Please welcome once again, our fabulous assistant Tiffany! Today Tiffany, a student of film herself, is taking us into the movies today with a look at Cinemagique at Disneyland Resort Paris’ Walt Disney Studios Park.
George, played by the hysterical Martin Short, stumbles onto the magic of movies. Well he doesn’t really stumble. It’s more like he’s magically transported into the heart of a classic black and white silent film. Now trapped in the world of cinema, George tries to escape but only finds himself in more and more movies. While making his way through the films he meets a beautiful woman. Her name is Marguerite, played by Judy Delpy, and she is determined to find George again. Their journey becomes a hilarious trip through memorable movies moments.
This show wonderfully pays homage to cinematic greats like Charlie Chaplin films, westerns, Titanic, Marry Poppins, Wizard of Oz, and even Star Wars. Each segment is lovingly shot and edited to appear as though it is part of the film it is representing. For example, in the silent film segment, it is filmed exactly as it was in the 1920s with the use of jump cut editing and fast slapstick comedy. Cinémagique is a treat for all lovers of film, no matter the age or gender. It’s created with so much love for film that it’s not only a blast to watch, but is also incredibly touching as well. You can view the whole show below. Maybe grab some popcorn and enjoy another great Disney attraction that takes its viewers through the movies.
By now you’ve probably guessed that I love film! Not only do I adore film but I also write about it. You could say I’m learning how to be a movie critic. But now I’d like you to try it! Trust me; it’s not as hard as it looks! Movie critics are a very important part of the film industry. The profession has grown since its inception to include people of all ages, genders, and races. Many audiences utilize movie critics to determine whether they will see a movie or not.
To get started, first pick a movie. I would start with your favorite Disney film. You don’t have to dislike a movie to become a critic; in fact, it’s a lot more fun with a movie you love. After viewing it, take some time to think about it. What did you like? What did you not like? What was your favorite part? Who was your favorite character? How did the movie make you feel? Do you think the filmmakers could have done something different? Did it meet your expectations?
Write down your thoughts then take the time to discuss with someone else. You may find that he or she has a different opinion. It’s quite amazing to see what someone else thinks compared to your thoughts! That’s what film criticism is all about, sharing thoughts and ideas about a movie!
SCHOOL SUBJECT: the Arts, creative writing
SKILL LEVEL: Middle Grades
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