MYTHS AND HEROES : THE BRITISHNESS :CHECK: (Famous people (Writers…
MYTHS AND HEROES : THE BRITISHNESS :CHECK:
The B eccentricity
: of Vivienne Westwood / a colorful jacket / an umbrella + a suitcase w/ diff patterns/colours - orange-dyed hair / very eccentric
: of a man who is classy but w/ a twist / he looks proud / waiting leaning against a dust bean / he is twisted because he has a wild hairdo ad big rings / embodies B eccenticity for ambivalence/duality
a newpaper article
: Isabel Taylor presents here an important B trait wich is eccentricity / according to her that's a big part in B culture and this trait perfectly embodies Britishness / that's somthg B don't have to forget & have to continue to be eccentric &to prove it to the world
the trailer of the movie "Johnny English"
: the parody of spy film / he is clumsy, awkward / he acts foolish / embodies the perfet anti-hero / this film debunks the myth of JB / the
are the sounds of a realistic spy movie with car crashes, explosions... then a romantic music, the speaker voice is low-pitched this creates suspense BUT at one moment there is wiggly-giggly sounds... with the ridiculous
... this creates discrepeancy & represents a gap => comical &humour
a text "Remarkable S.Holmes"
: a private detective / friend Dr Watson / the scene set at Holmes's home in 221b Baker Street London / it's tea time / SH devines that a child has the flu that W's wife is away to look after the child / SH notices element as a perfect detective like W forgot his gloves, W cleaned his shoes in a hurry, W and his W had a cup of coffe just before she goes... H is pragmatic, shrew, has a sharp eye & a strong sense of observation ! he his the perfect embodiement of Britishness
JB & the Queen at the OG's opening ceremony in 2012
: a footage/a skit / JB is the encounter of a fictionnal character / whereas the Queen is a real one / JB goes & fetch the Q at BPalace they take helicopter & they jump from above the stadium ! :open_mouth: => mix between tradition & modernity / reality & fiction =>> discrepeancy of the Q = humourus/eccentric effect
little presentations of everybody in the class
The Brits in everyday life
: from the animated movie 'Wallace & Gromit" made with plasticine figures. There is smth
: traditionnal interior with wallpaper & GB breakfast / the way they are dressed / reading the newspaper. There is smth with a
: dog is sitting at the table, having a bowl of cereals, reading the newspaper.
a ytb video
: stereotypes on British people : posh accent / drink tea + eat scones all the time / are snobby / bad weather / have butlers / love the monarchy / class-conscious / bad hygiene
a newspaper article
: exemple first : 2 wemen who are swimming topless in a pool. Then the same who are smoking in a no-smoking area : British people are open-minded but respect the laws. :warning:
The Brits in everyday life
History & geography
London's bombings in 2005
first country who had an industrial revo
The B had never lose a war
great Scientists who win Nobel Prizes
Everyday life & attitude
: pony club camp, love animals, corgies (Queen's dog)
: rain, clouds
: curries, roasts, toasts, ginger beer, fudge, tea, scones, bad food (according to Chirac)...
: original people, sense of peagentry, sense of humour, CLASSIC WITH A TWIST, respect laws, open-minded, tolerant so long as/if/provided people respect laws, don't criticize
Moto : "Classic with a twist !"
The British eccentricity
a positive trait / feature // an asset
the stranger people are, the better it is
a mild form of rebellion / a declaration of independance / a way of
letting off steam
/ to ease tensions to relax
because the B are eccentrics, they remain cool which helps them to be law-abiding / respect the law :arrow_right: so they are respectful
: designers are supposed to be eccentric & they txin themselves into ridicule "self-parody"
: nonsense & eccentric stories w/ very odd/strange details & situations / also weird characters & emblematic characters
: B people listen to music to have fun/be entertained so musicians have to be inventive/creative
The future of B ecc.
is getting rare today
a giornalist fears the B culture may disappear / the decline of eccentricity may lead impoverish B culture
:warning: not forget that eccentricity is an important B trait
Tim Berners-Lee (Internet)
Queen Elizabeth II
The Pink Floyd
Ian Fleming (realisator)
Vivienne Westwood (stylist)
Alexander MacQueen (stylist)
The Monty Pythons (Dark Humorists)