I’ve noticed American Indians prefer doctoring, or motel owning jobs over stoop labor, mowing grass, carpentry and other grunt jobs preferred by Mexicans. My VA physician is an American Indian, and so’s my cardiologist. Both of whom speak English at 7-9 on an understandability scale of 10. Better than the clerk down at Walmart.
This got me wondering about Indians ‘back home’ where they came from and whether everyone in India is a doctor or motel owner. I figured the Indian film industry would be a good start. So I searched “India” on Netflix. One of the [quaint word] films recently released by the Indians is EXPRESS TO CHENNAI.
Fun, interesting film. WEST SIDE STORY, THE GODFATHER, and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC all wadded up into the same excellent movie. Those Indians made me consider how much better off Hollywood would be if they just handed moviemaking over to the Indians, the way we’ve done with inventiveness, patent applications, doctoring, motel owning etc etc etc.
It’s a movie about the Indian mafia, about love and romance, about tourism, and it’s done in song and dance part of the time. Freaking great movie.
I wouldn’t mind staying in a motel or getting a doctor working on my vitals if he comes from the country where EXPRESS TO CHENNAI was made. Or his parents or grandparents came from there.
Unless they were poor, or huddled masses. I’ve got no use having a Mexican doctor working on me.
EL INFIERNO’s the best Mexican movie I’ve seen lately and I don’t care anything about having the people who made that one doing my cutting and pasting bodily.