The Astrophysicist and the Filmmaker

5 yeras ago at the World Economic Forum in Davos I met an amazing mind and soul. Piet Hut is Dutch, married to the beautiful Eiko, who is from Japan. His is Buddhist and a proffesor of at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton University. The meeting led to an amazing series of e mail exchanges on the nature of reality …

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Is God real, daddy ?

It’s late in the night
I hold your little hand in mine
we lie in bed as u stare at the ceiling
what is God, Daddy
is God real ?

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The Break

I am travelling in India right now taking a break, while my editor, Jill Bilcock is getting the assembly ready. Which essentially means that she is interpreting the masses of material I shot into something that actually makes emotional and narrative sense to view !! A film is always..

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Before

we never met the first time
we never met
there was no such time..
for u were there
and so was I
before….

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Welcome to Eternity, bye bye Big Bang

Have always struggled with the idea of the Universe actually having a ‘begining’ with the Big Bang and therefore by inference an ‘end’ …

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Ripples

Are we merely ripples created by a universal consciousnes eternally at play ?

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Mary’s Execution : an interpretation thru music

Sushma asked “Mr. Pinto and Mr Rahman haven’t met as yet, but have been working on certain parts of the movie on their own, is that right? Back in May Mr. Pollard mentions how ARR’s music is being used for the execution scene of Mary, Queen of Scots; hence the question.The post on the execution was one of the longest and most eloquent. Looking forward to the whole deal. How did you decide which part of the score would be done by who? Basically, what’s the system?
No particualr path, Sushma ..

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Stone and Wood

Bill asked “Does stone and wood also play a metaphorical role in “The Golden Age”? And given all the wood in the ships, is there a metaphor of the ships being organic or transient as well? Does stone play a role? Or has the approach to set design changed for “The Golden Age”?”

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Golden Age Music

Ashwin asked : could u comment on the music of the film…im really eager to know how and what kind of music a r rahman has made and when the soundtrack will release…thanks 🙂

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The Ego and Context

Can I see myself out of any context ? Can I just exist ? without contextualizing my existence ? I have been battling this question over the last few days and would welcome comments.

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