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11 ridiculous ‘smart’ gadgets that totally exist

11 ridiculous ‘smart’ gadgets that totally exist | WE SPEAK ENGLISH | Scoop.it
In the tech world's quest to make everything connected, we've seen more than a few "smart" gadgets that aren't exactly solving everyday problems.
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Travel for All: Lonely Planet forges partnership with accessible tourism network | Lonely Planet blog

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As Lonely Planet’s Accessible Travel Manager, I am proud to announce that the company has signed an agreement with the world’s leading network for the study,
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WhalePower’s Tubercle Technology Licensed to TEG

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The Canadian company WhalePower has granted an exclusive, worldwide, manufacturing license to TEG, a German company specialized in efficient, green forms of energy generation, to use WhalePower’s Tubercle Technology to create retrofit blade kits for wind turbines. Tubercle Technology is inspired by the flippers of Humpback Whales and can be used to improve the efficiency of turbines, compressors, pumps and fans.

 

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El Gran Dictador (discurso final subtitulado en español)

Genial y formidable alegato antibélico de Chaplin ("El Gran Dictador" (1940) Charles Chaplin.

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He was simple amazing

 

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angela's comment, June 15, 2014 2:54 PM
i never saw this films but i see the american-arabian version that is so funny and original
Alejandro Pérez's comment, June 15, 2014 3:31 PM
Charles Chaplin always be one of the best actors in history, because he knew how can make you laugh with his characters and he could also make you cry of the laugh or of the sadness.
Enzo's comment, June 15, 2014 3:53 PM
Only i can say a word for describe this, amazing.
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Some like it Hot - Final Scene - YouTube

Final Scene of the great movie directed by Billy Wilder
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This final scene from Some Like It Hot (Con faldas y a lo loco) is one of the most famous scenes ever! It is also one of my favourite movies from classic cinema. Billy Wilder is considered a genius in cinema history and his films are simple AMAZING for the time they were made. 

Please, investigate for a while in classic cinema and tell me which film do you like from this period: 1930s - 1960s

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Laura Lacalzada's comment, June 15, 2014 2:31 PM
I never seen a film of this period but the previus film of chaplin was amazing and I liked it.
Pip Pip Pía's comment, June 15, 2014 4:13 PM
Sincerely, I haven't seen "Some like it hot" but I enjoy as much with this end that I want to see the whole film.
Pip Pip Pía's comment, June 15, 2014 4:16 PM
I like Casablanca, It is one of the few that I have seen but i think it is great.
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Matthew McConaughey to Receive American Cinematheque Award

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Matthew McConaughey will be this year's American Cinematheque honoree, the org has announced. The Oscar winner will receive the award on Oct. 21 at the Cinematheque's annual gala, to be held at the...
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And what about Matthew?! His incredible change is obvious: from a "surfing boy" to an Oscar-winning actor! Well, he has never been taken seriously in Hollywood. All what he did was related to action movies or romantic comedies. None of his roles was outstanding.  And then..... Dallas Buyers Club and Wolf of Wall Street changed his career forever. 

 

Opinions in 3,2,1...

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CarlosMartin's comment, June 15, 2014 1:55 PM
When I watched the oscars awards I didn't know the argument of The dallas buyers club but after that I knew it and i'm agree with him work so I think the award went to the correct person
CarlosMartin's comment, June 15, 2014 1:57 PM
* I'm sorry for the same 23 notifications of messages Jenny, my computer gets crazy*
angela's comment, June 15, 2014 2:42 PM
i didn´t saw the but i think this isn´t an actor i hate all his films he doesn´t got talent in my opinion
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Neighbors Official Trailer #3 (2014) - Zac Efron, Seth Rogen Movie HD

Subscribe to TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/sxaw6h Subscribe to COMING SOON: http://bit.ly/H2vZUn Like us on FACEBOOK: http://goo.gl/dHs73 Neighbors Official Traile...
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Hey! And what about some comedy? Do you like comedy films? We could talk about different kinds of comedy: romantic comedy or ..... just just comedy... or simply comedies that are supposed to be funny but are not... You know. As this film. That's my opinion: the easier and faster is the laughter, the worse and easily forgotten is the film. What do you think?

