Monday, September 27, 2010

Are You Watching Closely?

The Prestige (film)Image via Wikipedia
I was advised by a friend before I started studies to consider participation in many of the additional social and recreational activities. He suggested being involved in as many of the societies as conceivably possible to enhance the whole university experience! Although I didn't attend Fresher's Fair and I missed the sports programme induction, I have still completed applications for many of the societies through the Student Union website. I expressed an interest in being involved with the Film Society, they gathered at the Electric Press tonight and our group were invited to attend the first screening of the academic year. They were enthusiastic, excitable and eager to meet new members and get the proceedings started! The first showing was 'The Prestige' starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale, directed by Christopher Nolan. It follows two magicians whose friendship collapses into deadly rivalry. "Now you're looking...for the secret. But you won't find it because of course, you're not really looking. You don't really want to work it out. You want to be fooled." I really enjoyed the movie, the rivalry between the two main characters was unsympathetic and the conclusion was inevitable. I would recommend this movie based on their conflict! Afterwards the temptation of alcohol beckoned, we considered a bar with the Film Society but instead preferred a quiet finale at the nearby Whetherspoon. I'm impressed with the Film Society, the screenings provide an alternative in the week and I expect that there will be many sessions throughout the duration of the term!
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