White Balloon

Daily Journal of Mahaan, an Iranian-American student residing in USA.

Sunday, December 10, 2006


I watched Babel tonight in small local cinema.

1. For film lovers like me, it so naive to think that the joy and fun hat we get from DVDs and home theaters is even close to the experience of watching a movie in Cinema. It's a matter of fact that with the growth of home theater solutions, cinemas and theaters are a dying industry and not many people tend to go to cinema as they did years ago. Tonight I promissed to myself to be less stingy about cinema and leave my saving attitudes to other places. This is one of the few things that I really love and can not see its deteriotation.

2. Babel directed byAlejandro Gonzalez Inarito is about quality of human interactions. In a world where quantity is the major trend, Mr. Inarito creates a beautiful picture about life and destiny and a world where misunderstings are the superior to understandings. The movie has a similar strcuture to director's recent work 21 grams. A Juxtapositional story line and montage that pull the viewers mind as long as 140 minutes. The movie is quite emotional and its difficult not to be impressed by the emotional exchanges.

3. Disfunctionalities of relations are everywhere. In mountains of undeveloped mountain life of Morroco to modern streets of Tokyo. And we human are thirsty of love and attention and our desperate effort to simulate human qualities are nothing but failure. The movie takes a critical attitude specifincally towards America and modern world where media buzz constantly makes people creep to the grounds of materialistic life.
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