Friday, June 16, 2006

The famous Harry Potter studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He learned many magic and made two good friends -Hermione and Ron. They made use of wisdom and courage solving many kinds of problem. Many times, they have defeated that person, which is named Voldemort, so that the wizard world could at peace.

《Harry Potter》have 6 volume, I write it in the following paragraph:

First Part:神祕的魔法石 Harry Potter and the Phliosopher's Stone
Second Part:消失的密室 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Third Part:阿茲卡班的逃犯 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Forth Part:火盃的考驗 Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
Fifth Part:鳳凰會的密令 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Sixth Part:混血王子的背叛 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter is the name of a series of fantasy novels by British writer J. K. Rowling. Six of seven planned books have been published to date. The books depict a society of witches and wizards, the main character being a young wizard named Harry Potter. The books are written in third person limited omniscient mode, with Harry as the central character. The books are generally written from Harry's point of view. The telling of the story through Harry Potter's perspective is perhaps one of the reasons that many readers lay claim to a sense of kinship with the character.

The first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (retitled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the United States), was released in 1997. The first four books have been made into films, and the fifth book is due to start filming in early 2006.

In each of these stories, my favorite Harry Potter book is Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, and so I expected great things from this movie. And great things I did get, but they were entirely unexpected.

The movie starts off with Harry being shaken awake by Hermione in The Burrow. This it gives us a glimpse into Mike Newell's thought process. Mike Newell and writer Steve Kloves seem to be Harry/Hermione advocators to a small extent. It's not so much as the fact that they show Harry and Hermione to be better friends than Ron and Hermione, which isn't really true to the books, it more the fact that they've made Hermione tag along or take care of Harry in several scenes.

As the subject matter of the Goblet of Fire book was too vast, many scenes in the movie have been sliced so that it deals with action rather than explanations. In a way, this works. On the other hand, Potter fans will surely expect some more details, and this, I predict will be the main negative response to Newell's work. The end particularly requires an explanation. Newell leaves things a bit up in the air. But this doesn't mean the movie is bad or disappointing. At least not for me, it is filled with laugh-out-loud moments, thrilling action sequences and a few new surprises that will captivate you. Truly, it has some wonderful scenes which seem like they've been plucked from your imagination. Voldemort's rebirth for instance.

And speaking of Voldemort, I must say Ralph Fiennes has done a remarkable job. The make up artist and computer animation guys must have worked hard too – Voldemort looks just as evil and scary as he should! This is one of the reasons that the movie has received a PG-13 rating. The highly suggestive yet hilarious scene in the Prefects bathroom, as well as a few suggestive dialogues here, and there also explain the rating.

Except the forth part, the first part is also impressed me deeply, This book is about how a boy found out he was a wizard after living with his aunt and uncle since his parents was killed when he was one. He also found out that he wasn't any ordinary wizard, instead, he was the only one who survived from the dark wizard, Voldemort 's attack.
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During his first year in the Wizarding school, he and his friends found out that Voldemort is trying to steal the Sorcerer's Stone to regain his power. Harry and his friends tried everything they can to prevent this from happening, and eventually, they really did stop Voldemort from stealing the Sorcerer's Stone.

The most important things of all, these books have lots of strange word, weird sentence, and interesting grammar. I love every imprecations in these books, so I list the imprecations that I remembered:

Anapneo – Potter’s father use this to make fun of Snape
Langlockus – make somebody be quite silent
Memory Charm – rewrite somebody’s memory
Animagi – change shape to another animal oneself
Jelly-Legs Jinx – couch by this imprecation, you can’t use your lag own
Disillusionment Charm – make you to be non-see
Permanent Sticking Charm – can stick everything if you want
Stealth Sensoring Spell – then you don’t need a lock
Imperturbable Charm – to avoid somebody steal your thought
Unforgivable Curses – if you use these three imprecations, you’ll fall in jail
Imperio – one of Unforgivable Curses
Crucio - one of Unforgivable Curses
Avada Kedavra - one of Unforgivable Curses
Accio – can summon anything
Lumos – make magic wand have a little light
Petrificus Totalus – you’ll frozen
Wingardium Leviosa – make something to fly
Expelliarmus – fight somebody’s magic wand
Obliviate – make someone to lost their memory
Expecto Patronum – build a big defendian
Muggle-Repelling Charm – drive out muggles

Harry Porter is such a nice story. Filled with spectacular monsters, cute girls and fantastic romances, the story is surely a great ancient story for all kind of people. I think Harry looks cute, too. He fought with the monsters for the sake of the world's peace.

When Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts begins, and it feels like a reassuring place to return to after the strange events of the summer. Disappearances, murder and an ominous chilling mist which swirls through both Muggle and wizarding worlds are harbingers of more sinister purpose . Voldemort`s army is swelling, and with it the Death Eaters are growing bolder and more deadly.

Young Harry Potter has to lead a hard life: His parents have died in a car crash when he was still a baby, and he is being brought up by his Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia. For some reason unbeknownst to the bespectacled ten-year-old, the Dursleys let him live in the small chamber under the stairs, and treat him more like vermin than like a family member. His fat cousin Dudley, the Dursley's real son, keeps bothering Harry all the time.

On his eleventh birthday, Harry Potter finally receives a mysterious letter from a certain Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, telling him that he is chosen as one of the future students of that supposedly renowned school. Hagrid, the gigantic man who brought the letter, finally introduces Harry into the real circumstances of his life: His parents were a wizard and a witch, they were killed by the evil wizard Voldemort protecting him. Harry still has a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead from that event.

Since he survived the attack as a baby, and also somehow deprived Voldemort from his powers, he has been famous in the wizarding world ever since. The Dursleys, strong disbelievers in that magical crap, never told Harry anything about his true self. So, Harry is strongly surprised, yet absolutely happy to start his training. At Hogwarts, Harry meets his teachers, and becomes friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

The three of them accidentally find out that the potions master, Severus Snape, seems to plot on stealing something that is guarded by a three-headed dog. Since nobody would believe some first years to have found out such important things that even would incriminate a Hogwarts teacher, they take it on themselves to find out what Snape is up to. Their quest for the truth leads across many obstacles, from keeping up the everyday school life, a bewitched Quidditch match (Quidditch is a popular wizard sport), Fluffy, the three-headed monster dog and quite some tasks one has to overcome to get to the guarded object.

11-year old Harry, mistreated by his heartless relatives, realizes that he is, in fact, a wizard. Led by the friendly giant Hagrid, he goes to the famous Howarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to start his 7 year long wizard education. But someone is up to something bad in the Dark forest outside the school.

Now, everybody in this global world, all wait for the seventh part of 《Harry Potter》, some people suggest that their leader, Albus Dumbledore will rebirth, some people think it’s very impossible. What’s the final result about Harry Potter? I think everyone include Mrs. Delin, even include me, are very await the seventh part!!

Monday, May 22, 2006

Topic: How can you improve your English Ability through using English Websites?

Learning English is an important object, even though you are a child or you had graduated from school, it’s always impairing you deeply. Nowadays, internet is popular for global by its convenient function. We can use websites to learn what we want to learn. When I was young, my mother took us, both of my brother and me, to lots of talent class. For example, I’ve ever learn piano, use an abacus, accounting operation, and went to English cram school. English is a very important talent for this world, but we didn’t have useful tools to use. So that we can now use the websites to learn English is very fortunately.

In Studio Classroom, it tells us many website to improve our English ability. We can use Dictionary.com to learn lots of words and sentences. We can use Internet Movie Database to new about world movies’ developed in English. We can use Wikipedia to learn more about every weird thing in our daily life. We can also use Google Earth to find everywhere we want to see. All of those websites can level up your English ability.

By those websites, I deeply feel glad in use them. It’s abounded, winsomely, and the important things of all, very interested. Interested things can attract everybody’s learning. When people pay attention to learning, then their English ability will make progressive rapidly. By the way, I am the one of those people!!

Sunday, February 19, 2006



The process begins with members and record companies submitting entries, which are then screened for eligibility and category placement. The Academy's voting members, all involved in the creative and technical processes of recording, then participate in (1) the nominating process that determines the five finalists in each category; and (2) the final voting process which determines the GRAMMY winners.
SubmissionRecording Academy members and record companies enter recordings and music videos released during the eligibility year which they consider worthy of recognition in the GRAMMY Awards process.
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NominatingFirst-round ballots with lists of eligible recordings in all fields, except those voted on by special nominating committees, are sent to voting members who return their ballots to the independent accounting firm of Deloitte for tabulation. To help ensure the quality of the voting, members are directed to vote only in their fields of expertise; they may nominate in the four general categories (Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best New Artist) and in no more than nine out of 31 fields on their ballots.
Special NominatingCommittees In craft and other specialized categories, final nominations are determined by national nomination review committees comprised of voting members from all of The Academy's Chapter cities.
Final VotingLists of the finalists are sent to voting members with their second round ballots. The finalists determined by the special nominating committees are also included on these lists. In this final round, Recording Academy members may vote in the four general categories and in no more than eight of the 31 fields. Ballots again are tabulated in secrecy by the independent accounting firm, Deloitte.
ResultsResults of members' voting are not known until the GRAMMY Awards presentation ceremony when names of the winners are delivered by Deloitte in sealed envelopes. GRAMMY Award winners are revealed during the GRAMMY Awards telecast.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Writing Topic:
The thought of “The Wizard of Oz”

