a. the front of a building, esp. an imposing or decorative one.
b. any side of a building facing a public way or space and finished accordingly.
2. a superficial appearance or illusion of something: They managed somehow to maintain a facade of wealth.
fa[ç]ade, facade (n.)
Spell it either with or without the [cedilla]. Pronounce it fuh-SAHD.
The Dante Ferretti-designed catwalk features three giant golden lions bursting from a gauzy (薄紗) white screen that covers the fest palazzo facade.
The bold setpiece symbolizes the main Venice venue leap toward a new era, with refurbishment and reconstruction [imminent].
Peter Weir's haunting and evocative mystery is set in the Australia of 1900, a mystical place where the British have attempted to [impose] their Christian culture with such tweedy refinements as a girls' boarding school.
After gauzily-photographed, nicely [under]played scenes of the girls' budding sexuality being restrained in Victorian corsets, the [up]tight headmistress (Rachel Roberts) takes them on a Valentine's Day picnic into the countryside, and several of the girls, led by the lovely Miranda (Anne Lambert) decide to explore a nearby volcanic rock [formation].
It's a desolate, primitive, vaguely menacing place, where one can almost feel the presence of ancient pagan spirits. Something — and there is an unspoken but palpable emphasis [on] the inherent carnality of the place — draws four of the girls to explore the rock.
1. pertaining to or characterized by the flesh or the body, its passions and appetites; sensual: carnal [pleasures].
2. not spiritual; merely human; temporal; worldly: a man of [secular], rather carnal, leanings.
Three never return. No one ever finds out why. The [re]percussions for the school are tragic, and of course Roberts reacts with near-crazed anger, but what really happened? Weir gives enough clues to suggest any [number] of explanations, both physical and supernatural.
She discovers that Carl is shacked [up] with a beautiful
All the callers-in want to do is barrack him [about] his support, started decades earlier, for Hindley's parole.
Howard Vernon plays Von Ebrennae, a cultured Nazi [officer] who is billeted in this [household].
a [coal] bunker.
to bunker an army's [defenses].