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Tchidi Chikere Week

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vince

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#41
Vince, no, i still disagree with you on the relationship developing. (or maybe I'm still blinded by the movie )
I believe he tried to uncover it now, but the woman's character called for her to be wary of people. Besides, how is she going to just start blabbing her story to the first person who comes along when she has been bottling up everything inside her and is suffering from extreme self guilt? No! (besides that would have made the movie longer and you know how we complain when the moives are too long, no matter how well done it is)


I thought it was a little bit hurried.The hunter could have been a little more patient with her,coaxing her to reveal her secrets.
It neccessarily would not have made the movie longer.Maybe i exaggerated by saying that i would've used more than half the movie,but a little more time should have been given the two in my opinion.
Don't forget that the hunter was not just anybody to her.She saw him as her "rising sun" the first time she saw him,which meant that she already felt closer to him than to any other living being at that time because of that.He meant more to her than any other in the village.
So she would have opened to him if he had been made to be gentle and patient with her.
I would have made the hunter draw her into his entourage and made her stay with him throughout his shows.Each time he gets a break in between shows,he can then spend time trying to unravel her mystery.
That would have generated some drama because of the way the villagers saw the woman and the fact that the hunter or should i say show marksman did not give two hoots about what the others think about her.
That would've added another dimension to the plot that would've made it more beautiful.I would've done it that way anyway,but the movie was quite an achievement as it is now. :)
 

bigmomma

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#42
no matter wetin una 2 yan i thought he was too fast jumping her like that and also they should have tried to create mroe conflict btwn her and them 2 sidekicks of the archer
 

vince

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#43
bigmomma said:
no matter wetin una 2 yan i thought he was too fast jumping her like that and also they should have tried to create mroe conflict btwn her and them 2 sidekicks of the archer
Na,bigM,creating a conflict with the two lady escorts would have thrown the plot off course,but a tiny little bit of conflict would've spiced things a bit,but not enough to have too big an impact on the rest of the movie.
 

bigmomma

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#44
vince said:
Na,bigM,creating a conflict with the two lady escorts would have thrown the plot off course,but a tiny little bit of conflict would've spiced things a bit,but not enough to have too big an impact on the rest of the movie.
yes sir
 

Thickmadam

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#47
Ok, I do see what you mean now.
And yes, I do agree with you :)
that would have been worth exploring in the movie though. It did appear rushed.

and bigmomma, I know what you mean about them two sidekicks and her. Here they obviously were, dying to get his attention and he told them he would never marry them AND THEN to add insult upon injury he seems to be falling for a mad woman.

vince said:
Vince, no, i still disagree with you on the relationship developing. (or maybe I'm still blinded by the movie )
I believe he tried to uncover it now, but the woman's character called for her to be wary of people. Besides, how is she going to just start blabbing her story to the first person who comes along when she has been bottling up everything inside her and is suffering from extreme self guilt? No! (besides that would have made the movie longer and you know how we complain when the moives are too long, no matter how well done it is)


I thought it was a little bit hurried.The hunter could have been a little more patient with her,coaxing her to reveal her secrets.
It neccessarily would not have made the movie longer.Maybe i exaggerated by saying that i would've used more than half the movie,but a little more time should have been given the two in my opinion.
Don't forget that the hunter was not just anybody to her.She saw him as her "rising sun" the first time she saw him,which meant that she already felt closer to him than to any other living being at that time because of that.He meant more to her than any other in the village.
So she would have opened to him if he had been made to be gentle and patient with her.
I would have made the hunter draw her into his entourage and made her stay with him throughout his shows.Each time he gets a break in between shows,he can then spend time trying to unravel her mystery.
That would have generated some drama because of the way the villagers saw the woman and the fact that the hunter or should i say show marksman did not give two hoots about what the others think about her.
That would've added another dimension to the plot that would've made it more beautiful.I would've done it that way anyway,but the movie was quite an achievement as it is now. :)
 

vince

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#48
Thickmadam said:
Ok, I do see what you mean now.
And yes, I do agree with you :)
that would have been worth exploring in the movie though. It did appear rushed.

and bigmomma, I know what you mean about them two sidekicks and her. Here they obviously were, dying to get his attention and he told them he would never marry them AND THEN to add insult upon injury he seems to be falling for a mad woman.
That side should've been exploited for real.
The sequence where the woman lost her family was the most moving seq that i have seen in a naija movie for as long as i could remember.
Genny should've won an award for her acting in this movie.It was just fabulous stuff. :)
 

Thickmadam

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#49
i agree with you. that was the most moving "sequence" i've watched since i first watched Living in Bondage and Taboo.
Did you see her face when she realized her husband was gone?? Damn!! I still get shivers for that.
Brilliant acting.
 

