Monday, February 09, 2004

You can like the life you’re living, you can live the life you like ;)

Other than the fact that the movie Chicago has great actors involved in it, and other than the beautiful dances, the music and the lyrics which were out of this world. I watched the movie twice, and then played the songs it had in it around three times.
The music gave the movie its beauty more than anything, but alone the music can never be successful, especially if accompanied by bad lyrics. And the lyrics of the movie were more than perfect.
Of course this made it hard for other non-English speakers to enjoy the greatness of the movie, because in other versions the lyrics had to stay in English which means half of the ideas, explanations and representations were lost for those who don’t understand English. On the other hand, I can’t imagine the same music with different lyrics in different languages.
Anyway, back to what I came to write about in the first place: the songs. The ones I loved most were:
1. Mama where Queen Latifa was more than great in her performance, in fact, I started looking for her movies after watching Chicago. She has a unique sense of humor, and she is a very natural person, you don’t feel her acting.
2. He Had It Coming, with its heavenly music, I love Tango, and the dance was perfect, and did really express the corruption and crimes. The song was really amazing, specially the way they started it out.
3. Both Reached For The Gun, which I loved in each and every way, Richard Gere was incredible, so natural, so spontaneous and so professional, and Renee Zellweger was amazing you almost believe she was nothing but a puppet. And even the dancers in the background, they were extremely professional, for a minute I believed they were wooden puppets. Another thing I loved about this song was the playing with singing speed: oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes they both … WOW THAT WAS LOVELY.
4. And last but not least was the last song in the movie, in which Catherine Zeta Jones was more than successful. She really showed a great talent in this movie. And this very last song, I loved this beautiful thought: you can like the life you’re living, you can live the life you like. It’s soooo beautiful. And it makes us wonder, are we living the life we like, or we just like the life we’re living.
There is a big difference between the two in terms of real meaning. Some of us choose to like the life they’re living, and they call it satisfaction and happiness. Others also convince themselves to like the life they’re living just because they can’t do any better, which I consider giving up the right to taste real happiness. And some never settle down with less than the life they dream of, the life they’d really like, and they call this ambition. When some others are never satisfied with what they have, and I call this greediness.
To me liking the life you’re living and living the life you like are very different, yet they complete each other somehow.
It’s so great to like the life you’re living, be attached to its little details and love it in all its good and bad, even if this life isn’t what you pictured for yourself in early stages of life. On the other hand, it’s equally great to live the life you like, struggle to reach it and work hard to get it. And when it comes to me I think the best thing to do is to like the life you’re living no matter how good or bad it is, but at the very same time work hard till you live the life you like. And most important of all appreciate your life whether it’s what you like or what you’re just living. And if you’re suffering in your life, take it easy, think of it quietly and you’ll work it out yourself. You’ll solve the problems, and then you’ll like your life, and you’ll find yourself not only liking the life you’re living but also living the life you’re like.