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French Culture

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French Culture
Second Semester Final Review
By Jamie Pineda and Lindsay Kobus

Movies
The Animals (Les Animaux)
The Extreme Sports (Les Sports Extrêmes)
Sport Events
The Fifth Republic
FIN
Cyrano de Bergerac


Fables/ Stories
- dramatic comedy
- an adaption of a play
La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Best)
Un long dimanche de fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement)
Jean de La Fontaine
Un homme et une femme (A Man and a Woman)
"FAIRE LA FÊTE!!!!!" (Jakaitis n.p.).
Le gorille et le chimpanzé (The Gorilla and the Chimpanzee)
L'éléphant (Elephant)
Le lion (Lion)
L'hippopotame (Hippopotamus)
Le Corbeau et le Renard (The Raven and the Fox)
Le crocodile (Crocodile)
Le Laboureur et ses Enfants
Le kitesurf (Kitesurf)
Le parkour (Parkour)
L'escalade (Climbing)
Le Tour de France
Fables/ Stories Cont.
Les Contes Français
Le Paris-Dakar
Le Tournoi de Roland Garros
Les 24 Heures du Mans
Charles de Gaulle
Georges Pompidou
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
François Mitterrand
Jacques Chirac

Couples in History
Les grands Couples de l'histoire
Louis XVI et Marie Antionette
Nature
Athletes
À Vos Marques!
La Belle au bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty)
Cendrillon (Cinderella)
Henri et Diane de Pontiers
Napoléon Bonaparte and Joséphine de Beauharnais
Lucie et Raymond Aubrac
Le Parc Naturel de la Soufrière
Les Gorges du Verdon
Le Massif du Mont- Blanc
Le Camargue
Maud Fontenoy
Tony Parker
Françoise Mbango Etone
Patrick Vieira
Chantal Petitclerc
The Environment and Technology Cont.
Le commandant Cousteau
La France et Les essais nucléaires (France and Nuclear Testing)
La montée des Verts (The Rise of the Greens)
La biodiversité en Afrique

- beautiful woman falls in love with ugly beast
- first film adapted from a fairy tale
- woman is determined that her fiancé who "died" in the
war is actually alive
- she goes on a search for her lost love
- a widowed man and woman meet on the beach and fall in love
- changes from color and black & white
- can go a long time without eating
- can hold its breath underwater for ten minutes
- hunts at night, sleeps during the day
- has 40,000 muscles in its trunk
- their arms are longer than their legs
- in this, a person can jump 15-20 meters above the water
- this free running is the art of moving
- "le traceur" is one who practices this sport
- started in 1897 in Fontainebleau
- a race of sports cars
- tennis players play on red clay, which is more difficult
- a race with cars, motorcycles, and trucks
- controversial because 48 people died from this
- the last person in this race is called the red lantern
- first president with two complete terms
- participated in the Resistance
- had part in writing Constitution
- prime minister in 1962, became president in 1969
- the youngest French president at 48 y/o
- proposed the modification of the Constitution to change the presidential term from seven years to five years
- Fox wants cheese in Crow's mouth
- Fox says flattering comments to crow to make him the cheese.
Moral: Don't give into flattery
- one of the most famous French fabulists during the 17th Century
- Was a poet which is why the fables he wrote are in poetry format
- Man near death tells his sons their is buried treasure somewhere hidden so they will till the land when he dies.
Moral: Hardwork is > Money
- Aurora was destined to die by a bad fairy
- falls into deep sleep until prince awakens her with a kiss
- Pretty daughter of King
- Becomes servant to step sisters in her own home
- Goes to ball thanks to fairy godmother
- Falls in love with prince
- reigned during French Revolution
- Marie Antionette spent extravagantly
- She had a lot of control over him
- Offered her a castle as symbol of love and she got mad
- Had and unstable relationship
- Couldn't give him and heir so he ignored her but she still kept her title as empress
- She freed her husband during WWII
- They fought against the Resistance
-has an active volcano
-lots of tropical plants, rivers, and waterfalls
- Has a lot of visitors that like to climb
- Beautiful steep canyon in Europe
- Located in the Alps
- Highest summit in Europe
- Lots of wild life, swamps, and ponds
- Has 550 speices of birds
- Symbol is a Flamingo
-First woman to travel Atlantic in a rowing boat
- Basketball player
- Won french cup in 1984
- First from her country to win medals and world championships and olympics
-Played for English French and Italian soccer teams
-World Cup Italian 1998 and French Team 2006
- Won medals at paralympics has become inspirational speaker
- defender of environment
-advocated against nuclear testing
- controversial topic in France
- documents to stop France's testing of it in other countries
- Les Verts = ecology movement in genereal
- lots of political involvement
-Working to protect endangered species and vegetation
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