Happy 24 hours to Baahubali! I have my tickets already, super expensive but I decided it was worth it.
Besides Baahubali, I haven’t been watching much. I finally got into Murder She Wrote, a good 30 years late. It really is as fun and soothing as everyone says! And I want to remake it in Hindi, of course, but I can’t decide between Hema Malini and Sridevi. Ooo! Or Rekha! Oh, and after the massive uprising of support on my Silly Sunday voting post, I am finally watching all of North and South, instead of just the train station scene over and over. And I watched this video on the making of the 11 minute one shot at the end of Angamaly Diaries. Which mostly just confirmed what I already expected (one take, steadicam, blocked it with actors in advance), but also let me recognize that the song the band is playing is “I Am a Disco Dancer” which somehow makes me love Pellissery even more.
Now, see, it’s the same music as this!
I am also slooooooooooowly making my way through Thugs of Hindostan. If you love flowerly Victorian language, Orientalism, one dimensional characters, no women with dialogue, and generally bad writing, this is the book for you! But I am also getting kind of addicted to it, in a sort of Stockholm syndrome for book readers way. The same way I managed to get through The Lord of the Rings. Anyway, I have ages to finish it, Aamir is still doing look tests, they haven’t even started filming the movie version.
And for thinking, I am thinking about a new apartment! One month from today, I have to be all packed, with a new lease signed and movers hired. As of now, I have 7 boxes ready, no lease, no movers, and no apartment that even looks likely for me to move into. I want to move to the Indian neighborhood, so if any of you know someone who is renting a 1 bedroom off Devon in Chicago, let me know! And then I can walk over to the movie stores whenever I want, and live on Jalabi. And also have cheap rent and an easy commute to work and still live close to my parents and grandfather, the logical reasons for the move.