A decade ago, I had this stamp on me which said “Geek”. Personal computers were still new in those years. My keen interest in those machines helped me acquire a great deal of knowledge without any formal training in computing. In those days, I used to fantasize about computers talking back to me. Responding to me and my emotions. Huh..That was a geek’s fantasy.
Cut to 2014. They actually made a movie about my fantasy. It turns out, I wasn’t alone with the crazy idea of an OS with emotions. The movie I am talking about is Her.
The story is set in not so distant future. A simple guy in his mid-life crisis, Writing letters on behalf of someone, is completely alone and void of any social life. He suddenly encounters an OS which claims to have consciousness. His rather boring and very single life now gets an upgrade of romance in form of OS1.
The most interesting part in this movie is the use of voice. From the minute one, Everything revolves around voice commands. Operating systems used in the movie interact using voice, Bothways. Thirteen minutes into the movie, You hear the silky voice of Scarlett Johansson. It casts a spell on you, the effect of which remain till the end of the movie and for some, even after that. There no representation of her character whatsoever. There is no symbol or icon or picture representing her character, Samantha. It’s all Scarlett.
She wakes him up in the morning as if she is his real wife. She arranges date for him after going through his mails. She also sorts out his mails and actually tells him which ones to keep and which ones to delete. They go on a walk together. They have simulated sex. In one scene, A young girl plays the role of front end for Samantha. Like a bridge between OS and Human. That is the high point of this movie for me. You want more and more of Her.
The only thing I didn’t like was the end. I wasn’t disappointed. But they should have made it clear whatever happens to Her. This is my second favorite English romantic movie after Definitely Maybe. I’ll rate it 9/10.
P.S.: Please watch this movie wearing your headphones. Do not use the speakers.
Time is a great teacher. You learn many things as the time passes on. I am not an exception. When I started this blog I was not a great writer.(Neither I am now.) I had a bit of hesitation before starting this blog. So instead of starting on 1st January, I started it on 1st February.
What was the hesitation for? I had urge for blogging after reading many blogs throughout the internet. Whatever answer I wanted, the search would land upon a blog most of the time. And they had beautiful explanations with good use of language. This was exactly my weak point.
I am not fluent to English. The reason may be that I have very few conversations in English. So forget about writing good in English. As I said I didn’t knew how to write a good blog post. Now the things are changed with time. At that time I wasn’t able to write quickly on a given topic. Now I can. Continue reading →
A few days before I saw a movie called “Pursuit of Happyness“. Yes the spelling is right. Its happyness. I didn’t got time to say about this movie. So I thought of doing it today. Its a very fine movie wherein Will smith plays role of Chris Gardner His early professional life is very disturbed and he seems to be unfocused. To apply for job he doesn’t have enough qualification. He hardly completed his High school.
During this period his wife leaves him. Everyday fights lead to this. The time he needed her most, she leaves. The boy Christopher remains with Gardner. The story moves and there are many moments which touch to your heart. And those are the moments which reveal the relationship between Gardner an this son. The Love, care, affection he has towards his son.That makes him overcome the situation. And so do the son shows his towards the father. The child artist also played a great role here.
So why did I wrote this here. Just another movie review. Well if you watch the movie you’ll know why I wrote here. You’ll love to talk about this movie. It’ll surely be an inspiration and if not you’ll never feel you wasted some 2 hours of your life. Having love and affection towards someone can surely give you a reason to move ahead.
So till next movie…