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February 21, 2005


On the Indian culture introduction to Americans note. There are Bend it Like Beckham and Monsoon Wedding - although both those are English movies, I know. When I lived in Israel seventeen years ago, there were only two or three channels. Every Friday night one of them would show a movie - either Arabic or, and mostly, Indian. They were amazing. Melodramatic, colorful - FUN!

"Bride and Prejudice" is directed by the same woman who made "Bend It Like Beckham" (and they don't let you forget it). Gurinder Chadha's next film is going to be a movie remake of the 1960s television show "I Dream of Jeannie" about yet another cross-cultural love match. I wonder if the casting will be more realistic this time around. What--you don't think Barbara Eden's blond, blue-eyed Jeannie looks like the typical Iraqi woman you'd see strolling through the streets of Baghdad? I wonder if some of the animosity many Iraqis feel for the U.S. began when they saw how we depicted their culture on our sitcoms!

I haven't seen this movie yet, but I think I can wait for the video. Chadha also directed the 2000 movie What's Cooking. That movie revolved around four ethnically diverse families in LA and their interpretations of Thanksgiving. I love these culture (and class)clash movies. They are more colorful and they just seem like real life to me.

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