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Видеоурок: почему мы смотрим старые фильмы

Опубликовано: 01.04.2022

Посмотрев видео, вы узнаете, почему нам так интересно пересматривать фильмы с давно знакомым сюжетом.

Видеоурок: почему мы смотрим старые фильмы

Старые фильмы вызывают у многих из нас приятные эмоции: мы испытываем детский восторг, смеемся над глупыми шутками и будто снова верим, что впереди нас ждет только лучшее. Такие картины порой эффективнее встречи с психологом и успокаивающей медитации. Сегодня мы попробуем разгадать, в чем сила старых, но таких родных и душевных фильмов.

Инструкция по работе с видео
Инструкция по работе с видео

What is your favorite comfort movie?
The one you go to when the world feels all too surreal. When the constants in your life waver into unpredictable variables. What do you watch to help you decompress and find your footing? Something that can relieve you from an uncertain moment.
As we find ourselves in one of those shared singular moments, I invite you to take a step back and offer yourself a temporary break to catch your breath in the familiar warmth of a comfort movie.
a comfort movie — уютный фильм
to waver into unpredictable variables — неустойчиво двигаться в сторону непредсказуемых изменений
to decompress — расслабиться
to find one’s footing — наладить жизнь, встать на ноги
to take a step back — сделать шаг назад
to offer oneself a temporary break — взять временную паузу
to catch one’s breath — передохнуть
Today we will be taking a look at the different types of satisfying films and how they help us unwind and find some much-needed inner peace.to take a look at — взглянуть на
to unwind — отдыхать, успокаиваться
inner peace — внутренний покой
There are movies that we will always keep revisiting, we watch them on a bad day or on a special occasion. They become tied to a tradition or used to simply pass the time. There is a certain level of intimacy that they manage to attain because they were introduced to us at a very formative part of our lives.
The movies we watched and re-watched as children, or while forming our identity in our teens, re-inventing our identity in our early adulthood and following us throughout any significant changes in our lives, all the while cementing themselves in our memory. That’s why with every re-watch, they evoke old feelings and bring us back to a place when things were easier, like an emotional time machine. They also remind us of the people we might have shared it with friends, family and make us feel right at home filling us with a sense of security.
to keep revisiting — продолжать пересматривать
on a special occasion — по особому случаю
to become tied to a tradition — становиться частью традиции
to form smb’s identity — формировать личность
to re-invent one’s identity — заново познать себя как личность
early adulthood — начало взрослой жизни
significant changes — значительные изменения
to cement smth in one’s memory — зафиксировать в памяти
to evoke old feelings — пробудить старые чувства
to fill someone with a sense of security — наполнить кого-либо чувством безопасности
There can’t be an actual definitive list of nostalgic movies because it depends on when and where you were born, and your personal lived experience.
One of the most recent nostalgic series of movies is Harry Potter. As each movie was coming out, the young viewer was growing alongside the main character and maturing as the movie started to explore its darker themes.
It’s a very rare type of relationship with a
movie series, which explains why people have such a strong attachment to it.
a definitive list — окончательный список
lived experience — жизненный опыт
to explore — исследовать
darker themes — более мрачные темы
My favorite movie being the third one, not just because of Alfonso Cuaron’s direction but the fact it’s an in-between movie, characters transitioning from childhood to being teenagers and where the delineation between the fantasy world and the real one is increasingly blurred out.an in-between movie — переходный фильм
delineation between — граница между
to be blurred out — быть размытым
Personally, whenever I want to activate my nostalgic synapses, I watch the first Star Wars Trilogy and Indiana Jones. I don’t even remember when the first viewing happened, I just know that my brother and I grew up with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg as our babysitters, being influenced by the stories of fantastical space operas and archaeological action adventures. Movies were our daily entertainment and unbeknownst to us at the time an escape.the first viewing — первый просмотр
unbeknownst — неведомый
Our parents being newfound immigrants, managed to shield us from those early struggles of finding your place in an unknown world. We didn’t have a lot, but we did have the simple distractive pleasure of movies, their own emotional escape.a newfound immigrant — прибывший иммигрант
to shield someone from early struggles — защищать кого-либо от ранних трудностей
an emotional escape — эмоциональный побег
— I did not hit her, it’s not true. It’s bullshit! I did not hit her. I did not. Oh, hi Mark!
We all have a certain movie we like but are hard-pressed to find anyone else that agrees with our choice. And maybe you’re aware that the movies’ shortcomings are hard to defend, but it’s proudly sitting on your Blu-ray shelf, and you re-watch it more times that you would like to admit.
It’s those imperfect movies, overlooked by critics and could never hope to win any awards. The acting choices are questionable, the story is bewildering or littered with plot holes, the dialogue is cheesy, and the jokes are let’s say dated.
to be hard-pressed — быть в затруднительном положении
a shortcoming — недостаток
to be overlooked — быть игнорируемым
to be littered with — быть усеянным
a plot hole — недоработка сюжета
cheesy — дурацкий
dated — устаревший
But for some reason you accept them, wrinkles and all, because the satisfaction they bring you is undeniable. These are the mindless fun movies that promise a good time. Perhaps something unrealistically violent. An absurd comedy. A so a bad-it’s-so-good movie.
A cheesy action flick. They’re like going out for a walk, it’s low effort but refreshing and ultimately, it’s something you can control.
And for us, our guilty pleasure movies are Dumb and Dumber, Gremlins, and The Other Guys. Yeah, I know, we have a channel that advocates for more elevated cinema, but for some reason we quote those dumb movies all the time.
