Friday, April 25, 2008

Lance the Runner

Did you do a double take of the title? Wondering if I erred there?

Actually, I haven't. Yes, that's what Lance Armstrong is doing these days...running.

Last week, he ran the Boston marathon and finished in 2:50:58 hours, breaking his own goal of 3 hours.

I am really not into sports (if you have been following my blog, you would know by now). However this impressed me enough to share it with everyone.

Just reminds you its never too late to start anything.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

"Pretty Woman"...Trivia and Mistakes

This is definitely one of those evergreen movies, which you can watch again anad again and again.

I caught it on Star Movies yesterday.

If you like the movie as much as I do, these trivia and mistakes during filming the movie would definitely interest you.

Have fun.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Queen

Queen Victoria.

Shot by me.

Isn't she majestic ?

Facts vs Fiction

I was watching "1942 - A Love Story" today (I picked up this movie a few days back along with a couple of others, from a bookstore a few days back).

If you have seen the movie, you would know that its a love story set in the backdrop of the Indian freedom struggle. The plot revolves around the assassination of the atrocious General Douglas, by the freedom fighters. The movie predictably ends with his death.
I have seen this movie earlier and liked it a lot, which is why I decided to have a copy in my movie collection. This time too, I enjoyed the film.

Curiosity got the better of me and I googled on General Douglas and the events surrounding his death. Of course I did not expect the full drama which was portrayed in the movie, to be documented somewhere. I was however hoping for the correctness in the year of his death (1942) and the place (Kasauli). My search got me none of these. The General Douglas shown in the movie actually died in 1964 and definitely not in Kasauli.

This led me to wonder if historical facts, like the year of death of a well-known figure, are allowed to be contorted by movies, under the disclaimer of the movie being a work of fiction.

How much of fact can fiction have?