Shoot, Thanksgiving is an America only holiday, isn’t it? Oh well, American culture so dominates the world, I am sure you all are aware of it at least.
Reading: I have to admit, I didn’t actually read these two links, but they both look interesting so I am passing them on. This first one is from rediff and Miss Braganza: https://www.rediff.com/movies/special/the-best-200-indian-films-of-the-decade/20191113.htm
The second is from Film Companion and Claudia: https://www.filmcompanion.in/fc-decades/pages/hindi.html
Meanwhile, I’m reading my second Elizabeth George novel, because I’m classy (it’s still 50/50 romance versus murder).
Watching: Cheers! I’m going around again for the third time, it’s just the perfect winter show. So warm and cozy feeling. And I am considering The Crown, but that seems like a lot of commitment. Last time a season released I watched it while home sick with a cold, I may just wait for another cold. Or else do it over Thanksgiving break. Oh, and a final thing that puzzles me, what kind of crazy animal would click the Netflix “skip intro” option on Cheers???? It’s the happiest theme song ever!
Thinking: How can I make it so my windshield wipers don’t break in the ice again this winter? I had to get them fixed 3 times last year, and the “pull them out at night when you park” trick doesn’t work with the way my car is designed. I am considering getting a dopey cloth thing that is supposed to go over the front window, but I don’t know if it would work. Thoughts from those of you who also park on the street in temperate climates?
Listening: In honor of this week, I’ve got an all 2010 playlist going! Really a remarkably good year for music. And surprisingly, it is the I Hate Luv Storys soundtrack that I keep coming back to. Every song is good! Listen to this lovely “I’m missing you” song:
Now, question for you! Our lovely commentator Niki’s birthday is coming up, and as a special birthday treat, I thought we would give her pushy needless advice. She is considering attacking the Star Wars movies, What order do you recommend for Star Wars?
I went with 4-5-6-1-2-3-7-8-9 (original trilogy, then the prequels, then the recent releases). And ignore all the one off products or else you will lose your mind. But you could also do 4-5-6-7-8-9 (original trilogy and current films) and never watch 1-2-3 (prequels that aren’t closely connected to the current films). Or, the most complex, 4-1-2-3-5-6-7-8-9. That is, start with A New Hope, then watch 1-2-3 as a flashback, then come back for 5-6-7-8-9.
Sub-question, Is Young Amitabh as Han Solo, or Old Amitabh as Obi-Wan better casting? I need to know in case I ever get a time machine and infinite filmmaking powers but only one shot at remaking the series.
Oh, and this makes me think of an Indian film related question. SRKajol films, what is the order you would recommend for a new viewer?
I usually do K3G-KKHH-DDLJ-MNIK-Dilwale- (Karan Arjun-Baazigar). Following the theory that K3G is the easiest film as an intro, KKHH is still pretty light, by DDLJ you have to be all in on their chemistry, MNIK is a very hard watch and you need your faith in SRKajol to get you through, and Dilwale is just not very good either as a film as a whole or an SRKajol showcase. And then Karan-Arjun and Baazigar are optional because the SRKajol magic isn’t really there yet.
Or maybe Dilwale isn’t that bad? This fan video makes a strong case for it: