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AT THE CINEMA

I'm a great cinema-goer. I like the cinema tremendously.

I see all the best films that are on1 in Moscow.

I prefer feature films, though I enjoy documentaries almost as much, to say nothing of animated cartoon films, news-reels or popular science films.

As far as foreign films go I like some of them. I prefer them dubbed in Russian. But as a matter of fact I don't mind captions either.

I usually go to the cinema (the movies) for the morning or day shows.

If I want to go to an evening show I book tickets beforehand.

I like to come to the cinema a couple of minutes before the movie starts.

If there is a long time to wait I can always look again at the portraits of Soviet and foreign film stars hanging on the walls of the foyer, or listen to a little concert that is usually given for the spectators, or I can go to the reading-room.

It is a good thing that those who are late are not allowed to enter the hall until the news-reel is over.

I hate being disturbed when a film is on (showing).

If I like a movie very much I go to see it a second time, and besides I see many of the movies televised. I regularly read the paper «Film Week» to know which films have been released, and which ones are being shot.

Sometimes I read the script of the movie I am going to see.

If a film is screened after a book, which I don't remember very well I always reread3 the book to be able t0 compare it with the screened version.

I know all the famous Soviet script-writers, producers and cameramen.

CONVERSATION

- Hello, Nina.

- Hello, Misha. I'm so glad to see you.

- Same here. You were the last person1, you know, I expected to meet at our cinema so early. I know you live at the other end of the world.

- I travelled all the way from the University to see the cinema scope (vista scope) film «The Sisters» screened (filmed) after Tolstoy's book «The Ordeal». I arrived at Arbat Square at half past eight and got a ticket for the first show.

- Good for you. It was first day yesterday and tickets are very hard to get. It's a wonderful film I've been told.

- So have I. I'm eager to see it. You know we have ten minutes to go. Let us have a look at the portraits of the famous film stars.

- Look, here is Bystrizkaya. She is my favourite actress. They ary shooting a new film with her in the title role.

- Look here. There is a beautiful portrait of Nargis, the famous Indian film star who played one of the main parts in the film «The Vagabonds»

- Wouldn't you like to come with me to the refreshment room? I feel rather thirsty.

- I don't think we have got the time. The bell is ringing.

- Where is your seat?

- Mine is in the twelfth row. I'll try to exchange places with somebody in the seventh row in order we should sit together.

- Go ahead. Do it right away.

- It's too late now. After the news-reel.

(After the news-reel the two friends are sitting together)

- The news-reel was interesting, wasn't it?

- Most. It was very interesting from beginning to end. How did you like...

- Please stop talking, the film is beginning. Let us see what is the cast4. Have you noticed the name of the producer and the camera-man?

- I'll tell you later. Look at the colours! Aren't they just marvellous?

- Now isn't Katya beautiful! Have a good look at her in a close-up. Look how beautiful the Volga is! Have you ever seen a more superb still?

- Please don't express your feelings so loudly! We are disturbing our neighbours.

- I'm sorry the film is coming to an end.

- Another serial is going to be released soon.

- Let us go to see it together when it is on.

- Very good. We'll make arrangements as soon as it is on.

WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS

NOTES






About myself

A trip by railway

My family

A sea voyage

Our flat

At the doctor's

At the library

At the cinema

The hotel

At the theatre

Street traffic

At the post office

An excursion out of town

Sport

Telephoning

Shopping

A visit

Sightseeing

Park of culture and rest

The soviet union

The dining-room

Elections

At the museum

Sputnic

A trip by air

 

 

 





 

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