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Chennai updates

For the past few days its been raining during evenings in Chennai. The day time temperature has also reduced drastically. This is not usual.for a city like Chennai. The only complaint I have is the roads are a total mess and it is very difficult to drive through. But for a water starved city like Chennai I think its better to welcome the rains than complaining.

Schindler's List

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Schindler's list impressed me the first time I watched it. I recently bought bluray version of the movie and re-watched it last Sunday and it still had the same impact. It is my most favorite movie from Spielberg's stable. I have always had difficulty in distinguishing films by Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes. Only when I watched it this Sunday I realised that both of them had worked together in this movie.

It is sad that Ralph Fiennes didn't receive an Oscar for his portrayal of Amon. It was mind blowing scary performance. That too considering the fact Waltz received Oscar for Inglorious Basterds which was also an performance to match Fiennes.

When we realise that there is still an entire generation which is alive only because of what Oskar Schindler did it just makes us want to do more for people who are in need of help.

There are so many memorable moments from the movie and the last scene where Schindler gets emotional, feeling that he could have done more despite saving…

Amour

Michael Haneke the name induces in you an uncomfortable feeling. The director of the movie Funny Games which cannot be forgotten easily. But as I had already read about Amour I knew this will not be as frightening as Funny Games. In fact I was prepared to cry my heart out.

The movie treads on the same path which movies with similar theme follows. The actors were terrific and yes they are veterans so I am not even fit to discuss about their acting prowess.

The movie from the word go starts on a depressing note and follows the same. Your heart does go out for both of them. The ending was something unexpected but reminded me a lot about a scene from the movie I am Legend.

There are many scenes which are difficult to understand. I could see in IMDB board people are giving lot of interpretations for those scenes. Unless the director himself comes and comments we will not know what he meant by some of those scenes.

But this is not a movie for everyone.  I have witnessed a person deterio…