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Thursday, August 04, 2005  


Gajini (why can they not have a website?)
Chatter doing rounds declare Gajini being a Memento-clone. Thus far the promo-still is all we have, to relate to the Hollywood classic. Tattooed: Memento | Gajini
[ neat job ]

King Kong ( trailer pg )
Peter Jackson's next. Loved the trailer when I first saw it on big screen.

V for Vendetta ( trailer pg )
Wachowski Brothers write and produce. Based on a British comic series. Agent Smith's new avatar.

The Brothers Grimm ( trailer pg )
Thanks to Wired.

posted by pradeep | Permalink | (8)


Memento copy ya?
Nayakan - Godfather maadhiri iruntha nalla irrukkum.

By Anonymous AR, at 11:23 AM 

A comment per movie mentioned here.

Memento in any form of reproduction requires screenplay skills of the highest order. Also, Indian audiences could not digest 12B (orig: Sliding Doors). Anything that requires the thinking hat will most surely not work.

King Kong trailer looks good, esp in the big screen. Cant wait to see it.

V for Vendetta looks good, esp in the HD Quick time trailer. Wanna see it come November. Interestingly, many of the scenes in the movie talk about bombing of London and all. Not sure how thats going to sit in light of current events.

The Brothers Grimm looks to be an interesting effort from Terry Gilliam, maker of Brazil and 12 monkeys. Waiting.

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 1:04 PM 

Anand, makkal paesraanga...padam vandha thaan theriyum!
Yeah, lets hope inspiration stops with the theme.

By Blogger pradeep, at 3:59 PM 

In an earlier discussion with Anand, he mentioned that Indian directors/producers grossly underestimate audience' intelligence. I have to agree with him. Good script will work.

Ranga, good point on the London Bombing. Was immediately reminded of NineEleven's effect. Googling for Arnold's movie title, the release date of which was postponed, I hit upon this Newsweek article that summed-up things a year later:

By Blogger pradeep, at 4:11 PM 

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By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 1:22 PM 

True. But Indian audiences prefer scripts that are simple. Not complex whodonits that twist and rack your brains. Memento requires an aura of seriousness without the emotional ride associated with serious movies. That is not going to work.

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 1:24 PM 

Most of the Indian movies need to have masala to succeed. Anbe Sivam needed those songs and a heroine to sell commercially. Imagine that movie without songs and heroine. It would have been all time classic instead of another very good movie.

I agree with Ranga that simple scripts are likely to succeed. But Bijay&Bijaykanth tamasha needs to stop for sake of tamil cinema.

By Anonymous AR, at 9:58 PM 

Could be a costly experiment, but if such not-so-simple scripts turn out to be successful, we may have another genre. Apart from 'masala', that is.

Bijaykanth - well, he has turned his attention to politickry. This is certainly not a confusion we wanted...

By Blogger pradeep, at 5:10 PM 

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