 2016




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(Volume 1 as Kindle ebook)




Teaching with Film

A resource book for
teachers of English
as a foreign language


978-3-9503424-3-7 / € 9.90

Martin Bradley
stone river books, 2020

Revised and extended
ebook, 2020


 

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The listening tasks below can be used in conjunction with
Teaching with Film where you will find for each scene vocabulary and follow-up tasks.


Listening task 1
The Accidental Tourist


Listening task 2

Before Sunrise


Listening task 3
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


Listening task 4
Field of Dreams


Listening task 5
Gattaca


Listening task 6
Green Card


Listening task 7

Jerry Maguire


Listening task 8
Panic Room


Listening task 9
The Pursuit of Happyness


Listening task 10
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen


Listening task 11
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?


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The Accidental Tourist
(USA, 1988)


   




Less is invariably more
Two strangers meet on a plane

Scene 1



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The Accidental Tourist
Listening Task


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The Accidental Tourist
Key


Before Sunrise
(USA/Austria/Switzerland, 1995)


   




Poetry of day-to-day life
Two strangers meet on a train

Scene 1



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Before Sunrise
Listening Task


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Before Sunrise
Key


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
(USA, 2008)

   





Accident or design?

Life is complex

Scene 1



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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Listening Task


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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Key


Field of Dreams
(USA, 1989)

 




If you build it he will come
Life is full of surprises

Scene 1



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Field of Dreams
Listening Task


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Field of Dreams
Key


Gattaca
(USA, 1997)


   




Genoism
Two brothers. One story

Scene 1



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Gattaca
Listening Task


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Gattaca
Key


Green Card
(USA, 1990)


   




How the heart is ...
Two people. Two stories

Scene 3



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Green Card
Listening Task


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Green Card
Key


Jerry Maguire
(USA, 1996)

   




The world according to Jerry Maguire
A new job

Scene 1



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Jerry Maguire
Listening Task


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Jerry Maguire
Key


Panic Room
(USA, 2002)

   




A panic room
A new house

Scene 1



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Panic Room
Listening Task


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Panic Room
Key


The Pursuit of Happyness
(USA, 2006)


   




Portable bone density scanners
A new challenge

Scene 1



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The Pursuit of Happyness
Listening Task


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The Pursuit of Happyness
Key


Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
(UK, 2011)


   




Fish require water
A new project

Scene 2



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Salmon Fishing
in the Yemen

Listening Task


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Salmon Fishing
in the Yemen

Key


What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
(USA, 1993)

   




Like dancing with no music
An old hometown

Scene 1






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What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
Listening Task


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What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
Key

 
 

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Online clips

 


The scenes below can be found in
Teaching with Film where for each scene you will find vocabulary, gist and follow-up tasks.

They can be accessed online via the website Movieclips.com (now integrated into YouTube) which offers an extensive selection of licensed, high quality film clips and is backed by six major Hollywood studios (not Disney).

NB: The online clips are normally shorter than the clips used in the books.




 Clips 01-03  About a Boy



 Clip 04  All the President's Men



 Clip 05  Apollo 13



 Clip 06  Being John Malkovich



 Clip 07  Billy Elliot



 Clip 08  Bridget Jones's Diary



 Clip 09-10  The Devil Wears Prada



 Clip 11  Dog Day Afternoon



 Clip 12-13  Election



 Clip 14  Erin Brockovich



 Clip 15  Forrest Gump



 Clip 16  Four Weddings and a Funeral



 Clip 17  Gandhi



 Clips 18-19  Good Will Hunting



 Clips 20-21  The Hudsucker Proxy



 Clip 22 
Julie & Julia



 Clip 23-24 
Love, Actually



 Clip 25-26 
Moonstruck



 Clip 27  Morning Glory



 Clip 28  Notting Hill



 Clips 29-30  Pride and Prejudice



 Clip 31  Revolutionary Road



 Clips 32-33 
Smoke




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About a Boy

(UK/USA/France/Germany, 2002)

Directed by
Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz

Written by
Peter Hedges &
Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz

Based on the novel by
Nick Hornby

Starring
Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult,
Toni Collette


The Film
"No man is an island"

Peter Hedges' (What's Eating Gilbert Grape?) and the Weitz brothers' screenplay of Nick Hornby's novel.

Oscar
nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay (Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz).


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The Scene
Will (Grant) has found the ideal place to meet single women: the self-help group S.P.A.T. (Single Parents Alone Together). The only problem is that he has no children, so he invents a son: Ned. It works and Will gets to go out with Suzie, who runs the group.