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Alejandro Pérez's comment, June 15, 2014 2:14 PM
I think the movie is original and many american comedy films are often funny, but the bad thing is that the trailer usually count everything..
Laura Lacalzada's comment, June 15, 2014 2:39 PM
I think that Zack Efron is handsome but this film won't be funny because he isn't a good actor for this kind of films.
Pip Pip Pía's comment, June 15, 2014 2:55 PM
I do not pretend to be cruelly critic, but I don't have fun with a baby taking a condom or with a man crashing the roof, not for stupid, not for superficial, just for not funny. I like to laugh of stupid things but, Is humour what this film is made of?
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Johnny Depp – five best moments

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Our pick of the star's greatest performances to date. What others would you add to the list?

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Okay, it is clear... For me he is the best actor ever even if he hasn't won an Oscar.... yet!    :) 

What about you? Do you think there are better actors? Who is your favourite actor or actress? Why?

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Laura Lacalzada's comment, June 15, 2014 2:48 PM
Teacher I'm agree with you I think that Johnny Depp is the best actor too. I love all the rolls that he played because he always do it perfect!
angela's comment, June 15, 2014 2:51 PM
i like johnny but not so much i think there are so many good actors better than him but i admire him becouse he has a big talent and one adacted personality which make he can adapted to differents roles including acent
angela's comment, June 15, 2014 2:52 PM
for every diferents movie that he makes
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'Big Bang Theory,' Lucasfilm Team for 'Star Wars' Day Episode (Exclusive) - Hollywood Reporter (blog)

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'Big Bang Theory,' Lucasfilm Team for 'Star Wars' Day Episode (Exclusive)
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CBS' The Big Bang Theory is teaming with Lucasfilm for an epic Star Wars episode timed to Star Wars Day, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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Wow! You know.. These guys in the Big Bang Theory are really special! As the whole freaky world, they celebrate the INTERNATIONAL STAR WARS DAY. Do you like movie sagas? Which one if the best? Which is the worst saga of all time? 

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Jaime Messía Cabrera's comment, June 15, 2014 1:41 PM
I like movie sagas, but it depends of the genre, for example I like Star Wars (everybody like it) but I get lazy if I think in Star Trek, the Sci-fi genre is very dense and if you want to understand the universe of the saga you have to investigate it, the same happens with epic fantasy films, and with games over all.
Alejandro Pérez's comment, June 15, 2014 2:35 PM
I like a few sagas, and two of them are The Godfather and The Pirates of the Caribbean.
Laura Lacalzada's comment, June 15, 2014 2:45 PM
My favourite movie sagasis Harry Potter I have seen all his flms, for me is one of the best actors in the world. And I hate ''The Lord of the rings'' because is very borring and it is too long.
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Lone Survivor - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

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Lone Survivor Film Review by Rick Swift

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I have just seen Lone Survivor. I mostly liked the crude realism of the film., though I dislike its typical American patriotism. Listen to the film review above. Do you like this type of films? What do you think of them?

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Lidia Cobos Curbelo's comment, June 15, 2014 1:08 PM
I dont like war films because for me this type of films are very heavy to see, The idea of a war in a film isnt bad, but usually war films elapse all the time in the war, and for me it isnt interesting
Jaime Messía Cabrera's comment, June 15, 2014 1:52 PM
I didn't watch this film but I have watched other similar, and I love them because I always wanted to feel the sense of the soldiers in the war, playing with their lifes, depending of a weapon to survive in hostile place
Enzo's comment, June 15, 2014 3:49 PM
I like so much war film's, because there are very action, and the sounds effects are amazing.
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7 summer movies you shouldn't miss - Today.com

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If you decide your child can't handle "Maleficent," buy them off with the promise of a trip to "How to Train Your Dragon 2," the sequel to the hit DreamWorks dragon saga from 2010.

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I know you like superhero movies. Now it's time to comment: which of these is your favourite? 

