Tuesday, June 14, 2011


‘Love’ and ‘Death’; isn’t all philosophy of the world sums up and baffles us in these two unfathomable void of mystery. So what’s the sermon by this self-proclaimed paranoiac, cynic, narcissist and one of the beloved screen legends? The man has innumerable clichés to poke fun at humanity and its infinite absurdity than anything else! Here is how he sum it up about God, Death & Love:

‘The worst thing you can say about God is that he is underachiever.’

‘There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?’

‘Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experience goes it’s one of the best.’

What you expect from Woody film? Here is one more proof of his brilliant early writing and creativity where humor pops up in every line. He is playing Boris, a skeptical Russian from birth about God and Nature, the world is absurd for him and mystery about death obsessed him like ghost. He is incredible pacifist even while waging war against Napoleon. The exact opposite of him is Sonia, who believes Love is everything; she wants to meet a man who embodies three great aspects of love-intellectual, spiritual n sensual. And yet she believes ‘Morality is subjective’. It’s always treat to watch Woody’s matchless chemistry with his muse Diane Keaton and she is equally crazy as Woody here. Let’s digest this one from her side-

“To love is to suffer, to avoid suffering one miss not love, but than one suffers from not loving therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer, to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love, to be happy than is to suffer but suffering makes one unhappy therefore to be unhappy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you’re getting this down.”

Must watch for all Woody devotees J



Luv said...

‘The worst thing you can say about God is that he is underachiever.’

That sounds like Kamal Sir. Maybe he too is a Woody fan!?!

HIREN DAVE said...

@ Luv
Its quite surprise if one legend does not like the other! By the way few years ago i watched Kamalsir's interview on star talk on youtube and it's very up, close n personal one where he shared so many personal feelings of his life, career, marriage n his passion for cinema...indeed a must watch for all his fans. Do catch it :)