Friday, 12 December 2008

Bollywood poster

No folk-art is livelier than an Indian film poster, which characteristically includes a space rocket, a clutch of skyscrapers, a distant view of Kashmir, a group of skin-divers, a submarine, two or three Mercedes cars and a fattish young hero, centre front, who, while gazing moistly into the eyes of his beloved, seems to be searching her long black hair for nits.
from An Indian Journey by Jan Morris

1 comment:

eric said...

That is perhaps the most delightful single-sentence essay I have ever read!