Director: Chris Miller
Producer: Joee M.Aguilar, Latifa Ouaou
Scenario: Tom Wheeler
Studio: DreamWorks Animation
Time of film: 90 minutes
A baby cat was abandoned in front of the orphanage of a Mexican village, Puss grows at the sides of the egg Humpty Dumpty. Together they have a wild time. After saving the mother of the police commander, which was going to be made crush by a bull, the cat becomes a hero, to whom one offers splendid boots. Jealous of the celebrity of his friend, Humpty compromises it in a break into the bank at the end which it is stopped, while Puss succeeds in fleeing. Years later, from now on an outlaw, the latter only thinks of repurchasing himself by bringing back to the villagers gold eggs laid by small goose inside the castle of the giant nested in the sky. But with this intention, it must lay hands on the 3 magic huge beans which make the driving gigantic tree grow with the castle. Which huge beans are held by surly Jack ans Jill. By chance, Puss crossed Kitty, a reduced she-cat which proves to be the partner of Humpty, also in search of invaluable broad beans. In spite of its rancour towards his ex-friend who betrayed it, the boots on cat agree to make to team with him and tempting but hardened Kitty.
The DVD will be released on April 11th, 2012
Manon and Marion.
They filled the rooms and the corridors without a break from 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM. Thanks to all the staff and students who were there to show the way, inform enthusiastically about what they exhibited or what's required to join the international and European sections, the assets of the different options that can be chosen in our school, etc.
The following photos are here to show you what you could have seen if you had managed to pay us a visit or what you may have seen if you were there:
And I can assure you it's worth the visit.
From 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM you'll be able to know more about the European and the International Sections. The Drama students will perform in the amphitheater as well as the musicians of Chagall's Big Band. There will be five performances troughout the day.
Many teachers and students will be there to inform you about what our lycée is like, what subjects are taught and to answer all your questions.
But what you shouldn't miss at all is the exhibition of the Design section. Every year I can't believe my eyes in front of such inventiveness, skills and beauty.
Here and there there will be places where you can buy pancakes, cakes, drinks. And many surprises !
So whatever you had planned, cancel it and come to Chagall High School, Chaussée St Martin, in Reims.
"Chagall Contre le Cancer" has now existed for many years and has never failed to organise parties to raise money to help research on cancer.
Last night behind their masks everyone enjoyed themselves. The music and the lights were great, the pancakes delicious and the smiles dazzling !
Living in Hawaii, Matt King (George Clooney) is the descendant of a rich American businessman who married a Polynesian princess. Matt, as head of the family, has to decide whether to sell the land the Kings inherited from their ancestors or not. At the same time, his wife is brought to the hospital in a coma after a boating accident. Thus, Matt is suddenly forced to take care of his two daughters, Scottie, 10, and Alex, 17, whom he previously had little to do with…
The story is set in Hawaii and this is no accident. Director Alexander Payne uses the usual clichés we all have on this supposedly idyllic place to underline the emotional hardship the characters have to face. « I think paradise can go fuck itself » Matt King remarks in the film’s opening. The whole story could be all sentimental and melodramatic but Payne’s brilliant idea is to mix comedy and satire, drama and moral dilemna, like waves on the ocean come and go. George Clooney plays to perfection the part of the middle-aged man, slightly ridiculous in his floral shirts and flip-flops, yet deeply moving. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, Clooney plays the part of a lifetime. He is tremendous and would well deserve an Oscar. Meanwhile, supporting actors are all great: Shailene Woodley beautifully plays the rebellious teenager, Robert Forster is a memorable bad-tempered father-in-law and Beau Bridges brings depth and ambiguity to Matt’s cousin, Hugh. The film, however, is not mainstream and some may find it boring and dull since there is no suspense here. I loved it and I think you should give it a try!
Talking about British politics, I warmly recommend those of you who missed the programm, to watch the documentary on Queen Elisabeth II which was on Arte recently. If you’re interested, you can still watch it on the web until February, 8th. That means TODAY !!! Just click here:
In this irreverential documentary, Don Kent seizes the opportunity of the Queen’s diamond Jubilee to look back on her 60-year-long reign, questionning the changes and evolution of British society during that period of time. The interviews of philosopher Alain de Botton, cartoonist Glenn Baxter and writer Hanif Kureishi among others, bring an interesting light on the Queen and the Royal family and how they are viewed by their subjects. Past and modern History are melt in the public figure of the Queen who has known every Prime Minister from Winston Churchill to David Cameron. The highlight of the film however is to watch a young 21-year-old princess making the following statement « I declare before you all, that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and to the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong. » Hearing those words now makes you wonder how much of the future she had foreseen back then and how she would consider the iconic woman she became…
As it’s her Jubilee, there’s no doubt we’ll hear more about the Queen this summer. Meanwhile, for those of you who want to discover the Queen in an unconventional way, I suggest you watch Stephen Frears’s beautiful film The Queen or read Sue Townsend’s hilarious novel The Queen and I – and you’ll see what happens when the royal family are fired and forced to live on welfare in a council house… Have fun!
If you miss this tv program, there will undoubtedly be others on other channels ! We'll keep you informed.
You've all read one of his books, maybe rewritten for children, or seen a film made after one of his novels. Even though he was English, his works are part of our cultural heritage.
Who's your favourite hero? David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Scrooge ...?
Charles Dickens was born two centuries ago and Great Britain is celebrating this day !
This post may interest our Design students whether they are in 2nde, 1ère, Terminale, MANAA or BTS !
The OPERA Cinema presents :
I know it isn't in English, but there isn't a Spanish blog at Chagall, is there?
So you may want to go and see this Argentinian film on February 9th at 8.30 PM.
And on March 15th at 8.30 you will be able to watch Of Time And The City
Know more about the film on its official blog : http://www.oftimeandthecity.com/
Or here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1232790/
You know how much I love games ! Wordgames are among my favourites. I'd be really pleased if you shared this passion. To see how much vocabulary you master in English, click on the picture and have a go at MASSIVE BOGGLE !
You've got to type as many words as you can. They must be from three-letter to N-letter words. The longer they are the more you score. You can use the same letter to write several words, but not in the same word.
You don't have to register to play.
When the time is up you've got a few seconds to check the words you COULD HAVE written and the others HAVE written...