Posts Tagged ‘film’

Eddie Izzard is a “male lesbian” with killer wit on killer heels.

Englishes refer to varieties of spoken English throughout the world.

“Whereas the English-speaking world was formerly perceived as a hierarchy of parent (Britain) and children (‘the colonies’), it is now seen rather as a family of varieties. The English of England, the original source of all the World Englishes, is now seen as one of the ‘family’ of world English varieties, with its own peculiarities and its own distinctive vocabulary.” –AskOxford.com

So if you think there is such a thing as ‘native’ English speakers, think again. Even the British have their Englishes, from Queen’s English (which is what you hear on BBC) to Yorkshire, Manchester etc. In other words, it’s what we Singaporeans know as dialects.

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An introduction to stop-motion cinematography for you. Think Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas. It takes a while to load since it’s an entire short film. Enjoy your holidays fellas!

Nominated for an Oscar and for a BAFTA award, Jasper Morello is a short feature made in a unique style of silhouette animation developed by director Anthony Lucas and inspired by the work of authors Edgar Alan Poe and Jules Verne.

In the frontier city of Carpathia, Jasper Morello discovers that his former adversary Doctor Claude Belgon has returned from the grave. When Claude reveals that he knows the location of the ancient city of Alto Mea where the secrets of life have been discovered, Jasper cannot resist the temptation to bring his own dead wife Amelia back.

Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his Plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself.

Also winner of the Grand Prix award at the Annecy Animation Festival, Jasper has also won the top honours at the Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival, Best Animation at Flickerfest 2005, Best Animation at the Sydney Film Festival Dendy awards and Best Animation at Toronto worldwide shorts.

This is for your own amusement.

The actual movie is based on a series of comics/graphic novels written by Marjane Satrapi. To read more about Satrapi’s own life in Iran, visit the movie website.

citizen dog [mah nakorn]

Something I thought may be interesting to watch after the examinations! Good luck guys!

Pod is a man without a dream. He’s a country bumpkin who comes to work at a tinned sardine factory in Bangkok. One day, Pod chops off his finger and packs it in the can, prompting him to go around looking for his lost finger at various supermarkets. The incident convinces him to change his job, and Pod becomes a security guard at a large company. There he meets Jin, a lanky maid who carries a mysterious white book around even though she cannot read a single word written in it.

The aimless Pod has a crush on Jin, a dreamy girl who dreams that one day she’ll be able to decipher the meaning of the white book. In this bright, colour-splashed world of director Wisit Sasanatieng, Bangkokians can grow tails and a dead grandmother can come back as a chatty gecko to deliver a few life lessons to her grandson.

It’s a world where innocence is so precious and yet impossible to preserve. The unusual love story between Pod and Jin is set against the playfully ironic portrait of Bangkok, the city that offers false dreams and real disillusionment. –Imdb.com