Tuesday, April 27, 2010

English language word of the week: Leitmotif. SUrprised at it German origins.

jack and jill Nursery will be the leitmotif of my film. When I saw the Dad picking up his daughter and saying Hello Squirt, Every afternoon I would watch him there to pick up his daughter.

Leit·mo·tif also leit·mo·tiv (ltm-tf)
1. A melodic passage or phrase, especially in Wagnerian opera, associated with a specific character, situation, or element.
2. A dominant and recurring theme, as in a novel.
[German Leitmotiv : leiten, to lead (from Middle High German, from Old High German leitan; see leit- in Indo-European roots) + Motiv, motif (from French motif; see motif).]

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Germany is a depressing place, w/their weather from October to April. Visit the ruins of a concentration camp and you will have that stamped, shocked look in your eyes for the rest of your European tour.