Sunday, January 22, 2012

One for Nicrap...


I've been told that times in Bollywood are hard... and that for a few dollars, a tourists can "rent" a Bollywood studio and star in their own ten minute production. I didn't believe it when I heard the story on NPR, but now I'm not so sure... ;)

30 comments:

nicrap said...

lol! You are not making fun of one of our great national institutions, i hope, sir! ;)

-FJ said...

I wouldn't dream of it! Much to my chagrin, I'm a bit of a fan of the Bollywood musical. It reminds me of the Hollywood of the thirties. :)

nicrap said...

A man after my own heart! ;)

-FJ said...

I just wish I had a couple of mil to invest in Bollywood productions. ;)

nicrap said...

And i wish that i was the one taking you for the proposed ride... lol!

-FJ said...

Sorry. Didn't I mention that I would also be the writer and director? Creative control, baby.

-FJ said...

...but yeah, it would likely cost me triple (or more) what a local could do it all for.

-FJ said...

I hear that Lady Gaga is looking for another Bollywood roll... ;)

-FJ said...

;)

-FJ said...

Here we go, again...

nicrap said...

Oh, we have our own version of her. :)

-FJ said...

Yeah, the stripper poles were a dead giveaway!

-FJ said...

Mom and Dad would love to meet their new daughter-in-law in a leather bustier. ;)

nicrap said...

lol. We are rivals in love, then. ;)

nicrap said...

draw you sword, sir!

-FJ said...

Hey, I'm a lover, not a fighter. ;)

-FJ said...
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-FJ said...

...besides

-FJ said...

...there's the golden rule!

nicrap said...

The video doesn't open at my place, FJ.

nicrap said...

btw, your Oprah is here these days. Watching her interview as a matter of fact...

-FJ said...

The video doesn't open at my place,

:(

Oprah.... lucky you. I remember whan she was just a local Baltimore celebrity, and not the "institution" that her magical powers transformed her into.

Thersites said...

...and like I said before, if I had a couple mil to invest... I think I know where I, (like Oprah) would do it.

Local media in India is 3-4x the American market.

nicrap said...

...ask me. I have a family full of journalists.

-FJ said...

...my condolences. :(

I'm w/Nietzsche on this one...(On the Future of Our Educational Institutions)

"It is precisely in journalism that the two tendencies combine and become one. The expansion and the diminution of education here join hands. The newspaper actually steps into the place of culture, and he who, even as a scholar, wishes to voice any claim for education, must avail himself of this viscous stratum of communication which cements the seams between all forms of life, all classes, all arts, and all sciences, and which is as firm and reliable as news paper is, as a rule. In the newspaper the peculiar educational aims of the present culminate, just as the journalist, the servant of the moment, has stepped into the place of the genius, of the leader for all time, of the deliverer from the tyranny of the moment.

-FJ said...

btw - Have you seen how our mega-rich elites have of late been investing heavily in "Social Media" (Huffington Post and new IMF/Strauss-Kahn spouse-run French version). That way they can "pretend to speak on behalf of all the millions who visit and speak at those sites whilst they re-shape and distort their opinions. And the poor politican who doesn't cower to this new found democratic "people power" will likely discover himself to be unfunded and crushed (demonized) by the politically correct "Winfrey" and "The View" set. A new and more efficient way to tyrannize the majority is emerging.

They'll soon have all India eating out of their pockets, if you're not careful.

-FJ said...

Best leave that to some local, as opposed to foreign, maharajas. At least they would have some firmer ties to the communities that were seeking to exploit. The American Revolution was borne of the Bengal Famine of 1770. And as you may have already surmised, I've no great love for purchasing "surplus" stocks of "tea". ;)

nicrap said...

...i think it was Miller who said, India's enemy is the time spirit, the hand which cannot be turned back. Come to think of it, it is true of almost every other nation. :)

-FJ said...

...it may not get turned back... but eventually, makes it all the way round. ;)

nicrap said...

oh, it will, as a matter of course. What goes comes round... :)