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Posts from — March 2010

Secrets of the Psycho shower scene

Wanted to share an interesting piece that a journalist at The Guardian wrote just as Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece Psycho is about to rerelease in theatres in the US.

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March 31, 2010   1 Comment  

LSD: Lazy, Sloppy, Disappointing

In 2008, when I reviewed Oye Lucky Lucky Oye I referred to the director Dibakar Banerjee as a new dawn in Indian cinema. It was well-deserved then, but not so much any more. Certainly not with his latest venture Love, Sex aur Dhokha.

Love, Sex aur Dhokha or LSD as it is quirkily called, is a bunch of three stories that are not shot but rather captured – one on a digi-cam, one on CCTV and one with spy cameras. The first story is of a young man in film school who falls in love with his leading lady. Since her conservative father (who also features in the film) wants to marry her off to an NRI, the two decide to run away and get married secretly. All this and their tragic end is captured on his digi-cam. The second, and the longest story is of a store manager who needs to pay off his debt to some suspect, obviously dangerous characters. He seduces a store girl and captures their lovemaking on one of the store cameras and then sells it off. The final story is of a sting operation where a small town girl tries to avenge herself and expose a pop star with the help of the media. [Read more →]

March 22, 2010   1 Comment