Im scared, but’ll fight!

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This decisive hour, this moment.. Everything’s turnin’ worse.. Why am i scared? Of what? Afraid of whom? Can’t find an answer. Perhaps I dont need an answer. Shall i run away? or Face it? I’ll face it but will be a coward at heart in my memories which’ll haunt me to the end. I ask the Superior to give me strength to face it, to kill it. I know he’s listening to me, My words, My urge is piercing his membrane. I know he’ll give me what i am asking for, eventually will realise how he gave ’em all to me and how i took it. I dont want to be a coward. My blood should boil, but its chilled. I want to make this feeling, my weapon and sheild my honour. I wont bow my head, i wont fall on my knees, i’ll WIN. No matter what, i will try till my last breathe. Who the fuck are you, to make me think like this? Take my words, i’ll WIN. See.. im gaining strength. So i’ll fight back, i wont be afraid of the results. Because HE will execute of what is going to happen. I know m right, he’ll be with me. He’ll guide me, he’ll take care of me and the ones who has relied on me. Come let’s fight, i’ll wait but won’t plan. I’ll make you face me. I’ll make you fell ashamed. Keep it comin’ m waiting.I am ready to take it, ‘coz i know i CAN and i will. Come you wanted to play rough, RIGHT? and i am ready now. 

You fuck with me, you’ll fuck with the best, you can ever imagine!’

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The Name is “Scor-sez-see”

The MAN held as the Monniker of America’s greatest living filmmaker and it is an accolade which continues to resonate strongly with the director still in the business of making great films as he enters what is most  likely the twilight period of his career. Suffering from asthma at a young age, he was unable to play sport or partake in much outdoor activity and so he immersed himself in the World of Cinema and his passion grew from there. A passion which has treated audiences to some of the finest American films ever made.What follows is a list of some interesting facts about the one and only

Signore Martin Scorsese

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His name is pronounced “Scor-sez-see

*IMDB Top 250 features Scorsese, five times on the list with highest entry Goodfellas (#16) along with Taxi Driver (#40), The Departed (#51), Raging Bull (#71) and Casino (#176).

IMDB leader Alfred Hitchcock has eleven films featured.Image

Alfred Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980)

(English film director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres)

*Scorsese has famously collaborated with Robert De Niro in 8 films. Scorsese has said that his creative collaboration with De Niro is very deep and that they can often understand each other without even talking. Their collaboration has had many dry spells (including recently), but Scorsese says he shows almost every script he writes or considers directing to De Niro to see what the actor’s thoughts on them are even when De Niro ultimately has no involvement the film.

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(Deniro and Scorsese on the sets of Goodfellas)

*Both The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and Gangs of New York (2002) were personal passions of Scorsese, that he had wanted to make since the 1970s

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When he first starting considering them, Robert De Niro was in his mind to play the lead characters in both (Jesus Christ in “Temptation” and Bill Cutting in “Gangs”). De Niro ultimately turned down the part in “Temptation” and it was decided he was too old to play Cutting by the time that “Gangs” finally went into production.

*The Aviator (2004) was his first movie to gross over $100 million in the U.S. Its is the highest-grossing movie of his 40-year career.

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(Leonardo Dicaprio in The Aviator)

*Scorsese took a cameo in his film Taxi Driver (1976) (as a man about to kill his wife) only because the actor who was supposed to play the role was sick on the day the scene was to be shot. Says he is generally uncomfortable in front of the camera.

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*He directed Michael Jackson`s Bad (1987) (V) music video. The full length video runs 16 minutes and is in both black & white and color. It is usually shortened down to just the color segment for television.

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*He has used his parents, Charles Scorsese and Catherine Scorsese, in many of his movies.

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Charles Scorsese as Vinnie and Catherine Scorsese as Tommy DeVito’s Mother in Goodfellas.

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Catherine played Joe Pesci`s mother in Goodfellas (1990)

Catherine Scorsese It’s Not Just You, Murray! (1964), Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1967), Mean Streets (1973) , Italianamerican (1974) – Herself, The King of Comedy (1983) – Rupert’s Mom, Goodfellas (1990) – Mrs. DeVito, Tommy’s mother, Cape Fear (1991) – Fruitstand Customer, The Age of Innocence (1993) (uncredited) & Casino (1995) – Piscano’s mother.

She was also seen in The Godfather Part III (1990), as the Woman in Cafe

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*When he won his Best Director Oscar for The Departed (2006), he received the award from legendary directors, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, and Steven Spielberg. The four combined have 9 Academy Awards and 38 Nominations.

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*Once in an interview he said, he was happy with the fact that it took so long for him to win Best Director, because if he had won it earlier, it would have affected his directing and films.

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There are lots of facts about this MAN i want to share with ya’ll and will do it on my next POST..

Untill then all the Scorsese Fans, CIAO!

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Since my First ENCOUNTER with ’em! – 2

Here are the Dialogues from some of my All-Time Favouriate Classic Movies, which held me mesmerized since my first encounter with ’em..!

 

Just wanted to share with y’all..

