My Favourite Film
Usually we see films either in the cinema or on the TV.
But from time to time I go to the cinema. My favourite film
is "War and Peace". The script of the film was written by
Sergey Bondar-chuk and W. Solowjew. The Leningrad (now
Sankt Petersburg) ballet-dancer Ludmila Saweljiewa played
the main part. She played this role wonderfully. The other
parts were played by A. Ktorov (old Bolkonsky), 0. Tabakov
(Nikolai), I. Skobzeva (Helena).
Borodino struggle, hunting, the first ball of Natasha made
a great impression on me.
My favourite film is "The Fate of a Man". This film is
excellent. It is difficult to find other words to describe it. It
has enormous vigour and delicacy, it is full of purity and
...A man is caught in the storm of war and loses
everything. Black clouds surround him, and -yet he finds
strength to bear up with it all; he finds strength to adopt a
child, a destitute, helpless creature..."
All the great events and the feelings aroused are depicted with taste, tact and restraint.
Тo wish to draw attention particularly to the extraordinary
performance of the boy. Even if the film has no other merits, the child
scenes, so subtle, profound and lifelike, so full of tragic vigour —
these scenes alone would win Bondarchuk the reputation of a great
Last Tuesday I saw the film "Romeo and Juliet" by
Shakespeare. The starring was perfect. Romeo was played by
And I'll try to tell you about this film. In the town of
Verona there were two rich families, the Capulets and the
Montagues. There was an old quarrel between those two
families. One day Capulet made a great supper. At that supper
Romeo saw Juliet and fell in love with her at ones. Juliet had
the same feelings. Romeo asked Juliet to marry him. She
agreed, but nobody knew about their plan. The next day Romeo
and Juliet came to friar and he married them.
Some days passed and Juliet's father told her that she
was to marry a young man whose name was Paris. Juliet
didn't know what to do. But the friar helped her. He gave her
medicine and told her to go home and be ready to marry
Paris. But when she drinks that medicine she will sleep for
forty — two hours.
Juliet did as the friar told her. Juliet's parents thought
that she was dead and put her into the family tomb. When
Romeo heard that Juliet was dead he bought some poison and
went to the tomb of the Capulets. Paris was there and Romeo
Then Romeo kissed Juliet on the lips and drank his poison.
At this moment Juliet woke up and saw that the young man
was dead. Juliet took a dagger that was on the floor and
1. What is your favourite film?
2. Who is the producer of your favourite film?
3. Who played the main role?
4. Retell the plot of "Romeo and Juliet".
5. What do you feel when you watch this film?
Among different types of films (that is comedy, romantic
drama, western, adventure film, police drama or detective film,
psychological thriller, horror film, historical film) best of all I
like comedy and romantic drama, because such films are very
cheerful and full of life. I don't like horror films and I find
them quite disgusting.
Sometimes I may watch a police drama or a historical film, but
I'm not very keen on these types of films. Now let me tell you about one
of my favourite films "Gone with the wind" by the novel by Margaret
Mitchell. Unfortunately, I don't remember the name of its producer, but I
like the acting.
Scarlett O'Hara — there is no more lively character, which
makes the reader and the spectator palpitate (in the film this
role was played by Vivian Lee). Maybe the words from the
Irish song are about Scarlett: "if the Irish eyes are laughing,
oh, they' re stealing your heart".
Scarlett goes through many trials and troubles, but her
sharp and strong mind, her strong will help her to survive.
And not only to survive, but to render and to develop moral
values in this cruel world.
Ratt was telling her in vain that they were both scoundrels.
He is cynical by conviction, she is under the pressure of
Scarlett is a symbol of wonderful America, the child, who
was crippled with greed, but didn't lose inner beauty.
Even her name, which was found at the last moment >n the
publishing house contained the ideal and vice, innocence and
regeneration. In English it sounds like Scarlett flower and
illness (scarlet fever).
Much in common, though their characters and fates are
different, has Scarlett with the character of another film Jane
They are too different, but at the same time too similar.
Scarlett is very beautiful, flighty and noisy.
Jane isn't beautiful. She is modest and peaceful. But they
are both strong in the difficult minutes of the life. Skarlett
and Jane for the sake of love can pass through all the
difficulties. They are faithful to their men.
And I like it, that they, thank to their mind and abilities
reached a lot in life. And eventually people get to appreciate
both of them.
1. What is your favourite film?
2. What types of films do you know?
3. Who is the author and producer of your favourite
4. What other books, written by this author, are known to
5. For what features of character do you like or dislike the