In 1987 I was studying Film & Televsion at Univ of MD and first heard about ayurveda. Right away it came to me that movies could be analyzed from the point of view of doshas. That's when I decided to return to FF and learn more about ayurveda. I ended up writing, for The Weekly Reader, movie reviews based on the doshas and for some time after people would tell me they enjoyed them.
Over the decades I've seen my share of what I call little gems of movies. What comes to mind: Bhagdad Cafe. I don't even remember much of it except that it was a little gem of a movie. Thanks for recommendation about Red Zinger. Might be good for kapha season, pitta person. Are you also familiar with the idea that kapha accumulates slowly, vata quickly, etc? Kapha slowly is one explanation I've heard for summer colds. Mom's got Turner Classics on TV and is watching Sgt. York with Gary Cooper. ________________________________ From: Bhairitu <noozg...@sbcglobal.net> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 11:35 AM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Cable Blowup Because dumb studio execs aren't greenlighting good movies. They hold a low opinion of the American people and seek dumbed down projects to get the broadest market. Most A-List actors might prefer working on a low budget independent film that challenges their skills but then there is a business decision to be made. I watch very few big Hollywood films. I prefer foreign and independent film where they feel if they make a good movie then people will want to see it. BTW, I was thinking about my taste in movies and ayurveda. I recalled reading somewhere that pitta types shouldn't be watching violent or horror films because they are too stimulating. Aha, I like those kinds of films because they are kapha balancing. In fact I started thinking about how I dislike some filming styles. A lot of network TV is shot very kapha like apparently to act as a drug to calm vata. They probably don't know in terms of ayurveda what they are doing just that it has a more calming or drug like effect. And as we know younger folks are in their kapha period so like more stimulating things. BTW, since the majority of westerners, including myself, have a pitta kapha constitution I was thinking about a tea or infusion for that mix. I only found one web site that sold a tea for pitta kapha. The ingredients: spearmint, hibiscus, rose, alfalfa, red clover, fennel All those calm both pitta and kapha. So I thought it should be easy to run out and get the ingredients there I don't have. Think again, maybe 10 years ago or many still in Fairfield but most of the health stores around here no longer have bulk herbs. I called one store I know that does have some but they only had one of the herbs I needed (hibiscus) in bulk. Perhaps if I made a trip to one of the two Whole Foods in the area (probably Lafayette since I don't like the location of the Walnut Creek store) I might find these. That's a bit much bother so will probably just order the tea. BTW, Celestial Seasoning's "Red Zinger" has similar properties. On 05/10/2013 06:55 AM, Share Long wrote: > noozguru, speaking of Hollywood and money, I'm wondering why successful stars > get into bad movies. Last night my Mom and I saw The Big Wedding. Robert > DeNiro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams. Stinker of a > script. Surely these people know a bad script when they read one. I will > say they all made the best of it. Nonetheless as far as me and Mom go, it's > 2 thumbs down! > > > > > ________________________________ > From: Bhairitu <noozg...@sbcglobal.net> > To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com > Sent: Thursday, May 9, 2013 9:47 PM > Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Cable Blowup > > > > > On 05/09/2013 06:11 PM, Richard J. Williams wrote: >> The legislation would force cable companies and satellite >> TV providers to give consumers an option to pick and >> choose which channels they get. >> >> Read more: >> >> 'Blow Up The Cable Industry As We Currently Know It' >> http://tinyurl.com/csm2gd2 >> >> > And there was much gnashing and gnawing of teeth in Hollywood as the > studios and cable mafioso packed up suitcases full of money to be > distributed to congress critters. > > >