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January 13th, 2009
i hate cars @ 12:47 pm
January 14th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
I just saw Slumdog myself and I was in India last year in May. And Mr. Boyle did an accurate job of portraying India. The only thing you can't really capture on film is that India is a visceral experience, similar to one you might find in Africa or South America.
Regarding the cars, it is crazy in India the smog being the worse in their major cities of New Delhi and Mumbai, even though the largest car manufacturer TATA has come out with eco-friendly cars, the city is congested with cars we used in the US like 30-40 years ago, tractors, auto-rickshaws (which I heard are green-friend), buses, etc. I think Boyle did an accurate job of portraying that but once again I think its something you need to be there to experience.
Dom I am on the same page with you, I don't even have a driver's license. Which drives some of my family members crazy, but I enjoy having the smallest carbon foot print I can have and I see no reason why I should increase and already over-populated planet by the need to have a car myself.
I also so The Day The Earth Stood Still (mediocre film) but I like the message that we as a species are destroying our planet, and it would be best for us to be obliterated by Aliens to have the earth saved because there are so few planets with sustainable life and look how we squander ours.
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