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Unit Six

Up

飞屋环游记

迪斯尼卡通片赏析 飞屋环游记

Part I Information on the Background and Culture

Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studiosand released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an elderly widower named Carl Fredricksen (voiced by Edward Asner) and an earnest young Wilderness Explorer named Russell (Jordan Nagai). By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America and to complete a promise made to his lifelong love. The film was co-directed by Bob Peterson, with music composed by Michael Giacchino.

Docter began working on the story in 2004, which was based on fantasies of escaping from life when it becomes too irritating. He and eleven other Pixar artists spent three days in Venezuela gathering research and inspiration. The designs of the characters were caricatured and stylized considerably, and animators were challenged with creating realistic cloth. The floating house is attached by a varying number between 10,000 and 20,000 balloons in the film's

sequences. Up was Pixar's first film to be presented in Disney Digital 3-D.

Up was released on May 29, 2009 and opened the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first animated and 3D film to do so. The film became a great financial success, accumulating over $731 million in its theatrical release. Up received critical acclaim, with most reviewers commending the humor and heart of the film. Edward Asner was praised for his portrayal of Carl, and a montage of Carl and his wife Ellie aging together was widely lauded. The film received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, making it the second animated film in history to receive such a nomination (and Pixar's first Best Picture nomination), following Beauty and the Beast (1991).

Part II Highlights Learning

Period 1 Episode 1-2

Step 1 Language Study

I. Learn New Words

1. adventure [?d'vent??(r)] n.冒险活动; 冒险经历

2. witness ['w?tn?s] n.目击者,见证人

3. shadow ['??d??] n.阴影; 影子; 鬼

4. explorer [?k'spl?:r?(r)] n.探险家; 勘探者

5. faithful ['fe?θfl] adj.忠实的; 忠诚的

6. monster ['m?nst?(r)] n.怪物; 恶魔,恶人

7. spirit ['sp?r?t] n.精神,心灵

8. unlimited [?n'l?m?t?d] adj.无限的; 无数的

9. swear [swe?(r)] v.发誓; 咒骂

10. porch [p?:t?] n.门廊; 游廊

11. badge [b?d?] n.徽章,像章

12. mention ['men?n] vt.提到,说起

13. occupy ['?kj?pa?] vt.占领; 使用

II. Learn Difficult Expressions

1. by oneself 单独,独力;自行

2. complete with 包括,配套

3. take up 开始从事;接受;占用

4. knock off 撞倒停止,中断

5. be close to 接近,靠近

6. hang on 坚持下去;等候;紧紧抓住

7. go ahead 前进

8. get separated 分开、分离

Step 2 Listening Comprehension

Exercise 1: Filling the Blanks.

Directions: Listen to the following episode and fill the missing words in the blanks.

Carl Fredricksen idolizes Charles F. Muntz. Muntz has been fabricating the skeleton of a giant he claimed to have discovered in Paradise Falls, and vows to return there to capture one alive. One day, Carl befriends Ellie, who is also a Muntz fan. She confides to Carl her desire to move her " " — an abandoned house in the neighborhood — to a cliff overlooking Paradise Falls.

Carl and Ellie eventually and restore Ellie's "clubhouse" into a colorful home. Carl takes a job as a helium , which he holds for many years. Carl and Ellie plan to have children, but Ellie is diagnosed as infertile. Carl wants to fulfill their promise to travel to South America, so they repeatedly for a trip to Paradise Falls, but each time the couple ends up spending the money on more needs.

Exercise 2: Paraphrasing Words and Expressions.

Directions: Try to replace the underlined words and expressions according to the context.

Some years later, Carl still lives in the house when he accidentally injures a construction worker over damage to his mailbox, and a court orders him to move to a retirement home. However, Carl comes up with a scheme to keep his promise to Ellie: he turns his house into a makeshift airship using thousands of helium balloons from his balloon-selling days. Russell, a young Wilderness Explorer, becomes an accidental passenger due to his efforts to earn his final merit badge for assisting the elderly.

After surviving a thunderstorm, the house lands near a ravine facing Paradise Falls. Carl and Russell harness themselves to the still-buoyant house and begin to walk it around the ravine, hoping to reach the falls before the balloons deflate. They later befriend a tall, colorful flightless bird (whom Russell names "Kevin"), and a dog named Dug, who wears a special collar that allows him to speak.

Step 3 Practice

Exercise 1: Comprehending Questions

Directions: Watch the whole movie and answer the following questions.

1. What is Carl’ dream when he is a boy?

2. Is Carl a shy, quiet boy?

3. How did Carl feel when he met Ellie?

4. What happened when the elderly Carl finally arranges the trip?

5. Did Carl keep his promise to Ellie?

6. Why did Carl get so angry when he found the bird?

7. What do you think will happen in the next episode?

Exercise 2: Paraphrasing Words and Expressions.

