Popular Posts

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Top Ten Films - 2007 (Personal Preferences)

Here is the list of the top ten films seen this year (2007), ranked in the order of preference:

1. Trainspotting 

[This 1996 British film by Danny Boyle is a cult classic; disturbing, irreverent, tragic, dramatic, violent, sensuous, repelling and, even, maddening tale of youth gone waste....... it is a trip in itself, it is sure to make each viewer high....... high on life!]

2. The Departed 
[This 2006 film directed by Martin Scorsese is in fact one of the cleverest remakes in the history of cinema; William Monahan's screenplay helps Scorsese explore all his favorite elements at their finest and subltlest. Memorable performances from a stellar cast makes the film magical.]

3. Jarhead

[This Sam Medes film, made in 2005, was a revelation for me. I never expected the director best known for that acclaimed film called American Beauty to make a war picture, and make it so perfect and even fresh, thanks must be given to the robust first hand account of an ex- marine, depicting his desert war experiences in a book that itself is acccolades-worthy material; Jake Gyllenhaal simply rocks in this film, as do Chris Cooper, Jamie Foxx and Peter Sarsgard.]

4. A Very Long Engagement
[Un long dimanche de fiançailles - subtitled as A Very Long Engagement - is a French film which moved me because of being so typically French! It may sound biased, can't help it, I was stunned by the performance of Audre Tautou who plays a young woman relentlessly searching for her fiancée, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One. Made in 2004, this wonderful film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet is sensitive without being maudlin.]

5. Zodiac

[2004/Dir.- David Fincher/Based on the Robert Graysmith books about the real life notorious Zodiac, a serial killer who terrorized San Francisco with a string of seemingly random murders during the 1960s and 1970s, this film is much more than a thriller dealing with a serial killer/Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Chloe Sevigny, Anthony Edwards are in the cast.]

6. My Son the Fanatic 
[Based on the Hanif Kureishi novella, this 1997 film by Udayan Prasad stars Om Puri as a Pakistani taxi-driver in a British town forming a special bond with a local prostitute, in a British town, suddenly torn apart by sectarian violence.]

7. The Bong Connection 
[Made in 2006, but released in India in 2007, this film by Anjan Dutt is based on the lives of Bengalis across the world, especially on those settled abroad. It attempts to delineate the pain and dilemma of Bengali's estranged from their places of origin.]

8. Taare Zameen Par 
[Aamir Khan's debut as a film director, this 2007 film has an endearing story that's grounded in the everyday reality of a dyslexic child's trauma, travails and triumph, as he fights to make his difficulties known and silently cries for help.]

9. Ratatouille 
[Directed by Brad Bird, co-directed by Jan Pinkava, this 2007 animation film was an absolute delight for me; It tells the story of a young rat in the French countryside who arrives in Paris, makes an unusual alliance with a restaurant's new garbage boy, and the culinary and personal adventures begin.... in the rat-hating world of humans.]

10. Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd 
[Six newly-married, diverse, honeymooning couples face marital bliss and discord, finding out more about themselves, their significant others and life in this happy-go-lucky, quirky drama directed by first-time director Reema Kagti; Anurag Kashyap's sharp dialogues and the ensemble cast's finely tuned performances add extra zing to this intelligent post-modern romantic medley of 2007.]

The Bong Connection
The Departed
My Son the Fanatic
Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd
Taare Zameen Par
A Very Long Engagement

Monday, December 03, 2007

'Fur': An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

Nicole Kidman as an actress has always intrigued me.
She has played some wonderful characters which are sure to leave a lasting impression on the viewer's mind. The most recent of her films which I had the opportunity of watching is 'Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus'.
I am still gushing from the experience of having watched it.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Three Favorite Directors and their Films

Alfred Hitchcock

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
The 39 Steps (1937)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Jamaica Inn (1939)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Rear Window (1954)
Dial 'M' for Murder (1954)
The Trouble With Harry (1955)
The Man Who Knew Too Much [Remake] (1956)
Vertigo (1958)
North by Northwest (1959)
Psycho (1960)
The Birds (1963)
Family Plot (1976)

