This is fun for me! Getting to articulate and remember all that really cool stuff I got to read and learn and talk about in grad school. And now the really fun bit, the original work of applying those theories to Indian film where no one else has really done it before. If academic press was interested, I could get this thing published and get a book deal or something. But they aren’t, so I get to provide it to you lovely people on the internet who are.
This is one of those Big Big essays. And I am very sleep deprived and stressed right now which, strangely, puts me in the perfect frame of mind for this particular discussion. My brain craves theoretical instead of practical concerns.
Dog Hazel is sadly waiting while I try to put up hashtags and write posts while stories are trending. If only kind people would help make sure my content is more visible, I could spend more time with her.
Will you be those people and make Dog Hazel and myself happy?
All you have to do is:
Post links to my content as appropriate on other sites
Tell your friends how awesome I am
And then Dog Hazel will be happy
We get so much joy out of Kerala films, we really should give more back to those whose culture and society has helped create them.
This is just a quick Life Update to hold you until I am back home with my life moderately under control and can actual write new interesting content. But hey, at least I did my traditional Independence Day blast of posts yesterday!
Well….I didn’t end up stalled in a cornfield? Or the middle of the highway? Things could be worse! Right?
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I wrote this review back before Tubelight came out, but it is worth talking about and remember today as well. Dr. Kotnis, a real person who sacrificed his life for a foreign country because it was the right thing to do. That, to me, is a real patriot. One who loves the people of his homeland, but loves the people of other countries as well just because they are people.
I refuse to watch this movie one more time (ha!) because it makes me way way too sad. So be aware, this will all be based on memories from like 4 years ago, the last time I felt masochistic enough to watch it. (I’ve written on this film before, and promised then that it wouldn’t be the last post. You can read it here)
This is an actual excellent film, and a very fun watch. It doesn’t really matter if you know what happens, you can still enjoy watching it play out, but if you like being surprised and having edge of your seat thrills, maybe wait and read the No Spoilers review first, and then this one after you have seen the movie.
I am not, in fact, Indian. So anything song that goes “Rah Rah Rah, Indian Over All” is not really going to work for me. But a song that goes “Rah Rah Rah, Let’s Love Our Home Because it Is Our Home And Try To Make It Better”, that works for me because it works for everyone in the world, you know? And these are my favorite of that time.
Happy (?) Wednesday! I continue to have a semi-terrible week, so you all get to distract me from stress! What fun for you!
I finally got the box office post up! Much later than usual, but at least I did it.
Quick news report for you all. Not much for me to analyze, but hopefully lots for you to chew over as I spend the day with family/nursing my poor car along.
And the August singer birthdays just keep coming! After 3 men, it is time for one woman. But a really impressive one with a wonderful body of work.
This is one of those traditional “blog” style posts, where I talk about my life in an amusing way, instead of one of the more “Indian film news and analysis website” posts, where I am all professional and stuff. Be warned!
What an interesting looking movie! And what an interesting movie for this studio to make with these stars at this moment.
Happy Monday! I have a wee bit of a crazy week, so posting may be the slightest bit erratic. But today at least, I am at work with nothing else to do but respond to comments! So, lay your questions on me!
Twitter update! And something for us all to chew over today as I continue with my Sister Weekend (did you know Hasee To Phasee on Amazon does not have subtitles? Because ErosNOW is THE WORST????)
Okay, prepare yourself for a very very deep cut. This is my absolute favorite LM Montgomery short story. So, not an “Anne” book, and not one of her other lessor series either. And not even from the first short story collection Chronicles of Avonlea, but aaaaallllll the way in Further Chronicles of Avonlea. But it’s SO GOOD!!!! How can I resist I remake? And it is just crying out for Shahrukh.
Happy Saturday! My sister is in town and, after spending the week with my parents, now we are having Sister Weekend. Which mostly means watching movies. Maybe a trip to the grocery store.
My sister is visiting, and has volunteered to make Dog Hazel a little sweater for the winter. Knitting takes time, so now is the time to pick the pattern so it can be ready by chilly weather. Dog Hazel has terrible fur, is already cold just with air conditioning, so she definitely is going to need SOMETHING. But what?
My sister’s visiting, I’m feeling lazy, and it’s World Elephant Day on Sunday. So that’s as good a reason as any to look at people with elephants, right?
Quick one today, nothing super exciting, but some fun stuff to think about and maybe for you all to talk about.