Classical music : Do you really know all their names?


32 Famous orchestral pieces

Sources Youtube

ITALY / ITALIA/ ITALIE/


Italy Italia Italie
Roma. Rome
Roma 8k
Dolomites. Italy. 8k

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The travel show BBC


The Travel Show is a BBC travel programme. The new programme launched in 27 April 2013.

Using a network of correspondents in London, Tokyo, Sydney, New York and Kuala Lumpur, the programme aims to provide unique insight into the world of travel. It first aired in the UK in late February, after Winter Olympics coverage, in a Friday morning slot on BBC Two. A Sunday evening slot was also added on the BBC News channel in April 2014 and BBC iPlayer.

THE TRAVEL SHOW BBC. DUBAI
THE TRAVEL SHOW BBC. ISTANBUL
THE TRAVEL SHOW BBC AMSTERDAM
BBC TRAVEL SHOW MAURITIUS ( île Maurice )

Sources Wikipedia & Youtube

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Albert à l’Ouest


Nous avons découvert récemment, un film, pourtant paru en 2014 : ALBERT A L’OUEST

Titre original : A MILLION WAY TO DIE IN THE WEST

Film marrant, comique même.

“Western” en parodie et comédie

Surtout que l’un des acteurs de ce film : LIAM NEESON qui , pour la première fois, sans doute, a joué dans cette catégorie de films de cinéma. En général, Liam Neeson, opte pour des films d’action, de violence, plutôt sérieux ( enfin, dans le sens où ca ne rigole pas).

L’actrice principale : CHARLIZE THERON

L’acteur principal : SETH MAC FARLANE ( producteur et réalisateur du film )

Nous pouvons voir passer DOC BROWN ( Christopher LLOYD ) de passage dans le far west venant du futur ( BACK TO THE FUTURE).

Passage aussi de BILL MAHER qui reproduira , dans le far west, une réplique de ses émissions TV

Pour résumer: Ce film vaut le détour.

Pour vous donner un avant goût, quelques vidéos choisies pour vous dans cet article.

Visionnez les. Ca vaudra le détour

Et si vous avez l’occasion de voir le film ( en DVD ou en VOD ) n’hésitez pas.

Il passe aussi sur les chaines OCS de temps en temps. ( Si vous auriez un abonnement des chaines de ce groupe cinéma)

En 1882, Albert Stark (Seth MacFarlane) vit dans la ville de Vieille Souche (Old Stump en version originale et québécoise). C’est un éleveur de moutons, plutôt lâche, qui vient de perdre sa petite amie Louise (Amanda Seyfried). Il s’entraîne alors pour devenir un as de la gâchette, avec l’aide d’Anna (Charlize Theron), la femme du célèbre hors-la-loi Clinch (Liam Neeson). Mais les choses se compliquent lorsqu’Albert et Anna tombent amoureux l’un de l’autre..

A million ways to die in the West


We discovered this week a movie from 2014.

A western comedy and parody at times.

We really enjoyed this movie. Laughter assured.

Too bad it didn’t get the success it deserves.

Here are details about this movie ( from Wikipedia and from other sources all reunited her in this article

Training

A Million Ways to Die in the West is a 2014 American Western comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane, who wrote the screenplay with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. The film features an ensemble cast including MacFarlane, Charlize TheronAmanda SeyfriedNeil Patrick HarrisGiovanni RibisiSarah Silverman, and Liam Neeson. The film follows a cowardly frontiersman who gains courage with the help of a female gunfighter and must use his newfound skills in a confrontation with her villainous outlaw husband.

Charlize Theron

Development for A Million Ways to Die in the West began while MacFarlane and co-writers Sulkin and Wild were watching western movies during the development of Ted. Casting was done between December 2012 and March 2013. Filming began on May 6, 2013, in various locations in New Mexico including Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and it concluded on August 9 that year. Joel McNeely composed the score.

The film was released on May 30, 2014, in the United States, and distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures. The film received mixed reviews from critics, with criticism for its length. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 7, 2014, and earned more than $15 million in home media sales

THE FAIR

In 1882, in the town of Old Stump, Arizona, timid sheep farmer Albert Stark (Seth MacFarlane) has broken up with his girlfriend Louise (Amanda Seyfried) as a result of his refusal to participate in a gunfight. He prepares to migrate to San Francisco, believing that the frontier offers nothing for him. Meanwhile, infamous outlaw Clinch Leatherwood (Liam Neeson) robs and kills an old prospector (Matt Clark) for a gold nugget. He orders his right-hand man Lewis (Evan Jones) to escort his wife Anna (Charlize Theron) to Old Stump to lie low while he continues his banditry.

