10 July 2009

IA3, 13B and Holes.

13b-movieAfter a long long time, I watched a Hindi film – 13B. I watched the first one third and was in fact impressed by the way the story was developing. But, as usual, just like most Hindi films, it didn’t fail to disappoint me. For the first 1/3 of the movie, I’d have given 8 out of 10.

But finally it ended up with some 3/10!  

Especially if I compare it with the last two movies I watched, the disappointment becomes stronger. Amelie and Ice Age 3 were my last two films.

We don’t see movies of normal people any more – do we? Nowadays, the characters are almost always super humans. If you are bored with that, then I’d suggest you to watch something in the class of Amelie – a film of normal, lovely characters.

Then of course Ice Age! :) It would suffice to say that I’ve decided to watch the first two parts after watching the third one.  

Lately, I have been travelling in Germany - a little more than usual. I always plan to read while travelling – but never manage to read because my mind enters a special state whenever I am in a moving vehicle. But as an exception to that, I managed to finish a book totally* while travelling.

When I found the book was kept on top of my bag, I didn’t even ask about it. I just put it in my bag because I knew that it if was recommended to me, I am supposed to simply like it without questioning. It turned out to be a nice book. :)

yellowspottedlizardholesThe book managed to make me read it without taking my eyes off, until the twilight was gone and it got dark inside the car. Holes – that’s the name of the book.

It started with a simple enough story of a teenager, then split into two stories running 100 years apart in time, but parallel in the book. Of course, it ends in a much predictable way. The narration calls for special attention. (Without worrying much about copyright, I shall reproduce some of it here.)


Here’s a good rule to remember about rattle snakes and scorpions: If you don’t bother them, they won’t bother you.


Being bitten by a scorpion or even a rattlesnake is not the worst thing that can happen to you. You won’t die.


But you don’t want to be bitten bye a yellow-spotted lizard. That’s the worst thing that can happen to you. You will die a slow and painful death.


Did the post turn out to be a little too long? Well, since I write after a long time I shall take the liberty to do so. Right?

Signing off, Sands.

PS: From where do you enjoy a film the best? The front rows in the theatre? or the back rows?

PPS: Does someone think that I should update my blog’s templates? Colours? Theme? Fonts? Anything at all?


Arun said...

I was a little disappointed after seeing ice age 3. but i watched it in german; not wise if you want to laugh.
I've noticed while booking seats in the theatre that the middle and the last rows are the first to go. I'd chose the last row; the best view plus its handy if the movie is boring and you have your gf with you ;-)

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...

I watched it in German too. I liked it. But for eg. "I didn't really get the 'I thought you were female' in German". Still good.

The theatre part! :)
You remind me the Girlfriend song from Boys!

For the only reason of better view, I prefer back row, middle! ALWAYS. (if possible Balcony seats)

Anonymous said...

The excerpt from the book sounds really good... nice way of narration..

As for the balcony I always prefer first row in balcony.

The blog looks nice in this theme and color. :)


Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...



A loyal reader like you is an asset to any blogger! :)

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