My job, as always, is to sell it, not that that should be hard.
If I were studying Italian, I’d buy it myself.
If anything similar were available for the languages I am currently studying, I’d willingly shell out.
Money spent on materials is often WASTED, in my experience.
But cash spent on materials that are used, enjoyed and profited from more is more likely to be a wise investment.
Anyway, the new ebook is ‘Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto‘ (Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion).
The level is B2, so it’s on the harder side.
According to Wikipedia, in 1970 The New York Times described the film as:
a suspense melodrama with the moral concerns of angry satire…When it opened in Italy early this year [it] was hailed for the ways in which it exposed the corrupt, authoritarian practices of the police, who place themselves above their own laws…The story moves forward with a relentless momentum. It is a political parable, and a stunning movie.
Laura, from Connecticut USA, who bought the ebook overnight, noted on her order form:
I love this film! Happy to see it added to the list.
Thanks, Laura! Hope you like the ebook version as much!
I’m confident that she will. These are usually good, as we have them written by an actual scriptwriter and so a movie expert, who’s also happens to be an Italian teacher at our school.
Giovanni watches the movie several times and picks out what he thinks are the most essential scenes. He’ll then rewrite the key events and the best-known dialogues in a way that the final text is suitable for people learning Italian. Later we get Giovanni’s text recorded, so you can listen as well as read.
To be clear – we don’t sell movies in any shape or form, nor do we sell movie scripts. I’m sure they would be covered by copyright law, and in any case are unlikely to be suitable as learning aids.
Our ‘easy readers’ are a retelling of the film which are intended as stand-alone materials for students of the language (text plus online audio) or as a support to be used before or after watching the movie itself.
To get a better idea of the movie, you’ll find plenty of short clips on Youtube – just search using the film’s title.
I couldn’t find the full version of the movie itself, but some streaming services might have it and it’s likely to be available to buy online.
Anyway, if I were you, I’d start by taking a look at our Free Sample Chapter (.pdf), which you can download immediately or view online.
Use that to get an idea as to whether the material is suitable for you. And don’t forget to listen to the audio – you’ll find a link to the online recording of THE WHOLE EBOOK at the top of Chapter 1 of the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf).
Why am I giving away the audio for the entire story, absolutely free of charge?
Because I’m nice.
And because I figure that you might be willing to spend out to get the full text to read as you listen (which helps!)
Here’s the link to the relevant page in our online shop:
1.) This week Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto is priced at £5.99.
From next week it’ll be £7.99, so if you like the free sample chapter, buy the full version this week to save 25%!
2.) Someone ALWAYS writes to ask where the download link is. The answer is that there isn’t one. As it says in the shop “Your ebook will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.”
If you don’t get an email from me within 24 hours with the subject line ‘ATTACHED: Your ebooks from EasyReaders.org’ then check your spam and anywhere else it could have ended up. Still nothing? Get in touch and I’ll fix it.
Normally I manage to send out ebooks much sooner than 24 hours, within minutes or a few hours at the most. But time zones and stuff – it might be night here in Italy when it’s lunch break where you are – so be patient, at least for 24 hours.
3.) There are now 13 (OMG!) titles in our ‘Classic Italian Movies’ series of easy reader ebooks. See them all here.
4.) Last but not least, you DID listen to yesterday’s FREE Easy Italian News broadcast (text + online audio), right?
If not, why not find a few minutes to do it today? https://easyitaliannews.com/
A venerdì, allora!
- Buy ‘Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto‘, just £5.99 this week!
- Use the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) to check that the file opens on the device you want to use it on, and that the level is suitable
- Collect all thirteen of our Classic Italian Movie ebook easy readers, then amaze your friends and family with your knowledge of European cinema!
- Don’t want to spend any cash, today? Listen FREE to EasyItalianNews.com