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I have added some more movies to my collection.

All About Eve – All the King’s Men – American in Paris – Black Dahlia – Cars – Chicken Run – Elvis ’68 Comeback Special – Farewell My Concubine – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Fog of War – From Here to Eternity – Gladiator – Hamlet – High Noon – Home on the Range – Little Miss Sunshine – Lost in Translation – Music and Lyrics – Nativity Story – Number 23 – Oliver Stone Collection – One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Pulp Fiction – Roman Holiday – Scarface – Scoop – Shrek the Third – Streetcar Named Desire – The Beatles Red – This is Elvis – To Kill a Mockingbird – Trainspotting – Untouchables – Wild Hogs

Click here to see earlier post on my collection.


Jim Carrey’s ‘the number 23’, a movie about a guy’s obsession with the number 23, brought back memories of my own obsession with 23. My birthdate is 23, and according to numerology, all the important events in my life are linked to the number 23 or 14 or 5.

I had drawn up a long list then, let me see if I create a list of at least 14 now…

  • Born on 23rd January 1966
  • The 23rd kid of my generation on the paternal side, 5th on the maternal side
  • SSLC marks – 509
  • Pre-degree marks – 423 (we’ll bend the rules a little here)
  • Roll Nos. in School and College – 5 and 14
  • REC – 23rd batch
  • Last two exams on 14th and 23rd
  • REC’s phone no. then was 23 – yes! (see for yourself)
  • Reached Chennai on 14 August 1989
  • Quit Ashok Leyland on 14 October 1993
  • L&T Interview – 14 August 1993
  • Got married at 32, Annie was 23 then
  • Rohan born on 14 August 1998
  • This is my 14th year in L&T…

Luckily, my obsession with 23 wore off pretty quickly. But number 8 was something else…

Driving through Pondicherry, i inadvertently interrupted a movie-shoot. Though the crew shouted at me, i got a good pic of the leading lady.

Click for a larger pic

TV was here a few months ago and the DVD buying binge that he sparked off still continues.

Now, have to see what will run out first – shelf space, bank balance or my wife’s patience…

13, Going on 302001, A Space Odyssey40 Days & 40 Nights40 year – old Virgin8 MileAgainst the RopesAlong Came a Spider  – American BeautyAmerican GraffitiAngelaApocalypse NowAs it is in HeavenAviatorBabelBattle CryBattleship Potemkin – Bicycle Thieves – Big Red OneBlack Hawk DownBlazing SaddlesBlood DiamondBlow – upBoratBorn on the Fourth of JulyBraveheartBreak a LegBreakfast at Tiffany’sBridge Too FarBruce AlmightyButch Cassidy & the Sundance KidCasablancaCasualities of WarCatch Me if You CanChain ReactionCharlie & the Choclate FactoryCharlotte GrayChevaliers Du CielChicagoChinese BoxChitty Chitty Bang BangCitizen KaneCity of AngelsConstant GardenerConstantineCourage under FireCoyote UglyDangerous LiaisonsDark Blue WorldDas BootDay of the JackalDeer HunterDe – LovelyDepartedDevil’s AdvocateDien Bien PhuDown in the ValleyDr. ZhivagoDraughtman’s ContractDumb & DumberEdison ForceEmpire of the SunEnd of Wars – Enemy at the Gate – English PatientEnignaEternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindFargoFew Good MenFierce Creatures – Flags of our Fathers – Forrest GumpFour Weddings & a FuneralFrench KissFull Metal JacketFun with Dick & JaneGameGandhiGangs of New YorkGirl, InterruptedGods Must be CrazyGods Must be Crazy 2Good Morning, VietnamGraduateGreat EscapeHamburger HillHappy FeetHard BallHart’s WarHeroesHistory of the WorldHitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyHoneyHot ShotsHot Shots 2In the Heat of the NightInconvenient TruthIntolerable CrueltyJarheadJFKJohnny MnemonicKate & LeopoldKiss the GirlsLast DropLast Tango in ParisLast Temptation of ChristLawrence of ArabiaLeft BehindLiar, LiarLooking for Humour in the Muslim WorldMackenna’s GoldMan for All SeasonsMarch of the PenguinsMarineMarksmanMaskMatch PointMatrixMatrix ReloadedMatrix RevolutionsMe, Myself & IreneMicheal CollinsMidwayMillion Dollar BabyMy Best Friend’s WeddingMystic RiverNorth CountryOcean’s 11Ocean’s 12Oh Brother, Where Art ThouOliverOne Fine DayOne Last DanceOut of SightPassion of ChristPather PanchaliPeacemakerPearl HarbourPerfect StormPhantom of the OperaPianistPlatoonPossessionProducersProofProof of LifeProudRaising ArizonaRanRayReservoir DogsRomeo + JulietRumour Has ItSaving Private RyanSchindler’s ListSeasideSevenShakespeare in LoveShawshank RedemptionSky Captain & the World of TomorrowSleepless in SeattleSling BladeSound of MusicStar WarsStealthStraight into DarknessSummer of 42SylviaSyrianaTears of the SunTerms of EndearmentThin Red LineThree KingsTitanicTop GunTora, Tora, ToraTruman ShowU 571Underclass ManUnfinished LifeWalk the LineWe Were SoldiersWedding CrashersWedding PlannerWhat Lies BeneathWhen Harry Met SallyWidowmakerWild GeeseWindtalkersWitches of EastwickYou’ve Got Mail

By the away, the post title pays homage to my fav movie critic, Pauline Kael

Sajeev asked for a post on Nandanam.
And threated to use the RTI Act if i didn’t comply.
So, here goes…



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