Dolce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori

Posted in Miscellany by netscheri on October 31, 2007

If I was 18 in 1800, or 19 in 1900, I would have been one those soldiers who signed up to the army for a belief in the prestige and glory of the war. It’s vain and foolish to die for the idea of a country, but even more so to die for yourself.

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Posted in Original, Poetry, Writing by netscheri on October 25, 2007

There was a dream I had once and
it was so sweet to be almost sad
We were sitting side by side
each picking thorns from our flesh
You turned to me and I thought it
how strange to be talking so easily
as the mound of thorns at our side grew

About: There’s no especial meaning to this. Just an image that came to my mind. If I could paint, I would paint it in oils, but since I can’t, I suppose words will have to do.


Posted in Band, Lyrics by netscheri on October 16, 2007

All that Muse and melodrama that I’ve been storing inside has finally come welling up in a song about obsession, destruction, love, hate and poison. Bring on the ANGST, Elisabeth.

Just fantasize
If you were the drug that allowed me to exist
If I depended on you
Just imagine it
If that was reality
How would it feel to you?


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Munich (2005) – First Impressions

Posted in Reviews by netscheri on October 5, 2007

I just finished watching this movie. By ‘just’ I mean I hit the ‘stop’ button on the DVD player and then wandered into here.

I apologise in advance for any odious omissions and shallow judgments that I may make. It usually takes me some period of time and a few rewatchings to be able to analyse a film or book objectively and in depth, so this will be quite the periphery.

I really enjoyed this film. I can’t really say that there was anything that I particularly liked, everything just seemed to fit together so well. Two of the scenes that stood out for me though, were the scene at the safe house where Avner and his men meet men from the PLO, and the scene at the end where a flashback to the final events of the 1972 massacre are intercut with Avner and Daphna. Both scenes show the ambiguity of their mission as well as the element of humanity that is present in the otherwise brutal film.

Another aspect that I enjoyed enough to elaborate upon is the lighting in the film. I’m a big fan of lighting. While a large part of the film was in darkness, this was contrasted with shots of such clarity, such as in the scenes at Louis’ Papa’s residence where the children ran around and the domestic scenes with naturalized lighting.

Lastly, before I wrap this up for now as I’m ti-red, this film has made me realise, fully, what a wonderful actor Eric Bana is. Truly.