Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Slumdog millionaire - playback

Culture Show 10 pm GMT, Asian youngsters question Danny Boyle, director of Slumdog Millionaire - worth a watch.

The making of slumdog, the titbits I have been picking up, is extremely interesting.

They had to work with the backdrop/environment, and were equally urged not to stereotypically portray the city.

Fascinating to know that Slumdog almost didn't get distributed and was days away from going straight to video. Now, it's picked up four Golden Globes.

Funny ol world.


sionphoto said...

The film is excellent - the eye-popping opening chase scene through the slum was largely shot handheld with SI-2K camera heads (mounted on a gyroscope fer gods sake) tethered to a hard drive/laptop in a backpack:


Apparently the temperature was so high and the drives ran so hot, they were stored in packs of dry ice...

There are also sequences shot with a Canon digital camera blasting away at 12 frames a second.

Mike said...

Slumdog Millionnaire is a very beautiful film, I absolutely loved it.