🎞A weekend filled with movies
This weekend was fun and filled with movies. I watched four movies 🎞 and a TV show 📺.
🎹 My weekend started with the old film, Amadeus. It is the story of the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart told from his contemporary rival, Antonio Salieri. Since Salieri is also an expert in music, we get to appreciate the genius of Mozart through his eyes. I am watching it for the fifth time, almost after 15 years. But it still was refreshing, and I could pick many minor but interesting things. I noticed that a relatively famous self-help book writer, Twyla Tharp had done the choreography. But then researched to find that she is an accomplished choreographer, who has written a book. 🤓
🏜On Saturday morning, I saw a stunning Tamil movie, Peranbu and wrote about it yesterday. It is a rare Tamil movie that doesn't judge people but exposes human nature and its vulnerabilities. It takes nature as its theme and makes us realise that there is nothing good or bad about it, nature is just nature. It is our lens which makes us see the world as good or bad.
🥁On Saturday evening, I saw another Tamil movie, Sarvam Thaala Mayam. It is a story of a Dalit kid aspiring to be a classical musician. It is a fantasy in Indian society, as the doors of classical music are open only for a wealthy, upper-class people. The movie is very colourfully made, has great music and nice cinematic twists and flow. Politically it is wishy-washy. It tries to make a motherhood statement like talent-beats everything, even though practically its not possible. Yes, the movie has some cinematic moments and it is a joyful watch. If you are aware of the socio-political situation of South India, you will be disappointed.
🧙♀️On Sunday, it was probably a fourth or fifth rerun of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson were so cute then. My 6-yo son has just started reading non-picture books and we are excited to introduce Harry Potter to him. So it was watching, giggling, pausing and explaining with him. I have the Jim Kay illustrated version the novel and also Stephen Fry narrated audiobook version. In the next weeks, I will be having many such sessions. Exciting to see this in a six-year-old's point of view.
🌉 In between the above movies, I managed to view one of the episodes of NatGeo's Valley of the Boom. Yes, I am following my theme of 2018, history of Silicon Valley. I have watched the first two episodes, so far. It's about Netscape rise and its rivalry with Microsoft. Marc Andreessen is the rockstar in this show. It's not very impressive, so far. But I want to give it a try.
Hope you had a nice weekend.