Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Pianist by Roman Polanski

You know the film "The Pianist" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253474/) by Roman Polanski. Well as stupid as this may sound, I realised 'wow, this is so bad what happened'. Lately I have been looking at alot of World War II footage on Discovery channel and I have actually learnt alot about the war.

Now nearly everybody that reads this will know about the Holocaust. But I think it is different to feel for the Holocaust. I was looking at the film, at the absolutely beautifully shot streets, the clothing of the people, the mood that was created in the film... it was just enough for a moment to bring a tear to my eyes. Again, everybody knows what happened (right?), but knowing what happened and feeling what happened are different. Now that I under stand better what happened I am beginning to think about the nearly same thing that is happening in other wars around the world. Have we actually changed as people in 1940s world war?

Personally I think that people are evolving, for the better. It is just that the evolution is happening so slow...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Forgiving

If a christian, or someone with belief in a god asked me for forgiveness I would say to them that they and the universe are the one and the same thing, and that god and the universe is one and the same thing and that they and the god are too the same thing by that rational. Then i would ask them to pray to their god and ask for forgiveness. Hopefully they would then realise that when we ask forgiveness of someone, we are not asking to make them feel better, but to make the person themselves feel better.

If I feel bad about something i have said or done to someone i should first forgive myself and change and endeavour not to do that again which made me sorry in the first place, for what is the purpose of forgiving if the offender is going to re offend. Once i have forgiven myself then I should approach the offended and explain that I am sorry.

This is the way of my utilitarianism, the good of the one outweighs the good of the few or the many.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Are there good looking people?

Having always thought about this, and ALOT... I have come to a definite conclusion. There simply are really ugly people and really beautiful people. Now, alot of people will be quick to say that beauty is skin deep or that true beauty is on the inside and to that I have to say is just rhetoric nonsense.

I am listening to the Ray Darcy show on TodayFM and there is guy that wrote in with a problem, that his girlfriend was not that good looking and what should he do, because he like her, but just didn't think that she was beautiful. My issue here is not with the guy, it is with the people that wrote in says silly things like "that guy is an ass-hole" or "tell that guy to dump the girl so that I can start dating her!". Now... in all honesty, what was that second person going to do? Just start dating her because someone else thought that she was ugly!?!

The problem here is that, as usual, when you apply reason to emotion that emotion quickly begins to look like the fool. The woman that the man wanted to dump because she wasn't good looking enough, lets give her a name, Jane. Now onto the second commenter there, do they find ANYONE good looking? Lets say that the second commenter found Jane to be the best looking girl ever. Now by his rational, HE is an asshole for dating Jane as apposed to someone other girl who is not as good looking as her, Jane. Understand what I am saying?

If he finds Jane good looking, then he is also judging other girls. He is as bad as the first dude. Now also, there is the whole things that people are better looking than each other. Good looks were and evolutionary method of telling who a healthy mate was. Now days because we see ourselves as more enlightened we like to think that we have distanced ourselves from the pack animals that we once were. We have not distanced ourselves from our barbaric past selves. If a wolf could look in the mirror and see it own reflection and recognise itself in the mirror, it would still be a wolf. If I stand in the middle of a busy street and call out to people "ugly... ugly... good looking... ugly..." I am telling you that the pack animals that are gentlemen and thugs alike would show their true colors. As in, I would be either scolded or mocked myself or hit or maybe worse still people would join me.

There is beauty in every magazine, TV show, radio show, and self reflection... The dude that wrote into the Ray Darcy show to ask Quenten if he should dump his girlfriend or not because she was not that good looking makes an interesting point. HE does not find her good looking... only HE can really judge should be the answer... instead he was judged by Quenten who himself called him an ass hole! Beauty is like every other opinion, relative. Of course so is my point.... I know the contradiction, can you see the contradiction? A person forms an opinion based on how they react physically, and psychologically and as a result of their interaction with society.

I do not think that Angelina Jolie is good looking at all, many people do... I do not see it. Does that mean that if (big IF I know!!!!) I stopped dating her afterwards because I did not find her good looking although sex and pass times was good with her that other people would call me an ass hole. No they would not... because she is famous, I would be patted on the back and as me with interest what the whole thing was like.

To finish, if someone is ugly they are so in two ways... they are ugly according to society and according to your personal tastes... The things is someone usually find you attractive, for what ever reason, call it the odds. My point is, people should note that there is a evolutionarily symmetrical face that is "good looking" and then there are faces that appeal to personal tastes.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The PERFECT film....

I was thinking, what would be the perfect film...


First of all, who would be in it? Hmm, well obviously Arnold Schwarzenegger would be in it. Jean Reno, and you know what, Keano Reaves.... but the male lead star would I think have to be Client Eastwood, with magnum and a shotgun. Will Ferrell would have a small part in it too with Seth Rogan.


As for the female lead, quite easy i think... Zooey Deschanel. Yes i know, why did you not think of her first. Also, Drew Barrymore would star, as would the likes of Natalie Portman and Thora Birch. And by likes i mean, actually them.


The film would have a voice over by Morgan Freeman, but if you didn't know that by now, then were obviously not reading off the same hymn sheet are we.


The film would begin in the best city in the world, New York, were else... It would involve the subway, lots of action... There would be some scenes shot on a bridge, i like bridges, but not simply the Brooklyn Bridge, I want the Millau bridge over the River Tarn in the Massif Central mountains in France. Also, I want some some scenes shot in Dubay, blow some things up there, like computer generated blowing up. Also, there would of course be some time travelling in there too, which could include the dinosauars, cool.

So finally, who would direct... come on... Steven Spelberg... who would be the Executive Producer, Jerry Bruckenhimer?!?


But do I have everything correct here? In fact there are loads of cracks beginning to appear. Where is De Niro, Pachino? In fact, would Michael Bay not do a better job of this kind of film! Do we really need any other female character other than Zooey Deschanel (or any other male lead than Daniel "James The Bond" Craig)? And I forgot to mention that some of the film should have taken place in space. Ahhh, its true what they say... this movie making thing isn't easy...

What do you all think? Best Film Ever!!!!

41 Years + 1 day

Okay, I am trying this again. I have tried this before... twice. I almost got there, like two thirds of the year in but I began missing days...