Martin Scorsese

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Taxi Driver (1976)
New York, New York (1977)
Raging Bull (1980)
The Color of Money (1986)
Goodfellas (1990)
Cape Fear (1991)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Casino (1995)
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Gangs of New York (2002)
The Aviator (2004)
The Departed (2006)

Steven Spielberg

Jaws (1975)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1941 (1979)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
ET - Extra Terrestrial (1982)
Twilight Zone: The Movie [2nd Segment] (1983)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Color Purple (1985)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Always (1989)
Hook (1991)
JurassicPark (1993)
Schindler's List (1993)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Amistad (1997)
Saving PrivateRyan (1998)
Artificial Intelligence: A.I. (2001)
Minority Report (2002)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
The Terminal (2004)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Munich (2005)

I Am Fine!

"It feels great to watch the flowers breathe.............It's wonderful for me as a person to live life without any baggage on my head or in my heart." [Rahul Bose, actor and director]
I have always lived life on my own terms. Though the aforementioned words of Rahul Bose (whom I admire a lot) resonate with my own feelings, my philosophy in life has had more to do with compulsion and less with choice.
I have always loved the private space, being an introverted person. Most of the times I have kept my little sorrows and my little joys to myself. People like me, who survive, but do not essentially live life, are the ones who are taken for granted by their friends, by their near and dear ones, in fact by everyone around them. Our wishes hardly count. Our dreams are not worth living up to. Our fulfilment does not matter for those who pretend to be our well-wishers.
Yet I have at least felt blessed, well, most of the times. I know that it is a supreme blessing to live, to breathe the air and to walk on this earth. I have often gone out of my way to help others, extended a warm hand to one who asked for it, lent a patient ear to one who poured his/her heart out making me listen to their troubles - on such occasions I have really felt privileged. But never ever did I vent my angst, my grudge, my complaints; never thought of doing so, as I feel so small even to think of doing so. When I felt betrayed, when I felt being used - all I did was to cry in solitude. But I have never looked back in anger or in regret.
I have all along been a laidback person - one who has never been ambitious, but that doesn't mean I never had dreams! I have loved and lost. I have felt destroyedin love. And again and again love has blossomed in this heart of mine. Relationships may be complicated, but true love - selfless, yet passionate love - is so very simple and genuine an emotion. Emotional baggage only comes with expectations that one might have trying to put love in the framework of relational conventions. I am happy at present to be bereft of all that. I can float. I can afford to watch the flowers bloom, not having to bother about setting up a nice bouquet nor to pity on the eventuality of withering flowers. I hate to see myself in the race of life. Call me non-commital if you please, deride my pursuits if you can derive ample pleasure from the task. But trust me, when I say that I feel happy, contented, liberated.
Borrowing from Rahul Bose's film title, I want to say, I Am Fine, really!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Keanu Reeves

The Keanu Reeves films that I have seen are:

Something's Gotta Give (2003)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Animatrix (2003) (voice)
Sweet November (2001)
The Gift (2000)
The Watcher (2000)
The Matrix (1999)
The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Feeling Minnesota (1996)
Chain Reaction (1996)
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Speed (1994)
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
Point Break (1991)
I Love You to Death (1990)
Parenthood (1989)
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)
The Night Before (1988)
River's Edge (1986)
Youngblood (1986)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Aditya - the coolest e-friend of mine

Aditya Kapadia is undoubtedly the coolest e-friend that I have made. Inspite of being a celebrity (since childhood he has acted in television serials, films and commercials) he is such a warm person to befriend. All I did was to just tell him how I genuinely adored the character that he had played in the popular television serial called Just Mohabbat, and we started to vibe instantly. He is much younger to me, and that too hardly matters in e-friendship. Ours is a perfect example of being friends on the Net without imposing on one another's private life. I wish he really makes it big as a performer. Here's wishing my sweet friend all the best!