I. Introduction:
John Woo is famous in both the East and West, because he is a popular action filmmaker, no matter in America or Hong Kong. Woo was born in Guangzhou, China, in 1946. He grew up in the slums of Hong Kong, by escape his surroundings; he went to the movie theater. That time, he was moved by the Musicals like “The Wizard of Oz”, it inspired him to make him have confidence in creating good movie.

II. Body:

III. Conclusion:


場景:1. The Cyclone 2. The council of munchkins 3. How Dorothy saved the scarecrow 4. The road through the forest 5. The cowardly lion 6. The journey to the Great Oz (Emerald City) 8. The deadly poppy field 9. The Queen of the field mice 10.The wonderful city of Oz 11. The rescue 12. Back to sweet home

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


"Toy Story 2" is the exciting, all-new sequel to the landmark 1995 computer-animated blockbuster from Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios. This time around, the fun and adventure continue when Andy goes off to summer camp and the toys are left to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector kidnaps Woody -- who hasn't the slightest clue that he is a greatly valued collectible. It's now up to Buzz Lightyear and the gang from Andy's room -- Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, Rex, and Hamm -- to spring into action and save their pal from winding up a museum piece. There are plenty of thrills as the toys get into one predicament after another in their daring race to get home before Andy does.
Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Kids/Family, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Animation

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Spider-man 2

Release Date: June 30th, 2004 (wide)

Release Date Note: (3/27/03) Originally scheduled for May 7th, 2004, which was closely patterned after the May 3rd, 2002 release of the first movie, the delay in filming from January to April has led to Sony pushing this film back two months to the (equally choice) date of July 2nd, 2004. Currently, the other movie scheduled for that date is the Will Smith sci-fi adventure, I, Robot (which I expect might move). (5/5/03) Indeed, I, Robot has been bumped back two weeks, so Spidey has the 2nd all to himself now. (3/25/04) Sony has bumped the release up two days to June 30th, 2004, to give it a six day weekend (counting th Monday that most Americans will take off, since the 4th is on a Sunday).

Title Note: (7/16/02) According to promotional art that Columbia Pictures is disseminating at license trade shows, the title of this sequel is not "Spider-Man 2", but with a roman numeral, as "Spider-Man II" (source: Corona). (9/17/02) Or not! Sony has announced, via ERC, that the title of this sequel will be the same as the first comic book series entirely devoted to the character (ie, not counting that one appearance in "Amazing Fantasy" #15), "The Amazing Spider-Man." (2/21/03) Well, Sony apparently has, or is at least considering, dumped the 'Amazing Spider-Man' title, with their site now just this as "The Sequel to Spider-Man". It will probably not end up being called just "Spider-Man 2" (I suspect Raimi and crew want to be more original than that), but for now... that's the easiest thing to list it as.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for stylized action violence)

MPAA Rating Notes: (7/16/02) Nothing's official until the MPAA sees the final cut, but it's extremely likely (nay, pretty much guaranteed) that this film is aiming for a PG-13 (last time, the MPAA cited "stylized violence and action"). (4/26/04) It sounds like the MPAA just looked at their previous notes and reworded it this time around as "stylized action violence."

Distributor: Columbia Pictures (Sony)

Production Company: Marvel Entertainment (Daredevil, The Hulk, Iron Man), Laura Ziskin Productions (Spider-Man), Sony Pictures Imageworks (Astro Boy, The Polar Express)

Cast: Tobey Maguire (Peter Parker, AKA Spider-Man), Kirsten Dunst (Mary "MJ" Jane Watson), James Franco (Harry Osborne), Alfred Molina (Dr. Otto Octavius, AKA Doctor Octopus), Dylan Baker (Dr. Curt Connors), Elizabeth Banks (Betty Brant), Bruce Campbell (Snooty Usher), Vanessa Ferlito, Daniel Gillies (John Jameson), Stan Lee (cameo), Rosemary Harris (Aunt May Parker), Joel McHale (Mr. Jacks), Donna Murphy (Rosalie Octavius), Jason Ortiz (Henry), Ted Raimi (Hoffman), Bonnie Somerville

