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Film analysis: Slumdog Millionaire

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Pablo Rios

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Film analysis:
Slumdog Millionaire Team:
Miguel Pedro
Pablo technical & artistic details Title: Slumdog Millionaire
Title translated: Quisiera ser millonario
Production year: 2008
Nationality: United Kingdom, india
Production companies: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Pathé Pictures International, Film4, Celador Films
Distribution company: International Film Distribution Consultants Synopsis Direction: Danny Boyle / Loveleen Tandan
Production: Christian Colson
Script: Simon Beaufoy, based in the novel "Q & A" of Vikas Swarup
Original music: A. R. Rahman
Photography: Anthony Dod Mantle
Montage: Chris Dickens Main actors:
Dev Patel
Freida Pinto
Anil Kapoor
Irrfan Khan
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar
Tanay Chheda
Saurabh Shukla
Mahesh Manjrekar
Ankur Vikal
Madhur Mittal Mumbai's Police Sergeant Srinivas and his Superior detain and interrogate a suspect by the name of Jamal Malik, who they suspect of cheating a popular Indian TV game show "Who wants to be a Millionarie?" They have evidence that Jamal has had no formal education and has been a career-thief as a youngster, and are determined to question him using any method to find out how he even came close to winning anything. Events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers. Artistic biography Danny Boyle Films:
Shallow Grave
28 Days Later
Slumdog Millionaire
127 Hours
Boyle won numerous awards in 2008, including the Academy Award for Best Director Review of criticism Socio-historical analysis Classification:

Film of social value:
- Do not intend to make history.
- Have a social content. Socio-historical elements - The film was produced between 2006 and 2008 in India.
- It was 2006 when Jamal participated in the TV program "Who wants to be a Millionarie?"
- It was 1994 when Jamal was a kid. Relevant historical events in India, during Jamal's Childhood:

- Economic opening after the proteccionism

- Rajiv Gandhi (Prime Minister) is murdered when he was 40 years 1991

- Hindu nationalists' victory in the bills before the Congress 1996

- United States sanctions on India and Pakistan over nuclear activities 1998

- Negotiation of peace with pakistan 2004
Music by A.R. Rahman — artist unknown here, but one of the world's top-selling artists

oN Opening track "O… Saya," tribal drumming, murky electronics, metal guitar and M.I.A.'s declamatory rhymes swirl, evoking the chaos that threatens to overwhelm Slumdog's orphan hero.

Relief comes in the closing cut, "Jai Ho," where lavish orchestration and digital beats unite in a well-earned victory dance. Music Review of criticism Positive:
- It has an inspiring story with a dose of social commentary.
- It is an exciting history that moves and inspires.
- An avalanche of striking and beautiful color, sound and movement



The trait of identifying a particular failure of the Indian state/society/culture:
- The causes of the failures are never truly identified.
- There are no solutions to the problems.
- The audience is made to forget the horrors.

Allegations that the child actors weren't paid enough. Socio-historical elements References to the India situation:
Big markets.
People washing their cloths in a common place.
Gigh population density.
Muslims riot.
Exploitation of children.
The programa "Who wants to be a Millionaire?", as a way to freedom. Elments shown: Poverty, inequality of gender, police violence and insecurity.

Values shown: The movie conveniently summarizes and expresses so many wishes, hopes, friendship, courage, respect, and romantic yearnings in the troubled East. Socio-historical elements Socio-historical elements Conclusion socio-historical context of the reading.

Opportunities for lower classes are greater now in India than ever before, through the jobs created by the nation's exploding high-tech, developing a new middle class.

The new middle class is full of Jamals, using the new social streams fostered by computers and the Web to find types of work that simply never existed before in the Indian economy.

The now infamous call centers are mere slivers of this new economy. Bibliography Jones, M. (2010, February). Bollywood, Rasa and Indian Cinema: Misconceptions, Meanings and Millionaire. EBSCO, 23(1), 33-43. Retrieved January 29, 2011, from Tecnológico de Monterrey Digital Library, http://0-web.ebscohost.com.millenium.itesm.mx/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?hid=112&sid=f48d6e23-04a5-4c14-9386-226f96400ac7%40sessionmgr113&vid=4
Koehler, R. (2009). Slumdog Millionaire. EBSCO, 34(2), 75-77. Retrieved January 30, 2011, from Tecnológico de Monterrey Digital Library, http://0-web.ebscohost.com.millenium.itesm.mx/ehost/detail?hid=112&sid=2f74c3f4-0f73-4258-965d-56a0b0c5c28d%40sessionmgr104&vid=6&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=aph&AN=36829104
Weinman, J. (2009, February 16). Save me from Slumdog Millionaire. EBSCO, 122(5), 54-56. Retrieved January 31, 2011, from Tecnológico de Monterrey Digital Library, http://0-web.ebscohost.com.millenium.itesm.mx/ehost/detail?hid=112&sid=37b15234-b5f2-405e-84bb-08d4d39df2e8%40sessionmgr113&vid=1&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=aph&AN=36456667
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