Objectified

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I just finished watching ‘Objectified‘, a film by Gary Hustwit. Its a documentary which takes us through the various facets of design; the conception, the sustainability and the innovation. Objectified is the second part of a three-film “design trilogy” by Gary Hustwit, who is currently working on the final film: ‘Urbanized’.

Watching it made me realize some things about design. About how design is everywhere and how good design is invisible. Whenever an individual designs he/she brings to it their own being. I know i am not happy when i am doing something eventhough it looks okay. I always tend to get my geeky nature involved into things i create like those quizzes.

“At the end of the day, when you are looking around the objects in your house and you are deciding ‘what here really has value to me. They are going to be the things that have some meaning in your life.
The Hurricane is coming, you have 20 minutes to get your stuff and go. You are not going to be saying. “Well that got an amazing writeup on the design blog”. You will pick the most meaningful objects to you because those are the true objects that truly reflect the true story of who you are and what your personal narrative is, the story that you are telling to yourself and no one else. Coz thats the only audience that matters.”

Thanks to Citruz for the recommend.

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The Great Movie Tag.

1. On your blog, provide a link to the Great Bong’s Page, May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss.

2. Then write down your top 10 Hindi movie lines or top 10 English movie lines (You can do both if you want. Only one set is required for the contest). If you cannot think of top 10, make it top 5. Cannot think of even 5? Make it top 3. No problem. Only restriction: no two lines from same movie. This done to make it fair for other movies so that they dont get swamped by Gunda or Loha or Sholay.

3. Tag five friends to do the same.

4. Come over to the comment-space of this post and post your blog’s link so I can go and read it.

Remember: Before starting the tag, paste points 1 and 4 on your blog so that the rules are available to anyone who wishes to pick the tag up from your blog.

Movies , Movies , Movies… my new years resolution was to watch as many as the top imdb movies that i simply can. plus in preparation for the 3 idiots-pot pourri, i ll have to brush up on movies, so simply put, this tag is quite an excellent way of getting me up from my blog slumber. Thanks Adi .

In no particular order.

5. Inglorious Basterds

The part in the theatre when Col. Hans Landa asks Bridget von Hammersmark for her escort’s introduction. and the continuing sequence where the italian-challenged trio try to reply to Landa.

Col. Hans Landa: So who are your three handsome escorts?
Bridget von Hammersmark: I’m afraid neither of the three speak a word of German. They’re friends of mine from Italy. This is the wonderful Italian stuntman, Enzo Gorlomi; a very talented cameraman, Antonio Margheriti; and Enzo’s camera assistant, Domonick DeCocco.
Bridget von Hammersmark: [in Italian] Gentlemen, this is an old friend, Colonel Hans Landa.
Lt. Aldo Raine: [southern accent] Bawn gorno.

4. 300

King Leonidas: Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for tonight we dine in Hell!

3. Ocean’s Twelve: A movie i dont mind watching over and over.

Takes place after they are sprung out of prison by Linus’s mom.

Molly Star: I hope Danny And Rusty appreciate the fine job you did – in a tight jam? I’m really proud of you.

Linus Caldwell: Thanks.
Molly Star: We both are.
Linus Caldwell: [pauses and looks at Star]
Linus Caldwell: [revealing that Molly Star is actually Mrs. Caldwell, his mother] You told Dad? You told Dad?
Molly Star: I had to sweetheart, We were on vacation.
Linus Caldwell: [shaking his head, looks away from his mom]
Molly Star: [smiling] I’m sorry.
Linus Caldwell: Great. you guys are gonna be dining out on this one for months! Hey, you remember the time your mom had to go to Rome, Blah, Blah,blah? Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah?

2. Live Free or Die Hard:

John McClane: I know I’m not as smart as you guys with all this computer shit. But, hey… I’m still alive, ain’t I? I mean, you’ve *got* to be running out of bad guys by now, right? Huh? Gabriel? Honestly, you can tell me. I mean, how does that work? Got some kind of service or something? Some kind of 800 number? 1-800-HENCHMEN? Oh, you know what? I bet you’re still on hold with, “Can I get another dead Asian hooker bitch over here right away?”