A million way to die in the west

Lewis and Anna arrive in Old Stump under the disguise of two siblings intending to build a farm, but Lewis is arrested after shooting the Pastor’s (John Aylward) son in a saloon. During the brawl, Albert saves Anna from being crushed by two of the patrons, and the two become close friends. They attend a county fair where Louise’s new boyfriend, the arrogant Foy (Neil Patrick Harris), challenges Albert to a shooting contest. Albert is defeated, but Anna steps in and defeats Foy. Foy publicly humiliates Albert, who impulsively challenges Foy to a duel in a week’s time to win back Louise. Anna then spends the week teaching Albert how to shoot.

During a barn dance the night before the duel, Anna gives Foy a Mickey. After leaving the dance, Albert and Anna kiss before heading home. Upon breaking out of jail and murdering the sheriff, Lewis observes the kiss and reports it to Clinch. On the day of the duel, Foy arrives late and gets diarrhea from the laxative he had unknowingly drunk. Albert, who has decided that Louise is not worth fighting for, once again forfeits the duel. He retires to the saloon, but Clinch arrives and demands to know who kissed his wife. He reveals that Anna is his wife and threatens to continue killing more people unless his wife’s lover duels him at noon the next day. Later, Clinch confronts Anna by demanding that she reveal Albert’s name and his whereabouts or he will kill her. Before he attempts to have sex with her, she knocks him unconscious with a rock and escapes.

No Sex before marriage she said

Anna returns to Albert’s farm to warn him about Clinch, but he chastises her for lying to him. Clinch, having regained consciousness, tracks down Anna to the farm, but Albert helps her escape, then escapes himself. While fleeing, he is captured by a tribe of Apache Indians, who threaten to burn him alive. The Apaches spare him when he reveals that he can speak their language. They give him a bowl of peyote, which sends him flashing back to his birth and through painful events of his childhood before making him realize that he loves Anna.

Meanwhile, Clinch recaptures Anna in town, but Albert returns to Old Stump and confronts him. He wounds Clinch with a bullet poisoned with rattlesnake venom before his own gun is shot out of his hand, but he manages to stall until Clinch fatally succumbs to the poison. Louise attempts to win back Albert, but he rejects her and instead happily enters a relationship with Anna, who becomes his new wife. Albert also receives a bounty for killing Clinch and uses the money to buy more sheep.

In a pre-credits scene, the proprietor of a racist shooting game called “Runaway Slave” at the fair asks who would like to take a shot. Django Freeman (Jamie Foxx) steps up and shoots the man while commenting that “people die at the fair”.

Seth Mac Farlane and Charlize Theron

Liam Neeson
Bill Maher

Casting

  • Seth MacFarlane as Albert Stark, a wimpy but kind-hearted sheepherder.
    • Mike Salazar as 6-year-old Albert
  • Charlize Theron as Anna Barnes-Leatherwood, Clinch Leatherwood’s rebellious wife, who befriends Albert.
  • Amanda Seyfried as Louise, Albert’s unappreciative ex-girlfriend.
  • Liam Neeson as Clinch Leatherwood, a notorious outlaw and Anna’s abusive husband.
  • Giovanni Ribisi as Edward, Albert’s best friend and Ruth’s boyfriend
  • Neil Patrick Harris as Foy, a wealthy, snobby Old Stump inhabitant and Louise’s current boyfriend.
  • Sarah Silverman as Ruth, Edward’s girlfriend and a prostitute.
  • Christopher Hagen as George Stark, Albert’s abusive father.
  • Wes Studi as Chief Cochise, the leader of Apache Indians
  • Rex Linn as Sheriff/Narrator
  • Alex Borstein as Millie, a madam at a local brothel which Ruth works at.
  • Ralph Garman as Dan
  • John Aylward as Pastor Wilson
  • Amick Byram as Marcus Thornton
  • Evan Jones as Lewis, a ruthlessly violent outlaw and Clinch Leatherwood’s right-hand man.
  • Dylan Kenin as Pastor’s Son, the son of the town pastor, who is killed by Lewis in the bar.
  • Matt Clark as the Old Prospector, an unfortunate victim of Clinch’s gang

Cameos

The score was composed by Joel McNeely. The soundtrack was released by Back Lot Music on May 27, 2014. The theme song “A Million Ways to Die” is performed by Alan Jackson. It was released as a single on April 29, 2014. A portion of the Back to the Future theme by Alan Silvestri is used during Christopher Lloyd’s cameo. Near the end of the movie, the refrain of “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora is used as a fictional “Muslim Death Chant.” Track listing

All music is composed by Joel McNeely, except as noted.

