Boy, was my drive into KU exciting today. With the release of his new book Joseph Anton (which I might have to buy now, even though I hate hardcover books), Salman Rushdie is all over the news. And then NPR did a story about Asian cinema, and I almost had to pull over, I was so excited. And they talked about the upcoming release of the film version of Midnight’s Children. By Mira Nair, who made amazing films like The Namesake! Seriously, it is a po-co scholar’s dream come true kind of day!
Anyway, all of this excitement made me want to try to get us all to the movies. I don’t think the Nair film is an option, but maybe we can try to see Marjane Satrapi’s film version of Chicken With Plums as a class. NOT required, but just might be fun. If people are interested, I will see what kind of funding is out there. The film is an independent film, so it probably won’t be in theaters with much notice or much of a run, but maybe we can try. Let me know what your thoughts would be. AGAIN, not a requirement. Just me thinking about film and getting excited.