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Monday, September 04, 2006

Meet Joe Black

Today I happened to catch on TV one of my personal favourites - Meet Joe Black. It features my second most favourite personification of death. The most favourite being of course Death from Neil Gaiman's Sandman series.

Brad Pitt, whose acting abilities are vastly underrated, pulls off a brilliant performance playing death in a man's body, experiencing everything from peanut butter to a kiss for the first time. He brings off the joy of novelty and innocence superbly. And Anthony Hopkins is of course perfect.

I also learnt a new measure of how good a movie is. If you are watching it, and then you decide to write a blog post about it. So you try to remember some great dialogue from the movie to put in the post. But by the end of it, there are just too many dialogues to remember.

Watch it if you haven't already. And if you have seen it then, well, a repeat is still recommended.