No.TitleLength
1.“A Million Ways to Die” (performed by Alan Jackson)2:27
2.“Main Title”2:33
3.“Missing Louise”2:08
4.“Old Stump”0:45
5.“Saloon Brawl”1:50
6.“Rattlesnake Ridge”1:28
7.“People Die at the Fair”2:11
8.“The Shooting Lesson”2:16
9.“The Barn Dance”2:29
10.“If You’ve Only Got a Moustache” (composed by Stephen Foster, performed by Amick Byram)1:31
11.“Anna and Albert”4:19
12.“Clinch Hunts Albert”3:41
13.“Racing the Train”2:21
14.“Captured by Cochise”2:07
15.“Albert Takes a Trip”2:24
16.“The Showdown”2:20
17.“Sheep to the Horizon”2:00
18.“End Title Suite”

Box office

A Million Ways to Die in the West grossed $43.1 million in North America and $43.3 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $86.4 million, against its $40 million budget.

The film grossed $16.8 million in its opening weekend, finishing in third place at the box office behind fellow newcomer Maleficent and the previous weekend’s opener X-Men: Days of Future Past. This was below expectations of $26 million. In its second weekend, the film dropped to number five, grossing an additional $7.3 million. In its third weekend, the film dropped to number eight, grossing $3.2 million. In its fourth weekend, the film dropped to number 11, grossing $1.6 million.

A million way to die in the West

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Julie Andrews


Dame Julie Andrews DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells; 1 October 1935) is an English actress, singer, and author. Throughout her career of over 75 years, she has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and six Golden Globe Awards.

Andrews was made a Disney Legend in 1991, and has been honoured with a Honorary Golden Lion as well as the AFI Life Achievement Award. In 2000, Andrews was made a dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the performing arts.

Andrews, a child actress and singer, appeared in the West End in 1948 and made her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend (1954). Billed as “Britain’s youngest prima donna“, she rose to prominence starring in Broadway musicals such as My Fair Lady (1956) playing Eliza Doolittle and Camelot (1960) playing Queen Guinevere. On 31 March 1957, Andrews starred in the premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein‘s written-for-television musical Cinderella, a live, colour CBS network broadcast seen by over 100 million viewers. Andrews made her feature film debut in Walt Disney‘s Mary Poppins (1964) and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the title role. The following year she starred in the musical film The Sound of Music (1965), playing Maria von Trapp and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

Between 1964 and 1986, Andrews starred in various films working with directors including her husband Blake EdwardsGeorge Roy Hill, and Alfred Hitchcock in The Americanization of Emily (1964), Hawaii (1966), Torn Curtain (1966), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Star! (1968), The Tamarind Seed (1974), 10 (1979), S.O.B. (1981), Victor/Victoria (1982), That’s Life! (1986), and Duet for One (1986). After 1986 her workload decreased, appearing in two films in 1991 and not again until 2000. After the turn of the new millennium, however, her career had a revival. From 2001 to 2004 Andrews starred in The Princess Diaries (2001) and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004). From 2004 to 2018 she lent her voice to the Shrek and Despicable Me animated films and Aquaman (2018). In 2017 she co-created and hosted a children’s educational show titled Julie’s Greenroom, for which she received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations. Beginning in 2020, Andrews voiced the narrator Lady Whistledown in the Netflix series Bridgerton. She has also worked hosting performance shows such as Great Performances and narrating documentaries such as the 2004 Emmy-winning series Broadway: The American Musical.

In 2002, Andrews was ranked No. 59 in the BBC’s poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. In 2003, she revisited her first Broadway success, this time as a stage director, with a revival of The Boy Friend. Apart from her musical career, she is also an author of children’s books and has published two autobiographies, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years (2008) and Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years (2019).

Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on 1 October 1935 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. Her mother, Barbara Ward Wells (née Morris; 1910–1984) was born in Chertsey and married Edward Charles “Ted” Wells (1908–1990), a teacher of metalwork and woodwork, in 1932.

Andrews was conceived as a result of an affair her mother had with a family friend. Andrews discovered her true parentage from her mother in 1950, although it was not publicly disclosed until her 2008 autobiography.

