Hello all. Aren’t movie-buffs and bookworms one of the best people to hangout with? We all are both, up to some degree and have at least one favorite movie or a book, of our own.
I am a self-confessed one of both kinds too and take pride in that.
In this segment of the blog, I would give out 2 movie and 2 book recommendations each week. This is in hope that you, the reader, would hopefully feel motivated to watch/read one, over the weekend.
So, enjoy the updates and may the force be with you.
P.S. – As our blog is pre-dominantly a science one, I’ve put up movies & books related to science (fiction or non-fiction) for the inaugural week.
Movie Recommendations of the Week
#1 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
IMDB Rating- 8.3\10
“Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.”
“One word. Kubrick. The master director conjures up an image of mind-blowing visuals and surreal storytelling. Also, the ending is one of the most ambiguous in cinematic history. Watch this movie and then ponder over the fact that this film was made ONE YEAR BEFORE first man on moon.”
#2 Interstellar (2014)
IMDB Rating- 8.6\10
“A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival.”
“Made by my favorite director- Christopher Nolan, this mind-boggling film was the only one that I had ever watched to make me scratch my head as I was perplexed and wipe my eyes as I cried.”
Book Recommendations of the Week
#1 A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
Goodreads Rating- 4.1\5
“From the time of the ancient Greeks through the present time, this historical overview of cosmology is told by one of the most famous and fascinating scientists today.
In the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking’s book has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with more than nine million copies sold worldwide. That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the nature of the universe. But the last decade has seen extraordinary advances in the technology of observing both the micro- and the macrocosmic worlds, confirming many of Professor Hawking’s theoretical predictions. Eager to bring to his original text the new knowledge revealed by these observations, he has written a new introduction, updated the original chapters throughout, and added an entirely new chapter on the fascinating subject of wormholes and time travel. “
#2 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Goodreads Rating- 4.2\5
“Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.
Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker’s Guide (“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have”) and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox–the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod’s girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.”
Preferred websites for reference- www.imdb.com
DRAFT & REFERENCE BY- Ishaan Patil
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