Sunday, November 27, 2005


When I was 5 I met him once. That day my uncle had to baby-sit me and he had classes so he took me with him. My uncle M.M. was one of his students in Tehran University, Fine Arts, Graphic design Dept.

Morteza Momayes passed away. I had the chance to be at his presence. I never forget that day: he asked me to draw an Elephant, to keep me quiet of course. But I hadn’t seen an elephant before and he drew me one. Now I know what is the power of Imagination and how precious is Reality.

Iran’s Graphic Art is going to miss Momayez greatly. His works and influences are long lasting.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Isn’t November, the most beautiful month of the year? I believe it is. And if one disagrees here are some reasons:
It is in autumn the loveliest season of the year. The sky is clearer than ever. In The most colorful 30 days in a row, sun feels warm enough, wind feels cold enough. Balance falls upon the earth. Leaves leave and forest can rest.
In November, I hate that the weather gets colder and the wind gets chillier, nonetheless I feel more comfortable in this month than any other.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Walking on Tomorrow's Street

Last weekend with a group of friends, we went to New York City for Traditional Persian Music: (Shahram Nazeri’s Concert). But because the student thickets were SOLD OUT we decided not to go. Then we wanted to have Persian Lunch at Kabul CafĂ© (it is an Afghani restaurant but it also serves Persian food) it was CLOSED for some reason. So we went to a Thai restaurant instead it wasn’t bad, but hay our aim was to eat Persian food. And then we went to Guggenheim Museum for RUSSIA Exhibition and because it was too CROWDED and some ECONOMICAL problems we decided not to go there either.

So actually what we did at the weekend was mostly walking in streets of New York City, which is a pleasant thing to do when you are with your friends.
And as far as I’m concerned I will go to Guggenheim for RUSSIA Exhibition some day during the week when it is not as crowded as it is in the weekends.
Now here are 2 works by Yuri Pimenov from the RUSSIA Exhibition
One is New Moscow 1939, and the other is A Wedding on Tomorrow’s Street 1962 which I think is matching the weekend that I spent in New York City.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Wallace & Gromit

I wanted to see Chicken Little for a long time but the reviews are not good enough so last night I decided to see Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit instead, since I love Gromit ( more than Wallace but not the Pink Panther) I didn't care for the bad reviews although the reviews were good too.

It was indeed a very good Clay animation, as all other Wallace and Gromit movies:

In A Grand Day Out with Wallace and Gromit 1990, Wallace and Gromit blast off in a homemade rocket to see if the moon is really made of cheese since Wallace loves cheese.
In 1993,Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers, the mild-mannered inventor, Wallace and his faithful dog, Gromit are trying to stop a criminal penguin who stole a diamond.
Wallace & Gromit in A Close Shave 1995 Wallace and Gromit discover a sheep-napping bond and try to save the poor wooly victims from getting killed.

Nick Park the genius creator of Wallace and Gromit once more created a great Clay Animation adventure after 10-year absence. I believe it is a wonderful 85minutes for kids and people who appreciate animation movies specially Clay Lovers.

I still want to see Chicken Little. Just I might wait a little bit longer.

DreamWorks presenting,
directed by Nick Park and Steve Box.
Written by Bob Baker, Steve Box, Mark Burton and Nick Park
Running time: 85 minutes. Rated G.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Long Summer

I came back from Iran after 4 months. It sure was a long summer holiday.
I had a good time there and I will write about it here next time.
I live in Princeton now. A beautiful city but not a delicious one, well compare to New Haven at least. The first thing I want to do is to have lunch and then I want to check and see whether the animation movie Chicken Little is released yet or not and plan to see it.
Back home I went to cinema as often as I could.
Well, I am back and hopefully I will write more often than before.