Pete

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#52
Thickmadam said:
did anyone else watch "Rising Sun"??
i was just being nostalgic and going thru past posts!
Wonderful movie.
not watched it. Long time, ThickM, where u been hiding?
 

amet13

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#53
Well, i have seen Market Sellers, Touching Love, Blood Sisters, I belong & Throwing Stones. Actually i think Tchidi Chikere played a apart in throwing stones, i mean is he an actor as well, somebody correct me. Of all the movies i've listed l enjoyed MArket Sellers & I belong u could see OmoT doing what she knows best she got me glued to my seat till the end of the movie.
 

Thickmadam

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#54
ah pete, try and watch the movie o! it is wonderful.
Next to Keeping Faith, it is my second most favouritest movie. Followed closely by Love after Love.
 

amet13

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#55
Vince, i don't agree with u that because Emeka was a student, no one should expect him to be rich, there are students who have wealthy parents who can provide almost everything they need in school be it flashy cars, money and any other thing u can think of. So if Emeka happened to have had parents or siblings who are affluent in the society he would have gotten more than enough to provide the needs of his girl ,OmoT. I beg to differ but i don't think the movie was that boring.
 

Pretty Girl

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#56
Thickmadam said:
ah pete, try and watch the movie o! it is wonderful.
Next to Keeping Faith, it is my second most favouritest movie. Followed closely by Love after Love.
hmmm...I still haven't been able to get my hands on that movie "Love after Love"....looks like the movie doesn't seem to be coming my way as fast as I'll like it to :(
 

vince

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#57
Another Tchidi Chikere Black Out

Just like in in the last scene of World Apart,he dropped another clanger in NOT MY MAN.A child died of convulsion,but this child still look exactly like the day it was born 11 months earlier!Damn!Why does a good storyteller like this keeps on getting these kinds of blackouts?!The mistake was so glaring and amateurish that i thought i had to talk about it on NR.Kai! :eyes
The movie was just average,by the way.
:cool:
 

Thickmadam

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#58
my take on blood sister

**sorry for the long post**

Ok so I'm probably the last Nigerian movie lover to watch Blood Sister, but I just watched both volumes last night.
All the raving about this movie was well deserved, and except for the obvious usual problems of lighting and stuff like that, bravo.
Vince, I just looked thru this thread (and other threads with Blood sister) and I didn't see your thoughts on this movie. waiting to hear what you thought.
Liked the movie.
The one sided rivalry between the sisters was well portrayed (in my opinion), and I thought the two lead actresses did very fantastic jobs in their roles.
I could see that Gloria loved her little sister, and there was the right amount of anger at the appropriate times from her when her mum showed too much favouritism towards the obviously spoiled, "demented" younger sister. I liked the scene where she beat Esther up too, because at that point I was beginning to get annoyed. I know I would have engaged my sisters in a fight if they'd pulled half the stunt Esther pulled, and got away with. Great job for OmoT. And my God, she played the crying role well..like, every scene after her passing, she had one tear or the other rolling down her face.
I thought Nnaji did an excellent job as well playing Esther. While I absolutely loved Gloria, I hated Esther! like really!! they both played their parts convincingly. Nnaji did a great job. I thought she brought her character out well enough. Her kind of wickedness was just...blinding!! Oh yeah, the hospital scene where she was giving birth? Man oh man! i was rolling on the floor with laughter when she said "I will kill this baby myself when he comes out". she was so convincing and credible at the hospital scenes. but i was like "what the heck?" when she said "I dreamt a gorrilla was chasing me". come on now, couldn't you have used something else? Dreaming about Gloria for instance?
Mr. Kenneth! Toothless bulldog! where do I begin?? what kind of man?? and the girl hadn't even used any charm on him o!
The kids were fantastic, although Junior was being prompted, but he was just a kid, Adaobi was pretty good too, very good actually!
Patience was in her element as well, you actually began to feel sorry for her, raising two girls alone, having to play mediator to the kids all the time. But i wanted to shake her half the time, "can't you tell something isn't right here?" "why is gloria always the one in trouble?" "why didn't you ask the boy why he was fighting your daughter in the street?" And when she got to the house and saw her child pregnant? tee hee! loved the scene.