With the outbreak of World War II, her parents went their separate ways and were soon divorced. Each remarried: Barbara to Ted Andrews, in 1943, and Ted Wells in 1944 to Winifred Maud (Hyde) Birkhead, a war widow and former hairstylist at a war work factory that employed them both in Hinchley Wood, Surrey. Wells assisted with evacuating children to Surrey during the Blitz, while Andrews’s mother joined her husband in entertaining the troops through the Entertainments National Service Association. Andrews lived briefly with Wells and her brother, John in Surrey. In 1940, Wells sent her to live with her mother and stepfather, who Wells thought would be better able to provide for his talented daughter’s artistic training. According to Andrews’s 2008 autobiography Home, while Andrews had been used to calling her stepfather “Uncle Ted”, her mother suggested it would be more appropriate to refer to her stepfather as “Pop”, while her father remained “Dad” or “Daddy” to her, a change which she disliked. The Andrews family was “very poor” and “lived in a bad slum area of London,” at the time, stating that the war “was a very black period in my life.” According to Andrews, her stepfather was violent and an alcoholic. He twice, while drunk, tried to get into bed with his stepdaughter, resulting in Andrews fitting a lock on her door.

As the stage career of her mother and stepfather improved, they were able to afford better surroundings, first to Beckenham and then, as the war ended, back to the Andrews’s hometown of Hersham. The family took up residence at the Old Meuse, in West Grove, Hersham, a house (now demolished) where Andrews’s maternal grandmother had served as a maid. Andrews’s stepfather sponsored lessons for her, first at the independent arts educational school Cone-Ripman School (ArtsEd) in London, and thereafter with concert soprano and voice instructor Madame Lilian Stiles-Allen. Andrews said of Stiles-Allen, “She had an enormous influence on me,” adding, “She was my third mother – I’ve got more mothers and fathers than anyone in the world.” In her memoir Julie Andrews – My Star Pupil, Stiles-Allen records, “The range, accuracy and tone of Julie’s voice amazed me … she had possessed the rare gift of absolute pitch”, though Andrews herself refutes this in her 2008 autobiography Home. According to Andrews, “Madame was sure that I could do Mozart and Rossini, but, to be honest, I never was”. Of her own voice, she says, “I had a very pure, white, thin voice, a four-octave range – dogs would come from miles around.” After Cone-Ripman School, Andrews continued her academic education at the nearby Woodbrook School, a local state school in Beckenham.

The sound of music

The sound of Music

The sound of Music

The sound of music Julie Andrews /Christopher Plummer
Cast of Sound of Music

Termed “Britain’s youngest prima donna”, Andrews’s classically trained soprano voice, lauded for its “pure and clear” sound, has been described as light, bright and operatic in tone. When a young Andrews was taken by her parents to be examined by a throat specialist, the doctor concluded that she had “an almost adult larynx.” Despite the continual encouragement to pursue opera by her voice teacher, English soprano Lilian Stiles-Allen, Andrews herself felt that her voice was unsuited for the genre and “too big a stretch”. At the time, Andrews described her own voice as “extremely high and thin”, feeling that it lacked “the necessary guts and weight for opera”, preferring musical theatre instead.

Victor Victoria

As Andrews aged, so did her voice, which began to naturally deepen. Losing her vast upper register, her “top notes” became increasingly difficult to sing while “her middle register matured into the warm golden tone” for which she has become known, according to Tim Wong of The Daily Telegraph.

Musically, she had always preferred singing music that was “bright and sunny”, choosing to avoid songs that were sad or otherwise written in a minor key, for fear of losing her voice “in a mess of emotion”. She cited this as another reason for avoiding opera.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS
Mary Poppins
Andre Rieu / Mary Poppins / Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
A Spoonful Of Sugar / Julie Andrews / Mary Poppins 
Mary Poppins – Chim Chim Cher-ee
Julie Andrews

Additional informations about “the sound of music” : The original Broadway cast. The original Broadway cast was started by Mary Martin. Her singing style was very different than Julie Andrews’s style.

(Mary Martin was Larry hagman’s mother)

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MEXICO


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TRAVEL TO USA


Dans cet article , vidéo, nous allons essayer de partager quelques états, villes et contrées

Des endroits autres que ceux déjà connus et que la plupart des gens visitent.

Faisons un tour

In this video article, we will try to share some states, cities and counties

Places other than those already known and that most people visit.

let’s take a walk

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Mais qui a tué Harry ? The trouble with Harry (1955)


Par hasard, hier, entre 2 enregistrements radio, nous avons découvert ce film d’ALFRED HITCHCOK.