 
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“You’ll slap me? You slap me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize.”
–   Rocky Sullivan (James Cagney, Angels with Dirty Faces 1938)
 
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“Next time you roll a guy for his poke, make sure he don’t know your hideout.”
–  Rocky Sullivan (James Cagney, Angels with Dirty Faces 1938)
 
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“In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.” 
Tony Montana (Al Pacino SCARFACE 1983)
 
 
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“You think you can take me? You need a fucking army if you gonna take me!”
Tony Montana (Al Pacino SCARFACE 1983)
 
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“Nothing exceeds like excess. You should know that, Tony.”
Elvira Hancock (Michelle Pfeiffer SCARFACE 1983)
 
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“I never fucked anybody over in my life didn’t have it coming to them. You got that? All I have in this world is my balls and my word and I don’t break them for no one.”
Tony Montana (Al Pacino SCARFACE 1983)
 
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“Vijay Dinanath Chavan – poora naam, Baap ka naam- Master Dinanath Chavan, Maa ka naam- Sawashni Chavan.. Gaon- Mandva.. Umar- Chhatiss saal, nau mayna, aat’h din.. yeh.. solva ghanta chaalu hai.. hnaay!”
*Eng transltn : Vijay Dinanath Chavan – full name. Father’s name, Master Dinanath Chavan. Mom’s name, Sawashni Chavan. Village, Mandva. Age, 36 years, 9 months, 8 days. We are in the 16’th hour.
Vijay Dinanath Chavan (Amitab Bacchhan – Agneepath 1990)
 
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“Kehne ko yeh shehar hai, sirf kehne ko … par idhar jungle ka kanoon chalta hai, maaloom? Jungle ka.., Cheeti ko bisturia khaa jata hai, bisturia ko mendakk.. mendakk ko saanp nigall jata hai, nerola saanp ko maarta hai, bhedia nerole ka khoon choos leta hai, sherr bhediye ko chaba jata hai.. idharrr.. har taaqatwar apne se kam ko maar kar jeeta hai.. maaloom? maar kar!”
*Eng transltn : This is a city only in name. But laws of jungle prevail here. The housefly eats microbes. The frog eats the housefly. The snake eats the frog. The mongoose kills the snake. The fox sucks the blood of the mongoose. The lion chews-up the fox. Here, every powerfull being lives by killing the one weaker than himself.
Vijay Dinanath Chavan (Amitab Bacchhan – Agneepath 1990)
 
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“Apne dhande mein wohi jeetta hai … joh pehla haath marta hai”
*Eng transltn : The one who wins in our business … takes the first hand
Satya (J.D.Chakravarthy – Satya 1998)
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“Dushman se agar fayda ho to … to usko apna dost banalo”
*Eng transltn : If you see a profit from the enemy … then make him your friend
Kaancha Cheena (Danny Dezongpa- Agneepath 1990)
 
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“Hamare dhande mein ek galati ko maaf karna … usse bhi badi galati hai”
*Eng transltn : In our business to forgive one mistake … is a bigger mistake
Malik (Ajay Devgan – Company 2002)
 
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“Maut se zyada … maut ka darr kaam ka hai”
*Eng transltn : More than death … the scare of death is useful 
Malik (Ajay Devgan – Company 2002)

The only girl whom I had and will, call forever…

 

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It was raining that day. The Auto Rickshaw, I was in, almost reached the station. As I got out of it, and paid my fare to the driver, what struck me then, dissolved me for years….

The day was 26th September, 2007.  Around 12:00 p.m.

She was wearing a Pink colored dress and appeared like the Most Gorgeous girl on this earth. What a beauty? I thought to myself. At once I was swept over by a wave of her ecstatic splendor. Had a chance to spend some time with her that day, My Treasurable Moment for lifetime!

Following that day, I’ve never found any girl so fascinating. Falling for her was certain. It was then, it all started.. My Inner Battle with the three components of love, Intimacy – Passion – Commitment’ . They taught me all. And I’d be glad for this to her till my last breathe and even after that. 

It has been six years, so long, but every time I find it very exciting when we decide to meet. I start thinking of what clothes i should wear? How should I fix my hair? And stuff like that… as if we are meeting for the first time. I remember once I told her this thing, but I doubt she believed me.  I was always mesmerized by her Eyes that stared at me so intently in lonesome times. It was my easiest way to figure out her frame of mind.  As they say, ‘the eyes.. they never lie’.  Her Hair, it’s like a beautiful mountain of curls, just as, I dreamed to burn my nose in ‘em, since my childhood. She has such an enticing Voice, that it led me hear it over sleepless nights.  Above all, it was the Color of her Skin, which allured me the most.

I still love to recall the day we went to watch her favorite Shah Rukh Khan’s  ‘Om Shanti Om’  in Sapna Theatre in 07’, along with some of our common friends. I was sitting a seat away from her in the first half of the movie and pleaded to G O D and regimented a friend who was already sitting next to her, just to get a chance to sit her side. I could just tell by the way we both were relating that there was some connection whatsoever. And I felt it when I sat next to her, there was something between us. There was an impulse we both were following. So that gave me the right to come and sit next to her without taking her permission or thinking of her resisting. Otherwise I never would have felt that I had the right to do so. I never would have had the courage to talk to her. It’s one of the most valued moments of my life with her.

