Thursday, December 22, 2005

Movie List

Have seen a lot of films during the last 2 years, ever since my dear friend Bijunu inspired some of us to take up film viewing seriously. Little did we know then that he was opening before us a wonderful new world. Trying here to list some of the
films which i liked and which i can remember with respect. The ovies are grouped by the country of birth of its director(and for Indian films, also the state).

Stolen Kisses - François Truffaut
Amelie - Jean-Pierre Jeunet
The Shawshank Redemption - Frank Darabont
A Very Long Engagement - Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Gloomy Sunday - Rolf Schübel
Good Bye Lenin - Wolfgang Becker

India (Bengal)
Pather Panchali - Satyajit Ray
Aparajito - Satyajit Ray
Apur Sansar - Satyajit Ray
Khandhar - Mrinal Sen

India (Karnataka)
Dweepa - Girish Kasaravalli
Ghatashraddha - Girish Kasaravalli

India (Kerala)
Elippathayam - Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Nizhalkuthu - Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Thoovana Thumbikal - P.Padmarajan
Thazhvaram - Bharathan
Agraharathil Kazhuthai - John Abraham

Baran - Majid Majidi
The Children of Heaven - Majid Majidi
Kandahar - Mohsen Makhmalbaf
The Cyclist - Mohsen Makhmalbaf
The Apple - Samira Makhmalbaf

The Legend of 1900 - Giuseppe Tornatore
Cinema Paradiso - Giuseppe Tornatore
Life is Beautiful - Roberto Benigni

Rashomon - Akira Kurosawa
Seven Samurai - Akira Kurosawa

Y Tu Mama Tambien - Carlos Cuaron

Three colors trilogy (Bluw, White, Red) - Krzysztof Kieslowski
The Decalogue - Krzysztof Kieslowski
Caaera Buff - Krzysztof Kieslowski

The Sacrifice - Andrei Tarkovsky

Talk To Her - Pedro Alodovar
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie - Luis Bunuel

My Life As A Dog - Lasse Hallström

Shadow of A Doubt - Alfred Hitchcock
Rope - Alfred Hitchcock
The Trouble With Harry - Alfred Hitchcock

Pulp Fiction - Quentin Tarantino
The Godfather Trilogy - Francis Ford Coppola
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
A Beautiful Mind - Ron Howard


Monday, December 05, 2005

Reading List

This is the list of books i've got the opportunity to enjoy after i started to read with renewed interest some three years back. Suggestions are very much welcome on the ones i should not miss, especially because i'm a slow reader and hence have to be selective.

Fiction: English/Translations into English
1. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
2. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
3. Illusions - Richard Bach
4. To Kill A Mocking Bird - Harper Lee
5. The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
6. Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach
7. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
8. Love In The Time Of Cholera = Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Fiction: Malayalam
1. Lanthanbatheriyiley Luthiniyakal - N.S.Madhavan

1. The Emperor's New Mind - Roger Penrose