January 30, 2005

Some movies

I’ve watched a few great movies (again) recently. Among them was The Godfather (the first one). I’ve seen it many times before, but can’t remember when I last saw it complete. I don’t think that I need to add about this masterpiece — if you haven’t already seen it then you’re missing something.

I also had a chance of catching Se7en yesterday. Morgan Freeman is brilliant as always, Brad Pitt actually acts really well in this one & Kevin Spacey is superlative in what looks like the second-creepiest role ever (the honours of course go to Antony Hopkins’ Hannibal in the Silence of the Lambs).

Then there is Monty Python & The Holy Grail, the funniest movie I’ve seen. Don’t look for deep meaning in this one — and don’t be offended as nothing’s too sacred not to make fun of. If you by chance enjoy a ‘play on words’ type comedy, you need to watch this one. The stage-type acting makes it even funnier. I mean its the first movie I’ve seen where the opening credits made me laugh till I almost cried.

Maynard: It reads, ‘Here may be found the last words of Joseph of Arimathea. He who is valiant and pure of spirit may find the Holy Grail in the Castle of aaaaaagggh’.
Arthur: What?
Maynard: ‘…The Castle of aaaaaagggh’.
Bedevere: What is that?
Maynard: He must have died while carving it.
Lancelot: Oh, come on!
Maynard: Well, that’s what it says.
Arthur: Look, if he was dying, he wouldn’t bother to carve ‘aaaaaggh’. He’d just say it!
Maynard: Well, that’s what’s carved in the rock!
Galahad: Perhaps he was dictating.

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