Everything is running smoothly until he finds he has to share the first date with Marcus (Hoult) the son of Suzie's friend. Marcus' mother (Collette) is also a single parent and suicidal and Marcus decides that a one-parent family has its drawbacks.

On meeting Will though, he finds the solution to his family's problems. A partner for his unhappy mother and a backup parent for him. He devises a plan.



See Scene 2 in book.

 Clip
01 

Ned
(Shorter version)

The Scene
Marcus finds out that Will has lied about having a small son.



See Scene 3 in book.
 Clip 02 

No Ned
(Shorter version)

The Scene
Will accepts an invitation to spend Christmas with Marcus. And his family.



See Scene 4 in book.
 Clip 03 

Alone bad. Friend good
(Shorter version)


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All the President's Men
(USA, 1976)

Directed by
Alan J. Pakula

Screenplay by
William Goldman

Based on the book by

Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward

Starring
Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman





The Film
Alan J. Pakula's film of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's book on the Watergate scandal is as topical today as it was in the 1970s. The technology may have changed but the challenges a democracy faces remain the same.

Four Oscars for Best Supporting Actor for Jason Robards as the Washington Post's editor Ben Bradlee, Best Adapted Screenplay for William Goldman, Best Sound Mixing and Best Production Design.

Four further Oscar nominations including for Best Picture, Best Director (Alan J. Pakula) and Best Supporting Actress (Jane Alexander).


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The Scene
The USA. 1972. Washington Post journalists' Woodward (Redford) and Bernstein (Hoffman) will bring down President Nixon with their revelations over the Watergate scandal. Investigative journalism's coup of the century. But despite the momentous events they trigger, small details still matter. Like good writing.



See Scene 2 in book.


 Clip
04 

A little fuzzy
(Shorter version)


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Apollo 13
(USA, 1995)

Directed by
Ron Howard

Screenplay by
William Broyles Jr., Al Reinert

Based on the book
"Lost Moon" by
Jim Lovell & Jeffrey Kluger

Starring
Tom Hanks, Ed Harris





The Film
NASA's rescue of the stricken Apollo 13 in 1970 is a masterclass in problem solving. When all else fails then human resourcefulness and ingenuity step in.

Two Oscars for Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing.

Seven further Oscar nominations including for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Ed Harris), Best Supporting Actress (Kathleen Quinlan), Best Adapted Screenplay (William Broyles Jr., Al Reinert), Best Original Score (James Horner) and Best Visual Effects.


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The Scene
April 13th 1970. A near catastrophic accident cripples Apollo 13 on its way to the moon. The three astronauts with the help of mission control in Houston are faced with a fatal problem: too much carbon dioxide is slowly suffocating the crew. An ingenious solution is needed.


See Scene 1 in book.


 Clip
05 

The carbon dioxide problem | Part one


The carbon dioxide problem | Part two
(Shorter version)


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Being John Malkovich
(USA, 1999)

Directed by
Spike Jonze

Screenplay by
Charlie Kaufmann

Starring

John Cusack





The Film
A street puppeteer falls on hard times and is forced to apply for a proper job in the real world. His new workplace: the 7 1/2 floor of a Manhattan office block. That's unusual enough, but what's even more strange is where the hole behind the filing cabinet leads . . .

Three Oscar nominations for Best Director (Spike Jonze), Best Supporting Actress (Catherine Keener) and Best Original Screenplay (Charlie Kaufman).


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The Scene
Craig (Cusack) needs a job. And he knows what you need to do to get one. Bow down a little.


See
Scene 1 in book.

 Clip
06 

You've got the job! |
Part one


You've got the job! | Part two



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Billy Elliot
(UK/France, 2000)

Directed by
Stephen Daldry

Screenplay by
Lee Hall

Starring
Jamie Bell, Julie Walters





The Film
The 1984/85 miners strike in Britain split communities, friends and families alike. Lee Hall's screenplay shows a young boy staying true to himself despite the division, desperation and aggression.

Three Oscar nominations for Best Director (Stephen Daldry), Best Supporting Actress (Julie Walters) and Best Original Screenplay (Lee Hall).


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The Scene
Billy Elliot (Bell) doesn't enjoy the boxing lessons his father insists he does. But ballet . . .


See
Scene 1 in book.

 Clip
07 

Boxing and ballet | Part one


Boxing and ballet | Part two


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Bridget Jones's Diary

(UK/Ireland/France, 2001)

Directed by
Sharon Maguire

Written by
Helen Fielding & Andrew Davies &
Richard Curtis

Based on the novel by
Helen Fielding

Starring
Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth,
Hugh Grant




The Film
Based on the journalist Helen Fielding's Independent newspaper column and subsequent books detailing life in London as seen from the perspective of a young, single, professional woman: Bridget Jones.


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The Scene
Bridget Jones (Zellweger) works at a publishing house in London, lives alone and keeps a diary detailing her losing battles with her weight, some bad habits and the occasional dissatisfying entanglement with the opposite sex, including the human rights lawyer Mark Darcy (Firth), and her current boss Daniel Cleaver (Grant).

At a launch for a new book Bridget must mingle among the guests and hold a short speech. Easy.


See
Scene 1 in book.

 Clip
08 

Salman Rushdie
(Shorter version)


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The Devil Wears Prada
(USA, 2006)

Directed by
David Frankel

Written by
Aline Brosh McKenna

Based on the novel by
Lauren Weisberger

Starring
Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway,
Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci




The Film
The world of high fashion. Just how far is someone prepared to go to keep a once-in-a-lifetime job?

Based on the novel by Lauren Weisberger, a former assistant to Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief at Vogue.

Two Oscar nominations for Best Actress (Meryl Streep) and Best Costume.


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The Scene
Andrea Sachs (Hathaway) wants to be a journalist but as a stopgap applies for a job at Runway, the international fashion magazine. She doesn't know much about the fashion world or the magazine, which is fortunate as she has not heard of the terrifying reputation of the magazine's editor, Miranda Priestly (Streep) who will interview her.

See
Scene 1 in book.

 Clip
09 

The sad looking girl | Part one


The sad looking girl | Part two

The Scene
What has the fashion industry got to do with Andrea?

See
Scene 3 in book.
 Clip 10 

Stuff
(Shorter version)


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Dog Day Afternoon
(USA, 1975)

Directed by
Sidney Lumet

Screenplay by

Frank Pierson

Starring
Al Pacino, John Cazale





The Film
The three men who held up the Chase Manhattan Bank in Brooklyn at the height of the swelteringly hot summer of 1972 were amateurs with unusual motivations. Their failed bank robbery spiralled into one of the first US media events.

Best Original Screenplay
Oscar for Frank Pierson.

Five further Oscar nominations including for Best Picture, Best Director (Sidney Lumet), Best Actor (Al Pacino) and Best Supporting Actor (Chris Sarandon).


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The Scene
22nd August 1972. Brooklyn. Sonny (Pacino) and Sal (Cazale) hold up a bank. It goes wrong.


See
Scene 2 in book.

 Clip
11 

Bad vibes
(Shorter version)


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Election
(USA, 1999)

Directed by
Alexander Payne

Written by
Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor

Based on the novel by
Tom Perrotta

Starring
Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon,
Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell




The Film
Alexander Payne's (
About Schmidt, Sideways) take on politics and democracy as seen through a student election at a US high school.

Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay (Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor).


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The Scene
The election for the president of the student council at Carver High School is coming round and civics teacher Mr. McAllister (Broderick) decides to intervene. Super-ambitious Tracy Flick (Witherspoon) must not be allowed to win. But who could beat her in a vote? What about Paul Metzler (Klein), the popular sports jock who has just broken his leg skiing? Mr. McAllister tries to explain to him the concept of democracy.


See
Scene 1 in book.


 Clip
12 

Democracy, it's like apples and oranges
(Shorter version)

The Scene
Tracy and Paul are running for president, and then a surprise. A third candidate enters the race, Tammy Metzler (Campbell), Paul's sister. She decides to throw a spanner in the works.


See
Scene 2 in book.

 Clip 13 

The speeches
(Shorter version)


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Erin Brockovich
(USA, 2000)

Directed by
Steven Soderbergh

Written by
Susannah Grant

Starring
Julia Roberts, Albert Finney





The Film
Curiosity, hard work, a nose for something wrong and a healthy dose of outrage. In 1993 Erin Brockovich stumbled across one of the biggest US environmental scandals.

Best Actress Oscar for Julia Roberts.

Four Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director (Steven Soderbergh), Best Supporting Actor (Albert Finney) and Best Original Screenplay (Susannah Grant).


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The Scene
Erin Brockovich (Roberts) is a struggling single mother with two children who has landed a job at Ed Masry's (Finney) law firm (he was the lawyer who failed to get her a payout for an injury in a car accident claim and so her owes her).

Erin's methods are unconventional but they seem to get results. She has uncovered a case where a powerful chemical company has been polluting the water supply near one of its plants leading to illnesses among the local population. At a meeting with the chemical company's legal team, she tries her hand at negotiating.


