Visually Unforgettable

Visually Unforgettable

A Story by Avinash
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Few movie visuals I can not forget

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The movies are medium to give voice to characters which do not even exist; like us many years from now. But certain visuals build house in your subconscious if they touch your soul somewhere. I will count few of them which do not leave me.

Grave of the fireflies
Directed by Isao Takahata, this beautiful 2D animation movie explores the relationship of
a brother and a sister, Seita and Setsuko in the aftermath of WWII. Their parents had died
in the war and they had left the house of their loathsome relatives. The survival of a
teenage boy and his baby sister in a country ravaged by war is beautifully depicted.
They take refuge in a cave, make mud pies and sleep under the stars, among fireflies
floating in the field. The visuals make you realize that you do not need money, food or
any other offerings of modern day life to make you happy. All you need is innocence and love.






Memoirs of a Geisha
This Rob Marshall masterpiece chronicles the life journey of a Geisha called Sayuri.
Despite her reality she is still able to thank life for all the happiness and it appeared
pure and beautiful in every possible way. The scene I remember most is the monologue
at the end of the movie. The bright colors in the corridor does not leave your mind.
You are completely with Sayuri in her happiness and celebrate it with moist eyes.







Lust,Caution
Ang Lee’s erotic thriller Lust, Caution is visually stunning from start to finish. But the
most striking moment arrives when Wong Chia, a Chinese spy has staged the
assassination of her lover Mr. Yee, a Japanese officer but relents at the final moment.
It captures the tension of the moment and succeeds taking us for a ride.
(Anupam Kher also pops in that scene).





Sadma
This Balu Mahendra directed movie had Kamal Hassan as Somu and Sridevi as Reshmi,
a name given to her by Somu as she had lost her memory and had become child like after
an accident. Somu takes immense care of her until the day her memory returns and her
family takes her with them. He wants to meet her for one last time but she does not recognize him at all. The acts he does in order to remind Reshmi of their shared
moments are heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time and stay with the audience forever.
Do Bigha Jameen
This Bimal Roy masterpiece tells the story of a migrant rikshaw puller Shambhu Maheto
who has lost his land to a money lender. He has to earn money in order to return his
debt and free his land. The opportunity comes in the form of a riskshaw race. The scene
is of epic proportion and you almost forget that you are watching a movie. Raj Kapoor
only dreamed about making such soulful movies. It is not like Shambhus do not exist
these days but we have stopped telling their stories.



Mystic River
Directed by Clint Eastwood, this movie chronicles the life of three childhood friends
marred by an incident. One of them becomes a police officer, another a gangster and the
third remains a victim throughout his life. But the scene where he is unable to prove
his innocence for the murder of his friend’s daughter remains unforgettable.






Last Tango in Paris
Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris is often remembered for different reasons. A
run down middle aged man whose wife has committed suicide is looking for a new
house and meets a much younger girl who has also come to see that place, start an affair.
This roller coaster ride goes through many highs and lows but you can not forget their last tango, which comes as a lovely breeze in their doomed affair.


Well these are some of the scenes which I can not forget. How about yours?

© 2017 Avinash



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Wow, I have to say my sweet, I have only seen Memoirs of a Geisha, which I liked but overall I felt they had squashed too much into the film, the book is absolutely brilliant though :)

As for some scenes I can not forget, let's see...

The Hours - the fates of three powerful women entwined, a deeply emotional film and incredibly thought provoking. My favourite scene is where Leonard goes to find Virginia at the railway station - "You cannot find peace by avoiding life, Leonard."

The Piano - fantastic portrayal of love and sacrifice, my favourite scene is where Ada's beloved piano goes overboard and she puts her foot into the rope so she goes with it, her piano is her soul's release - " At night! I think of my piano in its ocean grave, and sometimes of myself floating above it. Down there everything is so still and silent that it lulls me to sleep. It is a weird lullaby and so it is; it is mine."

The Book Thief - based on a girl named Liesel in WW2 who travels to her foster parents home, from there on a bond is made between her and her foster father that moves the heart and the whole film is poetic and emotional. The book I have to say is as good also, Favourite scene would be when her Papa takes her to the cellar and has made a board for her to learn words :) “One was a book thief. The other stole the sky.”

