In Slumdog Millionaire, director Danny Boyle’s fast-paced, frenetic style suits the chaotic, East-meets-West world of modern Mumbai.
Published on March 1, 2009
Directed by Danny Boyle & Loveleen Tandan
120 minutes (Fox Searchlight)
ilmmakers seeking to capture life in the crucible of some volatile historical moment have sometimes succeeded by forcing the viewer to assume the perspective of a child. From within the intimate, laconic world of childhood—where fantasy and magic can infiltrate even the most harrowing of experiences—the mayhem of historical dislocations can be conveyed with immediacy and lyricism. Because life is new for children, the outer world still thrilling and unexplained to the inner one, they confront the aberrant with curiosity rather than fear, with play rather than...
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