Thursday, 1 March 2007

India outsourced to Melbourne - GG

While there is nothing screaming out to be watched this week, you could dip a toe into old waters : My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Fri 9 830P), Silence of the Lambs (Fri 7 11P), Adaptation (Sun 10 1030P) by director Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich) – a very clever, deliberately convoluted series of plot lines with Chris Cooper, Meryl Streep and Nic Cage; High Fidelity (Sun 7 1130P), or even The Ghost Ship (Tue ABC 2A) which is one of the Val Lewton produced 1940s horror movies which has not been screened as recently as some of his others (Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, The Seventh Victim).
I think though for flair, fun, colour, song and dance, Salaam Namaste (Sun SBS 930P), a Bollywood musical comedy which was shot in and around Melbourne a couple of years ago. Laugh at the incongruent geography as they travel from one landmark to another – I wonder if the Harbour Bridge will make an appearance ? – and be amazed at how our great city can be reduced to a cliché of postcards, all for the homeland’s mass market. Any bets on a tram, the Arts Centre tower and Luna Park’s gaping visage in the first one minute of film ? Plenty of Australians filling in the gaps between the Indian stars (and Melbourne’s own Tania Zaetta !)

1 comment:

Anna Gram said...

Did you know that an anagram of "Green Guide Day" is "Dead Eye Gig Run" ?