Monday, October 18, 2010

I didn't know Jack!!!

Till I saw “You don’t know Jack”!

A truer word has not been written on these blog pages my friend was that the first time I heard of him was when I picked up the movie by the same title completely by accident. But thankfully it did the trick of transforming what was turning out to be a bit of a dull Saturday night at home to an extremely interesting one. Just in case you don’t know what I am talking to it is a movie. A movie about a true life doctor called Jack Kervokian who was renowned for his eccentric and morbid ways. Specially on his views about terminally ill patients being given the freedom to die. And to assist in doing so he made a little gadget where a patient could pull a string and activate his own death. The film starred Al Pacino and Susan Sarandon.

I have always loved Al Pacino’s acting skills but it was a treat to see him perform as a 70 year old man bent in two. Jack Kerkovian intrigued me so much that I did an internet search on him and found that Al Pacino really looked like the real JK.

I also found out that JK was a painter though most of his paintings were really morbid. I just thought of posting some on here so you can see what I mean.

However it was a well directed movie and something which you should not miss if you like a good drama.

1 comment:

Angel said...

Now I know Jack!! Thanks for the interesting post... will reserve opinion about the paintings though...