I am personally fascinated by the differences of the two opposite sexes and how the world seems to be completely different place when seen through the eyes of each. And it’s all too clear from the way we explain similar experiences.
Recently I had the pleasure of watching a movie ‘Le scaphandre et le papillon (Diving bell and the butterfly)’, along with a guy friend of mine. I was utterly moved at the end of the movie which told the story of a paralysed man Jean-Dominique Bauby and the world through his one functional eye. As the movie ended, i remembered Bauby’s relationship with his children. How inadequate he felt, his relationship with his father and his ex-wife who was besides him during the entire ordeal even when his girlfriend couldn’t find the strength to visit him. It was a moving piece of cinematic art and yet thoroughly enjoyable because of Bauby’s sense of humour and sarcasm.
Yesterday, i heard my friend describing the movie to someone over the phone. The conversation went something like this.
“Sahin thi yaar!,” he said. “This guy is paralysed and with his one eye he writes a book.” The other guy says, “Choti book hogi.”
“Nahin yaar. I don’t know actually but he used to write 6 days a week for seven hours. Anyway, this guy is completely bed ridden and hospital main hain! And he is in Paris and has two nurses to himself. Nurses kya sahin sahin thi yaar! Aur yeh banda bhi tharki types tha. Ha ha ha”
The other guy, “Main to kuch French bandiyan dekhi thi. Didn’t like them yaar.”
“Arre, French nahi hongi who.”
I stopped listening after a while…
Friends with Kids (2011) ***
There are not many movies that I have seen twice in the same day because I was intrigued by the basic plot. Watching ‘Friends with Kids’ I was confronted with this very feeling. Marriage, love, relationships and children are a kind of eventuality that almost every one deals with and while cinema does often sell dreams about romance, there is almost never anything new to challenge the mind about how to approach live beyond what is present. And this is precisely where this movie scores. Written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt, the movie starts out almost explosively with the conversation…
TV: The Office (Season 1-7) ****
I was going to write this at the end of Season 5 but could not control my urge to finish the next two seasons too. And while my reaction to the 7th season was a little different to the rest, the series still has done enough to deserve a glowing writeup. The Office (U.S. TV series), is one of those few series which make me laugh out loud. Like literally LOL. I would even go as far as saying that sometimes I could be found rolling on the ground laughing out loud (ROGLOL). The character in the series vary from…
200 and more to go
These are the best from the 200 films i have watched this year. 100 more to go before the year ends.... 1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - Space fantasy, Science Fiction 2. A Clockwork Orange (1971) - Fiction, Sexual content 3. All About Eve (1950) - Drama 4. Angels in America (2003) - Drama 5. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - Drama, Comedy, Classic 6. Carrie (1976) - Horror 7. District-9 (2009) - Drama, Action, Science Fiction 8. Dogma (1999) - Satire 9. Driving Miss Daisy (1989) - Drama 10. Fargo (1996) - Drama 11. Gran Torino…
Talking as a movie buff, I suggest you to watch "The Three Monkeys" or Uc Maymum. A turkish movie you will live and experience albeit its slow pace.