Project 365 – 16th Mar 2010

Posted: March 16, 2010 in Project 365
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Day 44 – A Fiennes Affair

I had been dreading today’s VC class, today was D-day, the day we finally got to see the mystery film for our film review assignment. I had visions of it being an arty, Mulholland Drive kind of, supposed intelligent drivel. Because it’s hard to write an objective review on a classic film that you just didn’t like, and not only that but one you didn’t like because you didn’t understand. Ones ignorance would stand out quite exceedingly to seasoned college lecturers.

Luckily it turned out to be a fantastically written, directed and acted piece of cinematography, whose story line not only entertained but also got under the skin. It wasn’t always pretty or triumphant but it was a thought provoking take on issues that are as highly relevant today as they were in 19th century Russia. I won’t tell you what they are for fear of spoiling the film!

For those of you looking for a good movie this weekend I couldn’t suggest better, not because you will laugh, (although you will) not because of the acting quality (even though it is top class, in looks and talent) and not because it will keep your interest (you won’t notice 2 hours going by). The reason people should look at this film is because it is, for me, what a movie should be. A visually stunning story that stays with you long after the credits have rolled, that makes you think and reflect on the story, the issues and ones own life in relation to it all.

It’s called ‘Onegin’ – go see it!

Quote 1 of the day: “Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it”

Quote 2 of the day: “Three things you cannot take back – the fleeting arrow, the spoken word and lost opportunities” – William Shakesphere


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