Daily Archives: November 22, 2014
Long haul flights are a time to catch up on movies I’ve missed in theaters. I indulge in movie watching every once in a while in the theater, otherwise on these long and boring flights, but rarely at home.
One flight from the US to India is generally made up of two long-haul flights. So, if you add that up – watching one movie per long-haul flight, that means, at a minimum, you get four movies during one round trip from the US to India. There’s not much else to do to pass the time.
That’s what I got during the last trip. I guess I did “catch up”. But if you ask me what movies I saw and what they were about, whether good, bad or ugly, I would be hard-pressed to find an answer. I am sure I could do some research and come up with the names of movies I saw but they must have been below average or worse, because I don’t remember much about them.
But there is one movie I caught during this trip that I remember most vividly. Instead of being one of the new releases, this one was a classic. I say revisited but it was really the first time I had seen the movie. Not sure how I could have missed it before!
Wow. Watching a young and dynamic Jack Nicholson in arguably his best role to date was simply fabulous. I am writing this post for anyone who might have missed the movie – whether from my generation, or some of the really young ones born way after this movie was released.
With all of the movie-making progress of recent years we see the results that show off their technical brilliance. But all of that cannot hold a candle to a good story done really well.
This might be some kind of record but the movie won 36 major awards including five academy awards that year for best picture, best actor, best actress, best director (Milos Freeman) and best screenplay (Adapted).
If you haven’t seen the movie, what are you waiting for?
If you have seen the movie but it’s been awhile, you won’t be sorry watching it again. Enjoy!