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A Movie a day!

This is Inspired by my favorite person who recently started #abookaday project, you can find out more about it here.

The idea is to watch one movie everyday for the next year, and not just watch it but put to use all the resources available on internet to look at it from as many perspectives as possible. This is as much to increase my Cinema knowhow and strike movies off my towatchlist, as it is to clear entrance exams to cinema studies courses that I am hoping to take up next May.

The project will include watching films I haven’t seen, re-watching the ones I already have, and gathering reading material on cinema and visual studies.

I will be starting with Dreams by Akira Kurosawa. Please do forward any resource links or suggestions you may have on watching him, having only seen Ran I am pretty clueless on where and how to begin.

Tada!

Animal shadows on my wall
know too well
I was never taught
what to do with my hands
so I reel them in
closer to my body
as if saying
excuse me for occupying
space
I wasn’t entitled to.

Come winter

Our hearts were blooming
Dahlia
on Sunday afternoons
I could feel them
beat against windowsills
in our ribcages.

I don’t even know
how to begin
and (un)weave
or
hold it together
,
anymore.

(I left all my words
in bent pages

of your belly button.)