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Hanif Kureishi, from Introduction to  My Beautiful Laundrette  (1986) It was shot in six weeks in February and March 1985 on a low budget and 16mm  film.  For this I was glad.  There were no commercial pressures on us, no one had a  lot of money invested in the film who would tell us what to do.  And I was tired of  seeing lavish films set in exotic locations; it seemed to me that anyone could make  such films, providing they had an old book, a hot country, new technology and were  capable of aiming the camera at an attractive landscape in the hot country in front  of which stood a star in a perfectly clean costume delivering lines from the old  book. Kureishi, from “England bloody England” (1988) …[L]ast September,  The Sunday Times  wrote a leader in which they complained of  Britain’s intelligentsia always ‘sniping from the sidelines.’  I think this is  euphemism for being critical.  God forbid that any artist should mention  unemployment, or racism, or poverty.  Like Norman Stone and  The Sunday Times  and Mrs. Thatcher, like the obnoxious and arrogant English cricket team, we should  all be batting for Britain too.  Everyone should bat for Britain or shut up and not say 
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2011 for the course ENG 283 taught by Professor Bennion during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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