#OTD 12 July 1543 #HenryVIII married his sixth and final wife, #KatherineParr (1512–48). Far from a middle-aged frump, who he wanted to care for him, he was attracted to this vibrant, vivacious, attractive 31 year old twice widowed woman! She was very much the ‘IT’ girl of her time. Well-educated, intelligent and as far from being a mere nursemaid as it was possible to be! She had felt it her destiny to accept Henry’s proposal despite having fallen for the roguish charms of #ThomasSeymour . History has her down as simply the one who 'survived', but as you will find out in our soon to be aired series .... she was MUCH more than that.
𝐷𝑎𝑦 𝑇𝑤𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑦-𝐹𝑜𝑢𝑟: 𝐴 𝐹𝑖𝑙𝑚 𝐼 𝑊𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝐼 𝑆𝑎𝑤 𝐼𝑛 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑠
War movies had never been intriguing for me, which is why I never bothered to catch them in the theatres.The situation remained unchanged the year that Dunkirk released. Due course of time, the name ‘Dunkirk’ was difficult to disregard. Eventually,I heard that it received a couple Academy Awards.It made me wonder as to what could be so great about a movie which has the premise of war. The perfect time never arrived but finally, I was able to watch it last year.
Nolan movies always have this music filled silence, which is more than enough to move you. Hans Zimmer used the same brilliant technique again. The notes perpetually pave way for the suspense, unleashing that moment that the audience awaits.
Had this particular expedition at Dunkirk not been successful, present scenarios would have surely been different, and the movie shows that beautifully. The trepidation that all these young boys feel, their desire to make ends meet, to reach the home that they can very well see from the shore- everything touched me on a personal level. The intent of each and every single person involved in the movie was to make sure that the spectators know exactly how these homesick soldiers felt.
Some of the most well directed shots that I’ve ever watched are from this movie. In the initial moments itself we see aircrafts swooping in, soldiers dropping to their knees, their fate unbeknownst. As Tommy drops to his knees, covering his ears, the background explosion blur but your emotions clear as ever, you are reminded that only Christopher Nolan could ever hold your attention in that manner.
The cast was simply outstanding. Each and every one representing the brave soldiers. But Jack Lowden has a special place in my heart.
As the movie comes to an end, the aircraft on fire, I knew that I had missed my chance of watching this epic movie in the theatre
𝑀𝑜𝑣𝑖𝑒: 𝐷𝑢𝑛𝑘𝑖𝑟𝑘 (2017)
𝐷𝑖𝑟. 𝐶ℎ𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑝ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑁𝑜𝑙𝑎𝑛
Living in the present moment is the only way to become the person you were made to be. It’s the only way to even know where you are, recognize what you’ve accomplished, and see what you need to do to make the most of both.
“Don’t wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is succes” - Eckhart Tolle ~