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Soo Jin

Date: 2007-02-08 00:37
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I am feelingtiredtired
I've seen 2 movies lately, (warning, may contain spoilers)

Stranger than fiction -> good (Jo, Jo-Lyn, Pat, Chen Hoe)
starring Emma Thompson and Will Farrell
Very original script (disclaimer: I haven't seen that many movies so don't shoot me if i'm wrong)
Very subdued Will Farrell, Emma Thompson was excellent at the neurotic author who kills off her main character at the end of every book.
I won't spoil it so much for those who haven't seen it but..

What I remember best from it.. is the line...
"How do you kill a person who despite knowing the fate that will befall him, march on to his inevitable death with dignity." -> lousy memory quote.. I might just have gotten it totally wrong but it's something to that effect.. it's close to the end.. you'll know it when you see it.

Blood Diamond -> good! (Sook Yee)
starring Ato Essandoh, Leonardo DiCaprio and assisted by Jennifer Connelly
Mercenary, heartless, cynical..
"what determines a person whether or not he's good or bad is the action that he does."

oh and what was REALLY a powerful image for me wasn't the refugee camp, the wanton killing, the gun-toting child soldiers nor the senseless death. It was more closer to the end, when a dying Leo called Jennifer Connelly in.. any modern western city (it looked the type, alfresco coffee).
I mean.. we're in the bloody 21st century but still there are still ppl dying right this very instant over diamonds, oil, racial pride, any thing that you can think of... That image was very vivid to me. It was like saying.. when else would you be able to reach another person on the other side of the world and still be dying and bleeding over something as basic as avarice and greed. When do we, the human race, transcend that? I doubt it'd be in my lifetime but I certainly hope that one day, we would be the noble creatures that all of us possess in us the ability to be.

anyway.. sorry, digressed. Just watch the damn movie =)

p.s. notice exclamation and lack of.. which one do you think is more of an essential watch? ;)
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