Thursday, April 30, 2009
When I was a kid, my dad used to take us to the movies and dramas and thus he intrigued our thirst for these things. There were always some movie festivals or some theatrical dramas or somewhere to go to buy books. I remember one evening in Public Library in 1999 with my father. There was an “Oscar film Week” festival going on where I enjoyed “The Godfather” for the first time. It was the last day of the festival. We two were impatiently waiting for the movie. Of course, he saw it before; but he too was excited to watch it with me. I first read “The Godfather” when I was in class four. I read the Bangla translation by “Sheba Prokashoni” and it was scattered into 4 parts. So, I had the second part in class six and the third and forth part in class seven. I have a friend whose name was Faruque and he was a steady source of books specially which are considered “forbidden” for us. It fascinated me so much; the world of mafia seemed so charismatic; I read this book again and again. The most qualifying factor about this movie is, the cinema itself was depicted just like a carbon copy of the book; greatest adaptation ever made. Actually, nothing to analyze or discuss about this movie except for the emotions and feelings related to it. When I got into college, I managed to see the second and third part of the movie. I loved both of them but the part two is indescribably splendid comparing to the third one. Specially, The young Robert De Nero was impossibly superb. “The Godfather” is my most favorite movie and since the godfather part one, Al Pacino is my most cherished actor. No movie haunted me so much as this trilogy did. And still today this trilogy chills me and thrills me just the same.
Friday, April 24, 2009
It’s hard to describe how good this movie is....."Cinema Paradiso" is a movie of a lifetime. A movie which drives me in so many emotional states that I can't even explain. The best Italian movie I have ever seen (to some extent, far better than “Life is Beautiful”). A creation of a master......A cinema which exceeds all emotional boundaries about love, relationship, nostalgia and most of all: "CINEMA!!!"
The cinema is about a boy living in a small city of Italy who eventually made a friendship with the local cinema hall-projectionist. The boy had an insatiable thirst for cinema and the story started with revealing the magical world of cinema. Depicting several decades of movie magic; the story continues the saga of a love story which I admit; one of the greatest of all times. This one will make everyone deeply nostalgic to the very root they belong………to love, to remember and to be lost again…………………
Once you start watching this movie you would never want it to be finished…………when it will be finished, it will leave you silent……….
Thursday, April 23, 2009
If you have tried to make a movie...at least planned; you know how hard it is to co-ordinate so many things at a time...but when I enjoy Roman Polanski’s “Death and the Maiden” 6 months ago; I thought is it really so easy to make a masterpiece?? Is it really takes 3 people in a room and making a movie that would make your heart ache with the anticipation and tension?? For the people who are already Polanski fans, I will tell them; if you miss it, you will miss it all. Again I met Sir Ben Kingsley with a most ingenious character and admitted his versatility. The movie was completely magnificent for its ultimately gripping storyline. The whole time I was thinking, “What a story!!!” The tension this movie will provide you is unforgettable……and it all happened in ONE room.
People who ever tried or thought about making a film……for them; this is a bible…….incomparable!!!