Sunday, February 08, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire: the writer's review

If you haven't seen "Slumdog Millionaire" yet, I can but join the people recommending that you do so. It is very much the film of the season, matching only "Gomorra" in terms of intensity and scope.

The film is based on Vikas Swarup's book "Q&A", adapted by Simon Beaufoy (the writer of "The Full Monty"). As The Script Factory points out, the movie is an absolute masterclass in the use of the flashback. Trevor Johnston has posted a review of the movie on their site. But do yourself a favour, only read the review after seeing the movie.

Meanwhile, the shooting script has been published with notes from Danny Boyle and an intro from Beaufoy. The book is interesting as there are some minor differences between the script and the final edit.

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