Friday, December 23, 2005

After Omar Sharif, every Arab artist have to address the "international option"--i.e. the option of going global, or to Hollywood. He/she is either expecting it, or waiting for it, or claims to have turned it down. I heard an interview with Palestinian director Michel Khlayfi, and he said that he was "invited by Hollywood"--and notice that here Hollywood appears as one corporation--but that he decided to turn it down. OK. (What do you think of his Wedding in Galilee? I have seen in a few times, and I like it less as I see it.)