An absolute rebel born in Ireland. An excellent intelectual brain gifted with a sharp tongue. Hard not to laught at his witty sense of humour and wonder about his ideas. Meet Mr. Wilde and his world.

pondělí 9. dubna 2012

Movie time

As you have most probably noticed, I've already posted several videos from the movie The Importance of Being Earnest, and this time I should more deeply speak about movie reproductions of my play.

Speaking from my own experience, the movie is brilliant. The cast, script, etc does not much differ from the original version- the play. I am rather a visual type which needs to see things than hear or imagine. Yes, it's nice to read it over and over again, but come on, the movie gives it more life or existence in 3D world.

Watching the movie, I constantly laughed out loud. It's simply brilliant, it is not this kind of "based on the book" movie, in which they used only bits of the original play. It is totaly true to the play. Definitely, I support this sort of movies, well you know not everyone fancies reading, thus they may watch a classical play made very well and even at the same time enjoy it.

One  more thing that I indeed like about hte movie is the precisely same language they used for the script. I know, not using it it would be worth even making this movie. Still, I absolutely adore this 2002 version.

Here  are few clips, just so you can imagine.

čtvrtek 5. dubna 2012

7 reasons why to read O.W.

I willl over again repeat what I have already said - Oscar Wilde belongs to my top authors that will never ever bore me. This should be sufficient for my short reaction to this play.

To be more outspoken and descriptive and also to provide some support to my opinion, I will extend this brief comment.

Why to love Oscar Wilde's Importance of being Earnest? The plot is rather lame, yet its message makes up for this poor deficiency. Plot> 2 gentelmen fall in love > some sort of an obstacle > collision > a surprisingly expected happy end.  End of story.

What the play actually reveals is how all of the Britsh aristocracy, but I'd say it inclueds all of us these days, are playing some sort of a mask game. John is pretending to be Ernest throughout the entire play, but in reality he behaves far from being earnest. One of Wilde's sarcastic revelations, we all wish from the depth of our hearts to be moral, have some ethical values, to be  respected, loyal, etc.... but we don't have any of these traits. Just masks.

In the play, high class treats important issues as humbel, fussy chores of their daily life and at the same time what is obviously unimportant has a vital meaning. What a distorted attitude? Dismissing wars, political, economical crises and going crazy for the latest plate services which are in fashion.

7 quotes for which I have utterly fallen for:
" I don't play accurately - any one can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression"
this quote is uttered by Alge at the beginning of the play, see how hilarios it is? Why? The British aristocrats did not care about the accuracy, but appearance? It's crucial how you look, what will thers think, when they spot your face not glowing with perfection?

"All women become like their mother, That is their tragedy, No man does. That's his"
It's sad by true, just consider the amounts of jokes about mothers-in-law. Obsessive, pedant, unbearable they are, on contrary men ought to learn more from their mothers, instead we have blown-up egos walking around. 

"The only way to behave to a woman is to make love to her, if she is pretty, and to some one else, if she is plain." 
I believe it does not need my comments, it's quite self-evident. :D

"I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train."
We are not self-centered at all :D. What a conceived race humans are.

"The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means."
People often believe  what is true in books is appliable in a common life. Well, we are certainly mistakne about that. Not always good end happily, it is rather an example of rarity.

"It is awfully hard work doing nothing. However, I don't mind hard work where there is no definite object of any kind."
Hard work = an absolutely unimportant activity. Does it ring a bell?

"One must be serious about something, if one wants to have any amusement in life."
Why can't we live our lives with seriousness? Apperantly, we starve for any kind of significance which would shed light on our bleak existance. EGO! Without a serious treatment of life - it is dead.