Thursday, May 10, 2007

Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others

How many times it happens that you go to the library pick a movie thinking it will be a good time pass and you figure out it was the ultimate selection and decision that you made to watch it?

“It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I was never expecting anything that I will be so much touched with this movie from every aspect of it, and yes my favorite Sir Ben Kingsley …as I watch his movie the respect for him grows more and more :D

“To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.”

This movie “House of Sand and Fog”, directed by Vadim Perelman; is about an Iranian immigrant who has spent most of his savings trying to enhance his daughter's chances of a good marriage. Once she is married, he spends the remaining funds on a house at an auction, without any knowledge putting him and his family in the middle of a legal tussle with the house's former owner – who is emotionally unstable and neglectful woman evicted from the house she inherited from her father when she is mistakenly charged for unpaid taxes. What begins as a legal struggle turns into a personal confrontation, with tragic results!!!

“I guess when your heart gets broken you sort of start to see cracks in everything. I'm convinced that tragedy wants to harden us and our mission is never to let it.”

In all this situations the teachings that the parents give to the Iranian boy in the family is just awesome! I mean how much tensed you are as a cop comes in and threatens you that you will be deported and I can do this happen to you …blah blah!!!! And still the father (Ben Kingsley) advises son how to behave and be brave at heart like a lion as the cop is weak when he shows a gun threatening that he will shoot them.

“To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right” ~ Confucius

I just simply loved this movie and this time I will ask my friends do watch this one for sure…it not only helps to understand the situations of immigrants but also how you still follow your culture and don’t loose the temperament vaguely.

“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru

My respect for Sir Ben Kingsley just grows day by day :D I just love him …his acting…the calmness that he carries ..Its marvelous!!!

I was feeling so angry about the former house owner lady and the cop who in turn leaving his family and kids tries to help this lady by threatening the Iranian family.

“Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it” ~Vincent Van Gogh

My soul was satisfied after watching this movie, that’s how far I can explain about this movie – a worth watching :D

“Living might mean taking chances but they're worth taking, Loving might be a mistake but it's worth making.” ~ Leanne Womack


Keshi said...

A Must-watch then...ty Dawny!

I admire Ben Kingsley's acting skills. He was also in Gandhi wasnt he?


Shiva said...

So nice of you to have caught a quote of Van Gogh.

Amazing review and I will watch this for sure.

Have you watched "Children of heavan". If not, give it a try

Neihal said...

sounds very interesting Dawn. Put it in my must watch list. :D
Thanks :)

priya said...

Isn't he special for his acting skills and I just admire him too.

adi said...

good, thinking words...
loved them

krystyna said...

Hi Dawn!
Thanks for this review. I must watch it.
Thanks for great quotes (love it always)
and great music.
Today first time I listened to your music. RadioBlog - great idea. I enjoyed it(took break and dance).

Anonymous said...

I guess I would have to see this movie too :)!
that makes two movies from your blog that i have to watch, this is a book crazy week for me :D next week would be a movie crazy I hope :)!

thanks for all those quotes!

Marthyan said...

Well Ben Kingsley is at his best here :)

Also the previous owner in the movie Jennifer Connely is also an oscar winner

Manish said...

Thx for sharing it here.

starry nights said...

Dawn i have watched this movie three times, it is really sad but at the same time there is so much to take away from it.

Deepak Gopi said...

Thanks a lot for giving information about this movie & for the quotes
Happy mothers day.

diogenes said...

That was good. How are you Dawn. No see ;-)

rachana said...

nice quotes!! and your views ( abt the movie!)are nice too!

Dawn....सेहर said...

keshi: Yes dear he was…thanks so much dear

shiva: Thanks dear and I am gonna search for this one too ;)

neihal: Yes for sure…you wont regret it :D

priya: so true my dear :D
Thanks and cheers

adi: Welcome dear..and thanks for those courteous words…do come again

krystyna: Thank you so much dear…am not sure if you understand..but I am obliged and happy to hear this :D
God bless you my dear

shammu: You are welcome dear…and am sure you wont regret :D watching this one

marthyan: Yes she is also good! Thanks

manish: you are welcome dear

starry nights: Ok there you go…:D so that will tell all about it then :D
Cheers dear

deepak gopi: Thanks dear

diogenes: Thanks and am doing good…tk cr

rachana: Thanks so much dear…hugggggzzz

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