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Salman Rushdie (1947-), a British novelist of Indian descent, is most noted for his book The Satanic Verses (1988) which was banned in several Islamic countries.

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Kultur Video
  • DVD Release Date: July 25, 2006
  • Run Time: 45 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B000G1ALKM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #357,717 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Stavros K on February 19, 2007
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This documentary is definitely worth having as it is very well made and replete with interesting treatments of various aspects of Salman Rushdie's work but also personality. Rushdie's good humour and spirited interaction are well known and while a large part of the documentary is the author speaking and reading excerpts from his books, it is never boring. We also see him in conversation with various literary personalities, as well as Bono from the popular group U2. There are a number of interviews which form great highlights. Writers Paul Auster, Marina Warner and Anita Desai, Bill Buford, the literary editor of The New Yorker (he was the first to publish an excerpt from Midnight's Children), and Hanif Kureishi, author and screen writer, they all make engaging and informed comments on Rushdie and his work and offer easy access to the politics in his books. (I would really prefer English subtitles instead of dubbing over Marina Warner's French.) The footage that provides visual background to some parts of the documentary makes a surprisingly interesting composition: the sky during a flight, the urban landscape of New York City, Indian countryside and cities, people of the Indian subcontinent, and protests against The Satanic Verses. The documentary also makes certain musical choices that combined with the skyscrapers and the rides in a limousine in New York add a cosmopolitan flair that certainly exists in Rushdie himself. Overall, this is an enjoyable, engaging, and very informative documentary on one of the greatest contemporary authors.
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