06 December, 2008

Life-affirming message of 'Slumdog Millionaire' called comfort for Mumbai

Chicago Tribune:

"A week ago, as images of the terrorist assaults on Mumbai, India, began racing around the world, the man who wrote the Mumbai-set "Slumdog Millionaire" began questioning his work.

Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy wondered if the film was delivering "a rather naive vision of Mumbai" at a particularly painful moment. Even as Beaufoy, director Danny Boyle and their colleagues traded panicky e-mails with Mumbai-based members of the film's cast and crew (all were well, it turned out), the collaborators wrestled with newfound concerns about their breathlessly paced R-rated fairy tale.

Should changes or cuts be made?

Beaufoy said Tuesday he found his answer in his in-box."

Article in full

Related: NBR names 'Slumdog' best of year

No comments: