i said

i said
i could look after myself
and i lied
i said i did not need you
and i lied

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the post production diary

I am Billy, the 1st assistant Editor on The Golden Age, and I will be keeping a diary throughout the post production of the film. Our Editor is the amazing Jill Bilcock, some of her past credits include Moulin Rouge, The Libertine, Road to Perdition, Romeo + Juliet and of course the 1st Elizabeth.

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Is this where my father resided ?

As I lit my father’s funeral pyre and watched the flames consume his body, the priest handed me a long bamboo pole. To puncture the skull. To release his spirit, he said, but also the skull has a tendency to explode..

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Shooting ratio’s,

Kedar asked me what my shooting ratio is generally;
Masoom, my first film was shot 3:1….
Mr India, which was a visual effects film was naturally bigger,

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Post Production !!

So here I am, back in London to come to terms with what I’ve done. Meantime Jill Bilcock has done an assembly (which means she has strung everything together in sme sort of linear way in order for the film to make sense …

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London

Back in London now, to do the post on Golden Age, and found it just tooooo depressing to leave India..

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who is the I ?

From: Piet Hut, 29th julu 2001, in response the following question from me :
“The past is imagined – but somewhat real – yes ? It happened – but ofcourse now exists in thought only – although physical ramifications of past actions are real – yes ? therefore from that point of view there is a reality ?”

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‘weird’ ?

from shekhar to Piet : 28th July 2001 ” This very moment is ALL that is real” – yes I agree, – But for you, is that scientific theorey that is current – or is it from your buddhist exploration ?

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Rationalising or fooling yourself ?

“Maybe our concept of time is just a method for rationalising things and making it have a point or giving it a meaning… a perspective.”
yes absolutely, raviswamy, our five senses in their limitations need to reduce perception to rationalize our understanding of the world we inhabit…

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Time and Event

ravi swami : Yes…moment and continuity are contradictions in terms – an ‘event ‘assumes a “before event and after event” situation – what you are saying is that every “event” exists and is not marked by a start and end point, if it did then “time” as concept has to exist –

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