I thought the movie was good, bringing out the human elements in our society as well. Karma's a b!+(#, ain't it? unfortunately most people who do this get away with it in Naija.
The consuming jealousy and hatred of one for another, the lengths one will go to achieve what they think is rightfully theirs. Ah, but punishment comes slow and sweet!
The seduction of man! and how a man forgets his children and obligationsto them real quick when something sweeter comes along.

Maybe because I was watching the movie in the evening, but the scenes with Omo T's ghost appearing scared the living daylights out of me!! The sound effect when she appeared, her face in a couple of the scenes! Jehova!! I had to call on Jesus a couple of times when she appeared. Jesu!! And when the teacher was dreaming?

questions to ponder (and hopefully answer)
1. would omoT have played the bad girl role played by Nnaji as well? I've got this image of omoT and I don't see her playing "wicked" roles like that.
2. why was umez's character portrayed as having no spine/backbone at all? your children need you, you sense something is wrong with them and you want to get permission from a woman you are not even married to before you go and see them? what rubbish! for a man who was supposed to be caring, that was the one let down for me.
 

vince

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#59
Thickmadam said:
**sorry for the long post**

Ok so I'm probably the last Nigerian movie lover to watch Blood Sister, but I just watched both volumes last night.
All the raving about this movie was well deserved, and except for the obvious usual problems of lighting and stuff like that, bravo.
Vince, I just looked thru this thread (and other threads with Blood sister) and I didn't see your thoughts on this movie. waiting to hear what you thought.
Liked the movie.
The one sided rivalry between the sisters was well portrayed (in my opinion), and I thought the two lead actresses did very fantastic jobs in their roles.
I could see that Gloria loved her little sister, and there was the right amount of anger at the appropriate times from her when her mum showed too much favouritism towards the obviously spoiled, "demented" younger sister. I liked the scene where she beat Esther up too, because at that point I was beginning to get annoyed. I know I would have engaged my sisters in a fight if they'd pulled half the stunt Esther pulled, and got away with. Great job for OmoT. And my God, she played the crying role well..like, every scene after her passing, she had one tear or the other rolling down her face.
I thought Nnaji did an excellent job as well playing Esther. While I absolutely loved Gloria, I hated Esther! like really!! they both played their parts convincingly. Nnaji did a great job. I thought she brought her character out well enough. Her kind of wickedness was just...blinding!! Oh yeah, the hospital scene where she was giving birth? Man oh man! i was rolling on the floor with laughter when she said "I will kill this baby myself when he comes out". she was so convincing and credible at the hospital scenes. but i was like "what the heck?" when she said "I dreamt a gorrilla was chasing me". come on now, couldn't you have used something else? Dreaming about Gloria for instance?
Mr. Kenneth! Toothless bulldog! where do I begin?? what kind of man?? and the girl hadn't even used any charm on him o!
The kids were fantastic, although Junior was being prompted, but he was just a kid, Adaobi was pretty good too, very good actually!
Patience was in her element as well, you actually began to feel sorry for her, raising two girls alone, having to play mediator to the kids all the time. But i wanted to shake her half the time, "can't you tell something isn't right here?" "why is gloria always the one in trouble?" "why didn't you ask the boy why he was fighting your daughter in the street?" And when she got to the house and saw her child pregnant? tee hee! loved the scene.

I thought the movie was good, bringing out the human elements in our society as well. Karma's a b!+(#, ain't it? unfortunately most people who do this get away with it in Naija.
The consuming jealousy and hatred of one for another, the lengths one will go to achieve what they think is rightfully theirs. Ah, but punishment comes slow and sweet!
The seduction of man! and how a man forgets his children and obligationsto them real quick when something sweeter comes along.

Maybe because I was watching the movie in the evening, but the scenes with Omo T's ghost appearing scared the living daylights out of me!! The sound effect when she appeared, her face in a couple of the scenes! Jehova!! I had to call on Jesus a couple of times when she appeared. Jesu!! And when the teacher was dreaming?

questions to ponder (and hopefully answer)
1. would omoT have played the bad girl role played by Nnaji as well? I've got this image of omoT and I don't see her playing "wicked" roles like that.
2. why was umez's character portrayed as having no spine/backbone at all? your children need you, you sense something is wrong with them and you want to get permission from a woman you are not even married to before you go and see them? what rubbish! for a man who was supposed to be caring, that was the one let down for me.
Halleluyah!ThickM is back! :excite :)
 

vince

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#60
Vince, I just looked thru this thread (and other threads with Blood sister) and I didn't see your thoughts on this movie. waiting to hear what you thought.
I gave a brief comments on the movie in the movie review section of the site.
 
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