Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Skinheads and Indians in Cultural Clashes
There’s more that binds us to other cultures then we realize. For instance take the plots of “This is England” and “Monsoon Wedding.” Substitute Yiddish for Hindu and “Monsoon Wedding” becomes “Yonkers Wedding” with similar generational and cultural clashes. Likewise, substitute Tea Party radicals for angry racist British Skinheads and “This is England” becomes “This is Wisconsin” as the working class struggles with with joblessness, poverty, lack of opportunities and education and rampant capitalism. Try this with other movie plots. It’s fun.