Category Archives: Treasure on the web

#11 Excerpts – Fight Club

Tyler: Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.

Fight Club is considered by some the most iconic performance by Brad Pitt. I wonder how much of the credit goes to the awesome twists and turns the plot provides. If you have watched the film already and you want to see what you missed (or maybe what you did not miss) check out this video!

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#2 The Last Great Fighter

“From where we stand the rain seems random. If we could stand somewhere else, we would see the order in it.”

~ Tony Hillerman

 

Some things make you sad for no reason. By God’s grace, some things make you happy for no reason. It seems like it is all fair in the end. The granddaddy of all the accountants sitting up there looks down and says, this guy has worked a lot this week, he can have this and sends something like this!

The premise is set in the chilly mountains where Bruce Wayne trained himself, or to be more particular, 50 miles off Tokyo. It is the year 2222, and the weather conditions are just like they are today, or probably the way they were in 2002 when the film was shot. A sense of optimism bloomed inside me as I realised this – Global warming is a myth after all.

The film begins with two great warriors who have taken shelter in an empty flat, who have a dislike for each other. It turns out that the dislike is not reciprocated by the other warrior who prefers grunting over wordly pleasures. Maybe that is because he has already sinned enough by stealing the other warrior’s Bible and shooting his dog.

Nervousness builds in the air as we run out of words. Nervousness builds in the air. But as Sherman Alexie has said in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, ‘Scared means you don’t want to play. Nervous means you want to play.’ They enter into a battle which involves no weapon but their bare hands. And with a swift move of his palms, the warrior on the right sends the warrior on the left to his final resting place – the deadly wall.

It is rare to find a video with such a genuine raw feel to it! I would love to know the backstory of this film because I know there has to be one. I want to know what inspired these guys to invest their time in something so experimental like this. It takes us back to the time when YouTube was a simple video sharing site without the glamour it has today. We have come so far and the journey has been great. But every once in a while, it is nice to look back and enjoy some moments like this!

(I hope you wait for the post credits scene.)

The Uninformed States of America

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In the world wide mess that we call as the Internet, it is difficult to find something which is informative, thought provoking yet intriguing. Which brings me to this trailer that I came across yesterday.

Even my country, India, witnessed an election that changed the political scenario by a great margin. It just proved how important it is for the country to make the youth aware about their rights and responsibilities.

The project, directed by Mike Riley comes across as an interesting political science experiment bringing some very interesting causes of political apathy in the USA in the Sizzle Reel itself. I am sure there is a lot to come in the full feature. when we talk about this film, we are looking at some raw, unbiased views of American citizens.

The treatment of the Sizzle Reel is very catchy with a very interesting host that keeps you glued. The most important part of a documentary is to keep aside your own opinions as a maker and put forward the truth. And in these terms, the project sounds very promising.

The makers at Finally Free Media are about to launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project on very soon. They’re also accepting submissions and requests for interviews and appearances within the film on the official website at www.theusafilm.com.

So you think you are not a part of the Uninformed States of America? Check out this awesome quiz and find out yourself.