I discovered the joys of Orkutting (Being on the networking site called Orkut and connecting with friends - new & old, through exchange of scraps) last year. Since then I am quite hooked. I love the concept of making e-friends more than anything else, though I must say that the majority of the people using Orkut are not quite open to it as opposed to socialising, meeting and dating. But the ones that truly value each other's private space and have fun exchanging scraps on issues or topics of mutual interest, focusing on their passion or hobbies (or things not even remotely connected to their lives!) and can indulge in what I call innocent masti.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Aamir - The Perfectionist

Aamir Khan has been my favorite screen hero since he erupted as a bubblegummer craze in the late eighties in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. My preferences for films may have changed over the years, but my preference for my screen idol hasn't. It is largely because I have seen him grow too, the manner he has matured as an actor is absolutely amazing. He hasn't stuck to his romantic chocolate hero image. He keeps reinventing himself again and again. In film after film, he keeps surprising us pleasantly with his nuanced performances. He has become a producer, and has given one of the best films in recent years (Lagaan) which has earned Indian cinema a lot of respect and admiration, worldwide. He became an inspiration for Generation Y with the super trendy, super cool images that flooded our psyche, courtesy Dil Chahta Hai and Rang De Basanti. When he became Mangal Pandey in the mainstream historical of the same name, the youth of the nation doffed their hats at the spirit and zeal which made him essay the role of the freedom fighter who hadn't had an illuminated profile in our national history, in spite of the collective reckoning. He has always gone against the grain.
Aamir Khan is a true fighter, and a true icon for us Indians, as he essays his role, in real life, as a conscious humanitarian, throwing caution to the wind. He doesn't care to be politically correct when he opens his mouth at a public forum. He refuses flatly to suck up to the media. He remains elusive to the film-media, essentially to the gossip tabloids, as he chooses to keep his private life private. In the reel-life portrayals, he searches within himselffor answers. And through the years, his performances have thus been lined with self-control, reflection & wit. A sense of light humor alloyed with a stark seriousness is discernible in his welter of performances. Now that he has turned a director - his maiden directorial offering, Taare Zameen Par [pics on the top right], is expected to release in December! - here's wishing him all the best, may he continue to thrill us and entertain us for many more years to come.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Movie Viewing 2007 - the last quarter

Just mentioning the titles of some cool movies that I have seen this quarter...........

watch the movies if you are a film buff,
you will feel rewarded, just as I did.

'The Good German'

Also: 'A Very Long Engagement', 'Chak De India!', 'Zodiac' and 'Little Manhattan'.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Twenty 20 Magic!

As the Twenty 20 World Cup cricket began this month in South Africa, I was sceptical about the entire episode for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, for us Indians, this was a new format of the game and our team was composed of many freshers and not-so-regular players. Further, the game itself did not promise to live up to the expectations of a regular cricket buff (or should I say purist). The innovations were a plenty - apart from the basic difference of having 20 overs for each side, with 20 minute break between innings - there were novel concepts like free hits, bowl outs, players seated in dugouts and restrictions in fielding placements. There were side-attractions at the matches too, viz. cheerleaders, loud music, jacuzzis, carousels and beer vendors. A total of three venues were there - Johannesburg, Durban & Cape Town. The slam bang session began from September 11 and the final was scheduled on September 24.

When India started playing at the Twenty 20 World Cup matches, most of us had zero or minimal expectations. But the performances of our players at these matches has opened our eyes to the possibility of excelling as a team, the team spirit was palpable throughout the tournament. Under the able leadership of our young captain Mahinder Singh Dhoni, the cricketers tried to give their very best. The likes of Yuvraj Singh, Rudra Pratap Singh, Rohit P. Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Sreesanth and Robin Uthappa shone like superstars and made history with their magical performances. As the teams likes England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia left vanquished, the final match saw the battle of the sworn rivals of the game India and Pakistan. By this time, both the team had displayed their grit and determination to emerge victorious. All eyes focused on the final entertainment blockbuster - the final match, where the two teams from this sub-continent were to battle it out at the Wanderers stadium.