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Whenever this song called “Ankhon mein teri.. Ajab si, Ajab si, adaayein hain!” was played, no matter where i was .. Arrival into a Whimsy World was inevitable. Such impact she had on me. I went crazy for her just like a fan becomes for his Star, just as in the Movie itself -‘Om Shanti Om’ . She was my ‘Shanti Priya’, She is still a STAR for me!

The most beautiful girl who made me Renounce the world around me. Whose absence isn’t strange to me, because I know she’s always close to me.  Whose name I call every single day, and I know, at times she thinks of me…

‘Someday everything might be forgotten, but my memories with you will be valued forever’

One of the most Wonderful & Humane Person I’ve met on this universe…

The only girl whom I had and will, call forever….

                                                                              My Gorgeous!

The Legacy of Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick first caught sight of Christiane Harlan on German television in 1957. Intrigued by the young German actress, he cast her for the final scene of his film “Paths of Glory,” where she sang to soothe an angry mob of French soldiers. In 1958 they were married, before the film had even finished filming.

Their whirlwind relationship endured; Stanley and Christiane spent 42 years together until his death in 1999.

She is an artist in her own right, her paintings adorned the apartment of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise’s characters in “Eyes Wide Shut,” and as Kubrick’s emotional center, she counterbalanced his intense work ethic. Today, she travels with her brother Jan Harlan (Kubrick’s longtime producer) and they work to keep Kubrick’s memory alive.

I met with her in LACMA’s new Stanley Kubrick exhibit, which opens November 1. Even among the extraordinary exhibits unveiling the auteur’s creative process, she stood apart. Clad in a long greenish Kaftan, adorned with a large turquoise necklace, she exuded the aura of someone whose whole life was subsumed in art. As we walked through the exhibit to go outside for a chat, she heard Stanley’s voice coming from a television screen. It was a short documentary depicting Stanley at work. She stopped and her eyes locked with the screen. She cracked a small smile as she watched her husband at work, on the battlefield of “Full Metal Jacket,” on the sets of “Barry Lyndon” lit only by candlelight. Then the credits rolled, and she looked back at me. “Oh sorry,” she said, “I forgot all about our talk. You know, sometimes things get a little hazy in your 80’s.”

Christiane and I eventually made it outside, and we discussed Stanley’s boyish imagination, whether he considered himself an artist, and how the contemporary film market can produce another filmmaker like Kubrick.

<em>Barry Lyndon</em>, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1973-75; GB/United States). Stanley Kubrick with Hardy Krüger and Ryan O'Neal on the set of <em>Barry Lyndon</em>, (GB/United States 1973-75). © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1973-75; GB/United States). Stanley Kubrick with Hardy Krüger and Ryan O’Neal on the set of Barry Lyndon, (GB/United States 1973-75). © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Installation view. Stanley Kubrick. November 1, 2012-June 30, 2013. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Photo 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA.

Installation view. Stanley Kubrick. November 1, 2012-June 30, 2013. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Photo 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA.
Installation view. Stanley Kubrick. November 1, 2012-June 30, 2013. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Photo 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA.

Installation view. Stanley Kubrick. November 1, 2012-June 30, 2013. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Photo 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA.

Tell us about the very first time you saw Stanley Kubrick?

Christiane: He hired me. So I’m sitting behind his desk in his office in Geiselgasteig in Munich and I was impressed.

What were your first feelings about him when you first saw him? Were you like, “This is the guy I’m going to marry?”

Christiane Kubrick: You know, you can never reconstruct moments like that. I really couldn’t begin to tell you. The fact is that it all happened very quickly. I think if that happens to you, and it happens to both partners, you are unbelievably lucky.

<em>Lolita</em>, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1960-62; GB/United States).<br /><br />
Stanley Kubrick and Sue Lyon during the filming of Lolita. © SK Film Archives LLC. Photo: Christiane Kubrick

Lolita, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1960-62; GB/United States).
Stanley Kubrick and Sue Lyon during the filming of Lolita. © SK Film Archives LLC. Photo: Christiane Kubrick
<em>Lolita</em>, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1960-62; GB/United States). Sue Lyon as Dolores

Lolita, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1960-62; GB/United States). Sue Lyon as Dolores
Stanley Kubrick and Sue Lyon on the set of Lolita. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Photo: Joe Pearce

Could you talk about the first couple of films Stanley started working on? How did he prepare for them, and what was his regular routine before a film?

Christiane Kubrick:: The story. He had to fall in love with the story. Then he worked like mad on the story until he really liked it. Then he would prepare the really technical things, he would prepare everything that had to do with the film. He enjoyed that very much. He enjoyed the hard homework enormously. He was also the producer of his films, so he also enjoyed being a good businessman and to have all the money on the screen and nowhere else. And he believed that’s how he gained the respect of the studios who gave him enormous freedom – because he was responsible and he didn’t just throw their money around. He had a very small crew, he kept it all very intimate and I think that was his specialty. He didn’t shout around and he was a very concentrated person and I think that made him special. He was easy going.

