By Amit Chaudhuri
Afternoon Raag offers with the reports and impressions of a tender Indian scholar of English Literature on the collage of Oxford. Chaudhuri recreates the frame of mind of a tender guy coming to phrases with loneliness, nostalgia and alienation. A raag is a section of classical Indian tune which performs round a suite of particular periods to create a selected temper. the following the temper recreated is one among being adrift in a different state of affairs, having fun with a truly precise section of lifestyles among youth and grownup lifestyles, dedicated to ephemeral, but major relationships and aesthetic goals.
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He told Curt that he had alimony payments, mortgage payments, and child-support payments and that he was stone broke! What was he going to do? My heart went out to him, but of course only a large part in a big movie would have solved his problems. Some years later Dennis died when his house was consumed by fire. 16 MY HOLLYWOOD STORIES I was playing a small part in the film Eye for an Eye. I was a magazine journalist and had a scene with Sally Field and Beverly D’Angelo. We were waiting for the crew to set up the shot.
When he returned from work around six o’clock, he entered with a big smile. That, in a sense, told the whole story of his life. On the other side of the pool lived a guy around twenty-eight or thirty years old, who was married to an attractive want-to-be model or actress. Every time she left the apartment to go somewhere, he would come out, look at her departing and check to see if there was anyone sitting around the pool who could witness his good fortune to be with such a beautiful woman. Next to my apartment, in 112, was an older woman in her late fifties or early sixties, by the name of Hennie Mohr.
She told us a story that has stayed with me for fifty-five years and has kept me going as an actor during very rough times—you know, those times when you question what you have done with your life and ask yourself whether it was worth it. Lucy was a contract player at RKO in her younger years. They had her play small, insignificant roles with just a few lines—a receptionist, a telephone operator, someone’s friend. One day they called her into the studio head’s office. What she told us, as far as my memory can reconstruct it, was that she got the call at home to be at his office at a specific time.
Afternoon Raag by Amit Chaudhuri