Silly Sunday: Elaine May Movie’s Remade! A New Leaf, Tootsie, and Ishtar

My parents and I had a little Elaine May mini-fest last week, and I fell in love with her funny but ultimately loving sort of comic touch. And now I want to rewrite and recast all her movies for India! Because it makes me happy. Even if no one reads this post.

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Thought Post: Ishtar and Indian Film, Critical Prejudice, Toxic Work Environments

I saw Ishtar! My Dad’s pick on Saturday night. And it is really really funny. If you don’t follow Hollywood films that closely, Ishtar is a punchline shorthand for “terrible over-budget disastrous film”. And more recently, it has been considered as shorthand for “misogyny in how the American film industry works”. The whole thing is just an interesting situation and an interesting case study for what is happening right now with Hindi film.

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