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美國國會圖書館( Library of Congress )每年都會選出一些具有「文化、歷史和美感價值」的電影,納入美國國家電影名冊( US National Film Registry )裡。這些片將收入國會圖書館永久保存,以確保它們能永傳。至今已有550部受保存的影片。

 

就來聽聽去年入選的有哪些吧~~

Click here for the news. / 點這聽新聞。 

 

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(一)  重點單字

 

1.  Film buff  =  電影迷、電影愛好者

 

2.  Art - house  =  藝術電影院、放非主流片的影院 ( Art-house films 就是藝術片 )

 

3.  Blockbuster  [n.]  =  很賣座的電影

 

4.  Aesthetic  [adj.]  =  美學的、審美的、有美感

 

5.  Orphan  [v.]  =  使...成孤兒

 

6.  Grief  [n.]  =  悲痛、悲傷

 

7.  Posterity  [n.]  =  後裔、子孫

 

 

(二)  聽力填空題

 

1.  Taking into account __________, which is the amount money loses __________ over time, which film has made more money than any other in the history of cinema.

 

2.  But the films do have this in common: it's been decided that they are all of lasting __________, __________ and aesthetic importance. 

 

3.  Well for those listeners who haven't seen it, Bambi is a little __________ who becomes orphaned, meaning its __________ died.

 

4.  It's about an __________ which lands on earth and __________ a young boy.

 

5.   It's a __________ about a __________ that looks after a family and it's great fun.

 

 

(三)  聽力問答題

 

1.  How many films are added to the US National Film Registry every year ?

 

2.  Which year did the US National Film Registry begin ?

 

3.  Why does the US National Film Registry preserve these films ?

 

 

(四)  討論題

 

Here is the list of movies that were chosen for 2011.....

  • Allures (1961)
  • Bambi (1942)
  • The Big Heat (1953)
  • A Computer Animated Hand (1972)
  • Crisis: Behind A Presidential Commitment (1963)
  • The Cry of the Children (1912)
  • A Cure for Pokeritis (1912)
  • El Mariachi (1992)
  • Faces (1968)
  • Fake Fruit Factory (1986)
  • Forrest Gump (1994)
  • Growing Up Female (1971)
  • Hester Street (1975)
  • I, an Actress (1977)
  • The Iron Horse (1924)
  • The Kid (1921)
  • The Lost Weekend (1945)
  • The Negro Soldier (1944)
  • Nicholas Brothers Family Home Movies (1930s-40s)
  • Norma Rae (1979)
  • Porgy and Bess (1959)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Stand and Deliver (1988)
  • Twentieth Century (1934)
  • War of the Worlds (1953)

 

How many of these films have you seen ??

 

I've only seen three or four.

So, I guess I'm really not a film buff at all.

 

How about you ??

 

 

 

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