Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Once upon a cinema screen

... need to rewrite and elaborate

the cinema hall was Lido. The "intermission" sign came up, and dim lighting went on, but nobody moved. we have just seen the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre scene in Attenborough's Gandhi. He had stunned us all, reached in and punched us each in the gut.

After some minutes, we did head out, for restrooms, coffees, cigarettes .. there was no noise: no lughter or shouting, no shoving, pushing or complaining; just subdued murmurs and eyes that had seen something too hard to see..

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