Benny's World

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Baby, It's Cold Outside

It's -24 windchill in Central Illinois this morning. We just hit winter today. Yikes!

Speaking of the cold world figuratively, I recommend the movie "Slumdog Millionaire". Mr. Benny and I saw it yesterday (before the deep freeze rolled in) and we found it to be riveting. However, rather than trying to rewrite the summary, I'll link you to Roger Ebert's. If you want a bit more detail and commentary, read the review by Anthony Lane of the New Yorker.

BW readers will appreciate the movie in that one sees the two Indias (and can extrapolate the Two Americas) of deep poverty and those of power. I remember when JRE went to visit India a couple of years ago, and some of the squallid conditions appalled him so much, he told Elizabeth that it was hard for him to sleep because of images that stayed in his head. You will get a pretty good idea of what he saw in watching this movie.

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