Quote of the Day: Rushdie’s Oscar Ballot Didn’t Include Slumdog Millionaire

“The movie piles impossibility on impossibility.”

– Salman Rushdie weighs in on Slumdog Millionaire in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He also had some choice things to say about other book-to-film Oscar nominees The Reader (“[a] leaden, lifeless movie killed by respectability”) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (“It doesn’t finally have anything to say.”). On a random note, his Wikipedia page claims: “Salman Rushdie says that he would have become an actor if his writing career had not been successful. Even from early childhood, he dreamed of appearing in Hollywood movies (which he would later realize in his frequent cameo appearances).”

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