<em>Paths of Glory</em>, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1957; United States).<br /><br />
Stanley Kubrick on the set of Paths of Glory. © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

Paths of Glory, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1957; United States).
Stanley Kubrick on the set of Paths of Glory. © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
<em>Paths of Glory</em>, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1957; United States).<br /><br />
On the set of Paths of Glory. © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

Paths of Glory, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1957; United States).
On the set of Paths of Glory. © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

Jan Harlan mentioned that Stanley was an obsessive filmmaker. Is that how you’d describe him?

Christiane Kubrick:: Yes, he was. You know the word obsessive always gives it a sickly sound. How about if you really have fun, you don’t want to think about anything else, you don’t want to do anything else, and you’re not interruptable even if you are interrupted. You’re having a good time. That is very concentrated work. Yes he had the same obsessiveness a three year old has with things. That is the purest form of working hard – you don’t think you’re working hard, you’re just having a brilliant time.

What was the film he had the most fun working on?

Christiane Kubrick:: Each film obviously, otherwise he wouldn’t have done it. Each film had some special stuff, he enjoyed battle scenes, war films, but he also enjoyed “Barry Lyndon” when he looked at Gainsborough and said, “I want to walk into that painting, into that bathroom, into that garden.” To have the same light, the same colors, to make the painting into a film. And that was very much the sensitive photographer he was. He also liked big action scenes, and you name it. He thought he had a very good toy there.

<em>Barry Lyndon</em>, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1973-75; GB/United<br /><br />
States). Barry Lyndon's cousin Nora (Gay Hamilton) and her admirer, the English Captain Quin (Leonard Rossiter). © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1973-75; GB/United
States). Barry Lyndon’s cousin Nora (Gay Hamilton) and her admirer, the English Captain Quin (Leonard Rossiter). © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
<em>Barry Lyndon</em>, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1973-75; GB/United States). Barry Lyndon (Ryan O'Neal) and the Chevalier de Balibari (James Magee) at the roulette table. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1973-75; GB/United States). Barry Lyndon (Ryan O’Neal) and the Chevalier de Balibari (James Magee) at the roulette table. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

What were some of the other pieces of artwork or artists that he looked to for influence for his films?

Christiane Kubrick: Everyone. He looked at many, many films. Sometimes even at certain bad films because they had one scene in it that he liked. He liked those boring films with dog fights and airplanes. He was an airplane freak. But he wanted to see everything that was going on, he really watched more films than anybody I can think of—with passion.

<em>Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the<br /><br />
Bomb</em>, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1963-64; GB/United States). The<br /><br />
War Room. © Sony/Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the
Bomb
, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1963-64; GB/United States). The
War Room. © Sony/Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

Did he see himself as an artist?

Christiane Kubrick:: Yes, very much so. Any artist hopes they are one. It was no different.

Some filmmakers don’t see themselves as artists really. They are more interested in the idea of management, being able to make a film together and working with a lot of people, to make a product to put out to market. But Kubrick seemed like he had a singular vision

Christiane Kubrick: He wanted to make a very good film. He hoped he would be an artist. And if you want to put in commercial edge, most artists, only if you are very good do you get a chance to do another one. It’s self-feeding. Yes, he wanted to do it right. Desperately so.

If Stanley Kubrick were alive today as a young person starting to make films, do think he would have been able to make films in the same way that he did? Or was it because he was at a time when film was becoming new and more open to experimentation?

Christiane Kubrick: If he were [young] today, he would not be off the internet. He would be trying to make little films by what they all do, using other people’s films like crayons, only write, “I don’t own anything,” and only cut them together. He’d have a ball. He wouldn’t go away from the computer at all. He’d still like photography. He would feel, as young people do now, that they have more equipment, they have better opportunities, and they have much more competition, so it evens itself out.

He seemed like a private man. Was there something that Stanley wanted the public to know about him that no one really knew?

Christiane Kubrick: No, I don’t really think at all. I don’t think he really paid attention to that. He wanted publicity for his films, not for himself. I want people to know that he was incredibly nice and intelligent and fun to be with and lovable.

<em>The Shining</em>, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1980; GB/United States).<br /><br />
Stanley Kubrick and Jack Nicholson on the set of The Shining. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1980; GB/United States).
Stanley Kubrick and Jack Nicholson on the set of The Shining. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
<em>2001: A Space Odyssey</em>, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1965-68; GB/United States). Screen photo. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1965-68; GB/United States). Screen photo. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
<em>2001: A Space Odyssey</em>, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1965-68; GB/United States). Lobby of the space station. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1965-68; GB/United States). Lobby of the space station. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
<em>A Clockwork Orange</em>, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1970-71; GB/United States). Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell). © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

A Clockwork Orange, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1970-71; GB/United States). Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell). © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Installation view. Stanley Kubrick. November 1, 2012-June 30, 2013. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Photo 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA.

Installation view. Stanley Kubrick. November 1, 2012-June 30, 2013. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Photo 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA.
Installation view. Stanley Kubrick. November 1, 2012-June 30, 2013. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Photo 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA.

Installation view. Stanley Kubrick. November 1, 2012-June 30, 2013. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Photo 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA.
Installation view. Stanley Kubrick. November 1, 2012-June 30, 2013. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Photo 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA.

Installation view. Stanley Kubrick. November 1, 2012-June 30, 2013. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Photo 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA.

