Twisted Transistor

Four easy steps to become a professional photographer:

1. Take a photo of any random thing from a close range.

2. Open it in Picasa and change it to Sepia/B&W.

3. Open this in MSPaint and add a copyright symbol along with your first & last name.

4. Post this in facebook under an album titled “Abstract”.

Hurray, you are a professional photographer and can term yourself as an Artist now. 

You can also create a facebook page titled your ‘<First name Last Name> Photography’ and invite people to like/follow it. 

So just thought I will do my picks in the top categories from the Academy Awards nominations before the Ceremony.

Best Film:

Nominees:

My Pick: The Artist – Thomas Langmann

-Very closely followed by ‘The Tree of Life’.

Best Director:

The Nominees:

My Pick: Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life

-For directing a film no one else could.

Best Actor:

Nominees:

My Pick:  Jean Dujardin – The Artist

-For doing an extremely difficult role perfectly.

Best Actress:

My Pick:  Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs

-Really tough to pick one. Also Tilda Swinton for ‘We need to talk about Kevin’ should have been there among the nominees.

Best Supporting Actor:

My Pick: Christopher Plummer – Beginners

– Also I think Beginners should have been in the Best Film category.

Best Supporting Actress:

My Pick: Octavia Spencer – The Help

Best Writing – Original Screenplay:

Nominees:

My Pick: A Seperation – Asghar Farhadi

Best Cinematography:

Nominees:

My Pick: The Tree of Life – Emmanuel Lubezki

Not picking up the movie for Best Adapted Screenplay as I haven’t read any of the books. Also not picking up the best animated and Best Foreign Language films as I have not seen all the movies in these categories.

Knowing the Academy over the past few years, some of the picks I made I know are not going to win while some of them are. Ex- Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer are going to win for all the money and Terence Malick and Glenn Close are not. But this is not about that. I’ve picked the movies from a ‘should’ perspective rather than a ‘will’  perspective.

Just finished watching 21 Grams again and the movie blew me again specially the ending. Its the combinations of words, music, direction everything that gets to you.

So thought compiling a few ending scenes of movies that have left a mark on me. And as you can imagine, this blog post could  be a big spoiler for you in case you have not seen the movies. So avoid pushing the play button on the movies you have not seen, you wouldn’t get the essence anyways. And if you have seen the movie, just relive the moments.

And yeah a few videos below do not allow embedding so just click the youtube link and watch it there.

1. 21 Grams

 

2. American Beauty

 

3. Cinema Paradiso

 

4. Trainspotting

The ending of the movie is just as awesome as the start!

 

5. Un Prophete

 

6. Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi

 

7. Fight Club

 

P.S.: This is an absolute random list. Another day it really could have been an entire different set.

Read somewhere today that the sex ratio of Haryana as per 2001 budget is 861/1000. Now assuming it has gone up a bit in the past 9 years, there are still around 120 girls which are killed per 1861 children born in Haryana. And the sex ratio in most of the other states in India is not encouraging at all. Most of the states have a ratio of 900-950 girls per thousand boys that are born. Putting it in a nutshell, hundreds of girls are killed in our country everyday just because they are girls. Terrorism and Naxalism are big problems which we are facing today, but looking at the number of deaths is it not a bigger problem and bigger crime that is happening everyday around us? Something that needs to be taken care of and fast. A death sentence for female foeticide maybe.

When I entered the movie hall i had pretty much guessed what the story of the movie would be after watching the promos. Ranbir would be playing a rich guy who is pretty much laid back and does not care about the future. Then out of circumstances he’ll be forced to take charge of his life and will come trumps in the end with the help Konkana Sen Sharma. And I was right. The movie is as predictable as it could be. You can guess most of the times what’s gonna happen next. So what could be done when the story is not by your side. You could present the movie in a nice fresh format. You could extract the best out of the actors you’ve got. The music can help you out. The cinematography could be done nicely or you take care of minute details and Wake up Sid scores above par in all the other areas.

Yes there are similarities from “Dil Chahta Hai”, “Lakshya”  and “Luck by Chance” but when you’re watching the movie that never really bothers you and it should not be a reason for penning the movie down.

The movie is not brilliant(not something of the level of Kaminey or Dev D) and has its share of flaws too. Like some of the scenes of Sid (Ranbir) and his mother (Supriya Pathak) are pretty unreal and slightly high on melondrama. And I could think of a couple of other instances of the same as well. Also cutting down the movie by 10 minutes would also not have done any harm to the movie.

But overall its an above par movie with great performances from Ranbir and Konkana Sen Sharma. The movie manages to connect well with the audience and its a feel good, a definite one time watch. Ayan Mukherjee’s first attempt at direction is pretty much fresh.

Rating 6.5/10

My recent experience with bollywood movies has been great. Its been four movies on a trot I have come out of cinema hall feeling great.
The president is coming 8/10
Luck By Chance 8/10
Dev D 9/10
Delhi-6 8/10
Hoping the trend continues, can’t wait for the release of Gulaal.  Bollywood surely is turning it on, thanks to a few amazing directors coming up.

Also recently saw Prahar, great movie.

Check out this review of Singh is Kinng

http://www.rediff.com/movies/2008/aug/08singh1.htm

Now either the person who wrote the review was bribed by the producer of the movie….or he has no fucking  idea of what a good movie should be….or else he is a big big moron…

This movie is a total crap which makes no damn sense and believe me its definitely not humourous….. the turn of events are so illogical and poorly presented that I could only say to myself  “what the fuck” in the whole movie….

And for every adult who very much liked this movie i dont have to think twice before calling u a moron…..

In three words “Top Notch Mindfuck”.

My Rating: 1.5/10 (For the three times i saw Katrina’s cleavage)

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