WHAT IS THANKSGIVING?
Click on the following link to read my post about Thanksgiving origins, then watch the videos.
American holidays - Thanksgiving Day
The American Thanksgiving story
THANKSGIVING ...AT THE MOVIES!
How many times have we seen Thanksgiving dinners in American movies or telefilms?
"Dear Lord, we realize that lately, everything's been changing too damn fast. And all sorts of things are always the same, even if we hate it — like shoveling the turkey and stuffing the snow."
from the movie "Home for the holidays", 1996
"Once, there was this day. . . this one day when. . . everyone realized they needed each other."
from the movie "Pisces of April", 2003
"You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations. Your people will wear cardigans, and drink highballs.
We will sell our bracelets by the road sides, and you will play golf.
My people will have pain and degradation. Your people will have stick shifts. The gods of my tribe have spoken. They said do not trust the pilgrims. And especially do not trust Sarah Miller.
For all these reasons I have decided to scalp you and burn your village to the ground."from the movie "Addams Family Values", 1993
SOME FAMOUS SCENES
"You cut the turkey without me!" from "Avalon" 2001
"The turkey" - from "Home for the holidays", 1996
"The prayer" - from "Blind Side", 2009
"The toast" - from "Funny people", 2009
April explains Thanksgiving to a Chineese family - from "Pisces of April", 2003
Addams family Thanksgiving - from "Addams Family Values", 1993
Answer the following questions:
Do you think it's possible to understand some cultural aspects of a foreign country
just watching its movies?
After watching theese scenes, what can you understand about Usa Thanksgiving traditions?
Which movie scene do you like the most? Why?