Sunday, November 1, 2009

cultural commentary

[NYMag, 30/10/09]:

"Wes Anderson [wonders,] 'why was Slumdog a hit and not Darjeeling?':

It's a question that's vexed film scholars for over a year: What is to account for the bizarre embrace of Danny Boyle's crowd-pleasing 2008 fairy tale Slumdog Millionaire — about a charming, penniless Mumbai orphan's miraculous game-show victory — by a world that, only a year before, spurned Wes Anderson's critically tolerated The Darjeeling Limited, about a trio of overentitled narcissists who drug and screw their way through India, indifferent to anyone's problems but their own? So mysterious!"

1 comment:

Tyrell said...

It is mysterious. Slumdog was a terrible movie. Did that other movie have Blade in it?