A LIL’ BIT OF COLOUR: PART II

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A while ago I posted this. It was a lot of fun to make and, in my opinion, one of my better posts. Plus, I loved going through all those great photographs. So, going along the lines of Hollywood directors, I prepared a sequel for you guys.

This time I got the photos from a lot of different sources. Some of these are from TIME, some are from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture and some I found by Googling. I’ve tried to keep the photos relatively misery-free but I’ve seen a pattern: many of the photographs highlighted are usually of war, sorrow and death. While going through these photos I could feel the goosebumps when a particularly violent photograph showed up. Since many of them are natural photographs  you can actually feel the pain the person is going through. An example is this photograph. The man is embracing his family after frantically searching for his son after the shooting in Aurora. This photo really gets to me.

On a less serious note, here are the pictures I’ve made. Also, this time I did not write the details of the photos because, frankly, I lost the links of the descriptions myself. Click here to see the photos.

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Quotes & Characters

Quotes and dialogues are one of the fundamental parts of any movie. Without it a movie would fail to function as a whole. Equally important are the actors who deliver it and the characters they play. A masterful delivery of a line can be the difference between a blockbuster and a lackluster film. So I decided to pay homage to a few memorable and iconic quotes, beautifully delivered by some very accomplished actors. All of these, save one, are present in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movie Quotes. So without further ado and in no particular order, here they are:

Click to see the quotes:

The Study Cycle (Comic)

Currently stuck in the loop. So you could say this is a true story.

LOOPER – A MOVIE REVIEW

Previously, I had posted the trailer and some stills of the time travelling film Looper and ever since then I have been extremely excited for the film. I actually learned about this film quite some time ago, somewhere on the internet in an article of ‘Anticipated films of 2012’ or something like that, which had nothing but a few lines explaining the most basic gist of the film. But that small glimpse of the movie has stuck with me since then and with high expectations, I finally went to the cinema to watch Looper. And believe me, I was not disappointed.  Continue reading:

The Internetz (Comic)

LOOK! A COMIC! FINALLY!

The title is a bit misleading, since the comic isn’t about the internet itself per se,  but this was the only way I couldn’t spoil the joke.

A LIL’ BIT OF COLOUR

You know those black and white photographs with only a person or an object having colour in them? Well, I love them. And I recently discovered my obsession with making them. It really helps in bringing an object or person to the viewer’s attention. It ‘s almost as if you blurred out the rest of the picture. So I decided to take some photographs and apply the same effect to them. These photos are taken from 55 Famous Pictures of Time Magazine, some of them are really great photos and you should definitely check them out. The first one is of my sister, though. So for your viewing pleasure, 10 Photos with a little bit of colour in them:

Check out the photos:

5 Quotes from Duck Soup [Infograph]

Out of the few ‘old’ movies I have seen Duck Soup might be my favourite. It is one movie that makes me laugh so hard that tears are inevitable. Recently, I got to watch it again and I enjoyed it almost as much as my first time. I realized that apart from the slapstick humour, there is a lot of intelligent and funny dialogues present throughout the film. Most of which comes from the mouth of Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx). So I decided to create this infograph showing 5 hilarious quotes from the movie. Reading the dialogues is nowhere near as fun as watching the movie so I highly recommend you watch or re-watch the movie.  It is now my plan to go ahead and see every single movie the brothers ever made and laugh so hard until something in my body gets injured.
See the Inforgraph:

7 ACTION SCENES THAT I LOVE

Before we go on, most of this list comprises of scenes that were just epic in magnitude. I don’t know if that made sense or not. Critics have given negative reviews to some of these movies and I would like to make it clear that I believe the scene in question was great, its not necessary that the film was too. Also, I’m the most hypocritical movie ‘enthusiast’ ever. The number of great movies I have not watched is embarrassing. So, forgive me if this list makes you go “WHAAA–?! HOW COULD YOU NOT ADD THAT ONE!?” And lastly, the scenes chosen are from the last ten years or so with one exception. My words to picture ratio is also way off. So without further ado, here are my selections (not in any order whatsoever):

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Sherlock Craze

I though it would be downright impossible for me to find a series that I would love more then Community. I did find one and its called Sherlock.

Continue Reading eh, old chap?:

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS – A LATE MOVIE REVIEW

I don’t like romantic movies. I avoid the genre entirely. They’re boring and have essentially the same storyline. But with my recent viewing of Midnight in Paris it seems I now have some tolerance for the genre. In short, I enjoyed the film immensely.

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About TheRaftsman

The Raftsman is a Pakistani citizen who thinks too much of himself and likes to refer to himself in the third person. He decided to make a blog after he got an A in English. He enjoys reading and making comics, watching movies, fooling around on Photoshop and After Effects, playing games like a n00b on his Xbox 360 and cricket. He would like to be an actor or a film director as he likes to make films. His allocated name is Abdullah Shahid. This blog is basically what his mind churns out whenever it gets too bored. The WetPuddle will hope to contain his comics, stuff about movies and random blog posts explaining things he likes.

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