"Slumdog Millionaire" Essays and Research Papers

Slumdog Millionaire

Name writer: Vikas Swarup Book title: Slumdog millionaire Publishing year: 2005 Summary The story starts with the moment at which Ram Mohammed Thomas is arrested by the police. He has just won an enormous amount of money, namely one billion rupees. All that by winning a quiz-show called ‘Who will win a Billion’ a quiz show that is similar to the show that we know as ‘Lotto weekend millionaires’. The problem is that the company who made the show just doesn’t want to believe that a poor, 18 years...

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Slumdog Millionaire Essay

Slumdog Millionaire Essay An interesting and important character: Slumdog Millionaire was a worldwide movie sensation as it engages with a wide range of social issues and universal desires. An important and interesting character in the film is Salim Malik, brother to the main character, Jamal. Salim is heavily contrasted to his brother and becomes a main antagonist in the narrative. Director Danny Boyle uses multiple visual and verbal techniques to reveal Salim’s violent and greedy tendencies...

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Narrative Conventions in Slumdog Millionaire

narrative features in media texts: Julia Strachan “Slumdog Millionaire”, directed by Danny Boyle, is a complex, fast pace film. We are taken on a journey through India as Jamal Malik tells us his life story to prove his innocence. Jamal grows up in the Slums of India and with his brother Salim by his side the learn how to survive on their own. Through different life events Jamal progressively learns the answers to the ‘who wants to be a millionaire’ questions. This film breaks the boundaries of stereotypes...

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Comparative Essay Between Star Wars and Slumdog Millionaire

Star wars trilogy was directed by George Lucas (the director and creator of the Star Wars franchise) whereas Slumdog Millionaire on the other hand was directed by Danny Boyle. Even though both films were directed by different directors they both introduce the theme of the underdog battling their social circumstances to create a better life for themselves. This can be seen by Jamal Malik a Slumdog from the slums of Bombay (later Mumbai) who fights to get the girl and to change his circumstances and Anakin...

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Slumdog Millionaire Fate Essay

“Your destiny is in your hands brother” To what extent do the characters in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ have control over their own fate? Throughout the course of the film, each character displays differing amounts of control over their lives. Latika has limited influence over her destiny unlike Salim who has the most. Jamal however, experiences a mix of influences as well as his own decisions which influence his fate. Latika lives her life making minimal decisions about her destiny. As a young...

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Violence and Corruption Analysis: Slumdog Millionaire

Violence and Corruption – Distinctive Images in the Opening Scene The opening sequence of Slumdog Millionaire creates distinctive images that overwhelm the audience and foregrounds the concept of violence and entrapment. The film confronts the viewer from the first frame where an extreme close up of Jamal’s restrained torso is presented. The camera then pans to again focus on an extreme close up of his frightened face to emphasise the brutality and helplessness of his situation The juxtaposition...

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To What Extent Is Slumdog Millionaire an Accurate Representation of Modern India?

Slumdog Millionaire is a British Drama Film, set in India. India is the second largest country by area in Asia, and with over 1.2 billion people it is the second most populous country in the world, after China. The film was released in 2008 and portrays the different aspects of India as a country. Throughout the film different themes are addressed especially the issue of poverty. The word Slumdog refers to someone who lives in a slum, as does Jamal Malik the protagonist in the film. During...

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Slumdog Millionaire

Davis Debora Y. Fonteneau, Ph.D. Humanities #1101 November 7, 2012 Analysis of Slumdog Millionaire The film I watched was Slumdog Millionaire on October 29, 2012. The film was released in 2008 directed by Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan; produced by Paul Smith and Tessa Ross. Adapted from the novel Q&A written by Vikas Swarup. This film depicts the life of three unfortunate children growing up as Slumdogs in modern day Mumbai, India; we see the violence, poverty and religious conflicts...