1. Deja vu: This quote is really stuck in my head.

One Man’s terrorist is another man’s Freedom Fighter!

Come to think of it. I dont really remember dialogues. I laugh at the moment but i surely cant remmeber many now! hmm..

and as for the tag: let me go crazy, D!, frozenwell, vigneshwar, ajan, rakesh, djd. oh well anyone who’s got the time can do it.

Continued:

As part of my ongoing movie watching ways i would like to add whatever dialogues that i like as and when i come across. So This post will be constantly updated.

My Cousin Vinny:

  • [Vinny is the lawyer, but Stan thinks he is there to sodomize him]
    Vinny Gambini: Look, it’s either me or them. You’re gettin’ fucked one way or the other.
    [Stan tries to get up]
    Vinny Gambini: Hey, relax, I’m gonna help you.
    Stan: Gee thanks.
    Vinny Gambini: Excuse me, I think a modicum of gratitude would not be out of line here.
    Stan: You think I should be grateful?
    Vinny Gambini: Yeah, it’s your ass, not mine. I think you should be grateful. I think you should be down on your fuckin’ knees.
    Stan: I didn’t know it was such an honor to get a visit from you.
    Vinny Gambini: I’m doing a favor, you know. You’re gettin’ me for nothing, you little fuck!
    Stan: That’s one hell of an ego you got.
    Vinny Gambini: What the fuck is your problem? I did not come down here just to get jerked off.
    Stan: I’m not jerking you off. I’m not doing anything.
    Vinny Gambini: That’s it. You’re on your own. I’ll just take care of Sleeping Beauty.
    [Wakes up Bill]
    Bill: Vinny. Vinny bag o’ donuts.

why so serious?

watched Dark Knight today at Adlabs.. i wasnt going to miss this movie eventhough most of the people had ended up going for it on monday when i was on my way back from Hassan. well back to the Movie. It was downright awesome. the first half can itself be packaged as a movie in itself. Heath Ledger’s Potrayal of The Joker was new and brilliant. i would love to know the Origin of this Joker. Christian Bale fits the role of the playboy billionaire Bruce Wayne to a T. well the sad part is that Heath Ledger is no more 😦 i wonder who will they get to replace him in a sequel. The Joker is the Quintessential Batman Villain. i will miss this rendition.

My opinion is that the Movie broke box office records due to The Joker and the hype was all justified. Go watch it!!

Jaane tu..

well i finally got round to watching it. Liked it. Everyone i know (almost) who watched it has liked it. Since i had missed the big picnic to Adlabs i had to watch this at home else all alone at Adlabs 😛

The Movie is a refreshing change from the usual boring “love stories”. It s about this group which could be quite similar to your own group and has some very crazy ideas. The beginning of the movie reminded me of a good friend and she said the she was reminded of herself too 🙂 The middle part dragged a bit with the “i love u-i dont love u” part. but most of the movie was good. Also finally India has got a romantic movie with an awesome airport ending.

The Girl Next Door

well after 2 days of being really sick, i felt better today. so i decided to watch The Girl Next Door. i had just got the movie although i had watched it quite a long time back on Star Movies. it was way back in puc 2 ( or 12th std) when while completing my Bio records i ended up watching this at 1 in the morning 🙂 that too on star movies- the censored version. perhaps im one of the very few guys who did watch it on Star because i havnt met anyone else who did. i didnt know the name of the movie at that time though but a conversation with a friend who talked about the movie(uncensored one) gave me the name.

this is one of my alltime favourite movie.

21

21-the movie
21-the movie

here i am back with another movie. this one was recommended by Karthik. its about a bunch of exceptionally brilliant students, coached by their professor at MIT, who learn the art of card counting to hoodwink and win big at the Las Vegas casinos by playing blackjack. Its a good watch. Kevin Spacey and Laurence Fishburne are good at their roles-the professor and the Vegas Casino security incharge.

here’s the official webpage.

Watched this after i ended up missing out on “Jaane tu ya Jaane na.” Everything was planned but i had to come down with high fever yesterday night. so i couldnt join the other 25(??!) today. Yes, 25 of us ended up opting for the Adlabs show. *Sigh*

p.s. this has actually been done by MIT students. There’s a History channel documentary and all.