Here are some of the main differences in vocabulary between British and
American English. This document is intended as a guide only. Bear in mind that
there can be differences in the choice of specific terms depending on dialect
and region within both the USA and the UK.
Unconventional country girl Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette has married a charismatic egomaniacal man of letters, 14 years her senior, known by the single name, Willy. Through his auspices, Colette is introduced into the fecund world of the artistic demimonde in Paris where her creative appetite is sparked. Ever quick to capitalise on talent, Willy permits Colette to write her novels only if she does so in his name. The phenomenal success of her Claudine series makes Willy a famous writer and Colette and Willy the first modern celebrity couple. Although they are the toast of the town, lack of recognition for her work begins to gnaw on Colette. Their marriage starts to internally combust - but emotionally and artistically, she cannot break free of him. On a downward slide, Willy resorts to increasingly desperate measures to pay his debts and sabotage his wife but Colette is developing resources of her own. Set at the dawn of the modern age, COLETTE is the story of a woman who has been denied her voice by an overbearing man, and who goes to extraordinary lengths to find it; a battle of the sexes at the very beginning of the modern age, when seismic shifts were taking place in the roles of men and women. More than a century after the publication of her first novel, Colette is still one of the best-selling, and beloved, French authors. Starring Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Eleanor Tomlinson, Denise Gough, and Fiona Shaw.
After nearly forty years of marriage, JOAN and JOE CASTLEMAN (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe’s literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950’s. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later—a lifetime’s shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.
BLUE is a
film about how the oceans are broken, and what can be done to fix them. Half of
all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years. And by 2050 there will be
more plastic in the sea than fish. Featuring passionate advocates for ocean
preservation, the film tackles themes of habitat destruction, species loss and
pollution. Filmed in the seas surrounding Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines
and the USA, BLUE looks at how the very nature of the ocean is being altered.
ONLY THE DEAD is the story of what happens when an ordinary
Australian journalist is transplanted into the Middle East by the
reverberations of 9/11 and embarks on a journey that courses through the
deepest recesses of the Iraq war. The invasion of Iraq has ended, and the
Americans are celebrating victory in 2003. All the while however, alone
and in secret, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most vicious Al Qaeda leader the world
has ever seen, is planning the real war. He lays out his plan in a letter to
Osama Bin Laden: the suicide truck bombings; the bloody horrors of the civil
war; the televised beheadings. He carries out his grand design to perfection,
bringing the country to its knees… and he does it all on camera. And then,
when he’s finally ready to “go public” as he foretold Bin Laden, what does
Zarqawi do with the film that will shock the world & change the war
forever? He gives it to Michael Ware. Of all people. A hard-drinking, hard-running,
maverick Australian reporting for American news outlets. The tape Zarqawi gives
him, sets our correspondent off on an epic voyage seeking the truth.
THE ANIMAL CONDITION chronicles three and a half years of
recent Australian history, when animal welfare grew from a fringe issue to a
national focus. Four young people take an investigative road trip around
Australia. Unafraid to ask questions they speak to all sides, from politicians
to activists, farmers, Indigenous Australians, philosophers, scientists and
immigrant-workers. Views on the subject change with each new encounter, leading
to questions about society that go beyond the treatment of animals.
2013, the world's media reported on a shocking mountain-high brawl as European
climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas.
Director Jennifer Peedom and her team set out to uncover the cause of this
altercation, intending to film the 2014 climbing season from the Sherpas' point
of view. Instead, they captured Everest's greatest tragedy, when a huge block
of ice crashed down onto the climbing route, killing 16 Sherpas. For the
Himalayan workers repeatedly traversing the mountain carrying supplies, the
risk of this hazardous endeavor is multiplied. This stunning documentary, shot
by high-altitude cinematographer Renan Ozturk, explores the unequal
relationship between cashed-up foreign expeditions and their guides. It is also
a story of family and tradition, as exemplified by Phurba Tashi Sherpa, an
experienced climber at the heart of this commanding film.
WINSTON CHURCHILL, WALKING WITH DESTINY. When the Swastika
flew over continental Europe only England, under Winston Churchill and with her
back to the wall, remained defiant. Walking With Destiny highlights Churchill's
years in the political wilderness; his early opposition to Adolf Hitler and Nazism;
and his support for Jews under threat by the Nazi regime. As historian John
Lukacs explains, Churchill may not have won the War in 1940 but without him the
War most certainly would have been lost.
Focusing on the years 1940 and 1941, the
film examines why Winston Churchill's legacy continues to be relevant in the
21st Century and explores why his leadership remains inspirational to current
day political leaders and diplomats. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Sir