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Lidia Cobos Curbelo's comment, June 15, 2014 12:47 PM
I have decided to see how to travel your dragon 2 because I saw how to travel your dragon 1 and it was a super movie, the second part may be incredible
Jaime Messía Cabrera's comment, June 15, 2014 1:34 PM
Wow, I just have watch the trailer of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and I am really excited about it. I saw the first one I really liked, also I saw the last one (the origin of the saga) and also I am going to watch it, I can't wait more, for me it's the most important film of the seven they mention in the article.
Pip Pip Pía's comment, June 15, 2014 2:25 PM
Don't kick me, but I wouldn't mind to miss Dawn of the Planet of the Apes...
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Lonely Planet's best places in U.S. for 2016

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Lonely Planet releases its picks for the 10 best spots to visit in the United States in 2016.
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Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters | Michaeleen Doucleff | NPR.org

Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters | Michaeleen Doucleff | NPR.org | WE SPEAK ENGLISH | Scoop.it

It's March. It's freezing. And there's half a foot of snow on the ground. When is this winter going to end?

 

Many scientists think that climate change might be one cause of this year's "snowpocalypse" in Boston and bitter cold snaps in New York and Washington.

 

But physicists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have been looking into another culprit: air pollution in China and India.

 

"Over the past 30 years or so, man-made emission centers have shifted from traditional industrialized countries to fast, developing countries in Asia," physicist Jonathan Jiang writes in an email.

 

The animation from NASA shows how pollution from Asia and other continents mixes and moves around the world. (It's a simulation made with satellite data from September 2006 to April 2007.)

The colorful swirls represent airborne particles in the atmosphere. Many of those particles are sea salt (shown in blue) picked up from the ocean, and dust (shown in red-orange) scooped up from deserts.

But there are also man-made sources of particles. Soot from fires is shown in green-yellow, and sulfur from fossil fuel emissions and volcanoes is in white.

As the animation moves through time, you can see fires billow up from South America and parts of Africa. Dust from the Sahara Desert sweeps west, and power plants in North America and Europe emit sulfur that blows east.

Then, about 43 seconds into the video, Asia comes into view. And its coal-powered industrialization is clear.

 

Click headline to read more, access hot links and watch NASA's animation video--


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Summary: This article is very interesting because it analyzes the possible effects of this years long winter. This article claims it is caused by air pollution in China.

 

Insight:  This article is basically the epitome of what we learned in Unit 1 because it is all about the spatial analysis of world processes. The article says that China's population lead to major air pollution there and that, they claim, has lead to global warming, meaning that the polar ice caps are descending and causing longer winters and masking the sun in the ozone.  

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Twelve of the best film soundtracks - The Guardian (blog)

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Twelve of the best film soundtracks
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Diamonds Are Forever encapsulates the Las Vegas showiness and Bond swagger of the film.

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This is an interesting article from THE GUARDIAN that talks about the best soundtracks. You know how important music is for films. Most of the times, a good soundtrack can save a horrible film.

 

One of my favourite composers is Hans Zimmer, famous for The Dark Night, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more. But of course I have also Leonard Bernstein, Chaplin with Smile or James Horner.

As for animation, I think The Lion King is one of the most important soundtracks in animation history.

 

I invite you to look for these sountracks. I-m sure you will enjoy them.

 

Have a nice weekend 

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Mario Rodriguez's comment, June 14, 2014 12:41 PM
Nice recopilation, thank you. I'm in love with Beethoven music thank to the Clockwork Orange.
Carla zer0.15's comment, June 15, 2014 10:14 AM
I didn't like any of these soundtrack, I like Twilight's soundtrack... and I think that all of us will recognise the soundtrack of Harry Potter when we hear it in tv. Walt Disney has, to me, many beautiful soundtracks that we all know and will always remember, because they are all so expressives... I prefer these soundtracks I have appointed, that the ones that are considered the best.
Iriaalvarez's comment, June 15, 2014 4:59 PM
Great soundtracks , many of these films i have never watched , but in my opinion i love Pirates of the Caribbean soundtracks. I enjoy a Clockwork Orange 's soundtrack and the Last of the Mohicans ' soundtrack.
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Pedro Almodóvar: Spanish government wants to exterminate cinema

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Film director joins battle between film-makers and People's party and criticises Cristobal Montoro for hike in VAT on cinema tickets (Pedro Almodóvar: Spanish government wants to exterminate cinema http://t.co/FQuErlIgAc)...

