Jesse CRAIGNOU

Coming from a multinational multicultural family I learnt many languages and to deal with many cultures… This has shown me the importance of words and communication. Words are sweet water to my lips… For lack of a better word I’ll make up my own if I have to… if it serves the purpose of my writing… words are all yet sometimes words are not enough… From the minute I could write I wrote… on everything and anything I could fin to write on… I wrote I wrote I wrote… and I haven’t stopped writing yet… My first memory of writing was at home writing my name on my little blackboard… My father came to correct it… and writing was on for me from that moment on… There was a time poetry belonged in popular culture before it was held hostage by the elite… In many respects and ways I have long felt I belong in those days… People quoted and cited lines from poems as people today sing along the streets… And words were their music… A couple of years ago one of my students presented a piece of his work about Louise BENNETT -the first Jamaican woman poet- and he got me thinking on how I wish I could go back to the dawn of writing… to be the first person ever to write the first book in his language… the first fiction… Or even… Bulgarian born Elias CANETTI who, from wanting so much to understand the private thoughts his parents shared in German, went on to become one of the greatest German writers of his time and beyond… because with writing comes history… and come stories… and communication… My main interests belong in life, people and nature. People usually don’t see the surrealistic aspects of their life… when I do… Most of my endeavours are about communication… and my writings are very oral in fact… they are meant to be heard and said more than read… even if one should indeed enjoy reading them… whether books, texts, poems or songs they would easily find their way to the radio or stage… and I have recorded a few that I offer for sale now… I also write for business and communication as well as for children… in a style that blends fact and fiction as well as poetry and prose… writing about people for people… Most of my books come in French and in English.

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I Speak (A Little) English – audio training CD

I Speak A Little English is originally an audio project… designed for English students of very low levels (False Beginners and Elementary)… Its objective is give False Beginners and Elementary students in English an audio support to listen to and to repeat so as to practise, revise consolidate and extend their basic English skills… both in language and grammar… I Speak …

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Swimming With Sharks

Gullible Guy (Frank Whaley) lands a job as personal assistant to Buddy Ackerman (Kevin Spacey), a repulsive, cutthroat studio exec. Guy is eager to climb the ladder of success, but Buddy stops at nothing to grab credit and foil Guy’s plans. What Buddy doesn’t know is that the tables are about to turn — in …

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The Score

When expert safecracker Nick Wells (De Niro) decides it might be time to settle down with his girlf riend Diane (Oscar® nominee*** Ang ela Bassett) and stick to his legitimate business, running a jazz nightc lub in Montreal, his frien d and partner Max (Brando) has other plans. Heavily in debt to a crime boss, …

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Heist

Penniless Joe Moore (Hackman) must do one more job for the fence (Danny DeVito) who has betrayed and blackmailed him. But this will be his most daring holdup ever–stealing a shipment of Swiss gold ingots–as he strives to evade the law, stay one step ahead of the partners he does not trust and find a …

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Network

Faye Dunaway and Peter Finch star in this satire of the news industry. When an anchorman has a breakdown on-air, threatening to kill himself on live TV.       Check https://www.amazon.com/Network-Faye-Dunaway/dp/B002M87W1I/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1470376977&sr=1-1&keywords=network

Tin Men

Cruise back to Baltimore 1963, to the time and turf of a rare American breed: the “tin man” (aluminum siding salesman). Two less-than-honest rivals in the tin game (Richard Dreyfuss and Danny DeVito) meet in a fender bender, but their bruised egos and quick tempers turn the minor accident into a major vendetta against each …

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In The Company Of Men

What do you do when all the stuff you hold on to — the emblems of success you were always told mattered — is taken away from you? Oscar-winning actors Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, and Kevin Costner, along with acclaimed writer/director John Wells, discuss how three men must redefine their lives when …

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Margin Call

Set in the high-stakes world of Wall Street, MARGIN CALL is an entangling thriller involving the key players at an investment firm d uring the earliest hours of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as the firm’s …

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Other People’s Money

A Wall Street corporate raider attempts to acquire an 81-year-old New England wire & cable company but finds himself embroiled in the fight of his life against the company CEO, his assistant and an attractive N.Y. attorney, Penelope Ann Miller (“Carlito’s Way”), who takes the battle personally. Brilliantly directed by Academy Award-winner Norman Jewison (“Moonstruck”). …

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Boiler Room

Anyone who says that money is the root of all evil, doesn’t have it. Welcome to the new American Dream. Eager to show his aloof father that he can succeed in life, an ambitious, intelligent college dropout takes a job at a small stock brokerage firm, where he meets with great success. But when he …

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