See
Scene 2 in book.


 Clip
14 

The special water


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Forrest Gump
(USA, 1994)

Directed by
Robert Zemeckis

Written by
Eric Roth

Based on the novel by
Winston Groom

Starring
Tom Hanks, Mykelti Williamson




The Film
Who had the greatest influence on 20th century US history? A kind and gentle man called Forrest Gump.

Six Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director for Robert Zemeckis, Best Actor for Tom Hanks, Best Adapted Screenplay for Eric Roth, Best Film Editing and Best Visual Effects.

A further seven Oscar nominations including for Best Supporting Actor (Gary Sinise), Best Original Score (Alan Silvestri) and Best Cinematography.


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The Scene
Forrest Gump (Hanks) is none too bright. Bubba (Wilkinson) knows a lot about shrimps. They're both in the army.


See
Scene 1 in book.

 Clip
15 

Shrimping


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Four Weddings and a Funeral
(UK, 1994)

Directed by
Mike Newell

Written by
Richard Curtis

Starring
Hugh Grant




The Film
Saturdays. A church somewhere in Britain.

Two Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay (Richard Curtis).


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The Scene
Charles (Grant) enjoys weddings and can deliver a good speech.


See
Scene 1 in book.

 Clip
16 

Angus and those sheep


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Gandhi
(UK/India, 1982)

Directed by
Richard Attenborough

Written by
John Briley

Starring
Ben Kingsley




The Film
By force of character, the clever use of the law, authenticity and persistence Mohandas K. Gandhi achieves the impossible. A successful mass movement of passive resistance to peacefully remove the British from the sub-continent.

Eight Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director for Richard Attenborough, Best Actor for Ben Kingsley, Best Original Screenplay for John Briley, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.

A further three Oscar nominations including for Best Original Score (Ravi Shankar, George Fenton).


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The Scene
Mohandas K. Gandhi (Kingsley) has qualified as an attorney in London but finds on his arrival in South Africa that this is not the most important thing.


See
Scene 1 in book.

 Clip
17 

Attorneys in South Africa


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Good Will Hunting
(USA, 1997)

Directed by
Gus van Sant

Screenplay by
Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

Starring
Matt Damon, Robin Williams





The Film
What can stand in the way of a person developing their talents? The society? The times? The individual themself? A story of a young man who only needs one thing: someone on his side.

Two Oscars for Best Actor for Robin Williams as Will's therapist and for Best Original Screenplay for Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

Six further Oscar nominations including for Best Picture, Best Director (Gus Van Sant), Best Actor (Matt Damon), Best Supporting Actress (Minnie Driver) and Best Original Score (Danny Elfman).


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The Scene
Working as a cleaner at the university, Will Hunting (Damon) is a genius whose emotional intelligence lags far behind his IQ. Sean Maguire (Williams) is the therapist given the task of reducing the gap.


See
Scene 1 in book.

 Clip
18 

Watch your mouth
(Shorter version)

The Scene
Sean and Will didn't hit it off in their first meeting. They have another go.


See
Scene 2 in book.

 Clip
19 

Just a kid
(Shorter version)


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The Hudsucker Proxy
(USA/UK/Germany, 1994)

Directed by
Joel Coen

Screenplay by

Ethan Coen & Joel Coen &
Sam Raimi

Starring
Tim Robbins, Paul Newman





The Film
The Hudsucker Proxy asks a simple question: can a fool rise to the top of a global corporation? Answer: of course
.


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The Scene
Fresh out of college (where he was voted as the student most likely to succeed), Norville Barnes (Robbins) has landed a job in the post room at the mighty Hudsucker Industries. He's starting at the bottom but has big plans.


See
Scene 1 in book.


 Clip
20 

The product

The Scene
Norville presents his extruded plastic dingus to the all-powerful Sidney Mussberger (Newman) and the Hudsucker board.


See
Scene 2 in book.

 Clip 21 

The product presentation


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Julie & Julia
(USA, 2009)

Directed by
Nora Ephron

Written by
Nora Ephron

Based on the books
"Julie & Julia" by
Julie Powell
and
"My Life in France" by
Julia Child & Alex Prud'homme

Starring
Amy Adams, Meryl Streep,
Stanley Tucci




The Film
Nora Ephron (Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle) tells the story of how the cook and author Julia Child brought the French cuisine to the USA.

Oscar nomination for Best Actress (Meryl Streep).


