2016年5月12日 星期四

flick, indie flick, wilderness, flick sth on/off, paranormal, filmmaking

Fox squirrels flick their tails when they can’t get a tasty treat in much the same way as humans who kick a vending machine when it fails to deliver a candy bar. ‪#‎BerkeleyResearch‬ ‪#‎squirrel‬ http://bit.ly/1OfXxxv

The new film, “Kajaki”, is based on a true story of a group of British paratroopers in Afghanistan. It has received more attention than a low-key British indie flick usually would. This is in part because of the timing of its release, shortly after the ending of British combat operations in Afghanistan, but it is also because the film's punch seems so deeply rooted in the everyday http://econ.st/1FIkf9r

I flicked the paper with my finger.

Hollywood, Paris, Babelsberg: Early film meccas

For many, film is synonymous with Hollywood. Southern California shaped the
world's appetite for movies, but other studios, in Paris and in Babelsberg,
outside Berlin, were arguably just as important in early filmmaking.

Paranormal Activity: A Horror Phenomenon

By Richard Corliss
"Paranormal Activity" is catching on. The $11,000 fright flick is poised for a box-office breakout

Favorite flicks

It was a tough, soul-searching process, but after much debate and deliberation TASCHEN settled on what we believe to be the 100 finest examples of 20th century filmmaking.

A Courtship Veteran Muses On Search for the Right Man

MAHALLA, Egypt -- There was the soccer-loving suitor, who interrupted his first meeting with his potential bride to flick on her family's television and, red-faced, cheer on his team in their living room.
(By Ellen Knickmeyer, The Washington Post)

This year, his organization merged with the Pew Charitable Trusts, a nonprofit group that supports a wide range of public policy programs; Mr. Clapp became deputy managing director of the Pew Environment Group. With a staff of more than 90 scientists, lawyers and policy experts, the group promotes scientific understanding and policy measures to counter climate change and protect the wilderness.

As in other road-trip flicks, Chris meets fascinating people along the way. Vince Vaughn plays down-to-earth farmer Wayne Westerberg. Hal Holbrook shows up as an old man who meets Chris just before he walks into the Alaskan wilderness.

For the Tories, the cataclysm came 11 years ago when Tony Blair buried them in a landslide. Since then, they have suffered two more general election defeats, enduring their longest spell in the parliamentary wilderness since the mid-19th century.

Playing the Joker, the disfigured clown and Batman's (Christian Bale) most formidable and intelligent enemy, Ledger creates one of the most unforgettable villains in movie history.
His portrayal of this lunatic--a madman in the same league as Hannibal Lecter--is terribly creepy but intoxicating.
With Nolan's brilliant story-telling and fast-paced editing, Ledger's Joker elevates this movie from an ordinary American comic flick to the heights of a dark, insightful thriller. It's no surprise that the front page of the press kit and the main photo promoting the film feature the Joker, not the Bat.

par·a·nor·mal (păr'ə-nôr'məl) pronunciation
Beyond the range of normal experience or scientific explanation: such paranormal phenomena as telepathy; a medium's paranormal powers.
paranormality par'a·nor·mal'i·ty (-nôr-măl'ĭ-tē) n.
paranormally par'a·nor'mal·ly adv.

flick sth on/off phrasal verb [M]
to move a switch in order to make electrical equipment start/stop working:
Could you flick the light switch on for me, please.flick

[名]1 軽打, はじき give a bug a flick with one's finger虫を指ではじく.2 (むちなどの)ピシッ[パチッ]という音.3 軽快な動き;(本・カードなどを)...
flick2 (flĭk) pronunciation
n. Slang.
A movie.
[Short for FLICKER1.]

[名]((主に米古風))映画(フィルム);((the 〜s))((英古風))映画館 go to the flicks映画を見に行く.
the flicks plural noun UK OLD-FASHIONED INFORMAL
the cinema:
What's on at the flicks this week?

flick Show phonetics
a film
See skin flick; chick flick.


Pronunciation: /flɪk/ 


1A sudden quick movement:the flick of a switcha flick of the wrist
1.1The sudden release of a bent finger or thumb, especially to propel a small object:he sent his cigarette spinning away with a flick of his fingers
1.2A light, sharp, quickly retracted blow, especially with a whip.
1.3(a flick through) A quick look through (a book, magazine, etc.):a quick flick through the family album
2informal A cinema film:a Hollywood action flick
2.1(the flicksBritish The cinema:fancy a night at the flicks?
3rare A group of hares or rabbits.


1Strike or propel (something) with a sudden quick movement of the fingers:Max flicked his bow tieUrsula flicked some ash off her sleeve
1.1Make or cause to make a sudden quick movement:[WITH OBJECT]: the horse flicked its tail[NO OBJECT]: the tip of his tongue flicked out
1.2Turn (an electrical device) on or off:he flicked on the air conditioningUrquart flicked the switch and she blinked in the harsh light
1.3[WITH OBJECT] Move (an object) rapidly up and down so as to strike something or someone:the driver flicked his whip and the cab moved off


give someone the flick (or get the flick)

informal, chiefly Australian Reject someone (or be rejected) in a casual or offhand way.

Phrasal verbs

flick through

Look quickly through a book, magazine, etc.she was flicking through a copy of Vogue

wilderness Show phonetics
noun [C usually singular]
1 an area of land that has not been cultivated or had towns and roads built on it, especially because it is difficult to live in as a result of its extremely cold or hot weather or bad earth:
a beautiful mountain wilderness
Alaska is the last great wilderness.
MAINLY US It's a wilderness area, under the protection of the Parks Department.

2 an outside area in which plants are left to grow naturally or untidily:
The garden was a wilderness of weeds and overgrown bushes.n.
  1. An unsettled, uncultivated region left in its natural condition, especially:
    1. A large wild tract of land covered with dense vegetation or forests.
    2. An extensive area, such as a desert or ocean, that is barren or empty; a waste.
    3. A piece of land set aside to grow wild.
  2. Something characterized by bewildering vastness, perilousness, or unchecked profusion: the wilderness of the city; the wilderness of counterespionage; a wilderness of voices.
[Middle English, from Old English *wilddēornes, probably from wilddēor, wild beast : wilde, wild + dēor, wild animal.]