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Today is Spains day. Isn-t it_ GO SPAIN! Beat down all these Oranges!!

 

But seriously, in this interview Almodóvar worries about the current situation of Spanish cinema, culture and arts in Spain, which are victims of the rightist censorship. He accuses the government  of the poor success of Spanish films. What do you think_ Is the government to be blamed for this_

 

In addition, which is your favourite Spanish film_ Why_

 

} Sorry for the missing question marks. This keyboard is broken...

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Pip Pip Pía's comment, June 15, 2014 3:33 PM
Spanish culture has historically been threatened by some or other reasons and I am not talking about only Franco's censure. When we think on lost of culture we must think seriously about what is happening now with our art and our artists and take part of a change because we have a great unknown art which we will continue having if we let some injustices grow.
I think art is very important because is what make us think and it's what we more need to protect in times of economic crisis because an intellectual crisis is the only one that can't be repaired.
Pip Pip Pía's comment, June 15, 2014 3:38 PM
Ok, sorry for the distraction XD. Asking the question, my favourite spanish movie is "Los Otros"
Iriaalvarez's comment, June 15, 2014 5:01 PM
Protagonist*
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Quentin Tarantino Blasts Digital Projection at Cannes: 'It's the death ...

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Quentin Tarantino Blasts Digital Projection at Cannes: 'It's the death of cinema.' Quentin Tarantino is angry. The filmmaker, in Cannes for the festival's 20th anniversary screening of his 1994 Palme d'Or winner "Pulp Fiction" ...
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Django Unchained is becoming a TV series soon. Do you think it will be successful? Why?

 

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José E. Ahmad Fdez.'s comment, June 12, 2014 12:54 PM
They'll have to fill and extend history. Not will succeed. xd
Mario Rodriguez's comment, June 14, 2014 12:55 PM
I'm agree with Luis, it won't be a good serie. But if Taranttino earns more money, I'm sure that he will do an amazing film next.
Pablo Barrios Hermoso's comment, June 15, 2014 7:52 AM
the serie will be I think no so much good, but the film was fantastic, Tarantino mus do the second part
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Grace of Monaco review – not Nicole Kidman's finest hour - The Guardian

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AThe Guardian Grace of Monaco review – not Nicole Kidman's finest hour The Guardian This should come as no surprise from a director whose previous film La Vie en Rose (another non-biopic, this time of Edith Piaf) was largely notable for airbrushing...

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Another FILM REVIEW which can be an example of the one you must do this week.

Remember: DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY 13

 

In general terms, the critic says Grace of Monaco is not the best of Nicole Kidman's roles. Many people consider her one of the best actresses. What do you think? Who is your favourite actress? Why?

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Raul Cherry Juice's comment, June 13, 2014 3:24 AM
In this film, Nicole Kidman plays her role without getting into the character... but she's pretty so i think that this is as important as been a good actor.
Mario Rodriguez's comment, June 14, 2014 12:46 PM
I don't like Nicole Kidman because she allways plays the role of 'Nicole Kidman in this movie...' . I think that Uma Thurman is quite better because she has big and expressive eyes that really shows the feelings of the role.
Alejandro Pérez's comment, June 15, 2014 3:07 PM
Nicole Kidman is a good actress, and I don´t know why but she has the face of a villain and I think it would be okay, but my favorite actress is Jennifer Connely, because all the movies I've seen where she's the main character is very good.
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Edge of Tomorrow Movie Review (2014) | Roger Ebert

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"Edge of Tomorrow" is less of a time travel movie than an experience movie; that statement might not make sense now, but it probably will after you've seen it. Based on Hiroshi Sikurazaka's novel "All You Need is Kill", it's a ...
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This is a good FILM REVIEW. What are the most important facts in a film review? Does this one about "Edge of Tomorrow" contain a positive or a negative critique? 