Un film de 1955 : Un des rares films de HITCHCOK qui pourrait être classé dans la catégorie des comédies( mais relativement morbides en revanche). Certaines scènes font même rigoler tellement loufoques paraissaient elles. Chose rare dans les films de ce réalisateur. Du moins, selon nos modestes connaissances cinématographiques (d’amateurs)

Voici donc le résumé de ce film et quelques séquences que nous avons souhaité partager avec vous, pour le plaisir

Dans le petit hameau de Highwater, dans le Vermont, un petit garçon découvre un cadavre fraîchement mort apparu à flanc de colline au-dessus de la ville, il part vite chercher sa mère. Au même moment, un vieux chasseur tombe sur le même cadavre et pense l’avoir tué. Les habitants du lieu sont les uns après les autres confrontés au cadavre Le problème de savoir qui est la personne, qui était responsable de sa mort subite et ce qui devrait être fait avec le corps est «le problème avec Harry».

TRAILER IN FRENCH / BANDE ANNONCE EN FRANÇAIS

Le capitaine Wiles est persuadé qu’il a tué l’homme avec un tir égaré de son fusil en chassant, jusqu’à ce qu’il soit démontré qu’il a effectivement tiré sur un lapin. Jennifer Rogers, l’épouse de Harry, croit qu’elle a tué Harry parce qu’elle l’a frappé violemment avec une bouteille de lait. Mlle Gravely est certaine que l’homme est décédé après un coup du talon de sa botte de randonnée lorsqu’il s’est jeté sur elle hors des buissons, encore étourdi par le coups qu’il a reçu de Jennifer. Sam Marlowe, un artiste peintre original, mais ouvert d’esprit sur l’ensemble de l’événement et est prêt à aider ses voisins et ses nouveaux amis de toutes les manières possibles. En tout cas, personne n’est bouleversé du tout par la mort de Harry.

TRAILER IN ENGLISH

Cependant, ils espèrent tous que le corps ne sera pas porté à l’attention des autorités, incarnées par le zèle du shérif adjoint, Calvin Wiggs, froid et sans humour, et qui gagne des primes à chaque verbalisation ou arrestation. Le capitaine, Jennifer, Mlle Gravely et Sam enterrent le corps puis le déterrent à nouveau plusieurs fois au cours de la journée. Ils cachent ensuite le corps dans une baignoire. Le médecin local alerté diagnostique une mort naturelle, aucun acte criminel n’a donc été commis. Les protagonistes décident alors de replacer le cadavre sur la colline où il a été découvert la première fois, afin de le faire apparaître comme s’il venait d’être découvert.

Entre-temps, Sam et Jennifer sont tombés amoureux et souhaitent se marier, et le capitaine et Miss Gravely sont également devenus un couple. Sam a pu vendre toutes ses peintures à un millionnaire de passage, bien que Sam refuse d’accepter de l’argent et demande à la place quelques cadeaux simples pour ses amis et lui-même dont un lit à deux places pour lui et Jennifer

  • Edmund Gwenn : le capitaine Albert Wiles, un marin à la retraite
  • John Forsythe  : Sam Marlowe, un artiste peintre moderne
  • Shirley MacLaine  : Jennifer Rogers, la mère d’Arnie
  • Mildred Natwick  : Miss Ivy Gravely, une vieille fille
  • Mildred Dunnock : « Wiggie » Wiggs, l’épicière-postière du village
  • Jerry Mathers : Arnie Rogers, le petit garçon de Jennifer
  • Royal Dano  : Calvin Wiggs, le shérif adjoint
  • Parker Fennelly : le millionnaire
  • Barry Macollum : le clochard
  • Dwight Marfield : Dr Greenbow, le médecin bigleux
  • Ernest Curt Bach : Ellis, le chauffeur du millionnaire
  • Alfred Hitchcock : l’homme qui passe devant l’exposition de Sam
  • Philip Truex : Harry Worp, le mort
  • Leslie Woolf : le critique d’art du Musée d’art moderne

Galeries LE PRNTEMPS. Paris / France / Europe


Galeries LE PRNTEMPS. Paris / France / Europe


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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. UAE


The United Arab Emirates (UAE; Arabic: الإمارات العربية المتحدة  or the Emirates (Arabic: الإمارات al-, is a country in Western Asia. It is located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula, and shares borders with Oman and Saudi Arabia, while having maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and IranAbu Dhabi is the nation’s capital, while Dubai, the most populous city, is an international hub.