Youth Smoke Due to Family Influence!

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Several young people take to smoking since one of their parents also smokes. Family influences their smoking habits. They imitate their parents and feel it is alright to smoke since their parents do so. This has been highlighted in World Health Organization (WHO) study, which further states that these young people have a casual approach towards smoking.

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Family plays a major role in determining the behavior patterns of children. Even teenagers often do what their parents do. They justify their actions. Smoking is no exception to this. If parents smoke, then their offspring would also like to smoke. Parents may find it difficult to check this tendency. Let us throw more light on this trend.

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Why Youth Take to Smoking Under Family Influence?

  • Young people like to imitate their parents. They are role models for them. Whatever the parent does is okay for them. If they smoke, then they feel it is alright for them to do so
  • Most teenage smokers come from families where at least one parent smokes
  • The young mind is conditioned by family influence and these youngsters develop a casual attitude towards smoking
  • Children of parents who smoke, may die of cancer in later life
  • One needs to encourage more of smoke-free adults to prevent cancer among children in later life
  • Such children have more toxins in their body as compared to children coming from non-smoking families
  • Teenagers like to feel they are also “adults” and can smoke
  • Even if the older siblings smoke, then the younger ones also tend to do the same thing. They justify their actions by pointing a finger at the older siblings or at parents who smoke
  • Youth, who belong to families that smoke, have easier access to cigarettes
  • In such families, where smoking is prevalent, it is difficult to prevent the youth in the family from smoking. If attempts are made to do so, then the youth tend to find more excuses to smoke, and will definitely develop the habit

Young people smoke because their parents do so or an older sibling in the family does. Parents, who themselves smoke, cannot prevent their children from smoking. They have to set an example themselves before preventing their children from doing a particular thing. They have to stop smoking in order to ensure that their children do not do so.

A research was done by people at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1999 where they found that family members could influences smoking habits in youth.

– Posted on Instah.com in IN QUIT SMOKING / BY  / ON JULY 8, 2011 AT 6:52 PM /

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Best of O S H O

Sayings of O S H O, which has Magnificent Impact on me….

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In countries where breast-feeding has stopped, more smoking will automatically be there. That’s why the West smokes more than the East — because no mother is ready to give her breast to the child because the shape is lost. So in the West smoking is increasing more and more; even small children are smoking.

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“I am less interested in your chain-smoking; I am more interested in your habit. Any habit that becomes a force, a dominating force over you, is a sin. One should live more in freedom. One should be able to do things not according to habits but according to the situations.”

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You cannot stop smoking directly because it has many related things, implications. You are tense, and if you stop smoking you will start something else and the other may be more harmful. Don’t go on escaping problems, face them. The problem is that you are tense, so the goal should be how to be non-tense, not, smoking or not smoking. Meditate. Relax your tensions without any object into the sky, allow catharsis to happen. When you are non-tense these things will become absurd, foolish, and they will drop. Food will change, your styles of living will change.”

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Smoking is unhealthy, unhygienic, but not a sin. It becomes a sin only if you are doing it unconsciously — it is not smoking that makes it a sin but unconsciousness. Let me emphasize the fact. You can do your prayer every day unconsciously; then your prayer is a sin. You can become addicted to your prayer. If you miss the prayer one day, the whole day you will feel something is wrong, something is missing, some gap. It is the same with smoking or with drinking; there is no difference in it. Your prayer has become a mechanical habit; it has become a master over you. It bosses you; you are just a servant, a slave to it. If you don’t do it, it forces you to do it.”

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Every person is carrying such a mysterious being but the being is closed to you. Every person can become the door for the divine, any ordinary person is extraordinary. Just behind the surface the mysterious is hidden, but you need a key to open it. And that key is moment-to-moment alert response. Not reaction –response. Reaction is always dead; you do something because he has done something. Response is totally different.

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Love is not a relationship between two persons. It is a state of mind within yourself. If you are loving, you are loving to everybody — not only to persons, but to things as well. Love moves from you to objects also. Even when you are alone, when no one is there, you are loving. It is just like breathing. If I take an oath that I will breathe only when I am with you, only death can follow. Breathing is not relationship; it is not tied to any relationship. And for the etheric body, love is just like breathing. It is its breath.”

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“We will have a more beautiful world if all women — and women are half of the world — are allowed to grow their talents, their genius. It is not a question at all… nobody is higher, nobody is lower. Women are women, men are men; they have differences, but differences don’t make anybody higher or lower. Their differences create their attraction.”

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“Ordinarily we think sex makes people loving — sex can never make people loving. In fact, it is sexuality that prevents love from growing — because it is the same energy that has to become love. It is being destroyed in sex. To become love, the same energy has to move to the heart centre.”

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“This pain is not to make you sad, remember. That’s where people go on missing….This pain is just to make you more alert–because people become alert only when the arrow goes deep into their heart and wounds them. Otherwise they don’t become alert. When life is easy, comfortable, convenient, who cares? Who bothers to become alert? When a friend dies, there is a possibility. When your woman leaves you alone–those dark nights, you are lonely. You have loved that woman so much and you have staked all, and then suddenly one day she is gone. Crying in your loneliness, those are the occasions when, if you use them, you can become aware. The arrow is hurting: it can be used. The pain is not to make you miserable, the pain is to make you more aware! And when you are aware, misery disappears.”

