Category Archives: Movies

Movie Review: Black Swan

“A gem of a movie” is an overused expression, but one that describes Black Swan perfectly. For Darren Aronofsky’s near-masterpiece (as The Washington Post review puts it) is indeed a gem; it has the superficial trappings of an ordered and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The King’s Speech

2001. An 11th grader stands in front of his class. In his hands he holds a piece of paper from which he is supposed to read out a hand written essay on Achilles. Try hard as he may, not a … Continue reading

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Musings: Voices

Little, Big is filled with haunting voices; Before Sunrise is one long conversation; Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita probably has the most talkative narrative voice in literature – three details that mean so much to me now, that would have … Continue reading

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Notes on Movies: Omohide Poroporo: When Memories Came Tumbling Down!

I gushed over Hayao Miyazaki’s Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbour Totoro) and Tenkuu no Shiro Rapyuta (Laputa: Castle in the Sky) when I first watched them as an eight year old in Chiba, Japan. It was the era of video tapes … Continue reading

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Notes on Movies and Music: Amadeus and Mozart’s Requiem

  This one’s inspired by Anuradha’s blog post on her memories of acting in plays staged as part of the Metroplus theatre fest. She has this to say about Peter Schaffer’s Amadeus in which she played Constanze Mozart — When Wolfgang … Continue reading

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Notes on Blogging: The Remembrance of a Past Blog

I decided to abandon my first blog Naturally, a Manuscript, because I couldn’t consistently stick to and crystallise the vision I had for it. That does not, however, mean I’m not fond of it. Therefore I’ve decided not to move, what in my … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature and Movies: Inception: A Curious Observation

A caveat: what follows is pure speculation. In the Wool and Water chapter of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, the sheep says “Are you a child or a teetotum? You’ll make me giddy soon, if you go on turning round … Continue reading

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