Tuesday, January 1, 2008
I've just come from seeing The Darjeeling Limited. While I think that the question of its race politics have probably been debated enough, I don't think that the class politics have been touched on at all. I mean, for fuck's sake, the whole movie - aside from the Natalie Portman bit - seemed like an ad for the neo-Raj, plundering the exotic east for what is surely the new millennium's hottest commodity - spirituality. I'm getting pretty fucking tired of watching movies about uptight upperclass Manhattanites searching in desperation for meaning. You wanna find meaning? Go out and get a fucking job. I've had to come home and watch nearly a whole disc of Trailer Park Boys just to wash the stench of bourgeoisie off me.