Profiling one hundred child-appropriate videos for five- to twelve-year-olds, a parent’s guide is organized by category and includes cast credit listings, plot summaries, background information. Original. 17,500 first printing.
Hanif Kureishi’s cinematic storytelling embraces a wide spectrum of characters from all classes and nationalities, depicting them with compassion, humour relish, though never fighting shy controversy. This volume comprises four screenplays. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) Omar is restless young Asian man, caring for his alcoholic father in the hustling London mid-1980s. His uncle, keen Thatcherite, offers an entrepreneurial opportunity to revamp dingy laundrette, ambitious rolls up sleeves, enlisting assistance old school-friend Johnny, who has since fallen gang neo-fascists. Johnny soon form unlikely alliance that leads business success, as well other, more intimate surprises. Sammy Rosie Get Laid (1987) 1980s London, share ‘open’ marriage, strings lovers, bohemian existence amidst inner-city turmoil. Sammy’s father, Rafi, formerly government minister India, visits racial tensions rise death woman police raid. Rafi financial if couple will leave their ‘war zone’ behind produce grandchildren. But Rafi’s own shady past threatens haunt him. Kills Me (1991) A weekend lives homeless Clint pal Muffdiver, youthful veterans streets whose chief source income derives selling drugs wealthier denizens Notting Hill. what wants than anything else proper job, he’s been promised position waiter restaurant – on condition he can come pair ‘sensible’ shoes. Son Fanatic (1997) Parvez Pakistani cab driver northern industrial town chauffeurs prostitute Bettina. Their gentle friendship grows tender Parvez’s home life starts crumble, son Farid embracing fundamentalist sect Islam rejecting father’s values. When then involves himself group committed purging corruption, compelled choose where loyalties lie.