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March 23, 2017
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#210:  Boyhood (Darkroom Scene)

(A "darkroom" is a room where photographers develop their film.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aOOU-DcZbQ

Instructions:  Listen to the youtube video above and fill in the blanks in the transcript below (or write your answers on a piece of paper). Beginners can use the list of missing words and phrases, but if you're an advanced student, try to fill in the blanks just by listening to the video, without looking at the missing words and phrases.  The answers are given at the end of the transcript.

Main Features:  This video lesson has 5 features that are worth noting.  1) The word "them" often sounds like "em" (the "th" is often silent).  In this video, you'll hear this sound three times in one sentence!  2) The word "to" can sound like "ta", "da" and "na".  In this video you'll hear the phrases "have to" ("haf ta"); "supposed to" ("supposed da"), "trying to" ("tryin da"), and "willing to" (willing da"); and "going to" ("gonna") and "want to" ("wanna").  3) The word "you" has six sounds: "you-ya", "chu-cha" and "ju-ja".  a) In this video the phase "I can tell you" sounds like "I can tell ya".  b) The combination of a "t" plus the word "you" can sound like "chu" or "cha".  For example, the phrase "want you" can sound like "want chu" or "want cha".  c) The combination of a "d" plus the word "you" can sound like "ju" or "ja".  For example, the phrase "did you" can sound like "did ju" or "did ja".  This phrase can be shortened even further to one syllable -- "did ju" can sound like "dju" and "did ja" can sound like "dja".  You'll hear this sound near the beginning of this video.  4) Combinations of the above features also occur in this video.  For example, you will hear the phrase "I want you to [do something]" two times.  Once it sounds like "I want chu da" and once it sounds like "I want cha da".  5) Sometimes questions are said without the question word and other words.  See footnotes 1, 3, and 5-8 for examples.

Missing Words and Phrases (32):  a lot of [a lotta] (twice); about you [about chu]; assigned you [assigned ju]; back to [back da]; but you're [but chur]; did you [dju]; do [da] (2 times); get you [get cha]; going to [gonna] (2 times); have to [haft ta]; I'm [ahm]; is that [iz zat]; of [uh]; them [em] (4 times); to be [da be]; trying to [tryin da]; want to [wanna] (5 times); want you to [want cha da]; want you to [want chu da]; what you're [what chur]; willing to [willing da]; you [ya].

Transcript:

How long have you been in here [1], Mason?

I'm not sure.

___ sure.  All class. [2]  _______ complete your image diary?

Not yet.

Completed your, uh, digital contact sheet? [3]

Not quite, but I mean it's not ________ take me long.

"Not yet."  "Not quite."  Dark room time is extra-curricular [4].  I mean technically you don't ever _______ be in here these days, and certainly not until you've completed your assignments.  That's the deal.

Sorry.

I'm worried _________, Mason.

Why _______?

I'll tell you why.  The images you're turning in, they're cool.  You're looking at things in a really unique way.  Got a lot of natural talent. [5]

Thanks.

Yeah, but that and 50 cents will just _______ a cup _____ coffee in this old world.  I've met ________ talented people over the years.  How many of them made it professionally without discipline, commitment and a really good work ethic?  I can tell ___!  I can count it on two fingers:  zero.  It's not ________ happen for you, Mason.  The world is too competitive.  There are too many talented people who are __________ work hard, and a boat load of morons who are untalented who are more than willing to surpass you.  As a matter of fact, a lot of ____ are sitting in that classroom out there right now! Hm?  You know what they're doing? [6]  They're doing their assignments, which is ___________ supposed _____ doing.  __________ not.  You're in here.  Now why is that?  You special, Mason? [7]

No, but I mean the things you're talking about, like work ethic or whatever, I feel like I do work pretty hard.  I spend the whole weekend taking pictures ________ times.

You like football, Mason? [8]

Not really.

Yeah, I know you don't.  That's why I've just ____________ to shoot the football game tonight. Okay?  It starts at 7:30.  I ___________ get there early.  I ___________ shoot a full card, 300 images.  I want ____ downloaded, I want ____ sorted, and I _______ see ____ very first thing Monday.  K. [9]  You _______ know why I'm doing this?

I guess.

Who _____ you _______ be, Mason?  What _____ you _______ do?

I _______ take pictures.  Make art.

Any dipshit [10] can take pictures, Mason.  Art -- that's special.  What can you bring to it that nobody else can?

That's what I'm _________ find out.

Try harder.  Hey, maybe in 20 years you can call old Mr. Turlington and you can say, "Thank you, sir, for that terrific darkroom chat we had that day."  Get _______ class and do your work.

 

Notes:

[1] How long have you been in here? = The word "have" here is silent.  The word "have" can sound like "ev" or be completely silent.  So the question "How long have you been in here?" can sound like either "How long ev you been in here?" or "How long you been in here?" 
[2]  All class = He has been in the darkroom for the entire class = he didn't go to class at all.
[3] Completed your digital contact sheet = The full question is "Have you completed your digital contact sheet?"  I'm not sure what a digital contact sheet is.
[4] Extra-curricular =  School activities that are extra, that aren't part of the school's regular curriculum.  Examples are sports, cheerleading, clubs (art club, astronomy club, chess club, gamers club, poetry club, etc), community projects, and so on.

[5] Got a lot of natural talent = The full sentence is, "You've got a lot of natural talent."
[6] You know what they're doing? = The full question is, "Do you know what they're doing?"
[7] You special, Mason?  = The full question is, "Are you special, Mason?"

[8] You like football, Mason? = The full question is, "Do you like football, Mason?"
[9] K = Ok = Okay.  They're all the same thing.
[10] dipshit = a stupid or despised person.  It's good to know that this word exists, but please don't call anyone a dipshit.  You might regret it!


Answers:

1) I'm [ahm]
2) Did you [dju]
3) going to [gonna]
4) have to [haft ta]
5) about you [about chu]
6) is that [iz zat]
7) get you [get cha]
8) of [uh]
9) a lot of [a lotta]
10) you [ya]
11) going to [gonna]
12) willing to [willing da]
13) them [em]
14) what you're [what chur]
15) to be [da be]
16) But you're [but chur]
17) a lot of [a lotta]
18) assigned you [assigned ju]
19) want you to [want cha da]
20) want you to [want chu da]
21) them [em]
22) them [em]
23) want to [wanna]
24) them [em]
25) want to [wanna]
26) do [da]
27) want to [wanna]
28) do [da]
29) want to [wanna]
30) want to [wanna]
31) trying to [tryin da]
32) back to [back da]

March 17, 2017
Viewed 702 times.

#209:  Boyhood (Talk To Me)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu-yKaX1ZDY

Background:  The man in this scene is the kids' father.  He and his wife are not living together, so he sees his kids only once a week.  His wants to get to know them better, but they aren't saying much, so he makes up his own conversation with them.

Instructions:  Listen to the youtube video above and fill in the blanks in the transcript below (or write your answers on a piece of paper). Beginners can use the list of missing words and phrases, but if you're an advanced student, try to fill in the blanks just by listening to the video, without looking at the missing words and phrases.  The answers are given at the end of the transcript.

Main Features:  There are a lot of different sounds in this video.  The father talks pretty fast sometimes, so it might be difficult to understand him.

Missing Words and Phrases (18):  because [cuz] (2 times); don’t know [dono]; going to [gonna]; have [ev]; kind of [kinda] (3 times); them [em]; to [da] (2 times); to [ta]; wanted [wanned]; what you're [what cher]; you [ya]; you know [ya know]; your [yer] (2 times).

Transcript:

Talk _____ me.  Samantha, how was ____ week? 

"Uh, I __________, dad.  It was _______ tough.  Billy and Ellen broke up [1] and Ellen's _______ mad at me _______ she saw me talking _____ Billy in the cafeteria.  And _____ remember that sculpture I was working on?  Well, it was a unicorn and the horn broke off so now it's a zebra."  K? [2]  "But I still think I'm ________ get an "A". [3]  Ok?

Mason, uh, how was your week? 

"Well, dad, ________, it was _______ tough.  Joey's kind of a jerk.  Actually, he stole some cigarettes from his mom.  He ______ me _____ smoke ____, but I said 'No' _______ I knew what a hard time you had quitting smoking, dad."

How about that?  Is that so hard?

Dad, these questions are kind of hard to answer. 

What is so hard to answer about "What sculpture are you making?"

It's abstract!

Ok, ok.  That's good!  See?  That's {stops}.  I didn't, I didn't, I didn't know {stops}, I didn't know you were even interested in abstract art.

I'm not.  They make us do it.

But dad, I mean, why is it all on us though?  You know, what about you?  How was ____ week?  Who do you hang out with?  Do you have a girl friend?  What ____ you been up to?

I see your point.  So we should just let it happen more naturally, right?  That's ___________ saying.

{Nods}

Ok.  That's what we'll do.  Starting now.

Notes:

[1] They broke up = They ended their relationship.  They used to be boyfriend and girlfriend.  Now they're not. 
[2] K = Short for "Ok" and "Okay".  They're all the same thing.
[3] To get an "A" = To receive the highest grade in school.  The grades here in the USA are "A" (excellent), "B" (better than average), "C" (average), "D" (less than average), and "F" (failing).  There is no "E".  Most schools also add a "plus" (+) and a "minus" (-) to each grade, which gives us the following:  A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, and F.  You'll hear the phrase "A plus" (A+) in a future video.

Answers:

1) to [ta]
2) your [yer]
3) don’t know [dono]
4) kind of [kinda]
5) kind of [kinda]
6) because [cuz]
7) to [da]
8) you [ya]
9) going to [gonna]
10) you know [ya know]
11) kind of [kinda]
12) wanted [wanned]
13) to [da]
14) them [em]
15) because [cuz]
16) your [yer]
17) have [ev]
18) what you're [what cher]

March 13, 2017
Viewed 1074 times.

#208:  Boyhood (12 Years)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXFdQvcE4UI

Background:  Boyhood is a movie about a boy named Mason as he grows up from the age of 6 until he leaves home for college at the age of 18.  It took 12 years to make this movie.  It won the Golden Globe awards for Best Motion Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress, as well as the British Academy Film awards for Best Film and Best Director.  The video begins with the director Richard Linklater (and later the actors) talking about the movie.

Instructions:  Listen to the youtube video above and fill in the blanks in the transcript below (or write your answers on a piece of paper). Beginners can use the list of missing words and phrases, but if you're an advanced student, try to fill in the blanks just by listening to the video, without looking at the missing words and phrases.  The answers are given at the end of the transcript.

Main Features:  There are four main features in this lesson.  1) The word "to" can sound like "ta", "da", or "na".  In this lesson it sounds like "ta" three times, "da" six times, and "na" twice. 2) The word "of" is sometimes pronounced without the "v" sound.  You'll hear this twice in the phrases "kind of" ("kinda") and "a lot of" ("a lotta").  3) The phrase "it was" is sometimes pronounced without the "t" sound; that is, the "t" is often silent or barely heard.  You'll hear this three times in this video lesson.  4) The phrase "could you" often sounds like "could ju".  The last video (#207) had the phrase "would you" ("would ju"); this video has the phrase "could you" ("could ju").

Missing Words and Phrases (20):  and he [an ee]; could you [could ju]; going to [gonna]; he [ee]; It was [ih was] (3 times); kind of [kinda]; lot of [lotta]; need to [need da]; ready to [ready da]; them [em]; to [da] (2 times); to [ta] (3 times); trying to [tryin da]; used to [used da]; want to [wanna].

Transcript:

I was _________ make a movie about childhood.  I just had this one big idea, well, how about just get the same cast [1] and we'll film a little bit each year.  Like, _________ do that?  Would that work as a movie? 

Ooops! [2]

Quit it! [3]

The film was ________ capture this fictional family aging over 12 years.  You know, it's not a documentary.  It's a story. 

You guys ________ have some fun? [4]

Yeah!!!

Richard called me ______ asked me, "What will you be doing the next 12 years?"  And then _____ told me about this idea.  I said, "I _______ do it."

"Boyhood" is a complete original.  It's the first movie that I've ever done that is truly not like another movie. 

It was such a leap of faith.  It was so much _____ ask of everyone.  For Ellar [5] to mature on camera in one film -- it's a big thing not many actors have gone through. 

______ amazing _____ watch this boy and girl grow up.

Watching ____ at first just being little kids who _______ do cute things until they became contributors.

Action! [6]

The production itself gained momentum over the years.  Every year felt like kind of a very fun reunion.

______ incredible _____ work with these people every year.  I looked forward _____ going back.  ______ like family.

There's a certain commonality to growing up.

Mom.

There's something so normal in a certain way about Mason's story that I really always felt that it would be about moments everyone shares. 

It's something people identify with.

With the passage of time.

Life is beautiful and interesting enough as it is and you don’t _______ manufacture a lot of falsehood.

At some point you're no longer growing up; you're aging.  But no one can pinpoint that moment exactly.

When you get older, you can save up [7] and buy a car of your own.  Be cool like I _______ be.

It's unlike anything I've ever experienced.

We filmed for 12 years and nobody's ever done that before.

The hardest thing was when it ended.  I wanted to__continue shooting it for the rest of my life and I never wanted anyone to be allowed _____ see it.

One story made up of a ______ little pieces.

Notes:

[1] The cast = the actors and actresses in a movie.
[2] Ooops! = Said when the speaker is making a false apology for a small mistake or for doing something wrong that's very minor.  There's often an element of surprise in the action as well.
[3] Quit it! = Stop it!
[4] You guys ready to have some fun? = The full question is "Are you guys ready to have some fun?"  The word "are" is missing in this question.
[5] Ellar = actor
Ellar Coltrane (his name in real life).  His name in the movie is "Mason".
[6] Action! = When the director is ready for the actors to start acting, he says, "Action!"  When the director want to stop the action, he says, "Cut!"
[7] Save up = to save your money for something special.

Answers:

1) trying to [tryin da]
2) could you [could ju]
3) going to [gonna]

4) ready to [ready da]
5) and he [an ee]

6) he [ee]
7) want to [wanna]

8) to [ta]
9) It was [ih was]

10) to [da]
11) them [em]

12) kind of [kinda]
13) It was [ih was]

14) to [ta]
15) to [ta]

16) It was [ih was]
17) need to [need da]

18) used to [used da]

19) to [da]

20) lot of [lotta]