Happy Wednesday! Half way through the work week. I’m having one of those weeks where it is too busy to feel relaxed, and yet also not busy enough for the days to go by fast.
Reading: I have an actual link to share! An in depth interview with American pop star Taylor Swift which has a lot of interesting things to think about in terms of celebrity, internet fire storms and perception, fan relations, and the things that women struggle with as they become successful. All very relevant to Indian film! Highly HIGHLY encourage you to read it and then think about how universal everything is: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/taylor-swift-rolling-stone-interview-880794/
Thinking: I’m going on a car trip with my Mom this weekend! We are going to the tiny town where one branch of the family is from in order to take a last look at things before we sell the old family house. We are going to hit up TWO churches on Sunday, plus the historical society on Saturday, and maybe a cemetery if we really want to have fun. Most importantly, I checked out 10 cds from the library for the car trip. 6 hours there and 6 hours back through the most boring landscape known to man (I don’t mean normal boring, I sincerely love cornfields and farm houses, I mean just muddy nothingness), we need a lot of music. I’m mostly going with Great American Songbook, but I’m gonna throw in my Yo Yo CD too just in case.
Watching: I’ve found a new BBC mystery series, Foyle’s War! Really great history, in that it takes an honest view of stuff that happened, warts and all. And at the same time shows that people living in that moment had an opportunity to be better and often managed to truly be better. Also rewatching Jeet for my Friday review, you all really MUST watch it. Especially if you like ridiculous over the top action movies.
Listening: I randomly ran across this song on Saavn, and it is so much better than I remembered!
Now, question for you! In the very theoretical and unlikely event that there is an evening at the hotel when my Mom feels like watching a movie, what Indian movie (not counting Hindi films between 2005-2015 or Bahubali or Dhanak because she’s already seen those) should I watch with my mother?
UPDATE: Angie just posted a link in the comments which is so so good and I have to add it to this post. Especially if you know southern actors a little. Click the link to see the full thread.
For an example of the goodness in the full thread: