mille milles de Bon voyage

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by terrymckinven, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. terrymckinven Senior Member

    Brisbane
    English - Australia
    "Exploitant les mouvements de caméra avec finesse et d'un regard intelligent de sobriété, son jeu est à mille milles de Bon voyage où l'extravagance des acteurs l'emportait sur l'histoire."

    Je ne sais pas ce que ça veut dire "
    mille milles de Bon voyage"

    Merci

    Terry
     
  2. Keith Bradford

    Keith Bradford Senior Member

    Brittany, NW France
    English (Midlands UK)
    ...a thousand miles away from the film Bon Voyage.
     
  3. terrymckinven Senior Member

    Brisbane
    English - Australia
    Ah...no wonder I didn't understand - I have never heard of this movie!!

    Thanks once again Keith
     
  4. Keith Bradford

    Keith Bradford Senior Member

    Brittany, NW France
    English (Midlands UK)
    Nor me but the capital B was a clue. It was made in 1962 by Disney.
     
  5. terrymckinven Senior Member

    Brisbane
    English - Australia
    Yeah, I get the Capital B as a clue now that you mention it, but I would have expected also a capital V, but nevertheless, I believe there was a 2003 french film of the same title.

    Cheers
     
  6. Keith Bradford

    Keith Bradford Senior Member

    Brittany, NW France
    English (Midlands UK)
    No, they don't do that in French. It can be disconcerting.

    Far more likely to be that than Disney. My copy of Halliwell's Film Guide is really getting out of date!
     
  7. terrymckinven Senior Member

    Brisbane
    English - Australia
    That's good to know about the capital letters.

    Cheers again.
     
  8. Dr. Baha'i Senior Member

    Athens, GA
    English - U.S.
    The s on the second mille is a tipoff as well, since the number does not take an s in the plural. "Des centaines et des mille."
     

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