Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron
Watching: The husband and I watched Tenet over the weekend. It was very action-packed and mind-bending with its whole time entropy and backwards thing. But as I thought about it more, I realized that Nolan (who wrote and directed it) forgot about the emotions part of it. I really like his other movies like Memento, Inception, Interstellar. But as I thought more about it, while those movies also play a lot on time and memory, there was also emotion.
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Those three other movies were so much about lives lost and memories of loved ones. And that wanting to stay with a lost memory of a person who’s not there anymore. There was feeling and emotion and relationships.
Tenet was a lot harder. I think you can’t have the Protagonist be any more than that because his whole journey has, in a sense, just begun. And because of the play with time, there is difficulty bringing in anything more in terms of background and details about him.
Eating and Drinking: I had a slice of sourdough toast and a goat milk brie.
It’s going to be a much warmer week from today onwards! We will be hitting the 30s (Celsius) and while that number may not seem very high (Singapore is always in the highs of 30+), I feel that in CA because there’s so little (almost no) cloud cover, once you’re in the direct sunlight it’s so much hotter than 30.
Peaks and Bandits – Alf Bonnevie Bryn
Loveboat, Taipei – Abigail Hing Wen
Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) – Patricia Briggs
Crying in H Mart – Michelle Zauner
One of the girls in my Maths class recommended Tenet so we chose that as our Christmas Day film, and it’s a good Christmas choice, especially in a year when there wasn’t much to choose from. It’s also a good Christmas choice in terms of when you go back to work, arguing over “Why did that happen?? What did that mean??” It seemed like the ending made it all set up for a sequel I think you are right, as a stand alone non-Christmas film I would definitely judge it more harshly for its lack of emotional involvement.
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Definitely a fun one for discussion.
Ah, I always love your food pics!! And you’ve reminded me that we haven’t had Indian food in AGES … well, I guess since the pandemic started! We’ve been hitting the same few super-local restaurants for take-out this past year, but I think we ill venture further afield and get Indian takeout next weekend – thanks for the inspiration!
I’ve also been wondering about seeing Tenet (heard mixed reviews) and loved the other 3 movies you mentioned, so I might give it a try – I DO so love anything mind-bending that plays with time!
Enjoy your books this week –
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Thank you!! Hope you do get your Indian food!
Oh Tenet was definitely mind-bending. Let me know what you think of it!
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