Well, I’m off to the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany. I intend to have some great time with Amra and I hope I will be able to take some cool pictures home.
Will be back in couple of days.
I went to cinema without knowing what to expect. On one side, I had certain expectations since I knew brothers Wachowski wrote screenplay, but I was also a little bit skeptical knowing the film was based on a graphic novel.
This movie is not bad, but there are some elements that are bothering me.
At certain moments the film even became rather boring experience. Actually, I was falling a sleep several times during this film. I still cannot find out completely why that happened. Was it because I was tired or because the film was boring. One thing is sure, though. I don’t remember that I ever was about to fall asleep in the cinema. Few times during “V for Vendetta” I even had my eyes closed for more than 10 seconds. Maybe I am just getting older. 🙂
Anyway, the story is interesting and quite contemporary and relevant; no question about it. There are some great settings and fine moments in the film, the cinematography is beautiful, but there is also a lot of slow and unnecessary scenes that just make this film not fantastic experience. Especially the middle of the film is too slow.
Actors are fine and they did a very good job, especially Hugo Weaving with his fantastic eloquence, voice and timing. Natalie Portman is also very good.
As I wrote before, the manuscript is very interested with a lot of potential, but it could have been much better, if “boring” parts were removed and we got some more interaction between the regime, people and V.
3 out of 5 stars.
Okay, people, I can’t stand the silence anymore – I am the real writer behind “The Da Vinci Code“. Well, what can I say, not my best work…
Anyway, Dan Brown had a writer’s block at the time, so he hired me to be his tutor in order to overcome his problem. After some time, he asked me (and paid me) to write a book for him that became not quite unknown.
On Wednesday, 2006 March 29, a total eclipse of the Sun was visible from within a narrow corridor which traverses half the Earth. The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow begun in Brazil and extended across the Atlantic, northern Africa, and central Asia where it ended at sunset in western Mongolia. You can read more on this topic at the website of guys who maybe visited Moon’s surface in the late 1960’s. 🙂
Anyway, I searched a little on this topic and I found an interesting article regarding solar and lunar eclipses and how Islam treats them.
Although of a Muslim heritage, I did not know Muslims have special prayer recommended for a time of an eclipse (salatul-kusuf).
According to Muslims, an eclipse is a reminder of the Day of Judgment.
The sun eclipsed and the Prophet got up, being afraid that it might be the Hour (i.e. Day of Judgment). He went to the Mosque and offered a prayer with the longest Qiyam, bowing and prostration that I had ever seen him doing. Then he said, “These signs which Allah sends do not occur because of the life or death of somebody, but Allah makes His worshipers afraid by them. So when you see anything thereof, proceed to remember Allah, invoke Him and ask for His forgiveness.”