THINKING, TANGLING SHADOWS IN THE DEEP SOLITUDE

THINKING, TANGLING SHADOWS IN THE DEEP SOLITUDE narito na ang aking week end recommendations. listahan ito ng mga pelikula’t libro na pwedeng ninyong panoorin at basahin (lalo na para sa mga nasa pilipinas dahil long weekend gawa ng araw ng patay bukas). patok na patok ang mga recommendation na ito. pag hindi ninyo nagustuhan, ipapaputol ko ang titi ko ewan ko na lang. umpisahan natin sa libro. susundan ko ng pelikula at panghuli ay isang poetry collection. here goes… IF you have time to read only one book this weekend, maghanap kayo ng kopya ng “persepolis: the story of a childhood” ni marjane satrapi. isang memoir (pano bang pag pronouce dito – memwoyr? mem-wah? parang tunog ng plastic na halik) tungkol sa growing up years ni satrapi sa iran nung islamic revolution. nakakatawa at heartbreaking at the same time – the story is told in simple black and white graphic images. kung mayrong kahit kapiranggot na pagka-artista at humanity sa inyong mga puso, you’ll fall in love with this novel.

FILM. dalawang pelikula ang aking rekomendasyon sa inyo. ang una ay isang french film at yung isa ay documentary na nabanggit ko na sa isang previous entry. uulitin ko lang dahil talagang maganda. here goes:

ang unang pelikula ay “L’ Auberge Espagnol” ni cedric klapisch. pinanood ko ito sa eroplano nung pauwi kami ni jet from new zealand. nagsawa na kasi ako doon sa mga american films and was looking for something really interesting to watch. buti na lang ito ang pinili ko. isa ito sa mga paborito kong napanood this year at sigurado ako na bibili ako ng DVD nito in the future. ang storya ay tungkol sa buhay ni xavier. umalis siya sa kanyang native france para mag-aral sa barcelona as an exchange student for a well known european program called “ERASMUS”. sa barcelona, tumira siya sa isang apartment na kasama ang mga studyanteng tulad niya na galing sa kung saan-saang bansa. for a year he lives, loves and studies. in the end, he finds himself. what a great film. subukan ninyong panoorin ito, you’ll enjoy it lalo na kung sinusuka na ninyo ang mga pelikulang kano. oo nga pala, kung fans kayo ng pelikulang “amelie“, magugustuhan ninyo ito dahil narito si audrey tautou.

the fog of war” ni errol morris. ang pelikulang ito ay tungkol sa marathon interviews ni morris kay robert mcnamara. whiz kid who probably was responsible for planning the deaths of so many people in japan in world war ii and of course, the vietnam war. mas compelling itong documentary na ito kaysa sa farenheit 9/11 ni michael moore by a mile. incidentally, kahapon ko ito pinanood. very ominous dahil last week was the anniversary of the cuban missile crisis – the event in history na muntik nang magkaroon ng nuclear war. after watching this documentary, you will look at political leaders and warfare in a different light. highly recommended.

POETRY. ang title ng blog na ito ay galing sa tula ni pablo nerudang “Thinking, Tangling Shadows”. angkop na angkop dahil ang panghuling recommendation ko ay ang collection niyang pinamagatang – “twenty love poems and a song of despair“. tanginangyan, title pa lang – pamatay na. iba talaga si neruda: his words appeal to your primal emotions. the ones that you hide from public view because they are too sensual, erotic, carefree and wild. if you don’t like poetry, bilhin ninyo na rin itong librong ito just the same. make pointed references to it sa iyong mga conversations with the opposite sex para akala nila ay punong puno ng kalibugan ang katauhan mo. or better yet, read a few lines pag magkasama kayo ng inyong nililigawan. pag di ba naman ito nakapagpabagsak sa bataan, ewan ko na lang.

ayan. sana magustuhan ninyo. alalahanin ninyo na nakasalalay rito ang pototoy ko. ayoko naman siyang maputol ng wala sa oras. uy, may tanong nga pala ako, yaman din lamang na araw ng patay bukas… IF you were suddenly informed that you will die next week and you had time to watch only one film, read only one book (PLEASE LANG parang awa nyo na, huwag “Holy Bible”, OK?) and listen to only one CD, what would it be?

15 thoughts on “THINKING, TANGLING SHADOWS IN THE DEEP SOLITUDE

  1. Sige mylab, tapos ng binabasa kong libro ngayon, I’ll read Persepolis. Di ako talaga mahilig sa graphic novels pero when you put it that way, how can I not read this one? 🙂

  2. sige mylabopmayn.

    aabutin mo lang naman ang libro sa kabilang dulo ng kama natin. hehe. nakapatong ito sa ulunan ko. maganda naman talaga ang persepolis and you don’t need to be a graphic novel fan to like it. it’s one of those works of art that trancends boundaries.

  3. Hi Batjay… sana ma-post ko ito dito. Welcome back to you and Jet! Here’s my take on your question:

    movie: Notting Hill, all time favorite. I don’t get tired watching it, kung mamamatay ka na lang, di ba dapat happy thoughts ang dalhin mo?

    book: Round Ireland with a Fridge. This travel book could kill you with laughter.

    CD: Vienna Teng’s Warm Strangers. It’s soothing.

  4. Hi Yasmin!

    Kamusta nang Bangkok? Wala ka pa bang plano to visit Singapore?

    Thanks for the contribution. Intersting choices. I’ll try to get that “Round Ireland with a Fridge”. Title pa lang – pamatay na. We have Notting Hill. I like that movie as well. I’m sure you love it even more because you’ve walked those streets yourself.

    Incidentally – have you watched “L’ Auberge Espagnol” ni cedric klapisch? bagay ito sa iyo dahil it’s about your favorite Barcelona and it’s also about exchange students

  5. i’ll take your word for these.
    To answer your questions:

    1. Little orphan Dusty The Tin Drum

    2. The Happy Hooker The Covenant – Para mahaba. Malay mo hindi pa ko katayin kasi di ko pa natatapos basahin yung libro

    3. The Song remains the same pa rin. Led Zep ako forever e.

  6. hey tito rolly.

    mabuti’t nabanggit mo ang “the song remains the same”. they’ve re-released the concert-movie sa DVD a few years back. the double record that came out of it is also one of my favorites and for the longest time during my growing up years, it was THE record of choice.

    i’m sure you remember the “this is a song of hope” opening line of robert plant before they did “Stairway to Heaven”.

    then there’s the opening “It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled, It’s been a long time since I did the Stroll. Ooh, let me get it back, let me get back…” of “rock and roll” that will really send you into a frenzy.

  7. 1) Film: “Rebecca”, Sir Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

    2) Book: “Rebecca”, by Daphne du Maurier, which is actually better than the aforementioned movie, and

    3) CD: “Rebecca” CD…ayy, wala pala no’n!

    Salamat sa iyong mga comments kay Reanna, Unkyel-Ninong BatJay!

  8. hi toni.

    is fully booked the book store inside rockwell mall? i remember going inside the bookstore there and was amazed at their graphic novel rack. it was the best i saw in a bookstore in the philippines. you might find it there first – now is the best time to look for it because there is a “persepolis part 2” that was recently released.

    it is a great read.

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