Typewriter Tip, Tip, Tip

A fun little post from At the Edge:

Image: Famous “Typewriter Sequence” from Merchant Ivory’s film Bombay Talkie (1970) featuring “Queen of the Nautch Girls”  Helen and great Shashi Kapoor. The film is not the best from Merchant Ivory duo, but the sequence is definitely iconic.

Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited (2007) made the song somewhat of an international hit (editor’s note: did it?).  Here is the song clip with Ismail Merchant, in a very Indian way, explaining the metaphor of “Fate Machine.”


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