Thursday, July 10, 2008

celluoid inspiration

I saw two movies recently that inspired me to greatness.

In "All the President's Men", Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford played Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the two reporters from the Washington Post who broke the Watergate scandal through dogged determination and a sharp reporter's nose. The movie got me all worked up about this writing thing. Will I ever break a big story like that or do something like these other greats of journalism? My biggest will probably be more along the lines of "Kitten Rescued from Tree" but at least I can dream big.

And to dream truly big, all I needed was "The Man Who Would Be King." Based on a tale by the always wonderful Kipling, two rascally former soldiers in India decide to head north and vow to become kings. Sean Connery and Michael Caine make a great team for this movie. They leave India which is good because it drove me a little crazy that their India didn't have one Indian in it. They were obviously North African. It didn't help that once they got to Kafiristan, everybody in this region of present day Pakistan spoke Hindi. Cultural details aside, a great movie about adventure, arrogance and the Masons.

2 comments:

Goody said...

"non-native man-boy eaten by non-native tigers."

How do I get a stat counter on my blog?

crabbyrandy said...

In reference to a new name; Just another blond scientist in Africa looking for love through journalism.