Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Walk

didn't thought I would abandon this blog for such a long time.
work, oh work, and
life seems to be surrounded with so much stuffs now.

Watched "The Walk" (2015) just now,
and it's pretty good! if not damn good.

even though it doesn't look like a film with lots of investment,
but the carefully thought-through objective of the story
does create a significance level of resonance within my self.

The idea of the 'le coup' is intrinsic value to all true artists.
Some times, there is no Why,
a value that is so true to yourself
that you don't need anyone to endorse it.
You just need to achieve it.

I also like how the movie touches on different stages,
as you learn not from the outcomes,
you learn from the process.

Before - Just before - Amidst - After

Who can ever thought that
"Highwire walking"
a term which sounds rather circusy,
or even clownish,
can be such inspiring,
inspiring in such a rebellious way.
The highest art is only visible by its artiste.

Another part in the movie that I like is
the just-before-walk part.
Even with a thorough plan,
and years if not decades long of trainings,
the table can be turned by oneself,
just like flicking your fingers.
It's all within yourself,
success, failure, pain & gain.
One can feel like heaven, and
hell within the next few seconds.

"Most highwires walkers die just before their last few steps"
- Papa Ruddy

It's the shortest moment throughout the whole 'le coup'.
But it's also the make it or break it moment.
I really like how Philippe treat it like a modern Mandarin saying
The magic is lost the moment you wrap your arms around it.
Stay focus, aimful, ambitious, but never forceful.

The after and amidst moments were rather mixed up
in the movie. To me, it's all about being thankful,

Do a bow to the main line,
Do a bow to the cavalities,
Do a bow to the buildings,
Do a bow to the audiences,
Do a bow to your accomplices,
Do a bow to your shoes,
Do a bow to your legs
and ....
do a bow to yourself.

Now I feel so pumped to go out there,
and punch my dreams.

au revoir =D

The movie was based on true story of a French highwire
artiste walking across the twin towers of NYC 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

J-movie festival

Always been a big fan of movie festival,
ever since my first  contact with it back in college time.

GSC is having another J-movie festival,
but the duration is too short and
some of the movies I wished to watch falls on working period.

Viewed the movie list,
and luckily, a few could be found online.

One of them is
(literally translation : Love of a Son who's in a box) 

I don't usually watch a lovey dovey kind of movie,
except those with unusual topic of study.
where the main stream society don't want to touch on.
箱入り息子の恋》 is a good example.

It's about Kentaro, a 35-year-old otaku,

who is antisocial, weird, alone
and goes back home for every office lunch break.

meeting Naoko, a beautiful lady,

who's also in the crisis of finding the right match 
due to her vision impairment since 6, 
and lower ability to live independently.
Not to mention, she has never left her house alone.

In this movie, I like how it mixes 
both the fairy tale and the real life, like ...
How they 1st met in the rain (disney-fairytale)
& How the parents over-react in both families (reality-based)

At the sametime, I'm really impressed how Nihongji always
able to slip in a piece of (if not more) sexual scenes without ruining the whole movie.
In the hollywood, banging seems so perfect and beautiful.
It became such a norm that you have it on 
birthdays, mournings, school entries, parties, exams,
concerts, work promotions, retrenchments etc.
Literally, you have it on every street corners like Seven-eleven,

without knowing what're the purposes.

But, in 箱入り息子の恋, the director manage to insert a few quirky twitches.
Like .....

how can a blind gf ask his bf for that "extra step" beautifully
(you know what I mean...haha)
while still keeping the whole "thing" dirty yet essential.

I think as we grow older, your taste, views, and thinking
change with the experiences you've come across.
Things that seem dull, 'normal', weird, 
crazy, fuxk-up etc. will
give you another new perspective on the things that you have
or planning to acquired later in life.

Sometimes, details do tell a lot about a person.
My favourite scene in this movie, 
is their first date at the Gyudon (stir-fried beef & rice) take away.
*not gonna give any spoiler here*

In the asian creative industry,
Undoubtedly, Thais can be the king of adverts.
But if I have to selec t a country for its quirkiness in the movie industry,
I have to say it gotta be the Nippon.

happy watching =D