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Life is Rough in the Slums

This story broke over the past few days with the headline “Slumdog actor beaten for refusing interview.” But the real story is a bit more complex: Azharuddin’s father Mohammed Ismial, who suffers from tuberculosis and sells cardboard to eke out a living, told the news agency, “My child was very ...

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Nick Hornby Calls Out the Slumdog Haters

Thanks to reader Fer for pointing us to this slamdunk response and perspective from Nick Hornby on Slumdog Millionaire, the intent of its filmmakers, and its odd position of now being on top: There’s a lot packed in here: the snobbery, the smug and unexamined assumptions, the writer’s apparent pride ...

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The seeds of Slumdog’s sweep

9-13-2008, 3:00pm, ladylurks calls it for Slumdog Millionaire Can I take a minute to reflect on the past year and the truly amazing predictive powers of our readers? One of the things Sasha does that nobody really knows about or appreciates but me is keep our vast archives active. At ...

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Slumdog Millionaire Extreme Home Makeover

From squalor to star spotting: Rubina poses with one of the film’s eight Oscars (click to enlarge) Can’t argue with last week’s conclusion that a billion dollars is better than an Oscar. This week Danny Boyle beats that deal all to heck with an offer even more directly life-altering. The ...

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Wally Pfister & Anthony Dod Mantle

(click to enlarge) Sent to me last night by Ari Presler (featured in yesterday’s post about the Slumdog Millionaire’s cinematography), Wally Pfister congratulates Anthony Dod Mantle at the ASC Awards on February 16th.

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Oh Just Because…

…We take the race too seriously. On the other hand, a lil’ more of this and I’m afraid a certain movie would have jumped the shark if the Oscars were held in March. [Source] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozTXuqpaBFM[/youtube]

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Slumdog May Clean Sweep It

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV912uiRM_A[/youtube] With the Cinema Audio Society choosing Slumdog for its sound award, it’s time to consider a potential clean sweep for the film. So, you might wonder, what is different from No Country and Slumdog? Leaving most of the critics awards out of it and keeping the Globes, Critics Choice ...

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The State of the Race: Happy Endings

Resolution, justification, redemption and an impulse to play it safe define this year’s Best Picture nominees. All five of them are safe choices, which could mean progress in certain areas – a Bollywood-esque movie, a film where two men openly kiss in the first few scenes and no one really ...

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Can’t Stop This Train

AP Photo The excitement in the air was palpable as every time anyone mentioned anything to do with Slumdog Millionaire, cheers and applause erupted from the hall. This was a time for celebration and everyone seemed happy at the BAFTAs, even the losers, locked into the loser-cam for their painful ...

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Jai Ho V. O Saya

Tom O’Neil is reporting that Fox Searchlight is definitely urging voters to pick Jai Ho over O Saya in cast the two songs split the Academy vote. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iZtZLKFBoo[/youtube] Tom writes: What’s unfortunate about this decision is that “O Saya” is written by one of the coolest music artists on the ...

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Slumdog About to Make History

Reader Andrew points out: Slumdog is making history here. What are the only 2 other movies to win Golden Globe (Best Picture- Drama), Critics Choice, SAG ensemble, PGA and DGA??? Answer: Lord of the Rings Return of the King and American Beauty, both of which also won BAFTA. Chicago won ...

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Slight Correction

Tom O’Neil finds two people out there who actually think someone else could win the DGA tomorrow night: Well, Gold Derby decided to pursue the point anyway and pooled predix from lots of pundits, who back Boyle by a landslide, that’s true. But I found a few brave (crazy?) souls ...

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The State of the Race – The Big Pull

The Reader is like the English Patient. Old age makeup, great sex scenes, World War II, Harvey Weinstein, redemption, suffering. This occurred to me today as I was contemplating who might win the Scripter. Is The Reader still coming up from the outside, or is, as NY Times’ Michael Cieply ...

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A Class Act

Carpetbagger says of last night’s events at the PGA: Christian Colson, the producer of ‚ÄúSlumdog,‚Äù was short and graceful in his acceptance of the big award for the night, which he dedicated to the people of Mumbai where the film just premiered to some controversy and raucous crowds. The nice ...

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SLUMDOG Takes PGA

Slumdog Millionaire wins the Producers Guild Award! Other winners: Wall-E, animated Man on Wire – doc John Adams – miniseries 30 Rock – comedy Mad Men – drama, TV Confirmed by David Carr, Carpetbagger, who is attending. Thanks to Waltizzle for the tip off.

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The Stars of Slumdog Millionaire

The most bracing slap in the face BAFTA has given us tonight is a sharp reminder that we’ve been carelessly haughty all season whenever we’ve said, “Slumdog Millionaire has no stars.” The success of Slumdog Millionaire has turned two young actors into international stars. The image here is iconic, and ...

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