What is this blog all about?

The main purpose of this blog is to give an overview of the things I do, in my everyday life, in order to improve my English. Since I am a very lazy person, I mostly read, and watch movies, and do things which make it possible for me to improve my vocabulary, my grammar and my accent without getting bored... So this blog is going to be about the books I read, the movies I watch, and some other things which I find relevant (or not)...

I hope you'll like it! Don't hesitate to leave comments if you have any suggestions concerning what I should write about!!

samedi 31 mai 2008

And a bottle of rum...

\o/ Revolution, people!

I have found a new and worthy cause to blog! Yeah, well, to write a short post, is more like it.

I have been re-watching the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean movies with my friend V lately, and I liked them much better than I had watching them the first time (especially the second one, which is actually quite funny. I just wish Keira Knightley would... well, I'd better not. Else, I'm going to have to write the "here be spoilers" message again...)

Anyway, here is a post about technical dialogues in movies. Though I'm not sure "technical" is the word. Maybe "specialized" would be more suited, and "annoying" would certainly best describe it, only it would make the concerned area much much wider.

I must say I don't always agree with myself on this subject, but concerning Pirates of the Caribbean, I certainly do. Why did the writer bother writing all the stuff about "brick the hammock" and "lower the starboard withshpik?" Guys, face it, no one knows what you are talking about!! At least when Dr House talks business, you learn actual vocabulary and grasp some little meaning. But in Pirates of the Caribbean, the sound of crashing waves prevent you from hearing half of it, and even if you did, you are absolutely not likely to ever understand what any of it refers to.

It is annoying to the same degree in some science fiction series I know of. I refer here to Dr Who, for example, who saves the world by the sheer power of convenient twists of his time Lord technology. It is OK by me. I am NOT watching the series because I find it believable. I am NOT interested in your pathetically trying to convince me it is. All I want is more David Tennant being cool. Spare me the "I crashed the screwdrivers' laser timewinder into the machine's bloopster". I do not care.

I hope you hear me, dialogue writer. Tonight, I'm off to see Indiana Jones with me friends, I do hope you'll have made an effort :)

4 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

Ouais, tant que tu es sur le sujet j'en profite pour souligner qu'il existe UNE série de SF qui ne fait pas ça, et que c'est Battlestar Galactica. <3 <3 comme dirait l'autre à propos d'autre chose.

Claire a dit…

Ce que tu gagnes en frais de dictionnaire spécialisé, tu le perds en Lexomil. Mais ce que j'en dis, moi, hein... :>

Änn a dit…

hello miss. elle etait comment votre premiere journee (et deuxieme deja) de travail a saarbruecken? ca se passe bien?


Claire a dit…

Salut Anne!!

Mes premières journées se sont bien passées, au boulot, c'est très intéressant!!

J'ai eu du mal a récupérer la clé de ma chambre (j'étais jamais à l'heure au bureau) mais cette fois ci c'est bon, et elle est très bien. Je pourrai t'aider à trouver si tu as besoin d'aide (moi j'ai eu du mal :)

Et toi, et toi et toiiiiii???? Alooooors??? La Californie???? Comment k'c'est??????

Bisoux et merci pour le com!!