The United Arab Emirates is an elective monarchy formed from a federation of seven emirates, consisting of Abu Dhabi (where the federal capital, Abu Dhabi, is located), AjmanDubaiFujairahRas Al KhaimahSharjah and Umm Al Quwain. Each emirate is governed by a Sheikh and, together, they form the Federal Supreme Council; one of them serves as President of the United Arab Emirates. In 2013, the country had a population of 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million were Emirati citizens and 7.8 million were expatriates. As of 2020, the United Arab Emirates has an estimated population of roughly 9.9 million.

Islam is the official religion and Arabic is the official language. The United Arab Emirates’ oil and natural gas reserves are the world’s sixth and seventh-largest, respectively. Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi and the country’s first president, oversaw the development of the Emirates by investing oil revenues into healthcare, education, and infrastructure.The United Arab Emirates has the most diversified economy among the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council. In the 21st century, the country has become less reliant on oil and gas, and is economically focusing on tourism and business. The government does not levy income tax, although there is a corporate tax in place and a 5% value-added tax was established in 2018.

The UAE has broad diplomatic and commercial relations with most countries and members of the United Nations. It plays a significant role in OPEC, and is one of the founding members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The UAE is a member of the United Nations and several of its specialized agencies (ICAOILOUPUWHOWIPO), as well as the World BankIMFArab LeagueOrganisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and the Non-Aligned Movement. Also, it is an observer in the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. Most countries have diplomatic missions in the capital Abu Dhabi with most consulates being in UAE’s largest city, Dubai.

Emirati foreign relations are motivated to a large extent by identity and relationship to the Arab world. The United Arab Emirate has strong ties with Bahrain, China, Egypt, France, India, Jordan, Pakistan Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Following the British withdrawal from the UAE in 1971 and the establishment of the UAE as a state, the UAE disputed rights to three islands in the Persian Gulf against Iran, namely Abu MusaGreater Tunb, and Lesser Tunb. The UAE tried to bring the matter to the International Court of Justice, but Iran dismissed the notion. Pakistan was the first country to formally recognize the UAE upon its formation. The UAE alongside multiple Middle Eastern and African countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar in June 2017 . Ties were restored in January 2021. The UAE recognized Israel in August 2020, reaching a historic Israel–United Arab Emirates peace agreement and leading towards full normalization of relations between the two countries.

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS DROP


L’Opération Christmas Drop est une opération humanitaire réalisée chaque année à Noël depuis 1952 par la United States Air Force en Micronésie et supportée par les communautés locales de Guam. Devenue une tradition, c’est la plus ancienne mission du Département de la Défense des États-Unis encore en activité, et le plus long transport aérien humanitaire au monde. L’opération est menée au départ des bases aériennes d’Andersen et de Yokota.

Ce téléfilm classé “film de Noël” se passe dans les tropiques en pleine chaleur

Ce qui nous change des films de Noël traditionnel avec de la “fausse neige” ( en carton ou en fibre ou autre produits synthétiques) installée sur des couloirs de studio aux rues “propres” avec maisons propres et des gens “souriants”. La plupart du temps dans des petits villages que nous ne trouvons que dans ces films.

Le scénario tourne souvent autour de salariés, ou personnes déprimées vivant dans les grandes villes / métropoles qui sont “obligées” de passer Noël dans ces bleds . Puis soudain, l’amour débarque et ces personnes n’ont plus envie de rentrer en métropole.

Dans ce cas, c’est la même chose. Sauf qu’ ERICA ( la fonctionnaire chargée d’établir un rapport , donc de quitter Washington DC pour GUAM ) quitte la métrople pour la plage et pour la chaleur.

Au moins, dans ce cas, la mer n’est pas fausse et nous n’avons pas de fausse neige.

Ce film est actuellement sur NETFLIX. Notre équipe a pu le visionner. Il vaut le détour.

Ce n’est pas un chef d’oeuvre, loin de là mais : Son atout, sa valeur est ailleurs : Parce que :

Ce film relate une histoire VRAIE ( du moins en ce qui concerne les opérations humanitaires dont parle le film) . Ce film reprend l’OPERATION CHRSITMAS DROP. (qui dure depuis des décennies) C’est l’intérêt de ce film de Noël

Il sera apprécié par les lecteurs, cinéphiles qui privilégient la langue du coeur à la langue de la raison voire la langue du rationnel

Operation Christmas Drop

Operation Christmas Drop