Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Frankly My Dear!! You can never see enough movies.

And the more movies I see, the more I believe in this. Every movie, like every book, teaches me something valuable. I re-realized it today after watching 'The Ultimate Gift'. If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend it to you as soon as you finish reading my valuable blabbering.

I have learnt a lot from movies - about Life, the universe, and everything; And I can recite a long-long list of movies, characters, and moments - that have affected me, touched me, and taught me... but I guess, howsoever hard I try, that list may never be complete. That is not the purpose as well. The point here is that if you want to learn and understand, you can find the possibilities anywhere and everywhere. That is why even the worst ones have something to tell - how not to make one, for example.

Although, I have always believed books to be a better source of learning and personal development than movies but I find movies scoring points over books at least on a few dimensions. One, understanding things as well as personal behavior is easier in visual media than in print media. Two, movies are cheaper to afford - especially since I can download most of them for free. And third, they consume less time than books - I can fast forward them, if they bore me. And given my present resources, time is the most valuable one.

So folks, wish me luck for watching more movies - just as you wished for traveling and for reading philosophy. Now, I close this, will bore you later... It's show-time, you see :)


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