Monday, June 21, 2004

Ninjai - The little Ninja

Stunning use of perspective, minimalistic composition, precision
sound and almost noirish in its use of black & white, Ninjai - the little Ninja
is a must see for all film buffs. And what's more you don't
have to pay for it. (Except for that net connection)
Ninjai is an animation series available on
and is easily downloadable. The site also has a lot of other short films
and I've just started exploring it.

Wanna see the series? It's here.

Friday, June 18, 2004

The Wasteland

For five days, each time I went to the loo, I went
with a copy of TS Eliot's The Wasteland.
(Come dear reader, do not think of any obvious puns, I'm trying
to say something here)

Since random observations seem to be the flavour of the month,
here're some -

1. The poem is impossible to understand, unless you're a scholar
in the classical languages.
2. Annotations will help - but only to a certain extent.
3. Great fun to read aloud - because Eliot's fractured
prose has great power and even a certain rhythm.
4. Eliot's imagery reminded me of some horror films I've seen,
most notably Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula. And it reminded
me of The Garden of Earthly Delights - Hieronymous
Bosch's infamous painting.
5. Someday, I'm going to figure the whole thing out.
If you want to read it, here it is: The Wasteland

Monday, June 14, 2004

Obscure incantations

It's been a while since my last thought-out post.
And that's because I've being doing too many things -
not all of them work related, though things are
buzzing in that department too.

Here are some random realizations I've stumbled upon
in the last few days -

1. If you fill your days out with too much action, your brain stops
and distilling your experiences for future reference.
2. I'm at the age when I'm beginning to properly appreciate
what my parents have done for me.
3. Lost in Translation, Bowling for Columbine and Straw Dogs are
truly sublime films.
4. Sports journalism is worth doing forever.
5. Zinedine Zidane never ceases to amaze.