Each year before Christmas, the British department store John Lewis releases a lovely Christmas advert, which features a slow cover of a famous song and lots of lovely creatures, and, of course, present suggestions !
How many ideas for a present can you see in this one ?
This ad could be seen this year as early as November 6th.
I’ve just discovered a manga at the Alain Lorraine library, and I love it ! It’s a long series titled Emma, set in London at the end of the XIXth century. There are lots of details about the city and the historical context. It’s also quite romantic… The author, Kaoru Mori, is an anglophile (= someone who loves everything English), and she has won many prizes for this work. I’ve just read the first volume, and I’m waiting for the next ones, because somebody has borrowed them.
The mangas from the library are in French, but I’ve just found an online version in English. I will go to the library first to check if the following volumes have arrived, although I’m really impatient to read what’s next, I prefer reading the paper version.
Emma is also the title of an excellent novel written by Jane Austen in 1815, and she was quite a pioneer for her time. It has been adapted as a movie many times, and two particularly remarkable versions are Clueless, 1995, set in Beverly Hills, with Alicia Silverstone in the main part, and Emma, 1996, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor.
More on the manga : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_(manga)
Want to know more ? Watch the video !
Traditionally, on the first week-end after Thanksgiving Americans start shopping for Christmas. In the United Kingdom, this advert for the famous British department store John Lewis was released as soon as November 6th.
Each year, the new John Lewis ad features a slow cover of a famous song, and lovely creatures such as animals, snowmen, children… And it is always a feast for the eye. Enjoy !
Let’s go on with this Beatles thing… I came across this video, and I found it interesting. The interview was made in 1969. The animated video was published this year by the collective Blank on Blank (they have an interesting Youtube Channel).
Source : http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/04/25/john-lennon-yoko-ono-love-interview/
And it looks and sounds… amazing ! Hours of fun in perspective… for those long rainy days…
Having a cartoon made about your life while you are alive is… kind of weird. I wonder who did their voices.