Monday, August 25, 2008

The Darjeeling Limited

My wife has a thing where she has to see every Jason Schwartzman movie, kind of like how I am obligated to see every time travel movie. I wasn't sure what to expect from this. It certainly was a beautiful film, that must have been hard to make! What I liked best was that the film didn't feel it needed to explain itself, and days later, I find myself making sudden pleasing realizations about the symbolism in the film. I loved that it was so smart and simple, and I loved the way it combined two worlds that are alien worlds: rural India and the life of the pointlessly rich. Oh! And an old colleague from WDI, Barry Braverman, produced the fascinating "making of" featurette. Great job, Barry!

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