Saturday, October 31, 2009

grim setting...

Pics: from top, poster of State of Play followed by its cast comprising of Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren, Rachel McAdams and last but not the least, Russel Crowe.

Hello Netgenners,

What's on ?

How were the Weekends

Well, i chose a movie to unwind !

I alongwith Anand Hembrom, my friend who is pursuing Masters in Broadcast journalism in NISCORT hit the American Centre theater's special Friday flicks edition after going through the Times of India supplement which provides listings of all the events taking place in the city.

The Movie business in the American centre are an exercise of the popular culture of the United states which has a multi billion dollar industry in filmaking...Hollywood.

The Screening is free and this Friday flicks edition focused on political thrillers.

Unfortunately due to other tasks, we missed the productions screened earlier which run serially as.. Angels and Demons( Oct 9), Duplicity(Oct 16), Nothing but the Truth(Oct 23)

The movie State of Play is an excellent Political thriller involving a U.S. Congressman, Stephen Collins ( Ben Affleck), a tough police detective, a demanding Editor of a leading daily ( Helen Mirren), a cub reporter( Rachel McAdams) and last but not the least the cynical, risk taking veteran investigative journo ( Russel Crowe)

The story in a nutshell would be.. until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried, handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman, Stephen Collins was the future of his political party in a town of spin-doctors and wealthy politicos, he and other embroiled in this drama will discover one truth: when billions are at stake, no one's integrity, love or life is ever safe.

To maintain the dark element of the movie the lenswork has naturally been kept dark.

The introductory scene shows a pizza delivery boy being shot dead by some unidentified person driving through a dark lane.

This sparks off the case which centres around the killing of the mistress who was a secretary with a Congressman. 


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