Lone Survivor.


My friend Abhaya often watches movies via satellite TV and when he sees something that he believes will appeal to me, will ask me to see it too. Lone Survivor is one such movie that he had asked me to see a while ago but I could not find the time to see it on a DVD though I got one immediately after his advice.

Let me straight away say that I enjoyed watching it. It is a very unusual film for various reasons and I shall list the reasons below.

It is based on a true story.

It is an action movie where the action overrides bringing out acting skills.  The four main players are under utilised.  Their characters are not allowed to be developed as in a normal film.

Overall direction, camerawork and editing is supreme.

The central message, the hospitality code of the Afghan, or at least that is what I thought it was, has little to say for it in the overall scheme of things.

If you are comfortable with such a presentation, a movie worth spending a couple of hours on at home.

So Many Books.

somany books

The picture below is of my cozy corner where I read. You can see the backlog of books that I have to read. One more is on its way and my kindle has twenty more to be read.
books backlog

My problem is that I keep getting leads to good books and when I come across such a lead or a good review, I immediately send for the book. The same thing happens to my collection of DVDs. I have some thirty films to catch up on!

I am at my wits end to come to grips with the backlog. I have made a new year resolution not to buy a new book or a new DVD till I clear both the backlogs. I intend to stick to that. Any other suggestion/s?