2004.04.07 - Tomb Raider on film

2004.04.07 - Tomb Raider on film

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Tomb Raider on Film Tomb Raider on Film

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Shes clever, shes tough, shes British . . . AND shes the star of one of the most popular video games ever. Lara Croft is the main character in Tomb Raider. The game has millions of fans, but now Lara faces her most difficult job. Can Tomb Raider move successfully from the computer to the big screen?

Other popular video games have failed. Super Mario Brothers, Mortal Kombat and Wing Commander were big hits as video games . . . and big mistakes as movies. What about Tomb Raider? The game arrived in 1996. It was clearly special. In it, Lara Croft is a British adventurer  many people think that she is a female Indiana Jones. But will the film of the game be as successful as Indiana Jones?

The Indiana Jones films were so successful because of Harrison Ford. He was excellent as the adventurer. First, the makers of Tomb Raider had to find the right actress. It wasnt easy. Theres a lot of action in the story. Lara shoots, she runs, fights . . . and she looks great in shorts! But the film-makers said that they wanted a good actress  not just somebody who looks good. Some famous names were discussed  Catherine Zeta-Jones and Denise Richards. But finally the film-makers chose Angelina Jolie.

Most fans of the game think that Jolie is a good Lara Croft. The star is certainly sexy, and she is a good actress  she has an Oscar to prove it! (Best Supporting Actress 2000 for Girl, Interrupted) What about all the running and fighting? Jolie did lots and lots of exercise to be ready for the film. And she had to learn all about guns.

There was another small problem  Lara Crofts British voice. American Jolie had a voice teacher to help with her British accent. But the film-makers arent worried if her accent isnt perfect. Jolie also went to manners school to prepare herself for the film!

The film starts where the Tomb Raider II video game finished. Like Indiana Jones, Lara is looking for old treasure in strange places. She is looking for the Clock of Ages and the search takes her to Antarctica and Asia. The film will have something extra for fans of the game. Players can look for clues in the film and then follow them in the game.

Do you like this dossier? Then try these Penguin Readers.

Penguin Dossiers
Š Copyright 2001 Pearson Education Ltd
Photograph of Angelina Jolie Š Copyright Rufus F. Folkks/CORBIS

Published 18/04/2001

http://www.penguindossiers.com

 


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2004 április 30-ig minden beíratkozó hallgató 42 ingyenes foglalkozást kap ajándékba.

 
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JOKE

Mad Snail

A guy hears a knocking on his door. He opens it up, and no one is there. He looks all around and he finally sees a little snail sitting on the doormat. He picks it up and throws it across the street into a field.

Ten years go by, and one day he hears a knocking on his door. He opens it up and no one is there.

He looks all around, and he finally sees a little snail sitting on the doormat.

The snail looks up and says, "What was that all about?"

 

 
     
 
     
 

USELESS FACTS

Giant flying foxes, which are a type of bat, that live in Indonesia have wingspans of nearly six feet.
(Source: Verified)

African heart-nosed bats can have such a keen sense of sound that they can hear the footsteps of a beetle walking on sand from six feet away.
(Source: Verified)

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

 
     
 
     
 

PHRASAL VERBS

ants in one`s pants

- nervous overactivity, restlessness

The teacher asked the little boy if he had ants in his pants when he kept moving around in his seat.

bee in one`s bonnet

- a fixed idea that seems crazy

She has a bee in her bonnet and she won`t stop talking about moving to a new apartment.

big fish in a small pond

- an important person in a small place

He wasn`t so important in the big city but in the small town he is a big fish in a small pond.

birds and bees

- facts about sex and birth

The girl`s mother told her daughter about the birds and the bees during the summer holidays.

 

 
     
 
   
   
   
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