They Had Two, But Could Show Only One Ball

Running to empty houses all over England, nevertheless playing all over the country 🙂 I guess we hear and feel and are made aware of the English pain the most of any nation that exits the World Cup. One reason for that could be the fact that a large section of the media that covers soccer comes from England. And its no guess which way their hearts will beat.

Speaking of movies, watched The Shawshank Redemption based on a recommendation of a past colleague. Wasn’t watching much films back then in 1994, so had missed it then and ever since. Powerful performances and super dialogues:

 I’m so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it is the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border.

There’s another line about a bird with beautiful feathers that comes to roost quite evocatively as well. 

And another: The A-Team. I remember reading the books way back when I was half the age what Wayne Rooney is today. the movie was nothing special but I read somewhere that Fox Studios has hit big and nicely with this one’s release in India.


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3 Responses to They Had Two, But Could Show Only One Ball

  1. Prabhu says:

    Shawshank is one of my top 3 films ever. I liked and remember what may the first lines of the screenplay you indicate in blue – “Hope is a good thing Red, perhaps the best of things; And good things never die”. The other films I like are “Seven Samurai” by Kurosawa and “American Gangster”. The latter stars 2 academy award winning actors – Denzel Washington and Russel Crowe…


  2. Sumantra Chatterjee says:

    The out of africa poster is just superb…can’t stop laughing every time I look at it..have u seen the original movie? its actually pretty good…also the original swashank redemption story by stephen king is amazing..part of stephen king’s first short story my view the only good work ever published by him. Talking of movies, have u seen Shutter Island?…it’s one of the best Scorsese movies to have come out in recent years..


    • Kaushal says:

      Sadly, no to both. So many things to see and do and so less time. But yes, one should make an effort to watch all the Oscar winners at least once till his/her eyes fade. Check out the original poster on wikipedia or wherever. I was nearly splitting too!
      Shutter Island I have access to. Will do.


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