Category: §-EFL Movie Study Guides

EFL Movie Study Guide

An American Tail

An American Tail, www.EFLsuccess.com Story: This charming Stephen Spielberg cartoon tells the story of mice who immigrate from Russia to America (in 1886, because of persecution from dangerous cats). Lured by tales of unlimited opportunity and “no cats,” the Mouskewitz family (of mice) sails to the USA. During the voyage, their son Fievel falls overboard. Then, as they try […]

Lord of the Rings–Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings (3)–The Return of the King, www.EFLsuccess.com Story: Movie adaptation of JR Tolkien’s timeless novel, winning 11 Oscars, including Best Picture. Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf and their friends are engaged in a classic struggle between good and evil, and more importantly, the struggle we each face in doing what is right for our friends, […]

The Robe

The Robe; www.EFLsuccess.com Story: A Roman officer “wins” Jesus’ robe by gambling under the cross. Soon, it seems that the robe is making him crazy. A woman’s love can’t cure his inner pain, but his slave seems to have found a solution. As the soldier sets out to destroy the robe, he discovers the truth behind […]

Sherlock Holmes: The Blind Banker

Sherlock Holmes: The Blind Banker, www.EFLsuccess.com Story: A Chinese pottery expert, a journalist, and a Hong Kong banker have seen graffiti that scares them into hiding. When the latter two turn up dead, Holmes helps the police and bank officials put the clues together, and unlock the meaning of the strange graffiti, but not before bringing […]

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day, www.EFLsuccess.com Story: What would you do if you could live the same day over and over? A selfish TV weatherman is trapped, reliving a cold February day—will he use this “extra time” to achieve personal goals, to improve himself, or to help others? Once he takes the focus off himself, his eyes become open […]

Narnia: Lion, Witch & Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe  狮王,女巫,衣橱, www.EFLsuccess.com Story: Four British children (Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie) go to the countryside to escape World War 2 bombing. There, they magically travel to Narnia, a land full of enchantment, epic battles and talking animals—including centaurs (half man/horse) and fauns (half man/goat) […]

Paulie

Paulie, www.EFLsuccess.com Story: Paulie is a parrot (鹦鹉) whose mouth keeps getting him in (and out) of trouble. Separated from the little girl he loves, Paulie flies across the USA, and (along with lots of laughs) lets us experience several aspects of American culture, including a look at life for immigrants, Hispanic people, senior citizens, […]

EFL Movie Guides (overview)

Movies can be a great tool to help you improve your English, so EFLsuccess.com is building a collection of Movie Study Guides (look at the drop-down “EFL Movie Study Guides” menu) that give you plot summaries, vocabulary, discussion questions and more, to help you enjoy these great films and improve your English. ALSO look at the […]

Rudy

Rudy, www.EFLsuccess.com Story: Rudy presents the story of the only football player at prestigious Notre Dame University ever carried off the field in celebration by his teammates. Rudy is small and lacks talent. Everyone laughs at his dream—except himself. Rudy makes up for his weaknesses with a determination to help every teammate perform at his best. […]

Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur, www.EFLsuccess.com Note: This Study Guide was prepared for the 1959 classic film, not the 2016 re-make; but you might find the new film’s web resources helpful. Story: Winning 11 Oscars (1959), this is one of the greatest movies ever made (it is certainly one of our favorites). Boyhood friends in ancient Rome/Judea grow into power […]

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