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The Scene
Paris. 1949. Julia Child (Streep) has found something she loves (in addition to her husband that is): the French cuisine. It's a field dominated almost exclusively by men (and non-Americans), but Julia is determined to master the art of French cooking.


See Scene 1 in book.

 Clip
22 

From boiling an egg to boning a deck | Part one


From boiling an egg to boning a deck | Part two


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Love, Actually

(UK/USA, 2003)

Directed by
Richard Curtis

Written by
Richard Curtis

Starring
Colin Firth, Lucia Moniz, Alan Rickman,
Rowan Atkinson, Emma Thompson




The Film
London. Five weeks before Christmas.


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The Scene
Author Jamie (Firth) has fled to France to get over the breakdown of his relationship. There
- despite not speaking each other's language - he falls in love with Aurelia (Moniz).


See Scene 1 in book.

 Clip
23 

Love in a warm climate
(Shorter version)

The Scene
Harry (Rickman) needs a present without his wife Karen (Thompson) noticing.


See Scene 2 in book.


 Clip
24 

Christmas shopping
(Shorter version)


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Moonstruck
(USA, 1987)

Directed by
Norman Jewison

Written by
John Patrick Shanley

Starring
Cher, Nicolas Cage,
Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis





The Film
New York. Full moon.

Three Oscars for Best Actress for Cher, Best Supporting Actress for Olympia Dukakis and Best Original Screenplay for John Patrick Shanley.

Three further Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director (Norman Jewison) and Best Supporting Actor (Vincent Gardenia).


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The Scene
Loretta (Cher) has some news for her
father (Gardenia) and her mother (Dukakis).


See Scene 1 in book.


 Clip
25 

Ti amo
(Longer version)

The Scene
So, Loretta is getting married to Johnny Cammareri. He has had to fly to Italy to visit his ill mother and has asked Loretta to speak with his brother Ronny (Cage) with whom he has had no contact for years. She should invite him to their wedding.


See Scene 2 in book.


 Clip
26 

Bad blood | Part one


Bad blood | Part two


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Morning Glory
(USA, 2011)

Directed by
Roger Michell

Screenplay by

Aline Brosh McKenna

Starring

Rachel McAdams, Jeff Goldblum





The Film
Aline Brosh McKenna's (The Devil Wears Prada) look at the morning TV shows which dominate the news-cycle in the US and the challenges a young woman faces of getting her foot in the door.


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The Scene
Becky's (McAdams) dream of working as a television producer has gone up in smoke: fired. What's she going to do with all that energy and enthusiasm? Then Jerry Barnes (Goldblum) gives her a second chance.


See
Scene 1 in book.


 Clip
27 

Well, that's ... embarrassing


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Notting Hill
(UK/USA, 1999)

Directed by
Roger Michell

Screenplay by

Richard Curtis

Starring

Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant





The Film
Writer Richard Curtis repeated his success of Four Weddings and a Funeral with a modern-day fairytale with a simple premise: what if a superstar fell in love with you?


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The Scene
Bookshop owner William Thacker (Grant) has had a standout day. The highpoint: an embrace with Hollywood filmstar Anna Scott (Roberts). And it gets better. William gets a call: he should visit Anna at the Savoy. But when he arrives he finds himself in the middle of a press event and is mistaken for a journalist. Can he impress Anna with his ability to adapt? Yes.


See
Scene 1 in book.

 Clip
28 

The kissing thing
(Shorter version)


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Pride and Prejudice
(UK/France, 2005)

Directed by
Joe Wright

Screenplay by
Deborah Moggach

Based on the novel by
Jane Austen

Starring
Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen





The Film
Deborah Moggach's screenplay, Joe Wright's direction and Dario Marianelli's music add another dimension to Jane Austen's novel.

Four Oscar nominations including for Best Actress (Keira Knightley), Best Original Score (Dario Marianelli) and Best Costume Design.


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The Scene
Elizabeth Bennet (Knightley) doesn't much care for Mr Darcy (McFadyen). He may own the rich half of Derbyshire but she finds him arrogant and proud. A prejudice which will change over time. But not yet.



See Scene 1 in book.


 Clip
29 

Character
(Shorter version)

The Scene
Elizabeth cares very much for Mr Darcy.



See Scene 3 in book.

 Clip
30 

Cold hands
(Shorter version)


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Revolutionary Road
(USA/UK, 2008)

Directed by
Sam Mendes

Screenplay by
Justin Haythe

Based on the novel by
Richard Yates

Starring
Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio





The Film
Richard Yates' novel, set in the USA in the 1950s, depicts a young middle class couple torn apart by the demands society (and each other) puts on them.

