Sunday, December 18, 2011

~~~ About Today ~~~

I saw the movie Warrior today.
It is easily one of the best that I have seen in a long time. 
It is about a Mixed martial arts tournament.It mainly focuses on three men , two estranged brothers and their father and the brothers conflicts with each other.
Well like all the other sports movies. This one set the testosterone levels high. The soul of the movie does not lie in the final showdown between the brothers in the tournament but what follows later. 

There is no Good/Bad guy fighting against each other.This is not a traditional stand-up-and-cheer fight movie or for that matter something that motivates you. The emotions under it are too strong and deep.
There is something bittersweet about the main equations between the protagonists. 

Coming to my favorite part, The Music.. I think it has one of the best OST's.
In my opinion the two minutes of the song makes it alive and brings out the viewers emotion. 
The timing and the lyrics couldn't have been more appropriate.
The song is by the band "The National" and the Song's name is "About Today".

Coming to the song.. it is a beautiful song, Originally it talks about  the futility in the end of a relationship; The circumstances take a toll on both the sides and their end is near.
It does not talk about the forever love, The song is not because of forever love but the time spent in a bad relationship. Well it just talks about the end of a relationship that could be any relationship. 

In the movie the song takes a different beat/ meaning altogether.I think it is about the realization that he's wrapped up in himself and has barely acknowledged the other person(His Brother) in his life.

"Today you were far away
and I didn't ask you why
What could I say
I was far away
You just walked away
and I just watched you
What could I say

How close am I to losing you

Tonight you just close your eyes
and I just watch you
slip away

How close am I to losing you

Hey, are you awake
Yeah I'm right here
Well can I ask you about today

How close am I to losing you
How close am I to losing" 

That's the beautiful thing about music. It does not have one interpretation.
It takes on different forms and makes it meaningful.. :)
Things around us are so complicated and music makes them so simple.. !!!

There is something that I want to share on this post only.. I was just reading an article about a great man and there was a quote:
"The qualities of a great man are "vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character." 
I agree with the quote completely so just thought of sharing. The most important ones being the "Profundity Of Character" and "Articulation". 

Okay, Enough for today..

P.S  :  Isn't the title obvious..? Having written so much about it.. :)
P.S1 : The christmas still  looks beautiful and I am still smitten.


  1. :) Good music totally cheers me up! In fact whenever I'm feeling low, I just go sit at Starbucks more for the music n a lil less for the coffee!:)

  2. And only a great man could have articulated that about great men :) So true!

  3. @Gunj : I can write and write and write about Music.. :).. Well Europe is famous for the traditional Cafe's and the Cafe Culture in general..
    I don't go to Starbucks that often!!!

    And Yes, It takes the nerve of steel to be a MAN, To love someone unconditionally, To be able to respect someone, It is very easy to get angry and be hurtful. And yes articulation is one of the traits of great Men.. who are rare these days**Sigh**.

    A man who respects others and more than that himself wins my vote any day.

    I am reading the biography of Eisenhower ..hence all these thoughts..!!!

  4. Ahaa...looks like the book has all your attention these days :) Nice...I too love being wildly engrossed in my reads!:) Reading well written books is like experiencing two lives at one time!