Friday, June 22, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Am I the only one who finds the whole thing amusing and very much like a re-run of the scene where a 8 year Kunal Khemu smears Archana Puran Singh's face with a cake..?
My first reaction was LOL.
First,you dump Whatmore after everybody in India thought he was the next Indian team's coach..
Next,you get Ford and Emburey flown in to make presentations on short notice
You 'decide' Ford is the man for the job..
Ford snubs you..
You actually go and ask Emburey to take it up..after all this..
Some say they even approached Whatmore... again...
if anybody asks you about this..you say he was never even in proper consideration.. (yeah the board officials went to Bangladesh to have brunch with him then?)
Of course they declined..
Players Camp starts in two days
You choose Chandu Borde as the interim what-ever..
Little flashback...Chappel episode and the neighboring Woolmer fiasco.
It honestly doesn't get better than this....
Fletcher refuses,Moody shuts door,Dave..u dump,Ford makes you a laughing stock,Emburey must have said..how dare you?....
Whatmore must be as amused as me.
Monday, June 11, 2007
He had realized as a kid that to be a storyteller was about as close as one could get to actually being 'God'. Though he had always more or less stuck to the stereotypical style of ‘life flashes by', he wondered if his last would be different. He looked at the unfinished manuscript and sighed. His protagonist, like him was dying. He wanted to do the ending differently. He thought of how He’d do it and wondered if he could snatch a moment when his own last had come, to finish off the story with his experience. He chuckled mutely.
Little Cheating Never Hurt Anyone...
Friday, June 08, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
V for Vendetta
I can't skip the more-about-it part if there is a Schindler's list in that list,now can I?
Movies have certain 'that says it all' moments.
Going through threads where movie-maniacs discuss 'the' moments of this movie, I find myself
saying yes to most of them and remembering more that should have been listed.
The protagonist, of course did well. And Ben Kingsley was adorable... And I actually understood why Ralph Fiennes has come to play Lord Voldemort. (* he is, btw the ultimate-evil-guy in the Harry Potter series)I mean the guy can make even his body talk,act and emote.. body language don't they call it? Yes. Then there is the award winning musical score,editing,cinematography, direction etc etc..
but frankly who cares ha?... for all that techno,cine-intellect jargon ...
Agreed that they are the catalysts..but that's just what they are...catalysts.
Movies are actually much simpler...
A movie tells a story....
And this movie did, did it well, did it tremendously well actually...
That's it's and any movie's soul.
That's what you take home with you.
Storytelling,which I think is the oldest art form ever, is personal...is one-on-one. And like any art form is subjective.
Sure I love a 'Life is Beautiful', but so I do a 'Dil to Pagal Hai'.
'Beautiful Mind' blew my mind away..but so did the speech from 'Independence Day'.
I can enjoy.....'Schindler's list'.... and a 'You've Got Mail'.
I see no contradiction and I think there isn't supposed to be any.
And therein lies the beauty.
Its not business,its personal... he he,couldn't resist.