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Alvaro Ramos Cozzi's comment, June 15, 2014 8:13 AM
I dont like sad sotries , beacuase if you want to see a film is to pass a good time , not to be sad for fault.
Ana Hurtado de Palacio.'s comment, June 15, 2014 11:58 AM
I think that is a positive critique, and I think that the film is interesting, but I´m agree with Raul: the style of the movie isn´t the most original. I am agree with Laura and Iria about the important facts in a film review. I like Tom Cruise, he make a very good job.
Pip Pip Pía's comment, June 15, 2014 4:07 PM
I think it is a too positive critic, I mean, is good to be positive, but is more important to show the readers every face.
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FINAL TASK

FINAL TASK | WE SPEAK ENGLISH | Scoop.it
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Hello guys!

 

Are you ready to talk about films? I know you love cinema and you are very good critics.This will be our site where we will share the comments we want with respect to films. The thing is as follows:

 

1. I will "scoop" different interesting articles. You have to comment on them. After this project is finished, you must have commented at least 6 entries. The more comments you make, better marks you'll get.

 

2. Last but not least, choose the film you want and do a good FILM REVIEW (following the guide we have seen in class). You will present it orally in class and hand it to me - properly presented - before the end of the course. 

DEADLINE: 13th June

 

I hope you enjoy this website! :)

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Adrián Luis's comment, June 12, 2014 3:12 PM
This is just a curiosity: The guy who is in the picture, (whose name is Gene Kelly) did that scene while he was sick. At the time , in black and white movies, the water was almost invicible, so they had to use boiling milk, so the camera can capture it.
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We will watch a film next week, Luis. But I will try to show you something most of you haven-t seen before *hope so
Carla zer0.15's comment, June 15, 2014 6:16 AM
"Singing in the rain" ... I LOVE this song. I haven't seen the movie, but I can remember that boy singing and dancing perfectly. I used to like imitate him when I was in the street with my umbrella, when I was a little child. Also I did a perform in the creche, with Lidia, dancing with my umbrella of Tweety, I know I will always remember that.
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Widescreen, immersive and no funny glasses: Is this the future of 3D cinema?

Widescreen, immersive and no funny glasses: Is this the future of 3D cinema? | WE SPEAK ENGLISH | Scoop.it
In the two weeks since it launched, Gravity, the sci-fi spectacular starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, has made $191m (£119m) at the box office.
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After reading this article, how do you  expect cinema will be in the future? 

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Alejandro Pérez's comment, June 15, 2014 2:50 PM
I do not think 3D movies are the future because for me it would be very rare a film of drama in 3D. I mean that 3D is for movies with special effects.
Laura Lacalzada's comment, June 15, 2014 2:59 PM
I think that the cinema will die because yearly is more expensive and only may pay the rich people.
Enzo's comment, June 15, 2014 3:47 PM
Depend of the film, if you go to see a film in 3D, the film must have so much effects, if dont have this are like a normal film, and you put this ridiculous glasses for nothing.
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Hugh Howey, Author Of The “Silo Saga,” Talks About Making It Big ...

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howey-hugh Hugh Howey is a best-selling Sci-Fi author with a long and interesting pedigree. He's been a yacht captain, a computer guy and, most recently, a bona fide publishing sensation. His book, the Wool Omnibus, ...
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Would you like to make movies? Perhaps you prefer the glamour of the red carpet rather than the second place. What do you think? Why?

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Natalia's comment, June 15, 2014 7:36 AM
I'm agree with my partners about wanting to make movies because I think that it's a job where you enjoy every hour that you spend in your work with all the people, and make people happy with your results, definitely that would be an incredible experience.
Ana Hurtado de Palacio.'s comment, June 15, 2014 11:33 AM
I like acting, but I dislike the fame. I think that make a film is a hard word but it must be incredible, imagine if you can say "I make the Hunger Games film", it must be a pride. But the best is that you can teach something to people of all the worl, and it is fantastic.
Lidia Cobos Curbelo's comment, June 15, 2014 12:52 PM
I would prefer being an actress to a director because I find much more fun to act to direct the film,also being a director is a big responsibility.