Three Oscar nominations including for Best Supporting Actor (Michael Shannon).


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The Scene
April (Winslet) is not prepared to allow the routine of everyday life ruin her marriage with Frank (DiCaprio). She has an idea.


See
Scene 1 in book.

 Clip
31 

Paris
(Shorter version)'


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Smoke
(USA/Japan/Germany, 199
5)

Directed by
Wayne Wang & Paul Auster

Screenplay by
Paul Auster

Starring
Harvey Keitel, William Hurt


The Film
The novelist Paul Auster's story of everyday life in his corner of Brooklyn in 1990's New York City.


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The Scene
Auggie Wren (Keitel) may for many of his customers just be the man behind the counter at his
newsagents in Brooklyn. But the writer Paul Benjamin (Hurt) finds that Auggie has hidden depths.


See Scene 1 in book.

 Clip
32 

That's my project ...
(Shorter version)

The Scene
Paul has to write a Christmas story for the New York Times but he's suffering from writer's block. Does Auggie know a good one? Yes, he does.


See Scene 2 in book.

 Clip
33 

How Auggie got his camera |
Part one


How Auggie got his camera | Part two


 


The 100 films

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About a Boy
(UK/USA/France/Germany, 2002)Written by Peter Hedges & Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz based on the novel by Nick Hornby. Directed by Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz.

The Accidental Tourist
(USA, 1988)
Written by Frank Galati & Lawrence Kasdan based on the novel by Anne Tyler. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence
(USA, 2001)
Written by Steven Spielberg & Ian Watson based on the short story Super Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

All the President's Men
(USA, 1976)
Written by William Goldman based on the book by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward. Directed by Alan J. Pakula.

Annie Hall
(USA, 1977)
Written by Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman. Directed by Woody Allen.

Apollo 13
(USA, 1995)
Written by William Broyles, Jr. & Al Reinert based on the book Lost Moon by Jim Lovell & Jeffrey Kluger. Directed by Ron Howard.

Atonement
(UK/France, 2007)
Written by Christopher Hampton based on the novel by Ian McEwan. Directed by Joe Wright.

The Aviator
(USA/Germany, 2004)
Written by John Logan. Directed by Martin Scorsese.

Basquiat
(USA, 1996)
Written and directed by Julian Schnabel.

Before Sunrise
(USA/Austria/Switzerland, 1995)
Written by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan. Directed by Richard Linklater.

Being John Malkovich
(USA, 1999)
Written by Charlie Kaufman. Directed by Spike Jonze.

Bend it like Beckham
(UK/Germany/USA, 2002)
Written by Gurinder Chadha & Guljit Bindra & Paul Mayeda Berges. Directed by Gurinder Chadha.

The Big Lebowski
(USA/UK, 1998)
Written by Ethan & Joel Coen. Directed by Joel Coen.

Billy Elliot
(UK/France, 2000)
Written by Lee Hall. Directed by Stephen Daldry.

The Blind Side
(USA, 2009)
Written by John Lee Hancock based on the book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. Directed by John Lee Hancock.

The Bridges of Madison County
(USA, 1995)
Written by Richard LaGravenese based on the novel by Robert James Waller. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

Bridget Jones's Diary
(UK/Ireland/France, 2001)
Written by Helen Fielding & Andrew Davies & Richard Curtis based on the novel by Helen Fielding. Directed by Sharon Maguire.

Bridget Jones:
The Edge of Reason

(UK/Ireland/France, 2005)
Written by Helen Fielding & Andrew Davies & Richard Curtis & Adam Brooks based on the novel by Helen Fielding. Directed by Beeban Kidron.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
(USA, 1969)
Written by William Goldman. Directed by George Roy Hill.

Cast Away
(USA, 2000)
Written by William Broyles, Jr. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

A Couch in New York
(USA/France/Germany/Belgium, 1996)
Written by Chantal Akerman & Jean-Luis Benoit. Directed by Chantal Akerman.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
(USA, 2008)
Written by Eric Roth & Robin Swicord based on the story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Directed by David Fincher.

Dances with Wolves
(USA/UK, 1990)
Written by Michael Blake based on his novel. Directed by Kevin Costner.

Dead Poets Society
(USA, 1989)
Written by Tom Schulman. Directed by Peter Weir.

Desert Flower
(UK/Austria/Germany, 2009)
Written and directed by Sherry Hormann based on the autobiography by Waris Dirie.

The Devil Wears Prada
(USA, 2006)
Written by Aline Brosh McKenna based on the novel by Lauren Weisberger. Directed by David Frankel.

