Once Upon a Time … when the fairy-tale comes true
Have you seen the brand new sensation from the creators of "Lost"? Award-winning writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have created another fantastic series. The premiere season of "Once Upon a Time" with its impressive images and unusual storyline has enchanted both the audience and the critics. From August 2012 we have had the opportunity to follow this amazing fantasy series on m1, too!
… and they all lived happily ever after. This is the idyllic end of the fairy-tales that we all would like to believe in. But what happens, when the world of our childhood tales full of evil witches, wicked creatures, princes and princesses comes to life?
The series takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, in the modern day USA, where the residents are actually characters from various fairy tales that – due to a powerful curse – were transported to this real-world town. They cannot remember anything of their past lives and the Evil Queen – now known as Regina – is running the town and its inhabitants as the Mayor. But there is one person who knows the truth; he is Regina’s adopted son Henry. He know everything from his book of fairy-tale stories, and he also knows that there is only one person who can break the curse and make things right. This person is his birth mother, Emma Swan, who is living in Boston and works as a bail bondswoman.
So, one day Emma gets the surprise of her life when 10-year old Henry arrives at her doorstep and convinces her to return him to Storybrook and stay with him for a while. As the story unfolds Henry tells Emma that she was actually transported from the fairy tale world before she could be cursed, and that she is in fact the long lost daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming.
Now, as the fairy-tale stories begin to unfold in the real world and Emma slowly begins to believe Henry’s claims, tension between Regina and Emma rise. This rivalry develops and Emma becomes determined to stop Regina as well as build on her budding relationship with her mother (who is now Henry’s good-hearted school teacher) and the son she abandoned ten years ago.
Each episode focuses on a character’s back story. One segment details their life in the fairy-tale world that, when serialized, adds a piece to the puzzle about the characters and their connection to the events that preceded the curse and its consequences. The other, set in the present day, follows a similar pattern with a different outcome but also offers similar insights.
brand new[brænd njuː] – vadonatúj
award-winning [əˈwɔːd ˈwɪnɪŋ] – díjnyertes
series [ˈsɪəriːz] – sorozat
impressive [ɪmˈpresɪv] – lenyűgöző
unusual [ʌnˈjuːʒʊəl] – szokatlan, nem megszokott
storyline [ˈstɔːrilaɪn] – történet szála
to enchant somebody [tu ɪnˈtʃɑːnt ˈsʌmbədi] – lenyűgözni valakit
they lived happily ever after [ˈðeɪ lɪvd ˈhæpɪli ˈevər ˈɑːftə] – boldogan életk amíg meg nem haltak
fairy-tale [ˈfeərɪteɪl] – (tündér)mese
evil witch [ˈiːvəl wɪtʃ] – gonosz boszorkány
wicked creature [ˈwɪkɪd ˈkriːtʃə] – gonosz teremtmény
to come to life [tə kʌm tə laɪf] – életre kel
to take place [tə teɪk ˈpleɪs] – játszódik, megrendezésre kerül
fictional [ˈfɪkʃənəl] – kitalált
resident [ˈrezɪdənt] – lakos
various [ˈveərɪəs] – különböző
due to [djuː tuː] – köszönhető valaminek
curse [kɜːs] – átok
to be transported [tə bi trænsˈpɔːtɪd] – szállítva lenni, itt: elragadva
to run something [tə rʌn ˈsʌmθɪŋ] – vezetni valamit
inhabitant [ɪnˈhæbɪtənt] – lakos, lakó
Mayor [meə] – polgármester
adopted [əˈdɒptɪd] – adoptált, örökbefogadott
to break the curse [tə breɪk ðə kɜːs] – megtör egy átkot
bail bondswoman [beɪl bɒndz ˈwʊmən] – óvadékügynök
doorstep [ˈdɔːstep] – küszöb
to convince somebody to [tə kənˈvɪns ˈsʌmbədi tuː] – meggyőz valakit, hogy
for a while [fər ə waɪl] – egy időre
to unfold [tu ʌnˈfəʊld] – kifejtődik, kitárul
to be cursed [tə bi kɜːst] – elátkozva lenni
in fact [ɪn fækt] – valójában
claim [kleɪm] – állítás
tension [ˈtenʃən] – feszültség
to rise [tə raɪz] – nő, növekszik
rivalry [ˈraɪvəlri] – rivalizálás
to develop [tə dɪˈveləp] – fejlődik
determined [dɪˈtɜːmɪnd] – határozott, eltökélt
budding relationship [ˈbʌdɪŋ rɪˈleɪʃnʃɪp] – bimbózó kapcsolat
good-hearted [ɡʊd ˈhɑːtɪd] – jószívű
abandoned [əˈbændənd] – elhagyott, magára hagyott
to focus on [tə ˈfəʊkəs ɒn] – valamire fókuszál
segment [seɡˈment] – rész, metszet, szegmens
to detail [tə ˈdiːteɪl] – részletez
to precede [tə prɪˈsiːd] – megelőz
consequence [ˈkɒnsɪkwəns] – következmény
pattern [ˈpætən] – minta
outcome [ˈaʊtkʌm] – eredmény, kimenet
insight [ˈɪnsaɪt] – bepillantás, betekintés
Emotions and experiences that Dr Cameron never had
An interview with Jennifer Morrison – aka Dr Cameron in “House” – who plays Emma Swan In Once Upon a Time.
5 Perc Angol:Jennifer, how is it now to work on a show that is completely different than what you did with "House."
Jennifer Morrison:You know, on "House," Dr. Cameron, as wonderful of a character as she is, she served a very specific purpose, and was always going to serve that very specific purpose, which I was more than happy to do, and really enjoyed, and really enjoyed pushing the limits of that, and experimenting with what that meant for her and for me as an actor. But this show, with what we have set up, the idea of fairy tales and the mythology and sort of this endless possibility situation, you know, it’s exciting because I won’t have those restrictions as an actor. You know, there’s definitely a much broader range of emotions and experiences that Emma Swan is going to have compared to Dr. Cameron. And that’s exciting, because every script that I’ve read so far there’s nothing that terrified me as an actor. And I love that feeling of thinking, okay, I can really take on something each week that’s going to push me and make me better, and make me uncomfortable in a good way.
5 Perc Angol: Do you think farther down the road we will know more about where this last name came from, Swan?
Jennifer Morrison:In looking up the meaning of swan and swans, and what they’ve represented in different cultures and in different religions over centuries, they are very, very meaningful creatures, and especially specifically to what they’re establishing Emma as being in the story. You know, she’s the link between the fairy tale and reality. And oftentimes in literature and in a lot of religious references, swans are some sort of unity between divinity and humanity. So it just seemed like it really is a great symbolic fit for her to have that name, not even realizing that she might be this link between fairy tale and reality. You know, she certainly isn’t in a place where she’s embracing that or aware of it at this point, but just symbolically I feel like it really is important.
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