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mean something • special effects  revolutionary • point of view • glued
  1. Sometimes I think he sees things from the of a child.
  2. He was considered to be a author because he had a very unique style.
  3. The book had lots of short chapters in between the long ones that the story together well.
  4. All of my old toys still to me and I don't want to throw them away.
  5. Even though the action took place in space, the made it very believable.
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248 Star Wars
Travis gives his thoughts about this famous movie.

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meant something

The movie meant something to me, especially when I was a kid.

When something has emotional significance for you then it 'means something.' Notice the following:

  1. Each one of these things means something special to me.
  2. Spending Saturdays with my grandparents meant something to me.

special effects

Star Wars used special effects in a way no other movie had.

'Special effects' are visual or sound effects that are included in movies or programs to make the show more incredible, dramatic or interesting. Many times these are things that don't usually occur in real life. Notice the following:

  1. Special effects have changed a lot now that scenes can be created on computers.
  2. The plot of the movie was terrible, but it had good special effects.

revolutionary war

It seemed like a replay of the revolutionary war.

Used as a proper noun, the 'Revolutionary War' refers to the war when the United States declared its independence from England.  In general, A revolution is a great change for an area or country and a revolutionary person helps make a change. Notice the following:

  1. The conflict almost started a revolutionary war.
  2. The revolutionary war was a long and bloody battle.

point of view

The whole movie was shown from the point of view of C-3Po and R2-D2.

A 'point of view' is a certain person sees something.  When we see something through a particular point of view it's like seeing it through a different person's eyes. Notice the following:

  1. Sometimes it's difficult to see things from his point of view.
  2. The story is told from the point of view of a dog.

glue the scenes

It's always C-3P0 and R2-D2 sort of gluing the scenes together.

In this case 'gluing the scenes' refers to connecting two scenes together.  Notice the following:

  1. They could have done a better job of gluing the scenes together.
  2. There are three different stories going on in the book, but the author glues the scenes together well.