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2006-05-28 Da Vinci Code
The movie sets its own pace not allowing the viewers the same liberties as the book did to the readers. As a result, like most bokk-turned-film, it comes up short. A fast treausre hunt playing with history. To me the more interesting questions have to do with the chaos the movie is creating. Interesting not because it is troubling many people, but because of the parallels it has with Laine's biography of Shivaji and perhaps even Hussein's pictures (and Muhhamads cartoons). It is intersting to see which faiths are taking the "attacks" on them in their stride and which faiths are just indicating that they are not "faiths" but mistrusts.
Da Vinci Code (2006)
2006-05-25 Million Dollar Baby
Watched this movie yesterday (I know, I know, I am way backlogged - I went to Blockbuster almost after three years to get the movie. And all this despite living 10 miles from Hollywood). Its very well made though a bit dark for my taste. Slows down a bit in the later part, but perhaps just as suits whats happening. Anu remarked that it is perhaps just an indication of our decreasing attention spans. Mayhaps it is. Though that may be another fact of life the unseen or seldon seens relatives add that darker tint.
Million Dollar baby (2004)

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