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Slumdog Millionaire – some films surprise you

Yesterday I saw Slumdog Millionaire.

I gave in to public opinion and hype after the Oscars and decided to see it. While I usually don’t like highly acclaimed films, I went ahead. Usually highly acclaimed films have a habit of linking actors with issues; sometimes it creates a situation where a film is no longer made to be an enjoyable or beneficial experience. It creates the “look at me, I’m an actor and I am using a controversial issue as leverage to sell more tickets”. While that isn’t always the case, some films really can make you feel it. (example: Babel)

This movie was just great though. Camerawork= good, soundtrack = incredible, setting=good, acting = moving.

The variety of characters created something that people can either identify with or understand. It keyed straight into fulfilling all the desires of the heart (love, friendship, money, etc.) in the person of a young man who grew up in the slums of Mumbai.

Really makes you think about what draws and inspires people.

For a great example of telling a great story using every tool in film with outstanding mastery, see this film.

I write about it now because it moved me, and to motivate others you need to be able to move them emotionally.


February 28, 2009 - Posted by | Personal

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