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Archive for February, 2005

Woah ! Headrush …

Phew …
Finally … some time to get back to blogging …

The past few days had been over the head … hectic …
Race against time and all the yada yada … to complete this CD Magazine that our college is coming out with …
Shouldnt be counting the chickens before they hatch … but have finished about 80 – 90% of the stuff … demo-ed it to the teachers and a selected few friends and the reviews have been pretty good … and best of all … no changes whatsoever …
The most difficult part about any project ( esp graphics designing ) is to get everybody to be happy …

Also, was busy with this Inter Collegiate event, which, I am happy to announce went off much more smoothly than I had expected …
So much, that our delighted H-O-D complied with our request and declared Monday to be a Holiday for the entire Comp Dept.
Woohoo :)

Today, caught the morning show of ‘The Aviator’ at INOX …
This is the first movie in which … I have felt nothing about the movie … during the entire course of the film and even afterwards …
Maybe it was the front – row seats that we ended up in … or the very rare Housefull at INOX … I don’t know …
But the movie just started, got over and I was there … three hours later … and felt nothing.

I will have to agree that the movie is awesome-ly made … and that Caprio didnt even let me feel for one moment, that he was acting …
The USA of 1930 – 1950 has been recreated nicely … with all the aristocricies and the likes … but the movie doesn’t tell much about Howard Hughes, other than his strong liking for making expensive movies and planes.

“A Beautiful Mind”, according to me, was a much better biography by far … and was more satisfying …

The Aviator just covers some 20 years of Howard Hughes’ life ( from his twenties to his fourties ) which leaves us with no head or tail … really …
Its just a sequence of events one after the other …

But at the same time, I must admit, that there isn’t one boring moment during the entire three hours and I never felt the movie dragging …

The movie has got a very impressive cast with Kate Blanchett and Kate Beckinsale and lots of other stars who have done justice to their character …

I especially like Kate Blanchett’s portrayal of Katharine Hepburn.

Ending this, want to make a strong protest against the cutting of film done at theatre – level … where all these theatres cut around 10 – 20 minutes from each movie just so that they can get an extra show in …
Damn SOBs …

Anyways … we were totally lost in seeing Beckinsale’s character … as she just appears abruptly out of no where in the film … no introduction … nothing …
This, I feel was definitely cut in addition to 3 dialogues which were very very visible cut in the course of the film …

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Who is John Galt ?

The Fountainhead was a pretty good book …

I was at Crosswords, the other day, and happened to notice that they had ‘Atlas Shrugged’ in stock for 275.

Didn’t think twice … bought it …

“Atlas Shrugged” is also by Ayn Rand and is another of her best seller …

This is the 35th year, the book is in production …

From the time I had finished the Fountainhead, I had been trying to get my hands on this book, and here it was … finally …

The book, may be pretty intimidating to many … its about 1100 pages, with a very small text…

I haven’t read the entire thing, just started today … read about 100 pages and thought of writing about the book.

The book, reads a lot like the Fountainhead, and reflects Ayn Rand’s style of writing …

She stresses a lot on emotions … and the character build up …

Unlike Fountainhead, this has a lot more characters and the story is quite interesting from the starting pages…

The manner in which she describes, each and every thought, emotion … her manner of writing … is simply superb …

Just 100 pages into the book, and she’s mapped out all the characters perfectly … and with every other page, the detail gets more clearer …

The book, like the Fountainhead, is based on her philosophies of life – namely Objectism … Or the virtues of selfishness …

The characters, are again, portrayed very strongly, and you can’t help but feel attached to some, and hate the others …

The book, is not a page turner … as per se …

Its no a mystery book … and sometimes, it gets slow … but at the same time, is very intense …

I’ve thought about it a lot, and I don’t think a movie might ever be possible on either of the books … the character portrayal will be just too impossible …

Anyways, if you have read and loved the Fountainhead … I think you’ll enjoy this book too …

Am already doing so …

More, after I have finished reading :)

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