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Posted by D.Raw El Payne 06 November 2005, 2:35am

Oh my god they made Jet Li cry!

They even tried to make him emote.

"The past is behind you.
The future is what lies ahead"

Hohohohoh! Okay, I reallly need to understand why I do this to myself. Why the f__k do I have to spoil the awesome after-taste of a perfect movie with a pathetic one. 2 movies in 2 nights, one the pinaccle of powerful cinema delivery, the other the heights of hindi masala, english style.

The second movie first: Danny the Dog.

I should have stopped this movie at the titles itself. I mean, jus cuz the filename was "untitled.avi" and curiosity led me to open it doesn't mean I go through the ordeal of watching the damn thing! Anyway, so Danny the Dog is Jet Li with a metal collar - you take it out he kills, you keep it on he emotes. Wow. Somewhere along the line the emoting part starts to get serious and he goes on to say the word "piano", this after gazing for hours on end at an alphabet book which has waaay too gay words assigned for each letter. How does "K for kiss","L for love", "M for milk" and "P for piano" sound? A sexually explicit alphabet book thats how! :|  Moving on, Danny beats up more ppls and ze master realizes he can make some big dosh by letting him kick some butt in an arena. They get the dosh, twist in the tale and Danny ends up at nice blind black man's house. The same guy who showed the Dog a piano. Morgan Freeman in a role which makes his nose look bigger than ever - its the glasses I believe.

Danny the robotic Aibo(redundancy intended), gets in touch with his inner self - much like all the celebrities of his time...with help from a(yes you guessed it) FEMALE LEAD ACTRESS! Lil known actress in the role of Victoria - a girl with braces who finds the Dog cute. How perfecto. Movie drawls for 45 mins, Danny gets human. Old master not dead(duh), finds Danny. Bloodshed begins again, 40 mins too late if you ask me. Major bloodshed, Danny gets onto "protecting his family". The torture ends with big burly Master and Danny in a showdown in a setting similar to the death of his mother (oh yeah, there's a character I forgot to mention). Blind black man and bracesgirl watch from the closet as their good ole Danny beats the living crap out of Master. More crappy dialogues follow.

"You're a dog. You're my dog. I fed you. I trained you. I own you.And I should kill you. Like any responsible owner would do to a dog."

Yeah baby! Fight-le-grande ends with Big-nose Freeman teaching Danny some principles on NOT KILLING! 'cuz killing would make him an animal. Uh ok, Danny the Dog. Victoria gets senti, gives off show with piano in big concert. Stupid joke about collar in the end. Movie done. Me thinking - why the f__k did I have to watch? To be fair, atleast the movie stayed away from the arbit nekkidness scene which is compulsory in this genre. Wow again. Yeah yeah, the fight scenes kicked solid arse. :|


The first movie second: Requiem for a Dream.

I'm sure that title rings a bell for many reading this. A movie I'd promised myself I'd watch a zillion years ago but never got around to. Well, I finally did. Damn, am I grateful. :) P o w e r f u l. This here is a movie which doesn't fucking mince anything. In spite of the extremely explicit nature of the sequences in the movie, I never felt that they were there just for the heck of it. The very fact that I'm kinda falling short of words to describe the movie means that its good. Payne can blabber when he hates, Old Jungle saying.

Goldfarb is a family of two - mom and son. Son, druggy. Mom, innocent aged loving mother. Black guy, son's partner in crime. Green-eyed girl, female lead (Jeniffer Conelly in a stunning performance). From the titles to the credits, the movie gives one NO friggin' breather. Following Harry's journey into doom with dope and Sarah Goldfarb's obsession with television leading to her to the abyss, the movie grips you by the balls and leaves you fucked up. The different emotions portrayed are so real and yet so surreal in the context.

From the loneliness of the mom who has noone left by her anymore to the love of the son for his mom, the "romance from the next dimension" of the lead pair, from hope to despair, from pain to happiness. As if the storyline and the way it plays out weren't riveting enough, you have the haunting soundtrack which makes sure the movie will never leave your back - even after Danny the Dog.

But the deal-clincher is this>>> This is one movie which has the power to deliver the toughest message - drugs do not pay. They take away pretty much everythin in return for that trip. This movie is a trip by itself. Its fucking depressing at times and the truly shocking at other times. Scary too, very.  Sorrow, shock and horror, perfect carriers for the message.

Watch this movie. Please. If you do not like it, you are either stoned or you are Danny the Dog (redundancy again).

Sara Goldfarb: "In the end it's all nice. "



How can a Payne post end without a pic?

I call this one - Loneliness


Late edit: 30,000 hits. Uh, whoa. I shall write big thank you post soon, for now I gotta go crap. Whoa.

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Posted by D.Raw El Payne 02 November 2005, 2:47am

What does it mean to you?

To me its photography - shutters, apertures and the whole gamut. Its the warmth on my eyes at 8AM everyday - a natural alarm. Its the moonlight that says so much. Its the yellow halogen glow that reminds me of walks during a college festival not so long ago. Its the dimness that restaurants seem to revel in - the kind where they'd rather not let you not see the food. Its the blue backlight of my cellphone - the one I'd tap away on in utter darkness sending SMS after SMS. Its the damn high beam that every rider/driver on the road prefers to go by. Its the one bulb of our car which refuses to shine. Its the scene in Face-Off when Nicholas Cage breaks open the prison door to be blinded by the sun. Its being back in Janakhpuri Colony firing up these things called "chichibudilu" and watching them go crackle-spark-crackle. Its that matchstick I was always afraid would burn up my fingers someday.

Festival of lights they call this day - something I've never related to. To me, this day is about climbing that rooftop and looking at all those  big sparks fly high in the sky. Its about wincing every time a big "atum baamb" goes off. Wherever I've been, whichever stage of my life...its always been the same. To sit and watch families all dressed up blowing up (literally) indecent amount of money...this act bringing happiness and smiles to their faces. To wonder how it'd be to be in a flight right then - how does it look from up there? She doesn't much enjoy fireworks too - for different reasons. She made the day for those street kids, brought a smile to their faces...she likes the chichibudilu(calls them flowerpots, she) too, detests the atom bombs.

Another year gone by with me on the rooftop - this time with a camera. :) ...and a bunch of people celebrating this day away from home. Customary pictures follow.



My company on the rooftop. :D The line of light is a rocket shooting up. :)



We gotta have a diya pic right? Thats B-block in the background.


I can never take snaps of fireworks - never.


So I get back to taking artsy-fartsy macro shots as usual. :D

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