Wednesday, November 26, 2008
the ground beneath her feet . proof . charlie's angels
i think i can take only one salman rushdie novel in a year. not that ‘the ground beneath her feet’ was a bad read- its just that his overwhelming outpouring of words and ideas seemed tired and formulaic to me- especially when he name checks famous rock events as the story of the vina apsara and ormus cama led rock back chugs along. and ‘proof’ that ewenyth paltrow film whose moral of the story is that beautiful people have brains too was just too slight a premise with too profound a tone. it looked and felt ridiculous. if it has to be silly the ‘charlie’s angel’ film was much more fun. the brief to the director from the marketing men - hot chicks kicking butt are cool.