The OF Blog: Interesting Book Trailer

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Interesting Book Trailer



This is a very cool book trailer I found for Javier Negrete's 2008 novel, Salamina. What I noticed was how the trailer uses Negrete himself (fitting, since he was a Professor of Greek until recently at a university in Spain) to narrate the setting of his novel, which revolves around one of the largest battles in antiquity. The pictoral slides playing in the background add even more power to his words. Very well-done trailer. I guess I'll be plunking down $50+ for this novel in the next month or two...

6 comments:

billy said...

Guacala! Ni una palabra entendi.

Someone should round up all the Peninsulares and charge them with crimes against language. Such hideous gurgling, and the Abominable Lisp! Por Dios! Nothing like the mellifluous cadences of la lengua mexicana. ;)

--T

Larry said...

Ja! Me gusta más el español de Cuba, Puerto Rico, o Colombia que lo de México o España :P

billy said...

Colombia? Uff! Tambien pura cacofonia.

Larry said...

Cuando era un alumno en mi colegia, mi maestra nos hablaba con un acento mezclado - casi colombiano, casi venezuelo. Cuando digo "yo," el "y" suena como "j" en inglés. Pero, no me gusta "th" para "c" o "z" en el español de España. ¡Que extraño para este gringo! :P

billy said...

Yes, like the Argentinians and their heinous 'Jo.' Along with their deplorable 'vos.' An unspeakable desecration of the Spanish orthography. ;)

No aguanto los demas dialectos...solo la bellisima lengua de la patria.

Larry said...

Ha! I have friends of mine who are from Buenos Aires and I occasionally will write to them in their porteño dialect. It is amusing to me..."playa"..."pollo"..."lluvia"...

 
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