Fun with Languages Friday: French Fridays with Lupin, Omar Sy style!
I love how the first episode moves between excerpts from the Arsène Lupin book(s), and the present-day character played by Sy. I had a very difficult time getting into the original work by Maurice Leblanc, at least as read on LibriVox.org. It seemed to me that the first story was more of a cynical rip-off of Sherlock Holmes, and at the expense of a working class person, to boot, than anything I might eventually find uplifting. I listened for a while, and decided that a story like that of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Yellow Face” was beyond Mr. Leblanc. Nevertheless, in the hands of a character played by Omar Sy, the Gentleman-Cambrioleur became a compelling one. The modern story for why he turns his brilliant mind to crime provides the change of perspective necessary for me to pay attention, once more, to this apparently popular classic French series.
I was going to comment only in English, but I did take a note or two in French, which I do more often as I get immersed in the series. I hope you dear Readers do not mind:
Il semble que les costauds ne peuvent pas courir.
C’est parfait, avoir le livre comme cadeau de son père
10% par semaine !!
So apparently, big guys can’t run and it’s perfect the way the book was presented as a gift from the father. 10% per week no wonder these guys are kneecappers!!
I love Sy’s work, from Lupin, to the film Le Chant Du Loup, to his (I think) breakout film Intouchables. I wonder where he stands, in the short line of Black actors who have made such a difference in western film? He certainly makes a brilliant contribution.
Happy New Year, 12022 HE (Human/Holocene Era)!
I also have a short historical fiction series called Ann & Anna. I hope that this series will move you to learn more ways to help use our history to build new tools. Part 12 was last Sunday.
I look forward to your thoughts.
1.) Share your thoughts on how language learning may encourage empathy-building cooperation, and might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking.
2.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those thoughts.
Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?
Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure & #StopSmoking at least for CCOVID-19:
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
-we can learn from the past via Stayed on Freedom’s Call,
by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plan list) in the present, to
We can Do Better: a Vision of a Better World to create a kinder future
Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS
the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE
Stayed on Freedom’s Call
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.
Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.
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