Cast Notes: (2/15/03) For a movie so relatively close to production, it's surprising there hasn't been more news or rumors about possible new cast members... but AICN got the ball rolling last week with an unconfirmed rumor that the top contender for the role of "Doctor Octopus" might be Alfred Molina (Boogie Nights, Frida). (2/19/03) "Variety" confirms (via a press release from Sony which you can read at SuperHeroHype.com) the signing of Molina as Doctor Octopus (though the press release lists him as just "Doc Ock", I think that's just because that's what Sony bigwig Amy Pascal called him in his quote. Just like this movie isn't called 'The Amazing Spidey', it's very likely 'Doc Ock' isn't the only name they're using.

(3/18/03) Both of the major trades report today that Tobey Maguire may have to drop out of this project due to back pains presumably suffered during filming of Seabiscuit (although there were no specific injuries reported during it) which may prevent him from showing up on April 12th able to do this movie's many strenuous stunts. Luckily, Jake Gyllenhaal, who was one of the actors who nearly got the role in the first film anyway, is available to step in to replace Tobey if he doesn't get better. In addition to being a lot cheaper than Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal is also Kirsten Dunst's boyfriend, which if he takes the role, could lead to some very juicy gossip headlines from the set.

(3/27/03) Tobey Maguire is confirmed as being all healed up and ready to web-swing starting in two weeks. (4/9/03) New Zealand actor Daniel Gillies has landed the unexpected role of John Jameson, the astronaut son of Peter's boss, J. Jonah Jameson, who will also be portrayed as Mary Jane's newest romantic interest. (6/18/03) Spider-Man Hype reports that Bruce Campbell's role this time around is as a "snooty usher" who doesn't allow Peter Parker entry to see Mary Jane's first big play. Fans of the first movie will know that this usher also has/had a gig as a wrestling announcer. : )

(8/12/04) In one version of the script, one of the supporting characters was Felicia Hardy, AKA the Black Cat, as a competing romantic interest, and there were even reports that a young actress named Brooke Adams was cast in the role (and possibly shot some scenes); but ultimately, the Black Cat didn't make the cut this time around.

Director: Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, A Simple Plan, Army of Darkness, The Gift, Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn)

Screenwriter: Michael Chabon (feature debut of the author of Wonder Boys; he's also working on the script of the movie version of his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay"; preview page coming soon)

Screenwriter Note: (9/24/02) This film's screenwriter situation to date has been a little strange. First, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, the writing team of Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights were hired to work on the script. Then, the writer of the first film, David Koepp (Panic Room, Stir of Echoes) was hired to come up with his own script, which the original writers would then rewrite. Now, all three have been dropped from the project, with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon being the sole writer. If you're a comic book fan, you'd be advised to read his amazing novel, "The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay." (9/27/02) Michael Chabon will be starting over from scratch, based on his own ideas. (2/17/03) Gough and Millar have moved on to adapting another of Marvel's classic characters... Iron Man.

Based Upon: This is the sequel to the 2002 blockbuster hit, and current (7/16/02) #1 movie of the year, Spider-Man, which set the record for a three-day opening weekend at $114.844 million, and has taken in over $400 million, just in the U.S. alone. Both movies are, of course, based upon the character created by Steve Ditko (art) and Stan Lee (writing), as first published in "Amazing Fantasy #15" in 1962 by Marvel Comics. This movie will be followed by Spider-Man 3, which is likely to be aiming for a summer, 2006 release.

Trilogy Note: (7/16/02) Sony made sure to sign both Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst for *two* sequels, although Sam Raimi is not likewise signed for the third film (yet). Presuming that this sequel doesn't bomb, the third movie is pretty much a certainty, though we probably won't see it in theaters any earlier than 2006 or 2007.

Villains Note: (7/16/02) The early development of this sequel was a bit odd, because Sony first hired Shanghai Knights writing team Alfred Gough and Miles Millar to work on it in April, 2002, before announcing two months later that David Koepp was going to write his own script, from which Gough and Millar would then do a rewrite.

This screenwriter note is important to state at this point, because most of what is online about the new characters in this sequel comes from actress Kirsten Dunst, and it all predates the Koepp news in early June. In other words... if Koepp is doing his own thing separate from what Millar and Gough started on, it's possible that anything Dunst said before June 11th, 2002 is no longer true. Koepp's story idea may have completely different villains (at one point, the villains of the first film were supposed to be the Sandman and Elektro, for example).

