Bläeckfisk is the Swedish translation for the word octopus. I am not Swedish, but I do own a lot of furniture from Sweden and I like octopuses while admiring their multi-tasking ability. I would like to travel to Sweden at some point, plus I think it is a pretty cool looking word. Anyhow, speaking of words, I guess you could say that is why we are here. Words are the foundation for way we try to wrap our thoughts around everything in the galaxy. The tendrils that lead to emotions and curiosity. I am not here to solve the mysteries of the universe, just to discuss words in general. Specifically words written by other people and have been printed off and slapped between two slices of thin card stock. Many of these sandwiches go on to bigger and better things, some bigger and better than others. So, I guess we will be talking about those as well. If you share an interest in words or enjoi seeing what they can look like in action....välkommen! (Swedish for welcome.)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

F5: The Debt-Directed by John Madden

"Truth is a luxury."

Talk about entertaining. This movie is seriously coiled tight and will keep you on the edge of your seat for the duration. Being a big fan of Helen Mirren and her presence on screen, her role as the aged Mossad agent is worth watching in itself. The action was riveting, the acting gripping and the fluid transition between scenes from the 60's and present were remarkable to watch.

This film follows the roller coaster relationship of three Israeli Intelligence agents tabbed for capturing Dieter Vogel, aka The Surgeon of Birkenau. Their mission is to capture Vogel and return with him alive to Israel, where a trail for him awaits. Madden flits between present day time and actual time of the mission under the cover of the release of a new book detailing the account, written by Helen Mirren's daughter. Madden's gritty style of storytelling unfolds naturally and leaves you awaiting what is around the next corner. While this film shoulders the weight of the Holocaust, the repercussions of not being honest lie at its core. All three members of the team are forced to finally deal with their actions and all go about it in divergent ways. I strongly recommend seeing this film as it will be sure to keep you engaged, right up to its thrilling climax. You will not be disappointed.


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