                                                          –  from Take it Easy, Volume 2 Chapter 12

Since my first encounter with ’em..!

Here are some of the Scenes, Dialogues and Quotes from some of my All-Time Favouriate Classic Movies, which held me mesmerized since my first encounter with ’em..!

Just wanted to share with y’all..

  • I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s face it.”

                                     – TERRY MALLOY (Marlon Brando) in On the Waterfront (1954)

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An iconic scene in the film, where Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) reminds his elder brother, Charley (Rod Steiger) that had it not been for the fixed fight, Terry’s career would have bloomed.

#3 on AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movie Quotes

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  • My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the armies of the North, General of the Felix legions, loyal servant to the true Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.”
                                                                – MAXIMUS (Russell Crowe) in Gladiator (2000)Image

  • And one day, not long from now, my looks will go. They will discover I can’t act, and I will become some sad middle-aged woman who looks a bit like someone who was famous for a while.
                                                  – ANNA SCOTT (Julia Roberts) in Notting Hill (1999) Image

    *Though i haven’t watched this movie, but loved this scene i happened to watch on YOUTUBE (mentiones as Best scenes of ‘Notting Hill‘). My brother’s a huge fan of Julia Roberts and often expressed his desire of wacthing this movie, so it was out of my curiosity to catch some scenes, while doing a random search on the internet.

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  • Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here. This is the War Room!
                                    – PRESIDENT MUFFLEY (Peter Sellers) in Dr. Strangelove (1964) Image #64 on AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movie Quotes

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, commonly known as the former name, is a 1964 British-American black comedy film which satirizes the nuclear scare.
    It was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick Image

    Some G Y A N i’ld like to share with y’all about this great Film-Maker –
    For the movie Barry Lyndon (1975), Kubrick obtained lenses developed by Zeiss for NASA in order to film scenes under natural candlelight Image   

       and for The Shining (1980 – *ing Jack Nicholson) was among the first feature films to make use of a Steadicam for stabilized and fluid tracking shots. Image                            He made movies such as Paths of Glory (1957)                                     Image       

Lolita (1962)

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A Clockwork Orange (1971) 

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Most of Kubrick’s films were nominated for either Oscars, Golden Globes or BAFTAs, and were later acclaimed as being Masterpieces.

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  • What do you mean, I’m funny?…You mean the way I talk? What?…Funny how? I mean, what’s funny about it?…I’m funny how, I mean, funny like I’m a clown? I amuse you? I make you laugh? I’m here to f–kin’ amuse you? What do you mean funny? Funny how? How am I funny?…No, no, I don’t know. You said. How do I know? You said I’m funny. How the f–k am I funny? What the f–k is so funny about me? Tell me. Tell me what’s funny…

                                                         – TOMMY DeVITO (Joe Pesci) in GoodFellas (1990) 

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One of the best scenes from Scorsese‘s American crime film, GOODFELLAS, the charismatic Tommy De Vito exhibits the first traces of his quick-trigger, psychotic, pathological temper as he entertains other mobsters with hilarious tales of violence laced with four letter words. Henry Hill  chuckles at his jokester pal: “You’re a pisser. You’re really funny. You’re really funny.” The comedic scene (improvised by the actors) immediately turns sour and the tension mounts as a seemingly-aggravated Tommy persists in asking – in a cold-blooded, fearsome, and ambiguous tone.

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  • “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. To me, being a gangster was better than being President of the United States.”

                                                               -Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) in GoodFellas (1990)

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The Initial scene where Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) witnesses the enormity of the violence of his fellow gangsters and then as he slams the trunk shut, we see a simple zoom shot and then a freeze-frame holds on Henry’s face, as the main title credits play (with a blood-red title for the film). His autobiographical, defiant narration (in voice-over) confirms his choice of a lucrative, criminal lifestyle (that brings him from ‘rags to riches‘)

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  • All the animals come out at night – whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies. Sick, venal. Someday a real rain’ll come and wash all this scum off the streets. I go all over. I take people to the Bronx, Brooklyn, I take ’em to Harlem. I don’t care. Don’t make no difference to me. It does to some. Some won’t even take spooks. Don’t make no difference to me.”

                                              – Travis Bickle(Robert De Niro) in TAXI DRIVER (1976)

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Travis disgusted by the world of urban decay and sleaziness that needs to be raged against and washed away, while driving the Cab.

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  • I first saw her at Palantine Campaign headquarters at 63rd and Broadway. She was wearing a white dress. She appeared like an angel. Out of this filthy mess, she is alone. (Narrated from his diary in a cadence – the words are written in large capitals in a close-up) They…cannot…touch…her.”

                                                      – Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) in TAXI DRIVER (1976)

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When Travis observes Betsy (Cybill Shepherd) from afar, worships her and develops a crush on her, viewing her as an untouchable dream-girl ideal (she is a WASP-ish, angelic beauty in his fantasies).
Betsy appears, crossing over to her office’s entrance in slow motion. With Betsy, Herrmann’s bluesy theme music (not heard since the film’s beginning) returns and expands blissfully, introduced by a harp. Behind her in the frame, Martin Scorsese sits against a wall. As Betsy reaches the door, a dissolve brings a scroll over the words of Travis’ journal with Travis still reading them in voice-over.