Dog Day Afternoon
(USA, 1975)
Written by Frank Pierson. Directed by Sidney Lumet.

Election
(USA, 1999)
Written by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor based on the novel by Tom Perrotta. Directed by Alexander Payne.

Elizabethtown
(USA, 2005)
Written and directed by Cameron Crowe.

The Empire Strikes Back
(USA, 1980)
Written by Leigh Brackett & Lawrence Kasdan based on the story by George Lucas. Directed by Irvin Kershner.

Erin Brockovich
(USA, 2000)
Written by Susannah Grant. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Everything is Illuminated
(USA, 2005)
Written and directed by Liev Schreiber based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Field of Dreams
(USA, 1989)
Written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson based on the novel by W.P. Kinsella.

Flags of our Fathers
(USA, 2006)
Written by William Broyles, Jr. & Paul Haggis based on the book by James Bradley & Ron Powers. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

Forrest Gump
(USA, 1994)
Written by Eric Roth based on the novel by Winston Groom. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Four Weddings and a Funeral
(UK, 1994)
Written by Richard Curtis. Directed by Mike Newell.

French Kiss
(USA/UK, 1995)
Written by Adam Brooks. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan.

Frida
(USA/Canada/Mexico, 2002)
Written by Clancy Sigal & Diane Lake & Gregory Nava & Anna Thomas based on the book by Hayden Herrera. Directed by Julie Taymor.

The Game
(USA, 1997)
Written by John Brancato & Michael Ferris. Directed by David Fincher.

Gandhi
(UK/India, 1982)
Written by John Briley. Directed by Richard Attenborough.

Gattaca
(USA, 1997)
Written and directed by Andrew Niccol.

The Ghost
(UK/France/Germany, 2010)
Written by Robert Harris & Roman Polanski based on the novel by Robert Harris. Directed by Roman Polanski.

The Girl in the Café
(UK, 2005)
Written by Richard Curtis. Directed by David Yates.

Good Will Hunting
(USA, 1997)
Written by Matt Damon & Ben Affleck. Directed by Gus Van Sant.

Gran Torino
(USA, 2008)
Written by Nick Schenk & Dave Johannson. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

Green Card
(USA/Australia/France, 1990)
Written and directed by Peter Weir.

Happy-Go-Lucky
(UK, 2008)
Written and directed by Mike Leigh.

The Horse Whisperer
(USA, 1998)
Written by Eric Roth & Richard LaGravenese based on the novel by Nicholas Evans. Directed by Robert Redford.

The Hudsucker Proxy
(USA/UK/Germany, 1994)
Written by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen & Sam Raimi. Directed by Joel Coen.

The Ides of March
(USA, 2011)
Written by Beau Willimon & George Clooney & Grant Heslov based on the stageplay Farragut North by Beau Willimon. Directed by George Clooney.

Indiana Jones and the
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

(USA, 2008)
Written by David Koepp. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

The Insider
(USA, 1999)
Written by Eric Roth & Michael Mann based on the Vanity Fair article The Man Who Knew Too Much by Marie Brenner. Directed by Michael Mann.

Insomnia
(USA/Canada, 2002)
Written by Hillary Seitz based on the screenplay by Nikolaj Frobenius & Erik Skjoldbjærg. Directed by Christopher Nolan.

In the Valley of Elah
(USA, 2007)
Written by Paul Haggis & Mark Boal. Directed by Paul Haggis.

It Could Happen to You
(USA, 1994)
Written by Jane Anderson. Directed by Andrew Bergman.

Jane Eyre
(UK/USA, 2011)
Written by Moira Buffini based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.

Jaws
(USA, 1975)
Written by Peter Benchley & Carl Gottlieb based on the novel by Peter Benchley. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Jerry Maguire
(USA, 1996)
Written and directed by Cameron Crowe.

Jersey Girl
(USA, 2004)
Written and directed by Kevin Smith.

Julie & Julia
(USA, 2009)
Written and directed by Nora Ephron based on the books Julie & Julia by Julie Powell & My Life in France by Julia Child & Alex Prud'homme.

Juno
(USA, 2007)
Written by Diablo Cody. Directed by Jason Reitman.

Kramer vs Kramer
(USA, 1979)
Written and directed by Robert Benton.

Life is Sweet
(UK, 1990)
Written and directed by Mike Leigh.

Little Miss Sunshine
(USA, 2006)
Written by Michael Arndt. Directed by Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris.

Lost in Translation
(USA/Japan, 2003)
Written and directed by Sofia Coppola.

