If the title of this post seems quite familiar to you, then take no more time to confirm that it’s indeed a movie name.
For those who is still staring while their daemon searches through the memory – well kill the process. ‘The Boat That Rocked‘ is a wonderful movie among many by the screenplay writer Richard Curtis.
So it’s a movie post, right?
Umm…partially yes but there’s much more. Also I do need references to derive my conclusions, right?
For the heck of it
It was our fresher’s registration day today. NSS volunteers were present at every corner to help with the queries of over-concerned parents and seemingly lost candidates. I was one of them – no not the candidates but the volunteers 😛 Well we do it for NSS hours which is compulsory to complete.
Now there’s this junior who is not in NSS yet he turns up for volunteering. When asked by one of his acquaintances as to what triggered this generosity of his, he replied – “just for the heck of it.”
Haven’t you done anything just for the sake of enjoying it rather than the incentives?
I’ve done. And I’ve done it many times. Be it turning up for volunteering at uncalled events or to help in charitable activities undertaken in college. Be it helping my friends in moving their luggage during shifting process or giving an unexpected treat to the service worker in my hostel or surprising someone with a lovely gift on what could have been an usual day otherwise. That’s why I’m a gift-maker after all.
But meeting someone who shares the same thought as yours is exciting.
The Boat That Rocked pretty much runs on the similar theme. And it is made clear in the first few minutes of the movie itself.
The Govt. has banned all the rock and pop radio station in the country -the nation which gave the world these genres. A group of rogue DJs start operating their own radio stations ‘Radio Rock‘ on a pirate ship.
So why were they doing this? – because they loved music and listeners loved them. What they got in return was a sense of satisfaction for themselves. Not to forget the listener’s endless support that ultimately saves them. They thrive against the suppressing govt. and go on to becomes one of the biggest radio stations afterwards.
I’ve earned some peculiar expressions from people through this habit of mine. They get startled from a simple nice gestures.
If one of your colleagues, during a group chit-chat, jokingly says you to fetch water in his bottle then just do it. Say – ‘Yeah Ok!‘ and watch how does his expression turn out to be. It feels good when you get more than your expectations. Doesn’t it?
Richard Curtis – Hugh Grant – Bill Nighy Movies Spree –
When you like something, you like to know more about it (if you’re curious of-course!). I’ve this habit and my friends find it quite amusing.
Suppose I got to know a new literary term. First I would read more about it, then it’s usage and correlate with the instances I’ve come across. Then I would find out where it was first used. I would also find more about the book and its author and then I would go about reading his other works.
I’ve done it in numerous cases. It’s hard to satiate my hunger once I get interested in something, until I know sufficiently about it. And when it came to movies, I couldn’t control it either.
Moreover if the two of the best movies in your list (About Time & The Boat That Rocked) belongs to the same screenplay writer, my interestedness was obvious. I’ve rambled a lot about Wes Anderson movies in my earlier blog post when I was caught in the fascination of his style of storytelling.
After watching 4-5 Richard Curtis’ movies, I found out that in most of his previous pictures (made in 90s and early 2000), Hugh Grant starred as the lead actor. Watching his astounding performance in Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral, I also got tempted to check out Bridget Jone’s Diary.
Also there was one actor common to both the above stated movies – Bill Nighy! I instantly had a huge liking for him after watching his stunning portrayal of father in About Time. Then the other movie was equally good. So the next spree shifted to – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel & The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
I’ve a special liking for British movies. I think at they’re at much par level compared to US-made Hollywood movies in terms of execution and story. I love the sense of emotion contained in all the British movies I’ve seen so far (Finding Neverland is the next in the series).
How I got busy?
So where have I been lately? – No post in last 10 days!
Well I share a lot of event stories, rendezvous experiences, art, photographs and much more in my blog. But to share things substantially, I must get involved in those activities hardheartedly. Moreover as the vacation approaches the end, past few days have been relatively busy for me – wrapping up my internship works so far to begin the next phase.
Also I think in the last 10 days, I met more number of people than 2 months of my summer vacation combined 😛
Meeting new people is exciting and fun. Moment earlier you were complete strangers and the next moment you’re acquaintances. Anyway networking is an integral part of entrepreneurship.
I think I’ve rambled down sufficiently. For this blog post I leave you with two of my recent clicks around the new campus –
Hope you liked them. Future photography posts awaits! 🙂