Thursday, May 15, 2008

In a land far, far away.....

Thursday, May 15, 2008

T watched the second installment of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince caspian, today. it was ok..some parts were good, some ok, some...cliched, it was after all a disney movie. i was given the feeling it was meant to be an emotional journey for the characters, but the only part in which they really succeeded in thoroughly portraying these emotions was their sense of desperate longing for narnia, how they missed it and their sadness in knowing that it was all temporary.

The Brazilian word 'saudades' is described as "it is a deep feeling of longing for someone or someplace, which is very sweet but also tinged with an inescapable sadness" (definition provided years ago by Antonio Carlos Jobim). It is this feeling that i so very often feel, and this movie captured that feeling very subtly, from beginning to the end.

The end credit song by regina spektor perfectly captures the mood, and was such a great way to end an otherwise just ok movie. it was like a wonderful surprise present. my sister andi were sitting there, thinking, we know that voice. we love that voice. yea for regina! in most of the other emotional scenes i was just an observer, and once or twice actually burst out laughing...more later

p/s: go listen to the song - its called "the call"
Regina Spektor - The Call

hmm so far i have edited this post 4 times...and i expect to do more soon. i guess its a testament to the movie, it made me think about stuff...


2 hitchhikers:

Aneesah said...

Oh man, I've wanted to see that movie ever since the billboard went up in the middle of a highway early in the year. ^^ (Of course, at that point we were, "MAY?! Lamanye lagi, iklan je lebih" so I've forgotten all about it till I read this entry.)


The song sounds wonderful, I've heard Munira rave about Regina Spektor before... :) Heheh.


I gotta say I have that "saudades" feeling a lot, too. I don't know why, but yes, it can be quite sad at times. Very sad.

Moon said...

yeah....

narnia was okay...

but i guess it says something when one raves more about the credit song than the movie itself...

i LOVE this song... i get that saudades feeling alot too.

and the song just describes it all... all those places and moments

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