Scent of a Woman

If there’s anything to learn about acting from Al Pacino, I’d say this is the movie one should bow down to. Beautifully crafting the art of acting as a blind person, he also maintains the contrast within the character approaching the vivid. The film-making style is close to the movie Dead Poets Society, but it is very much different in terms of story-line and the characters. I don’t want to sound like someone who reviews movies, that’s basically the job of someone who could be called by the name Rajeev. But, the character of Frank Slade is remarkably stupendous indeed.

This is the third addition to the series Something About The Movie, you can read all here. Here’s my set of words trying to play the character of gratitude for Al Pacino.

All hail the legend! Or, just me is fine too.

His acting very much mocks the ones with an eyesight. Because, the character too had sight once before. Like Helen Keller in my school textbooks, this role and especially Al Pacino makes it clear as crystal – the ones with no vision see more. Mainly, they appreciate more than we do.

Our sight may have given us the proof of what we’d have asked for beauty. But, only when there’s no proof of this sight do we imagine more. Listen more. Smell more. And, just feel everything at a hype. It is interesting to realise that this hype could not be one to a few. It can’t be good or even worse, which is well depicted by the actor in his methods of anger and care.

Anger is his go-to emotion most of the time on screen. And, it’s very obvious with the history he has had. Plus, the condition he lives in now. Behind all the boiling misery, like his daughter says, there is sugar somewhere hiding at the core of this character. Later in the movie, we do get to see it.

Of all, he loves to woo a woman. Hence, the sense of this scent is well thought and also better visualized through a blind character.

Every woman has a scent, and many
men do have the olfactory system.

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