November 14, 2008
Big Night to Feature Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire
With Slumdog Millionaire, director Danny Boyle (Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) has hereby carved himself a niche as the Dickens of modern-day cinema—with the help of his codirector on the Indian set, Loveleen Tandan, as well as screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty) and his winsome crosscultural adaptation of Vikas Swarup’s novel Q&A. Through the prism of a single romance, Slumdog Millionaire captures the extremes of Indian society, from the tragedies in its teeming streets to the shadowed quiet of the TV studio and the thinly veiled class condescension of Prem Kumar (Bollywood standout Anil Kapoor), the subcontinent’s answer to Regis Philbin.
In this podcast episode, film critic Robert Denerstein and Boyle talk about the making of the film that will be featured at the 2008 Starz Denver Film Festival’s Big Night. For more information, click here.
Watch the Trailer: