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#1831 Tabaluga

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:46 AM

Notre Dame de Paris by Hugo ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:57 AM

Mozart wrote several operas in french...
Alright, who wrote the Barber of Seville and the Marriage of Figaro. They were pretty funny. I'm pretty sure that was Mozart. I've seen an version sung in English, and I was sure it was French... May have been Italian. They were dressed in French clothes. I don't know, it was in Vienna, and my seat was at the edge of a balcony right at the very top, and I was convinced the barrier was going to collapse and every one would die horribly.
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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:13 AM

I only know operas from him in German and Italian language (but would still say they're Austrian Posted Image )...and yours are from Rossini and Mozart but Figaro is written in Italian (only the original from Beaumarchais is in French).
(and except the first statement where I was pretty sure, I didn't know all this but had a look in wikipedia Posted Image )

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:15 PM

oops..sorry, I was a bit AWOL these past few days (and quite late to reply to guesses)...so I had to read the above posts really fast...and there seems to be some confusion here...Mozart composed the music and for The Marriage of Figaro (and Don Giovanni) as well, it's Da Ponte who wrote the libretto...for The Barber of Seville- there were 2 famous operas- Rossini's and Paisiello's...they were all based on the original french plays ( a trilogy acually) by Caron de Beaumarchais with some modifications......
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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:30 PM

well apart from these surely interesting details you missed out main question: wrong or right? and there were many more guesses before Mozart/Beaumarchais Posted Image

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that did belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:50 PM

well apart from these surely interesting details you missed out main question: wrong or right? and there were many more guesses before Mozart/Beaumarchais Posted Image

:P yup, really fascinating details...and all the guesses before Mozart/Beaumarchais were all wrong and based on two aspects, it's also technically not Mozart's..he didn't write the words (so it doesn't really matter if french, italian or DACH :lol:) and it's not from The Marriage of Figaro but The Barber of Seville...so I guess it's V's turn again?
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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:56 PM


well apart from these surely interesting details you missed out main question: wrong or right? and there were many more guesses before Mozart/Beaumarchais Posted Image

Posted Image yup, really fascinating details...and all the guesses before Mozart/Beaumarchais were all wrong and based on two aspects, it's also technically not Mozart's..he didn't write the words (so it doesn't really matter if french, italian or DACH Posted Image) and it's not from The Marriage of Figaro but The Barber of Seville...so I guess it's V's turn again?

except that she assigned The Barber of Seville to Mozart and not to Rossini/Beaumarchais/whoever it's her turn Posted Image
and perhaps we should exclude operas here...it's not prose and if not I could use a rock opera here from the Who or similar Posted Image

Edited by hobglobin, 24 June 2013 - 01:09 PM.

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that did belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:33 PM

This is why you shouldn't learn history from movies Posted Image .
Regardless, TBOS and TMOF are fine operas, and I had no idea they were based on a play.

My turn again... i think I read far too much... alright, this quote comes from a very recent book.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:14 AM

The Hunger Games by Collins ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:14 AM

No, but this novel was also made into a movie.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:03 AM

Hunger games develops to tabs standard first guess Posted Image
for me it sounds a bit comical and tongue-in-cheek stuff...perhaps one of Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that did belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:24 AM

Actually I neither read nor like it ;) And didn't see the film either, but "recent" and "running and screaming" made me think of it...

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:27 AM

What about this recent novel about a girl who's got cancer and falls in love with another cancer patient ? Too lazy to look up the name right now... :P

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:02 PM

young adult fiction? is it a zombie thriller? eg Warm Bodies etc...never read the book but watched the movie trailer...:D
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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:35 PM

i think it was supposed to be a young adult book. for some strange reason, lots of not young adults like it.
no zombies.
no cancer. (i think there was no cancer.... it definately wasn't a plot point).
no douglas adams.
i don't like the book or movie.




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