I haven’t seen or read Slumdog. I have read several intelligent criticisms of the movie. This, however, doesn’t seem to fall into that category.

Salman Rushdie apparently thinks that the movie has too many impossibilities. Whereas, of course, it is an entirely possible thing to be endowed with magical powers just because you happen to be born on the same night as India’s independence.

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  1. lots of gunk in the comment thread of that post, but there’s an interesting little discussion about the differences between fiction, fantasy, fable, and fairy-tale.

  2. he Ayatollah has reinstated the Fatwa on Rushdie cause it turns out “Slumdog” was his favorite movie….that and “The Love Guru”Best comment there :)


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