Risascimento is the Italian word for the Renaissance, The Rebirth, of both Florence, Italy and Europe. The seeds of it were scattered in its soil with information from the Arabs and the Middle-East, it is thanks to them and their good keeping of ancient records why this whole period of history took place, for when … Continue reading The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
Month: January 2019
7 Khoon Maaf – Seven Husbands for One Woman in this Interesting Black Comedy Seeped in Sin
"O! Susanna, do not cry for me..." goes the song, sung in the beginning of the film and becoming more and more ironic with every turn. Vishal Bhardwaj is a master in magic realism in the real world in his movies. This was actually the first movie of his I saw. Based on the short … Continue reading 7 Khoon Maaf – Seven Husbands for One Woman in this Interesting Black Comedy Seeped in Sin
17 Indian Rain Songs for a Rainy Day
Because there is A LOT of them! That's why. Even those with water as a large element are a dimer dozen to be found in all Indian films, not just Hindi. It's the old method of using rain as an excuse/reason for the heroine to have her sari wet and queue the romantic/dramatic scene, because … Continue reading 17 Indian Rain Songs for a Rainy Day
Veer-Zaara – Two Countries Both Alike in Dignity, In Fair Yash Chopra World where we Lay Our Scene
Yash Chopra, the director, was truly a romantic in the oldest sense of the world. He envisioned love in a grander scale, fate and beauty unlike any other. He envisioned a purer world in his movies, where nearly all characters are good people, with love songs upon mountaintops in Switzerland, and where love is God. … Continue reading Veer-Zaara – Two Countries Both Alike in Dignity, In Fair Yash Chopra World where we Lay Our Scene
How Does This Blog Work?
As I've said blogging is a new thing for me. I do it either in bits or floods, depending how much I can post at any one time or if I've been gone way too long and want to treat some regular readers (whomever they are) with a little more. I go to school so … Continue reading How Does This Blog Work?
Circe – Beautiful, but Predictable
I was finally able to read Madeline Millers new book Circe. I have been a fan of hers since I read her debut novel The Song of Achilles that was critically praised and has since become a fan favourite. Circe has been critically praised as well, though the reception by fans has been more lukewarm. … Continue reading Circe – Beautiful, but Predictable
Om Shanti Om – Pure Movie Magic As Long As You Embrace All The Emotions
We all have that movie which we love no matter our age. It might be Marry Poppins or any of Disney's and Pixar's lot, maybe it was a classic from old Hollywood, or a foreign film which name you couldn't remember for years, but found again. None-the-less you love it unconditionally, even though you see … Continue reading Om Shanti Om – Pure Movie Magic As Long As You Embrace All The Emotions
Why no posts at this time?
There has been as the word is 'Radio Silence' from me for a long while. The reason is simple. School has started and I have suddenly more essays to write and school books to read. I have watched different media in between, but none that I feel like would make a good review where I … Continue reading Why no posts at this time?
30 Indian Songs That Make Me Happy
Whenever I am feeling low India comes in and saves me! I mean, there are certainly the fair share of movies that make me cry my eyes out or make me want to just disappear in to the world of the movie I am watching or just look at all the pretty and forget about … Continue reading 30 Indian Songs That Make Me Happy
Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte – Star Pairs Through the Decades – Part II
'Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte' is a song from the 2008 Hindi film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (A Match Made By God). The song's title means We Are Travelling The Love Lane (according to the subtitles). There Shahrukh Khan encompasses different movie stars of the decades with an ever-changing second-lead in the song to accompany … Continue reading Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte – Star Pairs Through the Decades – Part II