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Year View| Summary| Highlights| Month View| Monday 22 November 2004 (Day View) – Stress Test
22.11.2004 – Monday 22 November – Doctor’s & Veer-Zaara
- • I had breakfast from an Indian curry takeaway place at Brunswick St Station on my way to Prince Charles Hospital.
- • I attended Prince Charles Hospital, where I undertook a stress test on an exercise bike. I pedalled for thirteen minutes, with the bike getting progressively harder to pedal each minute. As far as I can tell, the results were normal, although I’ll know better on Thursday when I see the doctor.
- • I had lunch at Govindas and then headed out to uni for a while where I had a look at Dommie’s new computer, which is not working at all. It appears to be failing its POST, but it doesn’t have a BIOS speaker so I can’t really tell what’s going on.
- • I went and saw the Hindi film Veer-Zaara at the Regent. It was pure propaganda – enough to make me proud to be Indian, something I don’t see any Australian movies doing. It was also a spectacular film, at least three True Lies worth. At around three and a quarter hours long, and with a ten-minute intermission, it also felt like good value for money. I don’t think any Western scriptwriter has written anything that can compare since Shakespeare stopped writing, yet Indian’s seem to manage it all the time. I don’t know why Western romance movies, and Hollywood movies in particular, are usually so trivial and baseless – it’s a bit worrying as I suspect it’s an indication of the audience. Virtually no one was at this movie (which isn’t that surprising given that it’s in Hindi, I guess) despite it being far better than anything Hollywood has produced this year – or probably in the past decade.
- Comment by DM – Tuesday 23 November 2004, 5:58 PM
- UML exams pale in terms of subjectiveness next to your movie reviews, I'd say.
- Comment by Ned – Wednesday 24 November 2004, 6:34 PM