Love, Actually
(UK/USA, 2003)
Written and directed by Richard Curtis.

Manhattan
(USA, 1979)
Written by Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman. Directed by Woody Allen.

Marvin's Room
(USA, 1996)
Written by Scott McPherson based on his stageplay. Directed by Jerry Zaks.

The Mexican
(USA, 2001)
Written by J.H. Wyman. Directed by Gore Verbinski.

Minority Report
(USA, 2002)
Written by Scott Frank & Jon Cohen based on the short story by Philip K. Dick. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

The Mirror Has Two Faces
(USA, 1996)
Written by Richard LaGravenese based on the film Le Miroir a Deux Faces by André Cayatte & Gérard Oury. Directed by Barbra Streisand.

Moonstruck
(USA, 1987)
Written by John Patrick Shanley. Directed by Norman Jewison.

Morning Glory
(USA, 2011)
Written by Aline Brosh McKenna. Directed by Roger Michell.

Music and Lyrics
(USA, 2007)
Written and directed by Marc Lawrence.

Notting Hill
(UK/USA, 1999)
Written by Richard Curtis. Directed by Roger Michell.

One Fine Day
(USA, 1996)
Written by Terrel Seltzer & Ellen Simon. Directed by Michael Hoffman.

Out of Africa
(USA, 1985)
Written by Kurt Luedtke based on the books Out of Africa, Shadows on the Grass and Letters From Africa by Isak Dinesen; Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller by Judith Thurman; Silence Will Speak by Errol Trzebinski. Directed by Sydney Pollack.

Panic Room
(USA, 2002)
Written by David Koepp. Directed by David Fincher.

Play it Again, Sam
(USA, 1972)
Written by Woody Allen based on his stageplay. Directed by Herbert Ross.

Pride and Prejudice
(UK/France, 2005)
Written by Deborah Moggach based on the novel by Jane Austen. Directed by Joe Wright.

The Pursuit of Happyness
(USA, 2006)
Written by Steven Conrad. Directed by Gabriele Muccino.

Revolutionary Road
(USA/UK, 2008)
Written by Justin Haythe based on the novel by Richard Yates. Directed by Sam Mendes.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
(UK, 2011)
Written by Simon Beaufoy based on the novel by Paul Torday. Directed by Lasse Hallström.

Serendipity
(USA, 2001)
Written by Marc Klein. Directed by Peter Chelsom.

Seven
(USA, 1995)
Written by Andrew Kevin Walker. Directed by David Fincher.

The Shawshank Redemption
(USA, 1994)
Written and directed by Frank Darabont based on the short story Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King.

Sherlock Holmes
(USA/Germany, 2009)
Written by Michael Robert Johnson & Anthony Peckham & Simon Kinberg based on a screen story by Lionel Wigram & Michael Robert Johnson. Directed by Guy Ritchie.

Six Days, Seven Nights
(USA, 1998)
Written by Michael Browning. Directed by Ivan Reitman.

Smoke
(USA/Japan/Germany, 1995)
Written by Paul Auster. Directed by Wayne Wang & Paul Auster.

The Social Network
(USA, 2010)
Written by Aaron Sorkin based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich. Directed by David Fincher.

Stanley & Iris
(USA, 1989)
Written by Harriet Frank, Jr. & Irving Ravetch based on the novel Union Street by Pat Barker. Directed by Martin Ritt.

Tin Cup
(USA, 1996)
Written by John Norville & Ron Shelton. Directed by Ron Shelton.

Trainspotting
(UK, 1996)
Written by John Hodge based on the novel by Irvine Welsh. Directed by Danny Boyle.

True Grit
(USA, 2010)
Written and directed by Joel & Ethan Coen based on the novel by Charles Portis.

The Untouchables
(USA, 1987)
Written by David Mamet. Directed by Brian de Palma.

Up in the Air
(USA, 2009)
Written by Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner based on the novel by Walter Kirn. Directed by Jason Reitman.

Walk the Line
(USA/Germany, 2005)
Written by Gill Dennis & James Mangold based on the books Man in Black and Cash: The Autobiography by Johnny Cash. Directed by James Mangold.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
(USA, 1993)
Written by Peter Hedges based on his novel. Directed by Lasse Hallström.

What Women Want
(USA, 2000)
Written by Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa & Diane Drake. Directed by Nancy Meyers.

Witness
(USA, 1985)
Written by Earl W. Wallace & William Kelley based on the story by Earl W. Wallace & William Kelley & Pamela Wallace. Directed by Peter Weir.


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