an action flick — боевик
elevated cinema — кино высшего класса
— Are you thinking what I’m thinking, partner?
— Aim for the bushes.
Let’s be honest, not all the movies you like are going to be about exploring the human condition... sometimes we just need a senseless snack that hits the right spot.
We don’t really know why we latch on to them and that’s the point. It doesn’t matter.
There are some movies choices that defy explanation, but we are grateful for the personal enjoyment they provide.
a snack — посредственный фильм
to hit the right spot — быть к месту, попасть в яблочко
to latch on to smb/smth — цепляться за кого-либо/что-либо
to defy explanation — не поддаваться объяснению
personal enjoyment — личное удовольствие
— My mama always said: Life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.
I have a preference for ambiguous movies with bleak endings.
I like it when a film leaves me asking questions and searching for answers, but there are moments where I realize that we need something a bit more concrete and uplifting.
One of my favorite movies of all time is Children of Men, but I can’t bring myself to watch a dystopian movie right now because it would ironically feel too on the nose with how reality seems to be taking a page out of a science fiction novel.
In these moments, we can see the importance of an inspirational movie.
Films that unlike nostalgic or guilty pleasures, don’t just look to the past for emotional comfort but to help us aspire forwards. We follow characters going against the current. Following the underdog in sport movies like Rocky and Creed and seeing them beat the odds.
Or in biopics, discovering the real-life examples of people struggling against adversity and prevailing. It pumps you up and reenergizes you. And also, the movies that are visually refreshing.
Like the beautiful symmetrical world of Wes Anderson and his doll house aesthetics that are inherently filled with childhood whimsy. The same can be said with Taika Watiti’s inviting work and delightful kiwi sense of humour. Or the masterfully animated productions of Ghibli movies, with Hayao Myiyazaki’s inspired attention to detail recreating the small human behaviors that usually go unnoticed.
Mamoru Hosoda’s heartwarming stories of the tenacity of families that can overcome nature, time and the unknown. The cathartic historical revisionism of Quentin Tarantino. The precise editing and comical visuals of Edgar Wright that make you feel like your hanging out with an old friend. But our personal feel-good movie is The Lord of the Rings, and it was also the selection that kept coming up in the comments.
The epic fantasy story of Frodo and the fellowship embarking on a quest to destroy the ring of power.
Perhaps it’s because I grew up with it and it formed my early teenage years.
We used to watch it with our family almost every Christmas. It will always make me think of home, but I specifically feel attached to The Two Towers. Filled with inspirational speeches, fight scenes and turns of fates that will surely give you goosebumps.
But our favorite scene has to be Sam’s monologue at the very end.
It’s an adaptation from the novel and it ties together the themes of the trilogy, although it wasn’t originally part of the script. It was added as a response to another historical dark moment.
ambiguous — двусмысленный
a bleak ending — унылая концовка
can’t bring oneself to do smth — быть не в состоянии заставить себя что-либо делать
a dystopian movie — антиутопический фильм
to feel too on the nose — слишком точно
a guilty pleasure — тайное желание
to aspire forwards — стремиться вперед
to go against the current — идти против течения
to follow the underdog — следить за аутсайдером
to beat the odds — добиться успеха несмотря ни на что
to struggle against adversity — сражаться с невзгодами
to prevail — победить, восторжествовать
to pump smb up — накачивать силами, заряжать энергией
childhood whimsy — детские причуды
to go unnoticed — остаться незамеченным
tenacity — упорство
precise editing — четкая обработка
comical visuals — комичные визуальные эффекты
a feel-good movie — приятный фильм
to embark on a quest — отправляться в путь
to form one’s teenage years — сформировать подростковые годы
to feel attached to smth — быть привязанным к чему-либо
turns of fates — повороты судьбы
to give goosebumps — вызывать мурашки
“It’s all wrong
By rights we shouldn’t even be here.
But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow.
Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why.”
a passing thing — мимолетная вещь
Comfort movies are there to catch our breath, to remind us of something important we might have forgotten and to ground us in something familiar so we can keep moving on.to ground smb in smth familiar — окунуть кого-либо во что-то знакомое
to keep moving on — продолжать двигаться дальше
— That there’s some good in this world Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for!
In a world of unsettling variables, it’s important to reach out to the simple constants in our lives.to reach out to smth — тянуться к чему-то


Разберем некоторые грамматические конструкции из видео.

Независимый причастный оборот

Независимый причастный оборот в английском языке — это сочетание существительного в именительном падеже и причастия в настоящем или прошедшем времени. В такой конструкции причастие выражает действие, которое относится к подлежащему.

Конструкция строится по следующей схеме: существительное + причастие + существительное.

Our parents being newfound immigrants, managed to shield us from those early struggles of finding your place in an unknown world. — Наши родители, будучи новоприбывшими иммигрантами, сумели защитить нас от ранних трудностей, связанных с поиском своего места в незнакомом мире.

Обратите внимание, что такая конструкция всегда выделяется запятой.


Инфинитивом называют неопределенную или безличную форму глагола, которая отвечает на вопросы «что делать?», «что сделать?». Использование инфинитива упрощает предложение и делает высказывание более лаконичным.

All have a certain movie we like but are hard-pressed to find anyone else that agrees with our choice. — У всех нас есть определенный фильм, который нам нравится, но нам тяжело найти человека, который разделяет наш выбор.
That meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why. — Это что-то значило. Даже если вы были слишком малы, чтобы понять почему.

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