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Documentary about Schindler May 28, 2013

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Oskar Schindler – The Man Behind the List.

An interesting ‘companion piece’ to the movie. While your main resource will be the visual text, the documentary adds layers to Schindler’s character.

 

Gloomy Sunday May 28, 2013

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In the scene where we first see Oskar Schindler (the one that focuses on his hands) there is a piece of music playing in the background. This is a slightly stylized version of a ‘classic’ called Gloomy Sunday (Rezső Seress) and is morbidly appropriate as a prelude.

There was a film made in 2003 called Gloomy Sunday about the origins of the piece and it has some connections to Schindler’s List. It is worth watching – but only over a very melancholy weekend (and it has subtitles)
See:

http://www.phespirit.info/gloomysunday/article_01.htm

http://www.phespirit.info/gloomysunday/

 

Glogster in action! May 20, 2009

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glogster

An excellent example of an e-portpolio – made by Jess

Telescopictext! May 19, 2009

Posted by mataenglish in Just for fun!.
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Telescopictext
Great fun! May be good for creative writing…?

telescopictext(Click on the highlighted words…)

Romeo and Juliet – The Killers Version May 19, 2009

Posted by mataenglish in Just for fun!, Shakespeare, Year 11.
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Romeo and Juliet – The Killers version

Boolify Search Engine May 17, 2009

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Another interesting way of searching…
Boolify!

boolify_logo

Wisdom May 14, 2009

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An interesting reflection on wisdom…
Wisdom

 Billy

From the Andrew Zuckerman Book

Invictus December 1, 2008

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Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstanceI have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley; 1849-1903

Visuwords October 21, 2008

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Another great dictionary dictionary type search engine for you visual learners…
Type in your favorite word and watch it go!

Reading Logs! October 16, 2008

Posted by mataenglish in Reading Logs, Year 11.
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Another friendly reminder!
Reading Logs are due at the end of next week…

Well done to those of you who have already handed them in.