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Re: Carmody's Log for French

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:49 pm
by Carmody
Thanks so much for visiting Peter; always glad to hear from you. I was not aware of the situation with farmers in Australia; thanks for the heads up on it.

Yes, I continue to put in my 2-3 hours of French daily... :D

Re: Carmody's Log for French

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:47 am
by Carmody
Something I found of interest on Jodie Foster:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUCOAIWpnNo

Re: Carmody's Log for French

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:06 am
by MorkTheFiddle
Carmody wrote:Something I found of interest on Jodie Foster:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUCOAIWpnNo

Foster plays the widow of a French deserter in the French WW1 movie Un long dimanche de fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement) . The role is not big, but she speaks her own lines in French.
The movie is good, not top notch, say 7/10. I used it for making Anki cards with subs2strs. See rdearman's posts starting here for that process.

The only flaw with the cards for this particular movie is that the audio is not as crisp as I would like (and need).
The movie is based on a novel of the same name by Sebastien Japrisot, which I would rate 9/10.
If memory serves, Foster went to a French lycée in that well known French city down by the sea, Los Angeles.
Incidentally, I would not have expected the name Foster to give a French speaker a hard time. :?

Re: Carmody's Log for French

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:17 am
by Carmody
Many thanks for the resources; most appreciated.

Re: Carmody's Log for French

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:46 am
by Carmody
A nice resource for those who would like a bit of oral input and have 26 mins to spare..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg5dn6Wwyhg

Re: Carmody's Log for French

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:40 am
by Carmody
I figure since it is my log I can share some fun stuff:



:D

Re: Carmody's Log for French

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:13 pm
by Carmody

Re: Carmody's Log for French

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:41 pm
by Lawyer&Mom
I loved them all!!! (But the snow! I cackled!)

Re: Carmody's Log for French

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:34 pm
by Carmody
Reources for listening practice come in all shapes and sizes, but this channel-Passe-moi les jumelles- with for example this film is one of my favorite. I doubt anyone will watch it since it is almost 30 mins. long but for me the channel and the film are special.


Re: Carmody's Log for French

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:58 am
by MorkTheFiddle
Odd to see unpolled milk cows and odd to see cows being milked in the field. Do they do that in the winter, too, in the Val de Bagne? Do the cows never thwack the milkman in the head with their tails? At about 14:28 they throw a white powdery substance out for the cows. Is that salt? I'm used to salt licks in rectilinear cubes, somewhat the size of a breadbox. "Il aime ce qu'il fait," says the lady, and he, "J'ai besoin de cette solitude." Entendu.

As for the spoken French, I understood less than half. :(