Thursday, November 02, 2006

Toy Story

  • Book or Movie Title: TOY STORY
  • Written By / Starring:
  • Type of book/ Kind of movie: Animated film

“A film for everyone”

Do you like animated and cartoon films? If not, you would immediately change your opinion if you see Toy Story, an excellent movie not only for children, but for adults as well that was released in 1995 by Disney in association with Pixar Animation. It is the first animated film completely done on computer. Toy Story has a marvelous cast of vocal talents, with Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts and Jim Varney.
The story is masterfully told, revealing plot points and character equally. Cowboy doll “Woody” is Andy’s favorite toy, and as a part of that comes the privilege of being the leader of all the other toys. His world is suddenly turned upside down when Andy gets a Buzz Lightyear action figure for his birthday. Suddenly, Woody finds himself in danger of being replaced as Andy and all the toys flock to Buzz. Worse yet, Buzz doesn’t know he’s a toy. He thinks he’s the real Buzz Lightyear. But when the two toys get lost some days before Andy moves, they’ll have to work together to get home.
The soundtrack is really good and attracts children since the movie starts. Toy Story won lots of rewards, such as the Oscar and the “Special Achievement” to the director of the film, John Lasseter.
So if, like me, you enjoy watching good movies done with computer animation, you must see Toy Story, a fantastic and warmhearted film, which also has a sequel.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

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The Call of the Wild

  • Book Title: The Call of the Wild
  • Written By: Jack London (adapted)
  • Type of book: Adventures

"It's OK to grow up - just as long as you don't grow
old. Face it . . . you are young"

Pulp, This is Hardcore

This is a book about how to grow up, just what Tom Waits didn´t wanted (and The Ramones repeated), but not in the way he was hardly criticizing. it´s about how to become stronger, independent and free, learning with life.

The story is based in the evolution of a dog, who started this life in a house and finish his days in the forest running with the wolves and howling at the moon (sha-la-la). in between this two points the story has course.

This is not the only Jack London´s book in which the main character is a dog, in this case the dog it´s stealed for two mens and after this it´s buyed for different people, who are going to make the life of the dog (called Buck) change with their lifes. Buck is going to learn how to live in the snow in winter, how to work, how to fight and how to love too. In the middle of all this Buck begin to listen a voice, a call. This is going to be the call of his own life, buried for years of domestication.

Alejandro J.

Levels 2-3 = LCB- Barrio Norte