Monday, September 18, 2006

Bollywood... with Morris Dancing?

Not only my kind of film, but Bride and Prejudice seems to be one of the few that can cross the demographic of my family - though there weren't enough Orcs in it for Rachel.

It's got fabulous dance numbers - I haven't seen any real bollywood films, but they reminded me of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - and plenty of direct quotes from the original Jane Austen. In fact, with the whole strand about arranged marriages worked in very intelligently, an Indian update of the story probably works better than an update into Western society.

And, as a bonus, the Rutland Morris Men appear in it, including an amusing Bollywood style out-take during the credits.

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