Never ever have I seen such frenzy, such excitement - though we are an out and out cricket crazy nation and will always remain so, come what may. The final match has made history for many reasons. Our winning the Twenty 20 World Cup proves that we can surely show tye world how brilliant we are, by simply refusing to stumble under pressure. For all cricket lovers and for all my Net-mates, here is a special moment to be treasured for eternity (descrbing the pic is inessential, just as I chose not to quote cricket statistics or to describe the final showdown in greater details, there are many more forums on the Net for the same).
Here's saluting the heroes:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain/Wicketkeeper)
Yuvraj Singh (Vice-Captain)
Virender Sehwag
Robin Uthappa
Gautam Gambhir
Rohit P. Sharma
Dinesh Karthik
Yusuf Pathan
Irfan Pathan
Piyush Chawla
Ajit Agarkar
Harbhajan Singh
Joginder Sharma
Rudra Pratap Singh
S Sreesanth

Monday, September 10, 2007


Leonardo DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974) is my all time favorite actor. All his films which I have seen till now are my personal favorites. Though the first time I saw him was in the movie 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape?' and since then has begun a longtime fascination with this actor who is incredibly talented and also possesses the charisma of a star. He has been acting in movies from a very young age, and still he seems to enjoy playing diverse characters on screen immensely. Thus he makes all these characters come to life and they are all dear to us. As viewers, we are drawn by them, we laugh with them, cry with them, we love them, and always see them for what they are.

My favorite Leo starrers are:

This Boy's Life (1993)
What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)
The Quick and the Dead (1993)
Total Eclipse (1995)
The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Marvin's Room (1996)
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Titanic (1997)
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
Celebrity (1998)
The Beach (2000)
Gangs of New York (2002)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
The Aviator (2004)
The Departed (2006)
Blood Diamond (2006)

'Gangs of New York'

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Movie Viewing - 2007 - Continued...

Time again to list more films that I have seen this year. I must say, I am pleasantly surprised that already I have been able to see some really fine films. Continuing the list that I last published on my blog - listing some of the interesting films that I saw in the earlier part of the year - here are a few more seen thereafter:

1) Life in a..... Metro (2007)
2) Cheeni Kum (2007)
3) The Bong Connection (2007)
4) Anuranan (2007)
5) Bow Barracks Forever! (2006)
6) The Blue Umbrella (2005)
7) Let's Enjoy! (2004)
8) Gandhi My Father (2007)
9) Chak De! India (2007)
10) Yatra (2007)
11) Before Night Falls (2000)
12) De-Lovely (2004)
13) The Life & Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
14) Smoke (1994)
15) Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
16) Selena (1997)
17) Apocalypto (2006)
18) Under Suspicion (2000)
19) Up Close and Personal (1996)
20) Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii (2007)
21) Ratatouille (2007)

[The film titles have been listed randomly, not in any order; given alongside each title is the year of filming and/or release.]

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Cool Replies

There is always this need to share good jokes with friends. I am amazed that some wonderful nuggets are on offer on the Net these days. Some are really funny, that deserve to be shared.

Here are some Cool Replies - collected from the Net - hope they keep my readers laughing:

Customer : Waiter, do you serve pigs?
Waiter : Please sit down sir, we serve everyone.

Customer : Waiter, is this a lamb chop or pork chop?
Waiter : Can't you tell the difference by taste?
Customer : No, I can't.
Waiter : Then does it really matter?

Customer : Waiter, there's a dead beetle in my soup.
Waiter : Yes sir, they are not very good swimmers.

Customer : Waiter, there's a fly in my soup.
Waiter : That's all right sir, he won't drink much.

Customer : Waiter, there's a fly swimming in my soup.
Waiter : So what do you expect me to do, call a lifeguard?

Customer : Waiter, what's the meaning of this fly in my tea up?
Waiter : I wouldn't know sir, I'm a waiter, not a fortune teller.

Customer : Waiter, this soup tastes funny.
Waiter : Funny? But then why aren't you laughing?

Lady: Is this my train?
Station Master: No, it belongs to the Railway Company.
Lady: Don't try to be funny. I mean to ask if I can take this train to New Delhi.
Station Master: No Madam, I'm afraid it's too heavy.

Teacher: Peter , why are you late for school again?

Peter : Well, Miss, I dreamed that I was playing football and the game went into extra time.

Wife: Do you want dinner?
Husband: Sure, what are my choices?
Wife : Yes and no.

