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Buddha of Suburbia, the <b>VHS</b> ~ Naveen Andrews
Buddha of Suburbia, the VHS ~ Naveen Andrews
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buddha of Erotica, Feb. 10 2002
Wonderful BBC film adaptation of the Hanif Kureishi novel of the same name. The translation to the small screen worked well primarily because Kureishi himself co-wrote the screenplay.
A satirical witty look at bi-racial issues in the teeming London (and its suburbs) of the 1970's. The film is unexperimental on a cinematographic level but carried brilliantly by a well writen screenplay and superior acting.
Narrated from the perspective of a selfish young man, this is on the surface a tale of a suburban London youth trying to get laid and make it in the world.
Issues of family and commitment are looked at with a subtlety that is refreshing in a world of films that often try… Read more
The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
5.0 out of 5 stars The Zen Center of Chaos, Jan. 12 2002
Brilliant, funny, pointed and touching. Kureishi's "Buddha of Suburbia" is a look at race relations in England, the aspirations of youth and the problems of family. All of this is put right under the surface of a story narrated by the English born adolescent, half Pakistani, half British young man called Karim.
Karim is so self involved that he has little idea of what is going on around him, and it is through his heavily biased eyes that events show themselves to us.
Everything that is revealed to us, from his family's turmoil, Karim's own greed, his neglect of his family during this difficult time, his aspirations to become famous, and above all else: to get laid, all of this… Read more
Honey for the Bears (Norton Paperback Fiction) by Anthony Burgess
Anthony Burgess' "Honey for the Bears," is a fast paced farcical satire set in Cold War period Soviet Russia. Following an antiques dealer and his wife as the two attempt to sell cheep dresses on the black market as a favor to a friend.
Sexual morays and British stereo type stuffiness are thrown out the window as the two find themselves trapped in the Soviet Union with the police on Paul Hussey's trail. On the boat ride over his American wife, Belinda, becomes sick and finds herself hospitalized for a terrible rash.
"Honey for the Bears" satirizes the secret capitalist desires of the Soviet people with a schizophrenic jump between their urges for Western pleasures and at the… Read more