About Me

I ramble about a number of things - but travel experiences, movies and music feature prominently. See my label cloud for a better idea. All comnments and opinions on this blog are my own, and do not in any way reflect the opinions/position of my employer (past/current/future).

01 June 2007

Destination Germany

So, I have got a quite a good compromise to my problem. I will be doing both internships, but only 6 weeks at DT Labs and 3 months at Fraunhofer IIS. Off course all these depend on me getting the visas, but that shouldn't be a problem. Really excited - 6 weeks in Berlin in summer followed by 3 months in Bavaria. All I need to do now, is to organise my timetable well enough to go to at least one F1 race (currently thinking Monza would be awesome on 09 Sep and I could even make the German F1 race on 22 July) and off course travel around Germany. In fact, I am sure I am not going to make any money out of all this ...

29 May 2007

Movie: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Stanley Kubrick aparently said that this movie was unfilmable. I have never read the book, but if the movie is a true reflection of the book - it must be an amazing novel. The story explores the story of a man (from his birth), who has an extraordinary sense of smell - a super power, almost. And with that, he aims to become a perfumer - to capture the smells of the world. The story is dark, but in it's brilliant, and I really want to read the novel now.

Movie: Shortbus

Gay sex, gay threesomes, transsexual, hetero-sex, orgies, oral sex, bondage, in fact, other than pedophilia, bestiality and necrophilia, Shortbus features it all. It can be called a porn movie with a plot - but it's not a porn movie, even though it features more sex than the average late night movie on eTV. It is a movie about sex, told primarily from the view of a married, female sex therapist (sorry couples counselor) who has never had an orgasm.

It is a movie by artists, about art and pushes many of the boundaries present in movies. But, to paraphrase the movie, I think it is a load of pretentious bullshit, that tries to be intellectual, but isn't really.