A drunkard was brought to court. Just before the trial there was a commotion in the gallery. The judge pounded the gravel on his table and shouted, "Order, order!"

The drunkard immediately responded, "Thank you, your honor, I'll have a scotch and soda."

Customer: If I post this letter tonight, will it get to Delhi in two days time?
Post Master: Yes sir, it definitely will.
Customer: I bet you, it won't.
Post Master: Why not?
Customer: It's addressed to Mumbai!

An absent-minded man went to see a psychiatrist. ''My trouble is,'' he said, ''that I keep forgetting things.''

"How long has this been going on?'' asked the psychiatrist.
"How long has what been going on?''said the man.

Girl : Do you love me?
Boy : Yes Dear.
Girl : Would you die for me?
Boy : No, mine is undying love.

1st thief : Oh ! The police is here. Quick! Jump out of the window!
2nd thief : But this is the 13th floor.
1st thief : Hurry! this is no time for superstitions.

Man : How old is your father?
Boy : As old as me.
Man : How can that be?
Boy : He became a father only when I was born.

Teacher : Correct the sentence, "A bull and a cow is grazing in the field"
Student : A cow and a bull are grazing in the field.
Teacher : How come you changed the order?
Student : Ladies first.

Waiter : I've stewed liver, boiled tongue and roasted leg.
Customer : Don't tell me your problems....... Give the menu card!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Isn't it a wonder........

According to Henry James Foy, There are two types of people in this world: those who blog and those who don't.He further states that by the end of 2007, there should be around 150 million bloggers all over the world - the same as the population of Bangladesh!
Isn't it a wonder that the phenomenon of blogging has grown by leaps and bounds in such a short period of time? Blogs are the 'in' things! I guess it speaks volumes about the urge that more and people feel to connect with other people, to get their private, personal and even intimate thoughts and ideas conveyed, across physical spaces and barriers that had erstwhile been prevailing for ages.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

The Difficult Times

'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.'
-Oscar Wilde
These are indeed the difficult times. The age of confusion - as it is commonly referred to - has its crises of a unique nature, crises of identity that stems from what we want and what we achieve, who we want to be and what we happen to be. We all have our own individuality screaming for more - a greater share of the pie of life, love and lofty grabs. But, at the end of the day, we all happen to be so lonesome, isolated and bitter. We crave for love, yet we are just sucked up in our eternal state of longing. Selfish priorities destroy our humane selves. Narrow pursuits leave us hollow from the inside. We do not let our pride get hurt, but, on the contrary, we often have to make silly compromises. We choose to survive. We fail to live life. We give in to demands of the times, we deny our inner compulsions. We cheat our souls, we disregard the spirit, we choose not to listen to the voice that yells 'Stop!' - we think that it is too messed up all around and our standing to ponder, and to pick up the broken pieces, can hardly make a difference. But we are wrong.

Every age has its distinct dampeners, punishing odds, ominous threats and strange insecurities. But every age has the people who make a difference. Who gain their foothold in history by choosing to struggle, going against the grain. They are the dreamers, the ones who dream big; they dream not only for themselves but for others around them, sometimes even for the forthcoming generations. They are known for their focus, and for their determination to see their dreams turn into reality. They dare to look up and ahead. They know that the sky is the limit. One has to look not just at the stars, but even beyond that imaginable realm of unknown where possibilities are limitless. We become who we choose to be, and the choice is not expected to be that narrow as it is for most of us who find their choices limited by opportunities, by destiny and by chance. The gutter of life is unkind. In fact, it is ruthless, it does not hesitate to engulf us if we hesitate to act for good. None would be spared by this tough taskmaster called Life if the lapses aren't amended in time. Remembering the words of Oscar Wilde, and also his visionary spirit, I humbly throw the light of introspection on myself.

After all,
Dream makes all things possible,

Hope makes all things work,

Love makes all things beautiful,

So let us wish for all the above.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

AniMagical Preferences

In the words of Francis Bacon, 'Imagination was given to Man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is'. The world of animation-films opens the floodgates for entertainment for mankind, through a pampering of both imagination and humor. Here is a selection of animation films that have enthralled me over the years, and as they transport me and all others to a world of fantasy, fun and magic, I call this listing AniMagical Preferences, albeit personal and biased. The films have been enlisted in a ranking that is exclusively mine, given alongside are the years of release:
1. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
2. Finding Nemo (2003)
3. The Lion King (1994)
4. Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (1993)
5. The Little Mermaid (1989)
6. Aladdin (1992)
7. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
8. The Rugrats Movie (1998)
9. Robots (2004)
10. Happy Feet (2006)
11. The Polar Express (2004)
12. Shark Tale (2004)
13. Toy Story (1995)
14. Antz (1998)
15. Shrek (2001)
16. Shrek2 (2004)
17. Ice Age (2002)
18. Cars (2006)
19. Chicken Little (2005)
20. The Incredibles (2004)
21. Anastasia (1997)
22. The Road to El Dorado (2000)
23. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
24. Pocahontas (1995)
25. Mulan (1998)
26. Titan A.E. (2000)
27. Madagascar (2005)
28. Brother Bear (2004)
29. The Jungle Book (1967)
30. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

The Lion King

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Destroyed in Love

It is believed that Love heals,
Love conquers all,
Love replenishes,
Love makes one whole,
Love works wonders to help one be a better person............
But is it not also true that Love destroys?
Being Destroyed in Love is, however, not the eventuality that should deter men and women from falling in Love.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Walk of Fame

The Walk of Fame?

The Hollywood Walk of Fame?
Naaaaah...... just kidding!
custom image

Friday, April 20, 2007

Movie viewing....... 2007

For a die-hard movie buff like me, the temptation of movie viewing is too hard to resist. Early this year, I had resolved that I will limit my movie viewing this year to an all-time personal record, but it seems that the movies are luring me ever more. Like a true addict I am succumbing to the pleasure of movies.
It is not even the middle of the year, and I have given in to the charms of some fine (and not so fine) films in English, Hindi and Bangla. Here is a list of some noteworthy films that I have seen already - within the first three months and a little more - hope my readers pour in with their comments on them (if not, I will oblige myself!):

1) Trainspotting (1996)
2) My Son the Fanatic (1997)
3) Babel (2006)
4) Blood Diamond (2006)
5) The Departed (2006)
6) The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
7) The Constant Gardener (2005)
8) The Last King of Scotland (2006)
9) The Queen (2006)
10) Jarhead (2005)
11) World Trade Center (2006)
12) The Man Who Cried (2000)
13) Cinderella Man (2005)
14) The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
15) Mrs Dalloway (1997)
16) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
17) The Usual Suspects (1995)
18) The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
19) Dave (1993)
20) The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
21) A Soldier's daughter Never Cries (1998)
22) Dreamgirls (2006)
23) Music and Lyrics (2007)
24) Goal! (2005)
25) The Holiday (2006)
26) A Good Woman (2004)
27) Moonlight Mile (2002)
28) The Brothers Grimm (2005)
29) Proof (2005)
30) An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)
31) Awakenings (1990)
32) The Ninth Gate (1999)
33) The Namesake (2007)
34) Provoked (2006)
35) Water (2006)
36) Black Friday (2005)
37) Honeymoon Travels Private Limited (2007)
38) Casino (1995)
39) Jana Aranya (1976)
40) Mohulbanir Sereng (2003)
41) Guru (2007)
42) Anwar (2006)
43) High Noon (1952)
44) A Cat in the Hat (2003)

[The listing is random. Given alongside each is the year of filming and/or release.]

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

These are a few of my ...........

While the Oscar fever is still on, I can't help feel nostalgic about all the Oscar winning movies I have enjoyed over the years, and here are a few (25 to be exact) of my favorite movies (from the list of the winners of the Best Picture Oscar, given alongside each is the year of its release); enjoy :
4) HAMLET 1948
7) BEN-HUR 1959
10) OLIVER! 1968
11) ROCKY 1976
13) GANDHI 1982
14) AMADEUS 1984
15) PLATOON 1986
20) TITANIC 1997
23) GLADIATOR 2000
25) CRASH 2005