Monday, April 15, 2013

TO KNOW MORE: 55 DAYS AT BEIJING

55 days at Beijing is a North American film from 1963, directed by Nicholas Ray. It was set during the Boxers’ revolution, in Beijing, at the end of the 19th century, the film tells the place where were submitted the Boxers and the foreign embassies during 1990.

THE FILM:

http://vk.com/video_ext.php?oid=168012492&id=163394171&hash=165870420d031196&hd=1

SOME PHOTOS OF THE FILM:






SCRIPT: 

June 1900. China is under the occupation of occidental powers, they are dividing the Chinese territory between them in zones of influence. The Christian missionaries preached their religion and the destroyed Buda’s statues. This provoked a nationalist revolution, the Boxers (義和團之亂 o 義和團匪亂), they want the expulsion of all the foreigners from China.

WHERE WAS IT SHOT? :

It was shot in Las Rozas, Madrid, and they used more than 500 Spanish and Asiatic extras.

Spanish actors like Alfredo Mayo, José Nieto, Fernando Sancho and Conchita Montes appeared in minor roles.

VOCABULARY:

-missionaries: misioneros

-preach: predicar

-patriotic movement: movimiento patriota

-embassies: embajadas

-was set: ambientada

4 comments:

Car Rivas said...

Hi Pilar,
Paqui has mentioned this movie a lot of times and finally we know what is it about. There are some mistakes:
for included-->for including
and I think that censor is what you want to say in step of condemned.
See you!!

Pilar Quirós Iniesta said...

Thanks for your corrections Carlos, but I will wait until Paqui correct it.

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello,

Good initiative.

These are my corrections:

- The title of the film is 55 days at Beijing/Peking. You have to write the title in Italic font (cursiva)

- 19th century. Remember: Arabic numerals for centuries, not Roman.

You`ve translated word by word from Spanish and some sentences don't make sense: "sitio" is siege. You also have to respect the correct word order.

- "argument" is pelea. The correct word is plot/script

- "success" is éxito, not "suceso", which is event

- for including
- a history teacher

I dn' t understand what you want to say in the sentence of the history teacher. What is this about?

You could add what I said about where the film was filmed.

See you!

Enrique Manzanares said...

Hi. In the vocabulary, you have put esnsayo instead of ensayo, correct it!