Directions: Match some new words with the correct English meanings..

scent A. to shoot at people from a concealed position

typical B. a person who travels to unknown places in order to

find out more about them

snipe C. somebody confined in a prison as a punishment for a

crime or whilewaiting to stand trial

degree D. characteristic of an individual person or thing

explorer E. to perceive somebody or something by smelling

special F. a unit for measuring

prisoner G.. to give somebody a job to do

assign H. not ordinary or usual

Exercise 3: Character Description

迪斯尼卡通片赏析 飞屋环游记

Exercise 4: Comprehending Questions

Directions: Watch the whole movie and answer the following questions.

How do you understand the following sentences?

1. What a swell monster this is!.

2. He's out to get your house.

3. Thanks for the adventure. Now go have a new one!

4. I want to say one last goodbye to the old place.

5. You know, it just a house.

6. Paradise Falls ,a land lost in time.

7. My pack sent me on a special mission all by myself.

8. I have been assigned by my strength and cunning.

Exercise 5: Homework

Directions: Write a review of the given movie, sharing your feelings and thoughts on the story.

Part II Highlights Learning

Period 2 Episode 3-4

Step 1 Language Study

I. Learn New Words

1. master ['mɑ:st?(r)] n.硕士; 主人

2. stuff [st?f] n.材料,原料

3. ceremony ['ser?m?n?] n.典礼,仪式

4. twisty ['tw?sti] adj.扭曲的; 狡猾的

5. temporarily ['tempr?r?l?] adv.暂时地

6. rough [r?f] adj.粗糙的,崎岖不平的

7. declare [d?'kle?(r)] vt.宣布; 声明

8. equipment [?'kw?pm?nt] n.设备,装备

II. Learn Difficult Expressions

1. pick up the scent 发现踪迹,察出气味

2. at this rate 照此情形;如此下去

3. clear out 离开

4. do the trick 奏效,获得成功

5. cross one's heart 发誓

6. take advantage of 利用; 欺骗

7. show up 显而易见;到场

Step 2 Listening Comprehension

Exercise 1: Filling the Blanks.

Directions: Listen to the following episode and fill the missing words in the blanks.

Carl and Russell encounter a pack of dogs by Alpha, and are taken to Dug's master, who turns out to be an elderly Charles Muntz. Muntz Carl and Russell aboard his dirigible, the " " where he explains that he has spent the years since his disgrace searching Paradise Falls for the giant bird. When Russell notes the bird's to Kevin, Muntz then becomes hostile, prompting the pair to flee with Kevin and Dug. Muntz them and starts a fire beneath Carl's house, forcing Carl to between saving it or Kevin. Carl rushes to put out the fire, allowing Muntz to take the bird. Carl and Russell eventually reach the falls, though Russell is in Carl over his decision to abandon Kevin.

Settling into his home, Carl looks through Ellie's childhood scrapbook; finding photos of their happy added into it, along with a note from Ellie thanking him for the "adventure" and encouraging him to go on a new one. Reinvigorated, he goes to find Russell, only to see him sailing off on some to save Kevin. Carl empties the house of and possessions, lightening it, and pursues him.

Exercise 2: Paraphrasing Words and Expressions.

Directions: Try to replace the underlined words and expressions according to the context.

Russell is captured by Muntz, but Carl manages to board the dirigible in flight and free both Russell and Kevin. Dug defeats Alpha and become the dogs' new leader. Muntz pursues them around the airship, finally cornering Dug, Kevin, and Russell inside Carl's tethered house. Carl lures Kevin out through a window and back onto the airship with Dug and Russell clinging to her back, just as Muntz is about to close in; Muntz leaps after them, only to snag his foot on some balloon lines and fall to his death. The house then descends out of sight through the clouds.

Carl and Russell reunite Kevin with her chicks, then fly the dirigible back to the city. Carl presents Russell with his final badge: a grape soda cap that Ellie gave to Carl when they first met and made their promise. The two then enjoy some ice cream together.

Step 3 Practice

Exercise 1: Matching

Directions: Complete the table by matching the picture on the left with the headings on

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迪斯尼卡通片赏析 飞屋环游记

Exercise 2: Comprehending Questions

Directions: Watch the whole movie and answer the following questions.

1. What have you learned from the movie?

2. What does ―the master‖ mean? Who does it refer to?

3. What did Russell decide to do when Muntz took the bird?

4. What do you think of the movie?

5. Why did Carl say ―My spirit of adventure is you‖?

Exercise 3: Completion

Carl

Russell

Ellie

Kevin

Dug

Muntz

Exercise 4: Writing

Directions: Write a review of the watched movie, sharing your feelings and thoughts about Carl and Russell.

Part III Share some Reviews of “Up”

Up – The Greatest Adventure

By David Chen

Up the film is a film that all the family will enjoy. It is a comical animation that includes a young hyperactive boy and a old grumpy man.

By Emzisawesome

Up is a delight, wonderful characters on a classic hero’s journey in a richly detailed animated world. But for me as always with a Pixar movie, it’s the story that stands out most. Its screenplay, written by Bob Peterson, who also co-directed the movie, makes excellent use of primary character archetypes.

By Scott

"Up," the latest lovely fantasy from the artists at Disney's Pixar animation, it's a truly fantastic adventure: a lighter-than-air daydream about a cranky widower, a chubby boy and their amazing journey.

By Matt Dowling