All is Lost & Lost in Space




Good day, 


these are two different articles at a more advanced level, and if you do not read what the level is, we think it is worth trying them. You can help your comprehension with the notes at your disposal.  


Two different solitudes in two films, the immense space and the vaste sea.


Robert Redford, a "solo" interpretation in All is lost, needing a unique experience as an actor, and it can easily be said as a human being too.

Sandra Bullock acting as an astronaut in Lost in Space that reminds us of real unpredictable risks when outside into the space like the one recently ran by the Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano. In the interview by Radio Tre we mentioned elsewhere, he was also asked about this film, and for sure, professionals' perception is different from common film viewers' one.  


Actors have this possibility, to play roles as they were real life, to face other selves, and what about us?

What can we do if we need to be different from how we commonly are? Do you ever feel this need? 

Try to write as a comment if you agree with Redford and Bullock, and what you would have done in such situations, or what you did if you ever found yourself as a "solo going" and where you had to "go".

In case you have questions for the actors Redford and Bullock after reading the articles and watching the films, ask your questions here, we will do our best to have proper replies.  

See you in class,  

Anna - Coordinator

Source: Speak Up, February 2014

Eleonora: films and films! How nice speaking about them! I  have been on the set of a short film, but I would like to see how the whole set of a film works. How you go through scene by scene respecting the script to get the final result.  Being a film maker is a matter of having great professionality, sensitivity, intelligence, skills. Cinema can play an important role in claiming human rights.

Do not ever forget how meaningful is watching films also to acquire English. The context works with the plot, and images support delighting your interest.



0 #3 Eleonora 2016-02-28 20:22
I would like to propose you another movie. "Human" is a movie of Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a photographer and renowned specialist in aerial imagery. The movie was presented at Venice Film Festival in 2015 and also projected at the United Nations' General Assembly in New York. It shows more than 2.000 interviews of people from over 50 countries and it's a very exciting representation of world's humanity.
0 #2 Eleonora 2016-02-28 19:59
"The Hateful Eight" is a western movie directed by Quentin Tarantino. I saw it on cinema and I liked it. I think is a well played thriller movie, with actors that I liked very much: Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson. There are suspense, intrigue and funny moments.
But in the final part, for me, there are too much blood and violence. Anyway I know this is the typical Quentin Tarantino style. The force of this movie is also the original soundtrack, signed by Ennio Morricone, and nominated for the Academy Awards.
0 #1 Eleonora 2016-02-22 18:15
One of my favourite movie is Philadelphia, directed by Jonathan Demme and played by two of my favourite actors: Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks.
Compared to the articles above, this movie speaking about a different type of solitude. Tom Hanks play this role in an excellent way and he even lost 12 kg of weight for the interpretation of a sick protagonist.
Philadelphia is a movie of 1993 that speaks about the problem of marginalization of people affected by AIDS and their discrimination if omo[censored]ual. The protagonist, Tom Hanks is a lawyer and he decides to persecute the law firm that dismissed him because of his disease and his [censored]ual orientation.Denzel Washington is a lawyer too, and he helps the protagonist to prove the discrimination in court.
I think it's a beautifull movie with beautifull soundtrack, very well played by the protagonists. It treats the problem of discrimination that, unfortunately, is until now so diffused in our societies.

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