May 18, 1048
By MortazaviBlog on Aug 29, 2005
A Sun friend just sent out a note on the birthday of Omar Khayyám. That date was the answer to one of the puzzles posed during a Berkeley showing of a recently released movie, The Keeper. (My Sun friend says the movie falls short of developing Khayyám's character to any significant extent, either through its script or through its motion. For a movie that relies on both to develop characters, including one character who barely talks, see Majid Majidi's Baran. So, it is not a matter of budget or ciematic tricks. It is a matter of artistic genius. For the music to Baran see here. Another recent, American movie that does the same, see Me and You and Everyone We Know.)
I'll be writing a bit more here about Khayyám as time permits today and tomorrow. .