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  • I realize now how much she’s just like the others – cold and distant, and many people are like that. Women for sure. They’re like a union.

                                                            – Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) in TAXI DRIVER (1976)

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After being soured by the whole experience of his awkward date and aborted relationship with an upper-middle-class woman beyond his reach, he condemns her and begins his descent into isolation, psychosis (and armed violence)

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  • Bonasera, Bonasera. What have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully? If you’d come to me in friendship, then this scum that ruined your daughter would be suffering this very day. And if by chance an honest man like yourself should make enemies, then they would become my enemies. And then they would fear you.

                                        -Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando)– The Godfather 

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An iconic scene (Best opening scene of a movie ever made) in the History of Cinema. where the funeral director Amerigo Bonasera (an Italian American) asks Don Vito Corleone for murderous revenge (instead of justice) for the threatened near-rape and brutal beating suffered by his daughter (To whom Vito Corleone‘s Wife is the GODMOTHER) by her non-Italian boyfriend and his friend. But he doesn’t ask with respect & neither does offer his friendship to the DON. This makes the DON angry and he speaks up.

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Senator Geary (G. D. Spradlin) [Geary‘s character is reportedly based upon corrupt Nevada Senator Pat McCarren] is brought to the Tahoe Boathouse for a private meeting in Michael Corleone‘s (AL Pacino) new office and headquarters to speak about the gaming license on a new casino – part of the Corleone expansion plan in the state after moving westward from the East Coast. In their presence is forty-two year old Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall), Michael‘s trusted lawyer. Outside the picture window, celebrants play croquet on the lawn while corrupt deals are engineered inside.
Inside the office, Senator Geary turns sinister and corrupt. He speaks toughly, bluntly and “more frankly” about his real feelings for the Corleones in Nevada, insults Michael and his family personally, and tries to extort money from the cooly confident chieftain

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  • Geary: The Corleone family has done very well here in Nevada. You own, or you control, two major hotels in Vegas, one in Reno. The licenses were grandfathered in so there was no problem with the Gaming Commission. Now, my sources tell me that you plan to make a move against the Tropigala. They tell me that within a week you’re gonna move Klingman out. That’s quite an expansion. However, it will leave you with one little technical problem. Ahh! – the license will still be in Klingman‘s name…Well, let’s cut out the bulls–t. I don’t want to spend any more time here than I have to. You can have the license – the price is $250,000, plus a monthly payment of five percent of the gross. Of all four hotels, Mr. Corleone.
    Michael: Now the price for the license is less than $20,000, am I right?
    Geary: That’s right.
    Michael: Now why would I ever consider paying more than that?
    Geary: Because I intend to squeeze you. I don’t like your kind of people. I don’t like to see you come out to this clean country in oily hair and dressed up in those silk suits, and try to pass yourselves off as decent Americans. I’ll do business with you but the fact is that I despise your masquerade, the dishonest way you pose yourself. Yourself and your whole fucking family.
    Michael: Senator, we’re both part of the same hypocrisy. But never think it applies to my family.

    Calmly, Michael rejects the “little games” of the Senator, refusing to pay even the $20,000 legal fee for the gaming license of the casino he will take over from Klingman:

    “My offer is this – ‘nothing’. Not even the fee for the gaming license, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally.”

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This scene is from Francis Ford Coppola’s American crime epic The Godfather Part II (1974). The way Al Pacino & G. D. Spradlin delivered their dialouges and Created this ironical magic on-screen, really deserves a Standing Oviation, especially where Michael gives an indication to the senator through his eyes, that not to even think again of his family while talking bussines. It’s Extremely Mesmerizing, in its own way! 

Scent of a Woman: Men’s Testosterone Responses to Olfactory Ovulation Cues

 

 

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Women around the world spend billions of dollars each year on exotic smelling perfumes and lotions in the hopes of attracting a mate. However, according to a new study in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, going “au natural” may be the best way to capture a potential mate’s attention.

    Smells are known to be critical to animal mating habits: Animal studies have shown that male testosterone levels are influenced by odor signals emitted by females, particularly when they are ovulating (that is, when they are the most fertile). Psychological scientists Saul L. Miller and Jon K. Maner from Florida State University wanted to see if a similar response occurs in humans. In two studies, women wore tee shirts for 3 nights during various phases of their menstrual cycles. Male volunteers smelled one of the tee shirts that had been worn by a female participant. In addition, some of the male volunteers smelled control tee shirts that had not been worn by anyone. Saliva samples for testosterone analysis were collected before and after the men smelled the shirts.

    Results revealed that men who smelled tee shirts of ovulating women subsequently had higher levels of testosterone than men who smelled tee shirts worn by non-ovulating women or men who smelled the control shirts. In addition, after smelling the shirts, the men rated the odors on pleasantness and rated the shirts worn by ovulating women as the most pleasant smelling.

