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March 20, 2007

24fps, MCC’s comm. dept. film fest, happened from 14-17 March. I was able to catch only the last day of it because of college. šŸ˜ And even then, only three movies, coz I had to go see Sriya in the evening. V, the bum, left half way since her mum would get pissed if she wasted the whole day! šŸ˜› Now, the movies.

Meghe Dhake Tara (Ritwik Ghatak – 1960)

The tragic story of a daughter of a middle-class family in Bengal. It’s about how everyone takes advantage of her patient and accommodating nature and how she silently suffers, while trying to make everyone happy. A bland movie, with powerful script in parts. The direction is very postcard-ish in most of the movie, typical of the period. It’s a slow movie but keeps you watching, if only to see what finally happens.

Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick – 1987)

I watched it for the third time at the fest. One of my Kubrick favourites – about American troops in Vietnam. Hardcore, man, hardcore (Donlon) .

Rhapsody in August (Akira Kurosawa – 1991)

An old widow of a man killed in the Nagasaki bombings, takes care of her four grandchildren for the summer. Through the course of their vacation, the family learns about relatives in the states, and the death of her husband is brought to fore again. With a theme as powerful as this and Kurosawa being the director, the movie could have had a much greater impact on the audience. May be I feel this coz it was interrupted and then resumed. It’s a good movie, fantastic in parts, but the story refuses to engage.

It was goot fun! šŸ˜€

13 Comments leave one →
  1. March 20, 2007 9:30 PM

    hey you were for dor right ? you gapp and jump were sitting together …

    btw the link to 24fps, change the link address to da šŸ˜€

  2. March 20, 2007 10:02 PM

    wasn’t there for dor. left after Rhapsody in August. me, gapp and jump were sitting together for FMJ and Rhapsody! šŸ™‚

  3. March 21, 2007 2:00 AM

    haa. so I was right.. So you are the same kiddo.. he he šŸ˜€

  4. March 21, 2007 6:47 PM

    yeah, yeah, the same! though a long way from the OI conf! šŸ˜€

  5. soumya permalink
    March 22, 2007 9:25 PM

    hey you, look i’m commenting. this sounds interesting! let me know the next time some such film fest/interesting event is going on? i’m hopelessly clueless.

  6. March 22, 2007 9:37 PM

    also, it occurs to me that ‘hopelessly clueless’ sounds a little silly. aiyo such word vanity.

  7. March 22, 2007 9:45 PM

    about filmfests, we have one happening right this weekend! šŸ˜€ check out:! timings are insane, but it’ll be loads of fun!

  8. March 22, 2007 10:45 PM

    hey, there’s a department meeting tomorrow but i don’t want to call your house at this hour. it’s at five pm, harish’s place. can you make it? if you read this tonight please give me a call! anytime! i’ve orkutted you as well. šŸ˜¦

  9. March 23, 2007 2:16 AM

    wow..seems u are all decked up for a happening weekend..

  10. March 23, 2007 6:20 PM

    RTFF?? yep, looking forward to it!! it’ll be gooot fun! šŸ™‚

  11. Soumya permalink
    March 23, 2007 7:47 PM

    whoa who is this other soumya with a U šŸ˜¦

  12. March 23, 2007 8:07 PM

    šŸ™‚ she’s a friend from AIESEC. Stolen…er…shared identity. šŸ˜›


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