Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Doris Day's Que Sera Sera and STI

Heard this wonderful song today on K-dio(IIMK Radio)

(Again, that thought came to haunt me that there is so much to enjoy, to know , to experience in this world that even if one limits one's interests to , say one or two fields like movies and music, one can just keep on exploring that field without ever reaching the possibility of exhausting it..Same holds true for any of the "complicated" issues India is facing...terrorism,casteism, J&K, India-Pak relation, North East, Poverty, unemployment...(Let's keep the World issues like global warming, trade etc. on hold till we understand India better)

As one of my favourite teachers said in the class,"Mr. X says that elect us to power and we will solve the J&K and Pak problem in three hours..three hours...three hours are not even enough to get a first reading of all the complexities of the issues..forget about getting to any sort of architecture of solution..." and probably the single most important thing which I learnt from the amazing course Social Transformation of India is that all the issues have at least two ways to approach and though it is important to take a stand(There is no neutrality involved if innocent people are being butchered either in Manipur, J&K or Gujarat), before committing ourselves to one stand , let us first know how the issue looks from the other side of the fence. In short, there are multiple ways in which issues can be seen and people may have different viewpoints on them and we have to respect each other's viewpoints and we can agree to disagree on how we look at a particular issue.)

Doris Day song Que Sera Sera on wiki

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother what will I be
Will I be pretty
Will I be rich
Here's what she said to me

Que sera sera
Whatever will be will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera sera

When I was just a child in school
I asked my teacher what should I try
Should I paint pictures
Should I sing songs
This was her wise reply

Que sera sera
Whatever will be will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera sera

When I grew up and fell in love
I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead
Will there be rainbows day after day
Here's what my sweetheart said

Que sera sera
Whatever will be will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera sera

Now I have children of my own
They ask their mother, what will I be
Will I be handsome, will I be rich
I tell them tenderly.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see

Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

What will be, will be
Que sera sera...

This song featured in the movie The Man who knew too much(1956) by Hitchcock, sung by the actress in that movie Doris Day. It won the Academy Award for best song.

Following is the video of the song on youtube. The video is worth taking the effort to watch,even if in your company/institute youtube may not be allowed.

Doris Day singing Que Sera Sera in the Hitchcock's movie The Man Who Knew Too Much

"The man who knew too much" on wiki

Alfred Hitchcock on wiki

Doris Day on wiki

Movie has the Hitchcock regular James Stewart(also in Vertigo, known for his self-effacing persona, named the third Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute, after Humphrey Bogart(I have seen The Malteses Falcon, a film of the noire genre, and that amazing movie Casablanca with that marvelous (Will you please lend me some adjectives? I am running short of them :-)) quote "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."-67th in the list of "AFI's_100_Years…100_Movie_Quotes" ) and Cary Grant ( I have seen his North By Northwest, my favourite Hitchcock movie, so far..haven't seen all of them)

Humphrey Bogart on wiki

Maltese Falcon on wiki

film noire explained on wiki

Casablanca on wiki

AFI's_100_Years…100_Movie_Quotes on wiki

AFI's_100_Years..._100_Stars on wiki

North By Northwest on wiki

Cary Grant on wiki

James Stewart on wiki

Pukar(which won Anil Kapoor the national award) song "Que Sera Sera, jo bhi ho so ho" (music A. R. Rahman) shares the mukhda with it.

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