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English assignment – slumdog millionaire
Once upon a time there was a poor boy called Jamal, who won a lot of money. How did he do it? A: he cheated B: He’s lucky C: He’s a genius D: it is written. Slumdog millionaire is a movie of Jamal Malik, a young boy from India, who wins 20 million rubies. He does this, only because he believes the love of his life will be watching. Jamal doesn’t know the answer to the last question, but he wins – how does he do it?
Slumdog millionaire is a movie packed with cool sound effects, a completely thought through and clever plot, and a composition that will capture you all the way to the end – believe me, you need to know what happens, why it happens and how It happens. The most important question: does he get the love of his life?
The beginning of the movie is confusing, because the scenes change between Jamal sitting in the studio of “who wants to be a millionaire”, Jamal being interrogated because they think he cheated, and between glimpses of the love of his life – but you catch on fast, and it becomes clear that the flashbacks are meant to show how Jamal knew the answers. While Jamal is being interrogated you are almost hurting with him, because of the blurry sound effect, and camera angel, you feel like you’re there with him, like you are him. They have build the movie up, so they shift back and forward in time, from where Jamal got his answers, to when he is answering them, and to the time he is trying to convince other of his innocence. In the end, they wrap all of those lines together, and tie them up, like the story is a braid which is tied up in a knot at the end.
The story touches upon many important subjects – of course what keeps the audience glued to the screen is the love of two young people. Many things, happenings and other people get in the way of the love between those two people, but in the end they get each other, mostly because Jamal...
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