There’s a reason that (I believe) only I can fathom why life and file are phonetic palindromes. I’ve been sick for the majority of my life, my history inscribed in my medical files…
Albert Einstein had once said that if you understand something well, you should be able to explain it to an 8-Year Old. The oft-repeated problem with Academia… Read more “Suspension of This-Belief”
Hello WordPress Fam, Time and Tide wait for none. In a world that expects articulate content in 8 seconds, people who write are often at a loss.… Read more “Writers of the World, Unite!”
I was reading “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry yesterday when I realized that so many of us are like the characters we love. In the book,… Read more “Live and Let Leaf”
If ever you’ve seen streams of sunlight, Like orange throes disguised as strobes of disco lights; You’ll know they exist for birds to take flight, To dance… Read more “Of Self, Love & Cynicism”
Abbreviated Movies Synopses TITANIC, 1997 Jack and Rose went on a ship, Class and Society Held Their Grip, Enjoyed a Steamy Van and a Starry Trip; One… Read more “In Short: The Long ‘n’ Short”
Sanjay Leela Bhansali can make even a Saree, headgear, or a bottle come alive. His emotions overflow in ways that are so contagious, even the settings are… Read more “The Imagery of Rain and Water in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Movies”
We are coming to terms with the fact that even though we are social animals, we are not social carnivores. We do not require the 24×7 presence of another (just as we don’t need a 24×7 news feed,) and I think that’s beautiful.
Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Femme Fatale. Cool Girl. The “You’re Not Like Other Girls” Girl. Nagging Mom. The “Chick that can be replaced by a Lamp.” Tough… Read more “The Traps of Tropes in Mainstream Female Characters”
Maybe, films are best thought of as an escape.
If we were to take them literally, they would either consume us; or we would be conned, confused, and consumed.
One of Stanley Kubrick’s most controversial films, “Eyes Wide Shut” is an adventure many people have ventured into in the past, but few have made head or tail of it and been able to wade past the overtones of promiscuity and fidelity.