#UncommonTypes- Some Stories by Tom Hanks.
How fascinating and curious one behaves,
When one Reads the title of the book.
Oh! This sounds interesting,The cover is creative and then the last thing you notice is the writer/Author. Unless You already know which book you are looking for .
Uncommon Types-Some stories, Inspected the book carefully,Going through the cover,The blurb and pausing to wonder what might this book be about ? As they rightly say “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover “ The title could be something and the the story could be altogether something else.
After a month,Thinking it over,Do I really want to read this book? For who do I want to read the book? for the author who has written it ? or for the story.
Started reading the book.And Was interested in reading it only because it was about typewriters and written by some one who is interested and passionate about the tool.
And I was fairly disappointed with the book.Not,Because it was Bad or because it was too much to grasp.But,May be because my expectations were set high on this Read,as its written by A very well established and known Hollywood celebrity “TomHanks” On a tool which he is passionate about.Being a writer too,The typewriter font (American Typewriter/Courier)being my favourite,I felt this book would be more driven by the central subject,But most of the stories,Had the very small part played by the main subject “Typewriter” a total anti-climax to a wonderful thought on the subject.
The writing styles through the book was innovate,With having all different types mentioned and Photo for reference,The sound of typewriter being emphasised on most of the stories, was written well.And I could relate to it as a couple of years ago,Had the privilege of writing and experiencing the typewriter. .
The Newspaper Layout for the journalist story was done well.All in All there was great value and emphasis on the designing and very little seen into the “content” it provided.
May be,The publishers too were so drawn to the name who was writing the book “TomHanks” must have felt restricted to criticise the written matter.
it’s for the same reason why one feels not to read books on specialised subjects written by the experts ,we believe they are who could give us the right insight in the particular subjects.
Pancake in Paris- A journey of an American,Craig who fell in love with Paris.
Craig Carlson was a screenwriter in the past in Hollywood.
Books on Food,Chefs or lifestyle can hardly be read or imagined by one why? You couldn’t find something Better!! To read!!
But,Trust me This one book “pancake in Paris” was on my reading list for the last year and thank God !! I read it !! It’s a pleasant read to know the nuisance of the hospitality industry and how much ones goes through when one is living abroad and missing his food …It’s full of pain…But worth all the gains,The satisfaction one gets from living their Dream.
Pancake in Paris…Breakfast in America is about Craig’s journey of falling in love with Paris during his teens on an exchange programs and years later opening his diner ‘Breakfast in America.’Living the American dream in Paris is the Yummiest read for me this year so far.
The book written in parts titled starters, Main Course and Desserts ,making the read an appetizing one .
Atomic Blonde from the director of Deadpool & John Wick David Leitch You can only expect actions at it’s best.And it doesn’t disappoint with, Atomic Blonde being us sneak peak what it would be like For a Blonde to be like Blonde. In The first few minutes itself you are interested in knowing about,And you realise how different is it from others.
A story of the most elite Spy MI 6 Lorraine Broughton,who’s willing to give it all and redeem the mission she has been assigned.
The story is from the point of view of the protagonist narrating the story of her mission.With spray effect filter in the edits,made it appealing.
The beginning,Giving out a word of caution this is not that story of 1989 November When the Berlin Wall was about to fall
The story being inspired from a Novel Graphic The coldest City written by Anthony Johnston A British Comic writer.Makes total sense for the spray effect.
The Blonde is played by charlize Theron .An actress who has been part of thriller like Mad Max fury,Fast and Furious 8 and the Italian Job.
Antagonist played by James McAvoy has played the most challenging role till date of 23 personalities in a single movie the split.A neatly done,Action movie.With the Mystery remaining…
“Viceroy House ” film on the British-Indian About the inside life of the viceroy’s House in 1947 during the Partition of India.The Plot revolves around the final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten,who has to oversee the transition of British India after independence ,but meets with conflict as the two sides clash in the face of monumental change. Downstairs in the servants quarters, Mountbatten’s new manservant, Jeet falls in love for the daughter’s assistant, Alia and all manner of obstacles of caste are put in their way.
The film stars Huma Qureshi Popular Bollywood Actress, Manish Dayal Played hassan kadam a chef in 100 Foot Journey Hugh Boneville known for his role in Downtown abbey Robert Crawley and Earl of Grantham plays Lord Mountbatten and Gilian Anderson playing Lady Mountbatten popularly known as DR Bedelia Du Maurier in hannibal.
The film aesthetically in terms of the art direction,Costume is very authentic, takes you back in time 1940’s during the fight for independence.It also answers few of our question,Who was responsible for the partition. Was Nehru and Gandhi’s Ideology always different ?
A story based on true events, but not too dramatised. and Crisp. You cannot miss this one.
Produced and written by Gurinder Chadha,Paul Mayeda Berges and Moira buffini Music by A.R Rahman Directed by Gurinder chadha.Paul Mayeda Berges has also written Bend it Like Beckham & Bride and Prejudice Both Directed by Gurinder Chadha .
Trivia He is also Gurinder Chadha’s husband.