Thursday, October 23, 2008


I used to be a nightowl during my college days... though not to the full extent i used to wake up late watching movie marathons almost everyday.. the main reason for that was the awkward position of my PC which made it no longer a PC but just a C... and due to the omnipresent viewer discretion required for the kinda movies that i watch... dont get the wrong idea... u know the kinda environment we are in... one time the folks at my home called a guy in a soap pervert coz he was watching pictures of girls... and the girls where dressed full in saris.. they were standing like models for a sari house... all he was doing was giving a funny kind of reaction that consisted of an odd twitch to the face that remotely looked like a wink...
so i used to wait till the parade of domestic violence like girl planning for the abortion of her sister in law by giving her lots of papaya, with so corny a voice , because the sister in law knows abt her secret love escapades... that kinda stuff.. once the idiot box is switched off i switch on my "Idiot Box Reloaded"...
but that was only part of the reason.. the other reason was that i loved to work at night rather than at day.. its peaceful and serene..
Now staying with my friends I no longer have to wait till the Tv is switched Off... so i no longer stay awake late... hardly till 11.00...

After a long time I watched two movies in a row and somehow i stayed till abt one o clock at night yesterday... I watched "the talented Mr.Ripley" by Anthony Minghella.. It was one of the best movie experience that i have had in my entire life.. I sstarted the movie a bit drowsily.. but at the end of the 139th minute... i was sitting hyperactively at the marvel that i had just witnessed.. this movie has one of the best characters that i liked in the entire history of movies.. Ripley.. i guess he would join the elite club that contains others like Cabiria ( cant think of anyone else.. will write a complete blog on that one some day)..
The movie is based on a novel by Patricia HighSmith... whose other novels have also been made into movies... like strangers in the train... by hitchcock... I have to get hold of the novel.. But i think that Minghella made full justice to the movie by converting it in to so poignant a screenplay that i fell in love with minghella and finished watching "the english patient" immediately.. which i liked but not like the former one...
Matt damon is one hell of an actor... he is too good as ripley.. and gwyneth paltrow and cate blanchet are also too good... i wonder wat this movie would have been without this gr8 star cast.. too good a movie folks.. though not for all... its a bit slow.. that would be a few ppls opinion.. but not for me... so watch it at ur own risk...
ok times up.. have to catch the last cab for the day.. so making it short.. :)

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