Betty Blue - the trials of a woman and her love, her decreasing sanity throughout the film is heart wrenching and so deeply felt. Favourite scene would be when Betty sets fire to the cabins. For some reason I love that part as it shows her free heart and her conviction for the man she loves to be free too - "“There comes a moment when the silence between two people can have the purity of a diamond.”

Macbeth (by Justin Kurzel) - a classic turned into something mystifying, the acting and speech in this film is phenomenal and both fascinates and stirs the heart, absolutely superb. Favourite scene would be when Lady Macbeth is lamenting what has happened...awesome scene! "Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full
of direst cruelty. "

Just a few I remember well that move me :) ♥


Posted 4 Months Ago


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Avinash

4 Months Ago

Seems like I need to watch some of these movies too. They seem like unforgettable once I watch them.



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So many good scenes. Each left us with thoughts and questions. Thank you for sharing your words and your thoughts. I enjoyed them.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


Avinash

4 Months Ago

Thanks Coyote :)
Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

You are welcome my friend.
An innovative writing Avinash. Very good. Of all the movies you mentioned I could only relate to Sadma since I watched it during childhood when Hindi was foreign to me. But the actors Kamal Hassan & Sridevi are no doubt brilliant. At that time though I could only grasps the songs of the film especially "SURMAYEE ANKHIKON MEIN NANHA MUNNA EK SAPNA DE JAA RE" & "AEY ZINDAGI GALE LAGAA LE" but the climax was heart breaking. I was crying for Kamal Hassan that's all I could now recollect about it. Regarding rest of the movies I guess I'll have to check them out.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Avinash

4 Months Ago

That would be great. Would not this be wonderful that movie hit as hard as the reality. Hope we see .. read more
I haven’t seen any of these particular movies, but am no interested to seek them out.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Avinash

4 Months Ago

Sure you should :)
MomzillaNC

4 Months Ago

:D :D
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Wow, I have to say my sweet, I have only seen Memoirs of a Geisha, which I liked but overall I felt they had squashed too much into the film, the book is absolutely brilliant though :)

As for some scenes I can not forget, let's see...

The Hours - the fates of three powerful women entwined, a deeply emotional film and incredibly thought provoking. My favourite scene is where Leonard goes to find Virginia at the railway station - "You cannot find peace by avoiding life, Leonard."

The Piano - fantastic portrayal of love and sacrifice, my favourite scene is where Ada's beloved piano goes overboard and she puts her foot into the rope so she goes with it, her piano is her soul's release - " At night! I think of my piano in its ocean grave, and sometimes of myself floating above it. Down there everything is so still and silent that it lulls me to sleep. It is a weird lullaby and so it is; it is mine."

The Book Thief - based on a girl named Liesel in WW2 who travels to her foster parents home, from there on a bond is made between her and her foster father that moves the heart and the whole film is poetic and emotional. The book I have to say is as good also, Favourite scene would be when her Papa takes her to the cellar and has made a board for her to learn words :) “One was a book thief. The other stole the sky.”

Betty Blue - the trials of a woman and her love, her decreasing sanity throughout the film is heart wrenching and so deeply felt. Favourite scene would be when Betty sets fire to the cabins. For some reason I love that part as it shows her free heart and her conviction for the man she loves to be free too - "“There comes a moment when the silence between two people can have the purity of a diamond.”

Macbeth (by Justin Kurzel) - a classic turned into something mystifying, the acting and speech in this film is phenomenal and both fascinates and stirs the heart, absolutely superb. Favourite scene would be when Lady Macbeth is lamenting what has happened...awesome scene! "Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full
of direst cruelty. "

Just a few I remember well that move me :) ♥


Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Avinash

4 Months Ago

Seems like I need to watch some of these movies too. They seem like unforgettable once I watch them.
That scene from Sadma is very disturbing. I saw the movie for the first time when I was growing up. It could never fade away from my memory lane since then. Human emotions & attachments are beyond words. One probably doesn't even need love in return but an acknowledgment that I was important for you.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Avinash

5 Months Ago

Thanks Mary. That scene I also watched as a teenager but these are the movies which give you a taste.. read more
Mary Christabel George

4 Months Ago

True, In fact I am planning to watch all the movies which you have mentioned in your write up.
Avinash

4 Months Ago

Thanks...hope you enjoy them :)
i didn't see any of these films
but nice idea you have

Posted 5 Months Ago


Avinash

5 Months Ago

Thank You George.

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