Learn English in Cape Town. If you are lucky you will be in a movie! I was inspired yesterday to write a blog about films. As I was riding home I noticed that there was an unusual amount of white trucks parked by the library in Sea Point, Cape Town. Essentially our libraries don’t function like those in the Northern hemisphere as sadly many of them don’t function at all. While the one in Sea Point is functional, I wouldn’t say it’s a hive of activity by any means. That being said, something exciting was happening there the other day.
Learn English in Cape Town and See Commercials and Adverts
I cycled past and saw people standing around. There was also an epic collection of old school classic cars. Not to mention the cables running all over the floor.
It is not uncommon in Cape Town to see big movie shoots going on. Many musicians shoot music videos here. And many companies also shoot adverts here. You can see these around the world and see the beauty of Cape Town. If you have ever been to Cape Town it is easy to understand why.
Learn English in Cape Town and See Hollywood Stars!
In terms of big Hollywood productions, we have put our stamp on many of those too. Here are some ‘Cape Town’ films:
Firstly there is Invictus, with Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. This one really shows off some of the natural beauty as well as the famous Robben Island.
Secondly there is Blood Diamond. Although it’s about the situation in Sierra Leone, there is great scene towards the end where Jennifer Connelly is talking on the phone at the V&A Waterfront. This is a tourist hot spot in Cape Town.
Thirdly there is Safe House, with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. It shows off the reality of life in Cape Town. The cameras take you through the streets of the Town centre and show off the view from De Waal drive on the side of Table Mountain. You even get to see Denzel Washington dressed up like a South African Police Officer.
There are many others and it is wonderful to see how the country has grown in leaps and bounds both locally and internationally.
Back to the library in Sea Point to round things off. I was lucky enough to watch Johnny Knoxville doing his thing for a new movie. The film is either Boogie Mountain or Action Park and is about a water park in New Jersey. Coming to Cape Town might give you an opportunity to spot someone famous too.
Next week I will keep with the theme and discuss how movies can help to improve your English and provide some tips on how to make the most out of show time.