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Recently I saw a movie on line. It’s called Saving face, directed by a Chinese-American director called ….Alex Wu, cast by(er. Casting)a group of Chinese-American actors and actresses, including one of my favorite actresses Joan Chen, who immigrated to the United States in the 1980s. That mean when I was a little kid, I saw movies of hers. This movie is about a Chinese mother and an American daughter, who has grown up with her grandparents in the United States. It shows how the mother gets along with her daughter, how to cope with her new American life and how she handles her own emotional problems. At the end of the movie, the mother and the daughter finally understand each other. The mother accepted the fact that her daughter is lesbian. And the daughter also encourages her mother to accept a marriage with(to) a young man—she married a man who is almost 20 years younger than her. This movie shows….(interrupted)
Do you want to see the movie again?
No, I don’t think so, because I saw the movie on line, and I was able to repeat it again and again. I think I have known the movie enough and there is no need to….
Have you told anybody about the film?
No…oh yes, I talked about it to a friend of mine when we were chatting on line…
What is the status of film making in your country?
Oh, it is becoming increasingly important. There is a big market for it in the country and many companies are investing in the film industry…(interrupted)
What is the status of actresses and actors in your country?
Well…opinions vary. Young people admire movie stars, the glamour, trend, fashion..They see them as heroes. However, older people have negative opinions towards them. To them, many movie stars have problems. Some of them have drug problems, divorces….they don’t like them at all….(interrupted)
How do movies influence people?
The content, the content of a movie have influences on people. For example, if a movie is about how people persevere to succeed. Young people may be inspired and motivated to seek success after they see it….(interrupted)
How do you see the educational value in films and that in reading?
Well, you think when you read, so . However, when you see a movie, movies are full of plots, some are really exciting. You can’t really think when you watch them. You might think after you watch the movie, but not during watching it. So I think reading has more educational value than seeing films.
How does seeing films help with learning languages?
Oh, it helps a lot in learning languages, because learning a language is a process of imitating.. When students are seeing a film, he is imitating the expressions, the pronunciation and the vocaburary. Most important of all, they enjoy it! I use that a lot in my class....
Isn’t it a bit passive?
Oh, yeah,it is a bit. That’s why we don’t do that often in ….ah serious class time. We do that at weekends when students are relaxing…(interrupted)
How do you plan a lesson with films?
I will…First, I will tell them that we are going to show a movie and then ask them to guess what the content is .Then we show the movie, after seeing it, we’ll discuss about it to see who has guessed right. And if we have more time for it, we usually pick one scene for the students to act. Or sometimes we pick several scenes and different groups of students act them. We put them together and we have a movie of our own…