Netflix, films and Duolingo!

So I have been binge watching Netflix for a while. Not from my own account..Oh no..no I’m just a poor girl who can only afford watching free YouTube channels! I have been binge watching through my friend’s account who is kind enough to share with me his Netflix ID and password (never ever let go of such precious and generous friends). And hence the post on The Crown! I then watched The Irishman, Forrest Gump, Zero Dark Thirty and the fabulously enthralling Hindi film Andhadhun by director Sriram Raghavan. Oh and how can I forget Blood Diamond, Silence and the psycho-thriller Gone Girl! Haider, another Hindi masterpiece by director Vishal Bhardwaj. I know that’s a lot of films and series in a short span of one month! And while watching all these films I also came across a mind boggling film called “V for Vendetta”. 

Although the film was released more than a decade ago, the dialogues are timeless in their nature. Based on a book by author Alan Moore, the film focuses on the delicate relationship between governments and the public. It would be an injustice if I try to explain the film through my blog. I rather want to write about my favourite dialogue from the film. Every dialogue, every scene and emotion makes a compelling impact on our mind. 

Of the many wise and honest dialogues, my personal favourite is the simplest one:

“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”

This would be one of the very few statements having any counter argument. I think this idea should be the core of any democracy. That peaceful protests is the right of any citizen of a democratic country. Because it’s not only through voting citizens can demand their rights but also through peaceful protesting, judicial means, writing, singing, dancing, acting and any through any possible means which causes no harm to others but only and only establishes the righteousness of people’s demands. 

It is also the very nature of democracy that not every time, everyone will understand each other’s point of view. Sometimes both parties could be right in their own sense. Conflicts will be an integral part of the decision making process. But that should be accompanied by patience as well. 

I guess that was enough of an ideal talk for today! Many great people have defined and redefined democracy from times immemorial. Well one more name added on the list (obviously mine)! 

Coming back to binge watching, I’m currently watching the film 300, released in 2006. I watched the sequel first i.e 300: Rise of an Empire assuming there wasn’t any part one! Haha silly me. And then I got to know Oh there’s a prequel film called only 300 which isn’t available on Netflix India. So my generous friend shared with me his Amazon Prime account (yayy!!!) So I’m watching the film and I can clearly see why only Lena Heady could play Cersei in Game of Thrones. Because she exudes regality, it just suits her. 

Apart from Netflix I have been doing something productive this year.

I enrolled into the other seven languages only to get a gist of that language. One of the other seven languages was High Valyrian (Crazy GOT fan).

I hope I’ll share a blog one day on if one can rely on Duolingo for language learning. 

Take care because winter is coming!

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