Specifically, Dunst first told ComingSoon.net back in April, 2002 that the villains were to be Doctor Octopus and the Lizard. Dunst then told "Wizard" magazine in early June that Felicia Hardy, aka the Black Cat, may be brought in as a romantic interest for Peter in this second film (this was also before Koepp came aboard). Since both of her revelations predate Koepp's new story idea, however... they may both be completely irrelevant at this point. I do have a hunch, though, that even if the Lizard and the Black Cat are dropped, Doctor Octopus probably does remain a shoo-in to be one of the villains in this movie.

(9/27/02) With Michael Chabon starting over on the script from scratch, I'd say all previous statements about who might be in this movie have to be seriously reconsidered as being possibly outdated.

(2/19/03) Avi Arad of Marvel confirmed this week that there is only one villain in this movie, and the casting of Alfred Molina tells us which one that is. The Lizard will have to wait.

(4/9/03) I'm not sure if we'll actually see the change in *this* movie (or in any movie, for that matter), but one of Spidey's villains has effectively joined the cast as of this movie: The Man-Wolf (which is what astronaut John Jameson becomes after finding a strange stone during a trip to the moon). Although the Man-Wolf has never seemed particularly popular to me, as a character, he (or more specifically, John Jameson) is fairly integral to Peter's story, as Peter's boss always held his son's shining example of heroism as an astronaut against the more flamboyant example that Spider-Man sets as a "super" hero. John's change into becoming a "super villain" (albeit unintentionally) was one of J. Jonah's most heart-wrenching storylines in the history of the character (there have been others).

All recent reports to date indicate that the Lizard is no longer a villain in this second movie, but his human alter-ego, Dr. Curt Connors, has still been cast (by Dylan Baker, who played the creepy dad in Happiness) regardless, which sets him up for possibly being the villain in a future film.

(5/9/03) Young model/actress Brooke Adams, who will become the youngest "Maxim" cover girl ever this fall, has landed the role of Felicia Hardy, who in the comics is also known as the Black Cat. It's possible that she may be introduced in this movie so that she can become the Black Cat in 'Spidey 3'?

Premise: Picking up several months later, the story of mild-mannered science student, part-time photojournalist and occasional web-crawling superhero Peter Parker continues as he is now attending college at New York City's (fictional) Empire State University, after having graduated from high school in the first movie... and his adventures throw him into conflict with egghead scientist Dr. Otto Octavius (Molina), who becomes grafted to a set of four mechanical arms which he can use to amazing effect... as a "mad scientist" villain some call "Doctor Octopus". Can our webbed hero avoid getting clobbered by two of Doc Ock's metallic arms while dodging the other two? Meanwhile, we're also introduced in this second movie to John Jameson (Gillies), the astronaut son of Peter's mean boss, J. Jonah Jameson (Simmons), who is also Mary Jane's new boyfriend, as she continues to pursue her career as a model, with her face on ads for "Emma Rose" perfume all over New York City. Central to the story are Peter's struggles with choosing between being a normal young man and a superhero, and Harry Osborne's growing interest in seeking vengeance against the man he thinks is responsible for the death of his father (the Green Goblin): Spider-Man.

Filming: Production started on April 12th, 2003 at locations throughout New York City and the surrounding area (with Columbia University doubling for the fictional Empire University, for example), with much of the later production also taking place at Sony's soundstages in Los Angeles. Filming had been scheduled to start in January, but was pushed back to give Tobey Maguire a little more time to finish up filming of Seabiscuit, and for the various preproduction things that need to be done, like casting and set building. Back in November, 2002, Sam Raimi and crew were in Chicago to film some sequences involving the city's El trains that wouldn't have been possible in New York City. (5/17/03) Production in New York City wrapped up on May 13th, 2003, with the rest of the filming now moving to the sets in Los Angeles. (10/26/03) The budget of this movie is reportedly in the $210 million range, making it one of the most expensive productions of all time.

Genre: Action, Eye Candy, Sequel, Science Fiction, Superhero, Teen

Encyclopedia Entries (Man-Wolf): Amazing Spider-Man Info, Lycanthropes and Furries, MarvelDirectory.com, SpiderFan.org, Unofficial Handbook to the MU

Photo Galleries: WireImage.com (this site will be posting galleries from the locations regularly; as of 4/23/03, there are three such galleries: Tobey on the phone; Tobey's double on a moped; and lots of shots of the Spidey suit, sometimes with Tobey in it, sometimes a stuntman)

Official Comic Book Character Site: Marvel.com

Unofficial Preview Sites: SuperHeroHype.com, Comics2Film.com

Official Site: SonyPictures.com

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