HAR: Language/Communication

Water for Elephants. Dir. Francis Lawrence. 20th Century Fox. 2011.

Water for Elephants. Dir. Francis Lawrence. 20th Century Fox. 2011. 150 150 Sian Oliver-Waters

Water for Elephants (Dir. Francis Lawrence, 2011), based on the novel of the same name, is a story about a young man Jacob (Robert Pattinson) who joins a travelling circus and…

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The Cat From Outer Space. Dir. Norman Tokar. Buena Vista Distribution. 1978.

The Cat From Outer Space. Dir. Norman Tokar. Buena Vista Distribution. 1978. 150 150 Bradley Savage

As we see a feline descend from the tongue-like walkway of a cat-shaped spaceship, Disney’s 1978 film The Cat From Outer Space opens, invoking a science-fiction both familiar and alien. It is…

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A Cat’s Life (‘Une Vie de Chat’). Dir. Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli. Gebeka Films. 2010.

A Cat’s Life (‘Une Vie de Chat’). Dir. Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli. Gebeka Films. 2010. 150 150 Isaac Whiting

A Cat in Paris (‘Une Vie de Chat’, 2010) is a charmingly funny, aesthetically beautiful and surprisingly thrilling French animated film, directed by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli. [1] The…

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Tarzan. Dir. Kevin Lima, Chris Buck. Disney. 1999.

Tarzan. Dir. Kevin Lima, Chris Buck. Disney. 1999. 150 150 Simon Coleman

Tarzan-Two Worlds Tarzan is best characterised by the title of the film’s opening song Two Worlds, sang by Phil Collins. This is the story of flora and fauna, represented by gorillas, colliding…

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Stalker. Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky. Mosfilm. 1979.

Stalker. Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky. Mosfilm. 1979. 150 150 Isaac Whiting

Andrei Tarkovsky’s science-fiction film, Stalker (1979), is marked by depression, desolation and barren wastelands.[1] The film’s loose narrative follows three men into The Zone, a disturbingly conscious and supernatural area of nuclear disaster.…

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Planet of the Apes. Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner. 20th Century Fox. 1968.

Planet of the Apes. Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner. 20th Century Fox. 1968. 150 150 Harry Howes

The portrayal of animals in Planet of the Apes [1] is interesting as the roles of humans and animals are essentially reversed from what we are used to in everyday life.…

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Tangled. Dir. Nathan Greno and Bryon Howard. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2010.

Tangled. Dir. Nathan Greno and Bryon Howard. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2010. 150 150 Sophie McIndoe

A modern twist on the traditional fairytale story of Rapunzel, Tangled is an edgy take on a timeless classic. Disney’s 50th animated family film is a fantasy, fairytale, romance, comedy and musical. …

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Dir. John Hughes. Paramount. 1986.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Dir. John Hughes. Paramount. 1986. 150 150 Joseph Mackay

(Scene beginning 55:15) ‘Mr. Rooney’s sole motivation is “getting Bueller”,’ claims Media Literacy author Art Silverblatt; ‘To reduce Ferris’ influence over the other students, which would re-establish adults, Rooney, that is, as traditional…

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We Bought a Zoo. Dir. Cameron Crowe. 20th Century Fox. 2011.

We Bought a Zoo. Dir. Cameron Crowe. 20th Century Fox. 2011. 150 150 Jessica Walton

We Bought a Zoo is a film loosely based on a memoir of the same name by Benjamin Mee which describes his purchase and restoration of the failing Dartmoor Wildlife…

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My Neighbour Totoro. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 1988.

My Neighbour Totoro. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 1988. 150 150 Emma Redley

My Neighbour Totoro is a Japanese animation film produced by Studio Ghibli and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It was released in 1988 and helped bring fame and recognition to Studio…

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