CONTENTS OF THIS PAGE* FINALIZATION
* INTERESTING EXCERPTS FROM THE MOVIES "MATRIX" AND "TRUMAN SHOW"
* SUGGESTIONS : ADDITIONAL VIDEOS AND BOOKS
* RULES TO COPY THIS TEXT
* MINI LIST OF EQUIVALENT WORDS FOR BRITISH ENGLISH READERS
"We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teacher, leave us kids alone
Hey, teacher, Leave us kids alone
All in all it was just another brick in The Wall"
"Some of their rules can be bent, Others can be broken"
(Morpheus, in the movie "The Matrix")
"I can't go back, can I ?" (Neo)
"No, but even if you could, would you like to ?" (Morpheus)
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INTERESTING EXCERPTS FROM THE MOVIES "THE MATRIX"
AND "THE TRUMAN SHOW"
Updated on July 09 th, 2000.
SUGGESTIONS : ADDITIONAL VIDEOS AND BOOKS
Added on April 08 th, 2000.
As well, you may want to watch different movies dealing with the question
of reality, "what is reality", and its consequences.
I suggest three additional videos : "Dark City", "The Thirteenth Floor"
and "Crossworlds" (this latter with Hutger Hauer).
In "Dark City", pay attention to the manipulation of memory scenes and
watch carefully the last part when you'll see a battle between two
descriptions of reality and the creation of the REAL "Shell Beach".
In "The Thirteenth Floor", don't lose the scene where the main character
drives a car passing over all the signs of "Road Closed" and the like, till
the road 'alignes' with him towards the horizon.
In "Crossworlds", the elevator scene is very interesting ("Believe in
the floor"), as well as the rapid changes of reality and the passage
between two palmtrees. "Forget about winning" is also an interesting
phrase you'll hear in the end.
You may want to read some books somehow connected to this reality prison
and THEIR behavior. I suggest two books : "Journey to Ixtlan", from Carlos
Castaneda, and "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", from Lewis Carroll.
In "Journey to Ixtlan", don't miss the chapter where the story teller is
walking in a road and everybody comes and says : "Come with us. We have
food. We have shelter." or "Ixtlan is right over there, two miles
ahead." or "Ixtlan has already passed, you have to return", and
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MINI LIST OF EQUIVALENT WORDS FOR BRITISH ENGLISH READERS
Added on May 30 th, 2000.
This part is directed to the British reader, as well as to those from
other countries that have learned the English language through the British
Apart from the Dictionary of
keywords in Section 3 (where you'll find reference to both American
and British English), the main text is written in American English.
Mini list :
American English = British English
apartment = flat
ATM (Automated Teller Machine) = cashpoint
billboard = hoarding
cent = penny
checkbook = chequebook
check it out = verify
Commencement = degree day, degree ceremony in a university
corral = area surrounded by a fence to enclose cattle
cute = good-looking person, pretty or handsome
date, to = to go out with
death duty = inheritance tax
elevator = lift
eraser = rubber
favor = favour
first floor = ground floor
football = American football
fox (slang) = an attractive woman
ground beef = minced beef
installment plan = hire purchase
life insurance = life assurance
mall = shopping centre
maneuver = manoeuvre
moldy = mouldy
motion picture = cinema film
movie = film
outlet = power point, socket
pacifier = dummy
parking lot = car park
period (in a text) = full stop
practice, to = practise, to
raise in a salary = rise in a salary
resume = Curriculum Vitae (CV)
shopping cart = supermarket trolley
sidewalk = pavement
soccer = football
store (small) = shop
subway = underground or Tube (London)
theater (movie theater) = cinema
trashcan = dustbin
upcoming = forthcoming