Menu

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle
I live by this definition but the bard of Avon has enlighten me with so many definitions of love.

 

I will be happy to share a couple of them.

 

‘To be wise and love, Exceeds man’s might’ (Troilus & Cressida – Act 3, Scene 2)

Troilus and Cressida is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, It was described by Frederick S. Boas as one of Shakespeare's problem plays. The play ends on a very bleak note with the death of the noble Trojan Hector and destruction of the love between Troilus and Cressida. This work   has in recent years "stimulated exceptionally lively critical debate".  The tone of this play lurches wildly between bawdy comedy and tragic gloom, and readers and theatre-goers have frequently found it difficult to understand how one is meant to respond to the characters.

I remember another line form Hamlet,

‘Love is begun by time, and time qualifies the spark and fire of it’ (Hamlet – Act 4, Scene 7)

Bertrand Blier the French director who is known for portraying the war between the sexes and he is eccentrically old-fashioned. He treat women characters as amusingly as they are insoluble mysteries and it is only an incidental relationship to the rest of humanity, that is, men. His 70s film Les Valseuses, was critic’s favorite for the same reason.

 I became curious when he wrote and directed the film wrote How Much Do You Love Me? for Monica Bellucci, he first saw her in Gaspar .Director Blier casts Bellucci as a whore in How Much Do You Love Me?, He scripted this role to  adore her, rather than demean her. Whenever a man tells Bellucci's Daniela that he loves her, she just smiles soothingly and says that's only natural. All men do.

"How Much Do You Love Me?" is a movie about an office worker who uses a lottery windfall to entice a prostitute into domestic bliss. Blier's take on beauty vs. shleppiness, mercenary seduction vs. true romance, and cash as a motivating factor in sexual desire is thoroughly enjoyable, if slightly protracted.

I remember her lines from an interview taken after the latest film On the Milky Road, she at rocking 50 starred in Bond film and now in ‘On the Milky Road’. This film took 4 years in making. She is known as total Italic curve in the world of World Cinema.

Monica Bellucci interview: 'Love and sexuality is a matter of energy not age'

When she is asked about her claim to be a feminist? She expressed, “Firstly, what does the word feminist actually mean? Often behind a badly behaved man is a mother who badly educated her son.”

I am stunned by this euphemism, as her character in the film "How Much Do You Love Me?," raises the same question.  I find that this film focuses on ‘Don Juanism’ as psychological complex. Where Bellucci's Daniela plays a liberal role of a whore who try to explore the definition of love from other character. Bellucci's Daniela character remains rock steady to male characters who are under the spell of ‘Don Juanism’ and ‘Othello complex’. It is a film which help you find the difference between attraction, love, greed, desire, responsibility and one’s own self.

Bertrand Blier is we find distinctive director known for his black humor and robust satirizing of sexual anxieties. His movies are nailed under art-movie and not mainstream. He always depicted absurd, cruel obsession in a fundamentally realist visual style. Bertrand Blier’s style of film making is reminiscent of Luis Buñuel; one might also compare him with the likes of Pedro Almodóvar, Paul Bartel, John Waters, Paul Morrissey and Geoff Andrew.

राम मंदिर अयोध्या में ही क्यों बने

अभी कुछ ही दिन पहले देश के कुछ जाने-माने सामाजिक कार्यकर्ताओं, बुद्धिजीवियों, फिल्मकारों ने सर्वोच्च न्यायालय में याचिका देकर प्रार्थना की है कि अयोध्या में राम मंदिर या मस्जिद ना बनाकर, एक धर्मनिरपेक्ष इमारत का निर्माण किया जाए। ये कोई नई बात नहीं है, जब से राम जन्भूमि आंदोलन चला है, इस तरह का विचार समाज का एक वर्ग खासकर वे लोग

Read more ...
 

आज पुरानी राहों से कोई मुझे आवाज़ न दे !

पिछली सदी के चौथे दशक में दिलीप कुमार उर्फ़ युसूफ खान का उदय भारतीय सिनेमा की शायद सबसे बड़ी घटना थी। एक ऐसी घटना जिसने हिंदी सिनेमा की दशा और दिशा ही बदल दी। दिलीप कुमार हिंदी सिनेमा के पहले महानायक हैं। वे पहले अभिनेता हैं जिन्होंने यह साबित किया कि बगैर शारीरिक हावभाव और बड़े-बड़े संवादों के चेहरे की भंगिमाओं, आंखों और ख़ामोशी से भी

Read more ...
 

एक थके हुए कवि का बयान !

ईरान के इकतीस साल के सबीर हका की कविताओं ने दुनिया भर में सुर्खियां बटोरी हैं। युवा सबीर पेशे से ईंट ढोने वाले मजदूर हैं जिनके पास सड़कों के अलावा सोने को कोई जगह नहीं है। संघर्षों से उपजी उनकी कविताएं अपनी सादगी, संवेदना और शब्दों के पीछे छुपी करुणा की वज़ह से पढ़ने वालों पर गहरा असर छोड़ती हैं। ईरान में शब्दों पर अभी ज़ारी सेंसरशिप

Read more ...
 
Go to top