Thursday, July 28, 2005

Kurt's Cobain "Last Days"

What is with the number'27', it devoured the arguably the best musicians of our times Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and finally Kurt Cobain. Posthumously these musicians have reached cult status and have ardent fans asking for more about them. Every bit of information about them is always welcome.

Kurt Cobain, the purveyor of the Grunge Rock, frontman and Vocalist of the band Nirvana along with Dave Grohl made music like never before. Their band got recognition and reached astronomical heights , it seemed they had everything going in for them, so what just triggered Kurt to take his own life and splatter his brain all over the window? This is what Gus van tries to unravel in his Movie which is loosely based on the last days of Kurt.

Kurt as a person seemed withdrawn, reticent quite inscrutable and not to mention appealing to talk to infact every person who has less words to say looks rather more interesting and intelligent. His untimely death posed more questions than answers, and answers are not easy to come by. Is the out of bounds Success made Kurt look more a troubled and lonesome man? As the movie describes him rightly "A fugitive from his own life", never ceases to amaze his fans and also Gus Van, who with his mastery visionary and coupled with his usual signature style seen earlier in his works Gerry, Good will Hunting and Elephant has come up with slow and gripping movie. HE doesn't have special regard for sensationalism and keeps it austere,each frame gives out a message. Each Character is carefully carved out. He lets them grow on you and asking for more. Michael Pitt as the troubled and lonesome musician pitches in a haunting and moving portrayal.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Fat on the land

"Get into shape"

"Round is a shape" !!

Maybe trite, but true, Yes and yes Fat is here to stay ...No matter how hard we try sooner or later our gluttony or you may call it sloth pays the ultimate price of extra flab...No this is not to imply that people who eat excessively put on weight many a times it depends on how our body metabolic rates are, some people are blessed with very high and some less..Not to deny that less of activity also leads to the girth...

While you may well not notice it but the third person always does no matter what, quotes like "Oh gosh! You have grown FAT" are always heard and dreaded when you meet a friend after a long time...

Fat people are prone to more diseases as many researches show, but recently many reports indicated to the contrary that even Obese have a fighting chance and better survival rate than their thinner counterparts...

So I would say All's not Lost!.....You gain some and lose nothing (weight i.e).....

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Greed is good?

Michael Douglas proudly declared "Greed is good" in Wall Street, the movie clearly displaying how the Power Corrupts and won an Oscar for his performance. But the America's Big Companies Honchos probably missed the bigger picture and took the literal meaning. The companies which they built painstakingly were bankrupted due to their prodigal and wasteful ways, Ebbers, a milkman to boot with, made Worldcom one of the biggest Telecom companies. He was the one who refused to have free coffee machines in Offices to cut costs while his personal wealth swelled. He was able to enjoy every possible luxury so as the Tyco cheif with disrespect for other wealth, like the employees who toiled hard got nothing in return for their blood and sweat.

This amassing of wealth lead to their downfall and also the company when personal interests reign over Company interests what one can expect. So slapping a 25 year prison term does showcase harsh message and lesson that America needs to teach its future spendthrifts.

So in the longer run Greed is good? ask Ebbers who will be spending 20 years in a cell after 20 years of luxury life which cant be fathomed by the ordinary man. Also, Greed is after all one of the seven sins.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

V for Vendatta

Picture this, what if the world war was won by Hitler and imagine the world today. I know it would be horrific to recount the story and imagine it now. But thats where the role of novels and movies become so important they take us to different realms which are hard to fathom by the ordinary minds, they keep challenging our thinking and limitations of our imagination. One such attempt is done to make a graphic novel ,about Hitler winning the World war and taking seige, to the motion picture v for vendetta, the director served as a assitant director for Matrix and seemed to have acumen of Warchowski bros. So we can expect some great cinematic adventure. The cast announced contains Hugo weaving playing the lead as the revolutionary, adorning a mask, who leads the war against the Nazi world and takes Natalie portman as her accomplice

Movie comes out on Nov 5th,2005, 0n the so called bonfire day.