     The authors note that “the present research is the first to provide direct evidence that olfactory cues to female ovulation influence biological responses in men.” In other words, this study suggests that testosterone levels may be responsive to smells indicating when a woman is fertile. The authors conclude that this biological response may promote mating-related behavior by males.

*The above story is reprinted from materials provided by Association for Psychological Science.

An Article posted on http://www.sciencedaily.com/

Aashiqui2 – How it started…

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We have this habit,  since our college days,  of planning to watch certain movies (of mutual interest) in advance of their release dates, like we constantly keep doing it before weeks, and sometimes months! I remember a friend of mine joined me at a BAR, after returing from office, and first thing he did was, put the headset of his i-pod into my ears and played this song ‘Sun raha hain na tu‘ (female version sung by Shreya Ghoshal) from ‘Aashiqui2‘.

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I didn’t know that then. My reaction was ‘Neutral’ after listening the song, but my friend kept praisin’ it so much, as if Shreya has sung it for him (he’s a biggest fan of Shrey Ghoshal). But the next day i heard the same song almost everywhere i went, in Bars, Cars, evrywhere. I heard it people singing it all over. But it didnt have that much impact on my ears & mind, but i was reserved to experience something more intense than these people around me.

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Everybody then, had this curiosity to know if the songs of this movie could manage to have the same cult status of the first installment of this movie,  ‘Aashiqui‘ released on 17aug,1990, the music of  ‘Aashiqui‘  in 90’s created history & has a cult following among almost everyone since it’s release. The film was a huge commercial success and one of the highest grossing films of 1990 mainly due to its music with the showings running to full houses. “Dheere Dheere Se”, ” Main Duniya Bhuladounga”, ” Ek Sanam Chahiye” and “Mera Dil Tere Liye” and “Tu Meri Zindagi Hai” were rages amongst the youth and general audience. 

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Finaly the week of it’s release came and my friend was much excited, as a Kid frenziedly waits, few days before his birthday to come. Looking at his serious and intent mental state towards the movie, even i started developing an intrest for it. His every status on Facebook, every TWEET on TWITTER, every Blog comprised ‘Aashiqui2’, for that entire week.

       
I was doing night shift, a day before it’s release and grew almost equally fervent to watch the movie next morning. The first show was @9a.m. in the theatre in our town and it takes an hour for me to reach there from my office. I left office and rushed towards railway stn, didn’t even had a smoke and boarded a train by 7:30a.m. reached the theatre exactly @8:45a.m. It took an hour and 15mins, and my friend called me in every 10mins askin’me where have i reached? G O D !

The day was ‘Friday‘ the 26th – April, 2013. The weather was cool & breezy, so that it provoked me to light a cigarette. There wasn’t much que at the BoxOffice but this friend of mine was the first to take the tickets, as if it was goin’ to be HOUSEFULL. I could still  easily reminisce that moment, how he grew impatient and was killin’ time to enter the Dark Room. So.. here the security guard opened the door & we were the firsts to enter(shuffin’my half-smoked cigarette). I was quite annoyed but managed not to show it on my face, coz’i didn’t want his exhilaration to die-down. We perambulated in the DARK ROOM looking for our seats, by the time they played the theaterical trailers of upcoming movies, as we found our seats, the central board of film certification was displayed on the screen. And he was the first and the only person in the Hall who screamed and clapped, the guy sittin’ nxt to me gave us a strangge look but it didn’t even bother him or me at all, Now even my whole concentration was pointed towards the Movie, which was started now. 

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From the very first scene where they showed the Green bottle of Whiskey, which R.J. – Rahul Jaykar (Aditya Roy Kapoor– male protagonist) sips from and the camera panning the glimpses of him till the end where Aarohi (Shradha Kapoor) and signs her name as “Aarohi Rahul Jaykar” in a fan’s handbook as a tribute to Rahul and her unsung desire to marry him. As rain starts falling, she watches the couple who took her autograph sharing a romantic moment under a jacket as she and Rahul had done when he was alive.

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What made me so teary eyed was that I felt these two perspectives of love and human relations are absent in my life. I know this may sound like a selfish reaction to a story about other people, but I realized by the time the film ended that one of life’s simplest, yet most complicated emotions, is not really present in my life.
I saw the enamoured Rahul Jaykar(RJ) and the beautiful nature of Arohi as two juxtaposed types of love that when balanced, create the most wonderful of bonds.
My constant struggle with conscience, depression, and alcohol robs me of a lot of happiness and energy, and as a result, I don’t find myself in situations where I can create and enjoy the emotions of love in my life.

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If I take this film literally, I suppose that I should go out looking for a girl in a completely different culture that does not place value on the material things that drive me to get up and work everyday.
In reality, however, I think that the aching loneliness I feel can be filled by any variety of love…the fact to the matter is that I am not in a relationship (and haven’t been for a long time) and therefore I have lost touch with this emotion.
Love is everything Rj & Aarohi portrayed it to be in this film, and in the end, the sadness I felt is the result of feeling a vast void in my heart where these feelings should be present.
In non-poetic terms, I need a girlfriend. More specifically, it doesn’t matter who she is as much as what we will come to feel and experience together: feelings that enlighten the heart, lift the soul, and bring happiness to the otherwise daily drudgery of life.

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