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Oscars & Eric

2009-02-23 14:48:24.311977+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Had a great visit with Eric this weekend, lots of reminiscing about the glory days, talks about lives and loves, some neat technology discussions. But I'm reading through the Oscar talk on various blogs this morning, and was reminded that last night Eric and Scott and I were having dinner at Indian Oven in the lower Haight. I got up to go to the bathroom, and while I was waiting for the guy in front of me I noticed the Oscars playing silently on a small TV in the kitchen. I thought there was delicious confluence in Indian music played as background in the restaurant, the Oscars without sound, the prominence of Slumdog Millionaire this year, and the whole Hollywood vs Bollywood dichotomy.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-02-23 16:35:22.701844+00 by: ebradway

After Dan's comment about The Reader the other day, I tried to find a theater close to my hotel where it was showing. Oddly, one of the closest theater to where I'm staying in Fremont only screens the current Bollywood flicks.

I bet the viewership counts for the Oscars this year were much higher than previous years - except that tthe viewership occured in areas where it's impossible to count them! NPR mentioned that the family of one of the child- actresses who was in Hollywood for the awards watched crowded around a tiny TV in Mumbai in a one-room shack where the kids sleep on the floor. Good thing Mumbai didn't switch to digital last week!