Bernardo Bertolucci's "Little Buddha"
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The paper describes how Bertolucci took up the challenge of making a film about Tibetan Buddhism, more than making a contribution to our knowledge of it. The paper asserts that the film is beautifully made but plays to a New Age/keen Western audience. The paper discusses how every so often, there is a new appeal of Asian religions in the West of which early 1990s was such a time.
From the Paper:"The 1990s will be recalled as a time of renewed Western interest in Buddhism and for a number of films addressing different religions. "Little Buddha" seems made for an American or at least Western audience and may not appeal to a person who knows a good deal of Buddhism or the allegory concerning the life of Siddhartha. However, the cinematography is often appealing, and "Little Buddha" will continue to appeal to viewers for different reasons, not the least of which is a beautifully prepared film. It is not a film that will inspire or educate a well informed person or a..."
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