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Friday, December 24, 2010

Slumdog Irony

On this eve of Christmas eve, I'm home with the cats, sick with a headcold and pampering myself such as I can,
...smoked salmon and toast, a nice Reisling, hundreds of white christmas lights strung around the room, chocolates...
and I'm about to watch Slumdog Millionaire.
For the first time.
Yes, yes, I've never seen it. I miss a lot of films because I don't want to see the dubbed version first, and the original only stays in the theater for a week (if at all). But there was this great sale on DVDs over the summer, and I've got several left to watch for the first time.
This particular movie, with all the noise about it afterwards - how the child actors in it were paid a pittance and went right back to the slums so poignantly portrayed - I just wonder how experiencing the bouhaha before the movie might change my viewing.
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Wow.
I must say, that is one great film.
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The fairy tale ending, however, is a little too good to be true. It's as if the polemic around the moviemakers making a killing but the cast not rising out of their poverty is a continuation of the film, a next chapter in which you see, no, the fairy tale doesn't last. It's an epilogue that tones down the sticky sweetness of the end, coming back to reality.
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10 comments:

Niamh B said...

Aw, hope you get well soon NanU, take care!

NanU said...

Thanks Niamh. I'm feeling up to venturing out for ingredients, thanks to efficient sinus-drying drugs. Proper recovery by tomorrow, I hope!

steven said...

"smoked salmon and toast, a nice reisling, hundreds of white christmas lights strung around the room, chocolates..." you have so nailed the whole piece of taking excellent care of yourself nanu! way to go!!!! read the book of slumdog. it understandably reaches higher highs and lower lows. have a lovely christmas day! steven

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Argent said...

I'd have to say, Having read the book and seen the film, that the book is much better. I don't know how much the actors did/did not have their lives changed after the film, but one can but hope.

Hope you're feeling better soon and the pampering sounds like the way to go.

jabblog said...

Get well soon, after a good pampering :-)

nuts4fruits said...

Merry Christmas! Hope you feel better. The smoked salmon + toast + chocolate method is fail proof. Om nom nom :)

shabby girl said...

Hope you're feeling better. I agree, your pampering sounds perfect and to have a lap full of kitties can only help. Happy Christmas!

Bagman and Butler said...

Take care of yourself. I never saw Slumdog Millionaire. I did just post the Nan's Jam Christmas post...

the watercats said...

I found that too. I loved the film also, it was nothing like what I expected and took me completely by surprise. hope you had a good christmas and are feeling a bit better now, all the best things for the new year! :-)