Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Creativity or lack of it

Just the other day I was reading an ad for Lufthansa Airlines. Apparently, they have broadband internet conncetivity within the flight. Damn it! Here we are in Indian homes where broadband hasnt yet mushroomed as fast as we would have liked, and now flights have broadband. For what purpose? Oh..in case you need to check your mail on-flight. Talk about extravaganza!!!

Maybe I am under-imagining a bit. We can surely look forward to the day when dispirited youth form a terrorist organization called the Al Kazaa. Their mode of action is simple - hijack Lufthansa flights and download as much as they can.
Terrorist to Pilot: "Dickwad! Better not land the plane..we have just begun downloading the 3rd season of Friends. Another 7 more to go..."

Speaking of Friends, a Tamil version of it (titled Krishna Cottage) is being aired on Jaya TV. My heart goes out to the 5 actors (3 guys + 2 girls) who've acted in this show. I admire their reserves of self-control which definitely has prevented them from murdering the "creator" of this show.
And to top all this is the opening credits, which begins with "Concept by ....". Weird. As far as I know plagiarism is a pretty ancient concept.

Speaking of plagiarism, or rather the opposite of it - we had a class in which a certain guest spoke about original ideas for documentaries. She also began the introduction for her film with these words "The movie is long..very long! It might look like there is nothing happening, but wait..". I must give it to her, speaking the truth is definitely one of her positive qualities - nothing did happen! Of course, she won several awards for that film!

She also spoke about another "novel" idea that her friend used to make a documentary. It consisted of him using a handycam to shoot his hand that was resting on a table just beside a window. The focus is on the hand, but the viewer tends to get bored with that (obviously!) and then begins to observe the blurred happenings outside the window. How intriguing!!

I think I shall make one as well. The camera shall focus on me moving the mouse around while a screensaver is shown on the computer screen. The screensaver depicts a random motion, yet there is the element of a pre-determined purpose eventually. In case you are wondering how the screensaver is still on despite me moving the mouse..I have a reason for that. That shows the futility of human actions. We can do our best to change the world, but the actual control resides in a superior being.

I better get my award acceptance speech ready.



At 11:47 PM, Blogger Sudheer Narayan said...

You shouldnt explain the point of purpose behind ur actions da. Films exist just to provoke the inquisitive in the viewer.
You are killing it.
Maybe u can apologise for this folly in ur award acceptance speech.;)


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