Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Heaven on Earth

What is the best? What is the greatest?

It's difficult to decide, for such questions presumes the existence of a perfect answer. And as we all know, ladies and gentleman, such perfection exists only in the eye of the beholder. Thus, the best and the greatest may well be disputed by the best and the greatest for many years to come.

But the eyes of others are not beholden to me. And if greatness can be measured in terms of impact, then the movie Nuovo Cinema Paradiso holds the most for me. Watching that movie, almost 7 years ago, sparked something more than just the normal satisfaction one gets from watching movies.

It sparked the realisation that I am watching something...magical. An ethereal, cinematic creation, that pierced right through my very soul, as I laughed and cried along with the characters.

Thus, what better way to kick start a new year on this blog, by sharing with you arguably the most iconic scene from the greatest...

...no, make that the greatest movie I have ever seen in my life.

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