Places are like people: their reputation often precedes and fixes them. While Europe, the continent with the highest coastline-to-land ratio, is often at sea (so to speak) in narratives of it, India, a subcontinent with substantial coasts, is just as often left high and dry on land in literary accounts. Think of the number of stories of India you have read that actually mention its coasts, except as an appendage to Mumbai or Kolkata. And only a few more explore its vast rivers. India remains a land of deserts, mountains and plains in most imaginations. … [Read more...] about Following Fish by Samanth Subramanian – review
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Though Airplane! riffs on the Airport series (particularly Airport 1975) and Irwin Allen disaster movies like The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno, it’s a straight-up remake of Zero Hour!, with just a little spin on the ball. Key elements are exactly the same: a hero named Ted Stryker, a former second world war fighter pilot still haunted by the six comrades killed because of a decision he made in combat. A flight he catches at the last minute to win back a woman who’s left him a “Dear John” note. An illness that sweeps through the airplane cabin, debilitating all the passengers who ordered fish instead of meat, including the pilot and the co-pilot. Stryker getting called up to steer the plane to safety, guided on the ground by the no-nonsense captain who was his superior during the war. … [Read more...] about Airplane! at 40: the best spoof comedy ever made?
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