Thursday, June 18, 2009

Weakly [in]Activity Report

Activity One: Watching someone who's not there...

Recently got hold of a not so recent biographical film directed by Todd Haynes... called I'm not There. A film about Bob Dylan. Where he is portrayed by 6 different actors. Now, the interesting part.. [at least to me]---Included in the list of actors who portray Dylan are Christian Bale and [late]Heath Ledger - both starred in the film: The Dark Knight (Batman)]
....Bale as Batman, Ledger as the Joker. Bob Dylan has a song called Jokerman...which i really like and i really like Heath Ledger's acting as the Joker in the Dark Knight. I've not heard the studio version[Jokerman] but i really like this live performance with this particular line up. Watch out for the part where Dylan has problems with the harmonica..

Activity Two: going back to The Beach

A brilliant first novel from Alex Garland which i'd read a couple of years back....Read it all over again.... Makes me want to pack my bags and go back packing... be a traveller and not a tourist...
....and we also have Leonardo Di Caprio in the film version...which was directed by Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle.. In my opinion the novel's better..

Activity Three: Case Study

Reading The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. I'd got hold of this book [pdf format] from an online source sometime back. Reading it again. I've sent a mail to the author asking him whether the pdf format of his book was made available online intentionally or is this a case of illegal reproduction.... Anyways this book has helped me a lot and i would be more than happy to give the online source of this book to others interested in reading it... Hopefully i'll get a reply from