Monday, February 02, 2009

"the Manolo Blahniks of her time"

Saw Slumdog Millionaire over the weekend and really enjoyed it. Aside from a few cringe-worthy moments it was a really fascinating story to watch. I thought, in fact, in terms of storytelling, it was one of the best movies I've seen in some time. It seems like lately there's a bunch of character studies or "issues" films out lately, and storytelling often doesn't even enter the picture. I also really liked what the movie had to say about knowledge. It showed a great respect for the knowledge that comes through experience.

Didja see the article in the WaPo about how maybe Martha Washington wasn't a "frump" after all and maybe actually "hot"? Aside from the depressing reminder that our culture-whore society is so appearance-obsessed that a woman is judged on her appearance after being dead for 200 years, I did find the picture of her purple shoes pretty exciting. Mmmmm.... lovely shoes.

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