Упражнение 8 Unit 1 рабочей тетради
ГДЗ English Михеева 9 класс - ответы
Martin and Osa: Pioneers of Documentary
It was in the days of silent film that Osa and her husband Martin Johnson became famous for their adventure documentaries. This young woman bravely faced the dangers of the South Seas and Africa.
When the film “Among the Cannibal Isles of the South Pacific” was first shown in New York inJuly 1918, it became a sensation, and Osa became an overnight star. It was one of the first films made by her husband Martin Johnson, and the American public saw Osa as she posed with a smile beside the cannibal chief Nihapat and his black warriors.
Thanks to Martin and Osa, the American public learned about untamed corners of the Earth. Their films were more than documentaries. They were adventure movies that combined tension, humour and thrill. Osa became one of America’s best-loved heroines.
The Johnsons were a perfect team. Osa, an excellent shot, covered Martin’s back when he was risking his life doing camera work. Osa saved her husband’s life, more than once, from angry lions and rhinoceroses. With her help, Martin was able to capture the beauty and power of African wildlife like nobody else. Together, they were the pioneers of the documentary.
Osa Leighty met Martin in 1910, when the young filmmaker had just returned from a sea voyage with the famous American writer Jack London. Osa was then just 16 years old, ten years younger than Martin. She felt she had met her Prince Charming. For a girl like her, born in a small sleepy town, which she had never left, the idea of travelling to distant parts of the planet looking for dangerous adventure was really exciting.
The son of Swedish immigrants, Martin, began his career working in his father’s photography shop. But he never wanted to spend his life there. As soon as he saved some money, Martin travelled to London and lately aboard Jack London’s ship to Hawaii, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Fiji, and other exotic places. During the trip he photographed practically everything he put his eyes on. When Martin returned home, he decided he had to go back to the Pacific; all he needed was money. To finance his trip, Martin decided to start a show combining his slides with music and dance. Sixteen-year-old Osa got a job as a singer on the show. The story goes that Martin fell in love with Osa as soon as he saw her. When he asked her to marry him, she agreed without hesitation.
Martin and Osa spent the next seven years taking Martin’s show about the Wild West. They had to sleep in cheap motels and live out of suitcases1 but they were always true to their dream. So when they had got all the money they needed, they set off for the Solomon Islands. That was their first expedition, their first step to fame.
1) In their first documentaries Martin and Osa showed natives
of Africa and the South Seas. _
2) In their films one could hear their interviews with the natives.
3) Martin and Osa got a lot of money for their first documentary.
4) The American public found their films not only educational but also exciting.
5) Martin and Osa were excellent partners in work.
6) Osa went lion hunting together with men
7) Osa and Martin met aboard Jack London’s ship.
8) Martin had done some travelling before he met Osa.
9) Because she was a good singer, Martin wanted Osa to be in his show.
10) Martin and Osa toured the western states to make some new films.
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