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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

127 HOURS WITH THE EMPEROR

MONDAY NIGHT.
I JOINED SOME FRIENDS IN A MOVIE MARATHON slash TOMA NIGHT 
@ DUDE's PLACE. IT WAS MY FIRST TIME TO EVER DRINK EMPERADOR LIGHT.

WE CHOSE TO WATCH 127 HOURS WHICH ALLAN DOWNLOADED FROM D NET.
THE LAPTOP WAS MOUNTED ON THE TABLE, 
SO IN AN INSTANT, IT BECAME A "DESKTOP".
HAHA. PARANG MAY AMATS LANG AGAD.

THE MOVIE IS ABOUT THE TRUE STORY OF ARON RALSTON, WHO BECAME FAMOUS AFTER HIS SURVIVAL FROM BEING TRAPPED FOR 127 HOURS IN A CANYON SOMEWHERE IN AMERICA. WHEN HE HAD THE ACCIDENT, HE WAS ON A SOLO ADVENTURE. IT SEEMS THAT IT WAS HOW HE SPENT TIME FOR HIMSELF: GOING OUTDOORS AND DOCUMENTING HIS TRIP USING HIS HANDY CAM. HE WAS TRAPPED WHEN HE FELL IN A DEEP TRENCH WITH A HUGE ROCK. HIS RIGHT ARM WAS CAUGHT BETWEEN THAT HEAVY ROCK AND THE SOLID WALL.

HE THOUGHT THERE'S NO WAY HE WILL BE RESCUED 'COZ THE SPOT HE'S IN WAS ISOLATED. HE REMEMBERED THE THINGS HE DID BEFORE THE ACCIDENT IN EXACT AND VIVID DETAILS WHICH MADE HIM SMILE AND HURT MORE AT THE SAME TIME.
THAT'S THE HEART-WARMING PART OF THE MOVIE. HE REMEMBERED HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND FEW NASTY THINGS HE EXPERIENCED WITH HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND. ALL THESE, AND SOME ODD VISIONS AND THE IMPOSSIBILTY OF HIM BEING RESCUED BEFORE HE DIE OF STARVATION, THIRST AND CHILL, ADDED TO THE HURT. ALL THESE MADE HIM CARVE HIS NAME WITH SOME CHARACTERS YOU SEE IN A GRAVESTONE.

WHAT'S WONDERFUL WAS HIS HALLUCINATIONS OF SEEING A CHILD, WHICH SEEMED TO BE HIS CHILD IN THE FUTURE. AND WHEN HE ATTEMPTS TO CUT HIS ARM, HE SAW THAT LITTLE BOY STARING AT HIM. HEART-WARMING TOO. SO HE WAS DRIVEN TO REALLY CUT HIS ARM TO GET HIMSELF OUT OF HELL. THAT SCENE WILL MAKE YOU FEEL THE PAIN OF ARON AT THAT TIME. KUDOS TO THE FILM MAKERS COZ IT SEEMED SO REAL. 
THE ACTOR, JAMES FRANCO, WAS EXCELLENT, I CAN SAY. 
THE FILM EDITING WAS ENTERTAINING; IT'S FANTASTIC AND INSPIRING.
TEN OUT OF TEN STARS.


DUDE, WHO WAS GRAND WINNER IN THE 1ST CLEAN WATER VIDEO CONTEST
FOR HIS SHORT FILM "WALANG HANGGANG PAGHIHINTAY".
HE CAN'T HELP BUT COMPARE SOME SHOTS OF 127 HRS WITH HIS OBRA. 
ANG COOL-IT. AY, MALI. HANG-HINET PALA! HAHA.

AFTER THAT FIRST MOVIE, AT 1AM, I WALKED HOMEBOUND PARA MATULOG.
HINDI KO PALA KAYA ANG MOVIE MARATHON KASAMA ANG EMPEROR.