... you can learn from:
A Passage to India (1984)
Adela: I do so hate mysteries.Richard: We English do.Mrs. Moore: I rather like mysteries- but I rather dislike muddles.Richard: A mystery is only ahigh-sounding term for a muddle.
I was all ready to say that this is one of the remaining Merchant-Ivory films that I have never seen, and then I noticed that Merchant-Ivory had absolutely fuck-all to do with this movie -- it's a David Lean picture. Huh! Okay. So it's one of the David Lean movies I have never seen then. Is it any good? I'd be more inclined to want to see it if it was still a Merchant-Ivory film like it was inside my dumb head five minutes ago -- Ismail Merchant & writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala probably would've finessed the colonialist and imperialist aspects of this story better than I picture Lean doing? (How is Forster's book seen now anyway? I haven't read it since college.) I could be talking out of my ass though -- it certainly wouldn't be the first time for that! Anyway, my point is, a very happy birthday to Judy Davis!