Welcome to Stuart Fernie's links page

 

Companion site at http://www.stuartfernie.com .

 

Welcome to my page of links

 

 

 

The links immediately below lead to pages which contain my own thoughts and ideas on a variety of subjects. I make no claim to represent any other individual or organisation. They have been posted on the internet in the hope that they will be of some interest and stimulate discussion. Beyond these links to my own pages, you will find links to associated pages outwith my own site.

 

I would be happy to discuss these pages and their subjects - I can be contacted at stuartfernie@yahoo.co.uk .

 

 

 Please follow this link to go to a page of links to video "documentaries" based on some of these pages

 

 

Pages associated with "Les Miserables" and Victor Hugo

 

                                                                            Discussion of "Les Miserables"

Jean ValjeanFilms of Les MiserablesValjean and Javert - a comparison

Reflections on the musicalNotes on Notre Dame de ParisNotre Dame compared to Les Miserables

Les Miserables character studiesReligion in Les MiserablesThoughts on "Miss Saigon"

 

I have produced a video "documentary" based on the above mentioned notes on "Les Miserables", and it has been posted on Youtube. It runs to about 45 minutes and has been posted as five separate videos. You can access them by searching for "Les Miserables discussion" in Youtube, or by clicking below:

Part 1        Part 2        Part 3         Part 4        Part 5

 

Philosophy-based pages

Potted PhilosophyExistentialism in the cinemaThe Enlightenment and the Bounty

Some personal thoughts on religion and fateFaçade – a reasoned rantWisdom ?

 

To do with teaching (and learning!)

Notes on essay writingFrench grammar notes and exercisesTales of teaching

Extended reading and viewing linksA Curriculum for Excellence - a personal responseAdvice for student teachers

AifL examplesTaking forward Curriculum for ExcellenceM.E.R.D.E.

Mentoring student teachers and NQTsRolling out CfEEngagement with pupils

                                                                            Collaborative strategies for Metro 1                                                                          

 

 

French literature and films

Ideas behind "Les Fleurs du Mal" (Baudelaire)Films of Luc Besson"Cyrano de Bergerac"

"Les Enfants du Paradis""Jean de Florette""Kean" by Jean-Paul Sartre

"Les Choristes"Themes in "Les fleurs du mal""Dracula entre l'amour et la mort"

"OSS 117: Le Caire, nid d'espions""La Belle et la Bete""Moliere"

                                                                            "La Rafle"

                                                                                

 

 

You may also be interested in a page which looks at the potential influence of Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables" on Besson's work - you will find it here.

 

A booklet entitled "Notes to accompany the study of French cinema and literature" is also available through Lulu.com. These notes focus on Luc Besson films, "Les Choristes", "Cyrano de Bergerac", "Dracula entre l'amour et la mort", "Les Enfants du Paradis", "Les fleurs du mal", " Jean de Florette", "Kean", "Moliere" (film), "Les Miserables" and " Notre Dame de Paris". Please click on the link below for further information.

 

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A video "documentary" of my page on "Les Choristes" is also available here

A video "documentary" of my page on Jean de Florette is available here (Part one) and here (Part two)

A "video documentary" of my page on "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" is available by clicking on these links :      Part One            Part Two

A "video discussion" of my page on "The Sand Pebbles" is available here (part one) and here (part two).

A "video discussion" of my page on "Notre Dame de Paris" is available here

 

Film favourites

"An Inspector Calls""Being There""The Big Red One"

"Blade Runner"Humour in the Bond Films"Casablanca"

"Chinatown""Five Easy Pieces""Gangs of New York"

"High Plains Drifter""Judgment at Nuremberg""Kingdom of Heaven"

"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang""The Last Samurai""The Magnificent Seven"

"The Man Who Would Be King""The Name of the Rose""One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"

"Point Blank""The Professionals""The Sand Pebbles"

"The Searchers""Forrest Gump""Casino Royale"

Films about teaching"Emperor of the North"Reflections on angel films

"Rollerball""Gran Torino""Hell in the Pacific"

 "Avatar""Planet of the Apes""The Invention of Lying"

 "Lawrence of Arabia"Steve McQueen films"A Tale of Two Cities (1958)

 "Prometheus""Elmer Gantry""Sweet Smell of Success"

                                                                            "The Train"

                                                                                                    

 

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Some thoughts on Television - past and present

 

En français:

Les films de Luc Besson

          Les Miserables

                        Notre Dame de Paris

                                    Réflexions sur “Les Choristes”

                                                    Réflexions sur “Angel-A”

                                                                               
                                                                                Reflexions sur "Jean de Florette"
 
                                                                                                       Réflexions sur « La Rafle »
                                                                                           
                                                                                                                        Cyrano de Bergerac
 
 
 
On a lighter note, if you are a speaker or teacher of French, you might like to follow this link to a page of amusing mistranslations gathered over the years.

            If you are intrigued by riddles with cryptic clues (to do with films), please follow this link.

 

 Miscellaneous - some pages outwith my own site

 

Highly recommended, even if you aren't interested in the upcoming game.

 

An excellent essay on the nature of European Cinema by a student of film and screen writing

 

 

Essays and essay titles on various aspects of "Les Miserables" from John Cornet, a High School teacher in Oregon

 

 

 

 

Paralleles et oppositions entre Jean Valjean et Javert dans Les Miserables

 

An excellent and detailed essay on similarities and differences between Valjean and Javert (in French), written by a Czech student.

A political interpretation of Les Miserables

 

An excellent essay on similarities between Hugo's work and that of Karl Marx, written by a Scottish student.

To an essay about "good" and "evil" in the characters of Les Miserables, by Emily Goodwin

Scottish CILT Wiki site

 

An opportunity to share opinions and materials with other teachers

 

Victor Hugo Online

An excellent and comprehensive site devoted to Hugo's works

 

Notre Dame de Paris

A site of notes and information about Hugo's tale.

 

Les Miserables Lyrics

A site which includes lyrics to the songs of the show

 

Northern Sights

An excellent site containing images of the Highlands of Scotland

 

Internet Movie Database

The best site for information about films

 

Beautiful and quirky jewellery

 

 

 

 

 

An excellent accounting firm in Aberdeen

 

 And finally ...

About me

Some information about me.

 

Stuart Fernie

 

I do hope you find these pages of value. I would be delighted to hear from anyone wishing to discuss the subjects or contents of these pages further. I can be contacted at stuartfernie@yahoo.co.uk .

 

 

The pages in my sites have received a total of 911,548 viewings (as of the first of April 2014).

Viewings of my pages, combined with viewings of the various associated video documentaries available on Youtube, reached 965,878 in April 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

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