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FILM REVIEW                   
                     "MIDNIGHT IN PARIS"
                  REVIEW WRITTEN BY 2º B


Gil Pender is a writer. He loves Paris and he and his girlfriend, Ines, travel there a few days before their wedding. Gil's favourite age are the 20's. At midnight, a car stops in front of Gil. He goes up by mistake and is transported to the 20's. There he meets with many artists of that age and also from the Belle Époque, where he travels with Adriana, a woman he meets in his first time travel.

Coco Chanel

Fashion designer Coco Chanel, born August 19, 1883, in Saumur, France, is famous for her timeless designs, trademark suits, and little black dresses. Chanel was raised in an orphanage and taught to sew. She had a brief career as a singer before opening her first clothes shop in 1910. In the 1920s, she launched her first perfume and introduced the Chanel suit and the little black dress.


She was born in the United States, July 24, 1900 and died on March 10, 1948, was an American writer.
She published an autobiographical novel, "Save Me the Waltz" in 1932.

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

He was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.

Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) she was an American author and poet best known for her modernist writings, extensive art collecting and literary salon in 1920s Paris.

Ernest Hemingway

Work: Autor
He was born in Jully 21th 1899 and he died in Jully 2nd 1961
Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway is seen as one of the great American 20th century novelists, and is known for works like A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea.

Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau born on 5 July 1889 and died on 11 October 1963.He was a French poet,novelist,dramatist,designer,playwright,artist and filmmaker.
Cocteau is known for his novel "Les Enfants Terribles" (1929), and the films "Blood of a Poet" (1930),"Les Parents Terribles" (1948).

Man Ray

He was born in August 27 1890 . was an American modernist artist who spent most of his career in Paris , France. He produced major works in a variety of media but considerated himself a pinter above all.He was best know for his photography.He died in November 18 , 1976.


We think that this film Midnight in Paris was a good and a funny film. There were a lot of famous artist as: Monet, Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel… Also the film happens in Paris, a city with nice places: Alejandro III Bridge; and beautiful monuments as Nôtre Dame.

October, 23rd 2014


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                               THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
                               WRITTEN BY TWO 4B STUDENTS


Hazel is one girl that has cancer and she starts to go a help group. Here she meets Gus, who hasn´t got one leg. After that, Hazel tells  Gus about one book that she loves and she tells Gus that she wants to know what the end of the book is because the book ends in a sentence that doesn´t finish. And they manage to go to Amsterdam to visit the writer, but, when they arrive at this house, the writer tells their nonsense because he is an alcoholic. However, they decide to go to a museum. Here, Hazel and Gus start to be  a couple. But this love doesn´t last because Gus’ cancer is spreading in his body and he is going to die.

-Metaphor of the cigarette  

Gus says you put the weapon in your mouth, but you don´t give it the power to destroy you. You put the cigarette in your mouth and you don´t light it.

-Metaphor of the green car

They give eggs to their blind friends, because he will throw the eggs at the green car, because the green car means hope, but if you throw at the green car, it means that there isn´t hope.

-Metaphor of the water
Simply, water means life.
My opinion
I like this film because you know concepts of life that you didn´t know it and you understand metaphors on life. It isn´t just a love story, there are more things.


The film is about a girl with cancer (Hazel) who goes to a supporting group. She meets a boy (Augustus) and they fall in love. The girl loves a book and she shows it to her friend. They go to Amsterdam to meet the writer and he is an alcoholic. Augustus tells Hazel that he has cancer in all the body and he is going to die. She prepares a speech and she reads it in Augustus´ funeral. I think that this film is very educative because there are a lot of metaphors about life and it´s about a theme that happens every day but in my opinion the film is very sad.

Metaphor of the cigarette- that metaphor is that you put the thing that kills you in the mouth but you don´t give it the power to kill you. The cigarettes are one area in his life where he can have power over his body and what does and does not kill it.

Metaphor of the roller coaster- it symbolizes life. One day, you are on the top and another day you are down.




 Have a look at the great powerpoints that some students from 4º B have made ( abridged versión). Their presentations in class were superb. Enjoy the amazing pictures and learn some facts about these festivals by reading the texts.

                The Cherry Blossom Festival
                Winter Lights Festival

Great, guys!  Keep up!

 January, 20th

                           SUNSHINE ON LEITH
                             Conflicts and feelings

Sunshine on Leith. Alejandro Martínez Gómez 4ºB              

I have chosen this feeling because I think that it´s the conflict that most appears in the film and the conflict that most has called my attention because everybody has been disappointed at any moment. 

In the film, I think that disappointment appears, for example, when Jean finds out that Rab had a daughter with another woman, but he didn’t tell anything to Jean. Also, in the party of the anniversary of Liz´s parents, Ally asks her to marriage him, but she rejects him. Finally, when Davy is fighting with another man and Ivonne goes to stop him, he becomes aggressive with her, I think that she feels disappointment and she gets angry with Davy.

In conclusion, the film shows us that disappointment is present in our lives.

Sunshine on Leith. Ana López Tauste 4ºB
Freedom:  when the soldiers come from the war and they are dancing and singing on the street because they are free and they can do all that they want.

Decisions in life: when Ally said to his girlfriend Liz that he wants to marry her but she said no.
When Liz decided to go to work to Florida and abandon her boyfriend.
When Davy decided to go with Yvonne (his girlfriend) to England when Ally decided to join up again in the Army.

Sunshine on Leith.  Jota Abenza 4ºB
For me  the most important feeling of the film is when the woman discovers her husband’s affair because she discovers that her whole marriage was a lie because her husband was unfaithful and had a daughter with another woman and she discovers this in the celebration of their 25th  anniversary. Excellent.

Thank you, guys, for commenting on this first-class film full of feelings and conflicts that we live everyday.

 15th March


Boyhood is a film which shows the life of a boy, from the age of 6 to18. I’m going to make a brief reflection about the father, who, together with the mother,  are my favourite characters.

Ethan Hawke, playing the part of the father, was born in 1970 in Austin, Texas.

Well, I chose this character because I think he has lots of remarkable aspects. Summarising, we could say he tries to give form to Mason’s personality, but not obsessing over it, but in a soft and “indirect” way. This character has also loads of praiseworthy traits, like, for example:

- When he argues with his wife, though they are divorced, he always tries not to bring her angry, so he shows respect, wisdom and above all, intelligence. And is that intelligence the one I think he tries to transmit to Mason. So, we could talk about him as Mason’s mentor.

- As well as this intelligence and knowledge, I noticed that this man knows which is the perfect way to teach his son and actually, I really liked the way he talks to Mason, because, maybe sometimes Mason doesn’t care about what his father tells him, but, little by little and step by step, his father instils in Mason a set of moral values, which are going to be very useful to him when he is older. But the funnier thing, is that Mason is kind of unsuspecting, and that’s what really stroke me.


I think the reason why I loved this film is not its specials effects and all that stuff, but its content, because it shows lots of moral values and the evolution of the personality of a guy, since he was 6 years old. In my opinions it reflects perfectly the changes that a teenager feels throughout the puberty and also the situations that a teenager lives in this period of his life.

                                                                  Jose Fuentes Ros, 4ºB.

Once again, I am grateful for your reviews on the last film we've seen, Boyhood.