Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tuesday marathon

I went to watch the kings speech and black swan today....back to back again....
I loved the king,s speech....a story of an I'll tempered reluctant monarch who is trying to live up to the burdensome expectations that threaten to crush him...poignant, funny and utterly beautiful story of how we all need the love and support of people we trust to overcome something or a achieve something.....I loved the portrayal of the relationship between prince Albert and his wife the most....more an the obvious one between the tutor and the student.....silent, strong and supportive is how she is....
Colin firth is one of my favorite actors and as much admiration that I have for his immense talent....I couldnt help but marvel at the quality of writing that begets such a superb performance by an actor......

I couldn't help wondering when there would be a movie in India that did not make mockery out of a physical or mental condition......we don't treat so called normal people with dignity, so forget about people with disabilities or conditions which are thought of as disabilities.....

Like everyone else, I have no doubt of the abilities of Natalie postman as an actress....however to see her transform into a woman tormented by her own self is something else....the genre and the darkness of the movie is something I hadn't expected, because for once I didnt read the review before going for this movie...I did know that this was about a person tormented by her own self and the world around her.....

The film surprises you and is testament to the genious of the creators....however, it left me feeling very heavy....o needed a lot of time to remove the images out of my mind....it disturbed me that much.....I kept thinking of the madness one has to conquer, to be perfect or super successful...the demons one has to exorcise to reach a difficult goal.....I questioned my own perseverance or the lack of.....more and more I wonder how much we must value success to attain it....and once attained, is everything worth the sacrifices...if yes or no...who decides.....

Both movies makes you think more and more that no one person can succeed without the help or support of many people around you....also that sometimes it may be that the very same people around you want that success for you more than you yourself......

It made me go back to my childhood.....where everywhere around me, my friends and classmates had parents who drilled it into their heads that there was no life beyond being a doctor or an engineer. It left me confused....I wondered if my parents didn't care for me enough to guide me....as they always told me to pursue what I wanted...i wonder if the life I have now would be different, more focussed and disciplined if I certain choices were made for me....

Anyways...I needed. Lighthearted rom com to get my mind off all of this....of course...I didn't find anything so I watched some tv before drifting off to sleep....

1 comment:

Now Serving said...

if you are a movie buff and like romances, Adjustment Bureau is a wonderful one - of course I speaking also from a point of bias since I love Matt Damon :) Have a great weekend!