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Slumdog Millionaire

Essay of Slumdog millionaire In this essay I will discuss “Slumdog Millionaire”. I’ll try to focus on the main points of this movie. I think the main message is that a person with a strong and good moral will eventually succeed. I think that is the major issue raised while watching this movie. Slumdog millionaire is a movie about love, passion and hatred. It shows how 2 brothers choose very different roads to gain success. One wants money the other wants love. In this movie, what defines success...

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Slumdog Millionaire

In the movie Slumdog Millionaire, Salim and Jamal made many choices that affected them very differently even though they were both presented the same obstacles. In fact, the decisions that Jamal has made throughout his life helped him to acquire all the answers to the questions presented to him on the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”. The choices that they made were sculpted by their poverty and surroundings. Larry Ervin, the author of Slumdog Millionaire's Artful Dodge - Film Review...

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Slumdog millionaire

 Slumdog Millionaire The movie that I’ve watched in class the past lessons is called Slumdog Millionaire. It is about Jamal Malik and the story of his life. He is an eighteen-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. Jamal is in the race for money on the Indian version of ‘‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’’. Because of his extreme knowledge he is suspected to be cheating. The police can’t really believe that a boy from the slums is smart enough to get that far in the contest. In order to convince...

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The Road Not Taken, Shawshank Redemption, Slumdog Millionaire, the Kite Runner

My connections look at how certain choices can affect your life forever. The texts that I used to convey this link were The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Slumdog Millionaire directed by Danny Boyle, The Shawshank Redemption directed by Frank Darabont and a poem by Robert Frost called The Road Not Taken. Throughout the texts used we learn that you cannot always see the outcome of a particular choice unless you choose to go down that path. An important decision is made by the main character(s) in...

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Slumdog Millionaire

Getting to the Bottom of Slumdog Millionaire "The answers… I knew the answers," Jamal muttered to the policemen. From the beginning Slumdog Millionaire sends home a central point in the film. Slumdog Millionaire is set in India, and centered around an orphan named Jamal from the slums who is on the television show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?". He is reliving his past to help show that he knew all the answers to the questions on the show. He has flashbacks to many life events, that...

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Evaluation Essay for Slumdog Millionaire

Evaluation Essay for Slumdog Millionaire A troop of barefoot children play base ball on a piece of private land which is full of small stones and dirt. Suddenly, a plane flies over a child’s head, and it almost kills the child. At the same time, two security officers who are riding motorcycles and holding stout wooden sticks run after the children. The children clamber up a rooftop and jump off the housetop expertly. Also, they run through a midden and foul river. In fact, all of them are growing...

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Western Power in Slumdog Millionaire

including India. Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle and produced in 2008, is a story that has two parallel cultures, Indian and Western, and the balance of power between them is quite clear. Through the use of both technical and symbolic codes, power in Slumdog Millionaire is constructed quite firmly as being in the hands of the new culture – the West. The use of different camera shots and angles help to reinforce the impression that the real power in Slumdog Millionaire lies with the West...

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Slumdog Millionaire & David and Goliath

Northern Ireland and Vietnam, successful and unsuccessful classrooms, cancer scientists and civil rights leaders. Were as many misconceptions and disadvantages strike young Jamal Malik in the film Slumdog Millionaire. Eighteen year old Jamal answers questions on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and flashbacks show how he got there. Jamal and his brother Salim became young thieves after their mother dies in order to survive the streets of Mumbai. Salim finds the life of crime agreeable...

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Slumdog Millionaire Prize Narrative

meaning that the extent of media coverage is directly correlated to it. Hence, using the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, I will be examining how the variety game show in the film, which is the prize narrative, becomes successful due to its level of publicity. ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ revolves around a main lead Jamal, who grows up in the slums and participates as a contestant on the game show ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’. The fact that Jamal has been chosen to participate in the game show out of possibly thousands...

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Slumdog Millionaire Cultural Issues

| Slumdog Millionaire | | | 02 102010 | Slumdog Millionaire. Dir. Danny Boyle. Co-Dir: India. Loveleen Tandan. Perf. Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Anil Kapoor Ayush, Mahesh Khedekar, Tanay Chheda, Rubina Ali, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala Distributor, United Kingdom: Pathe Pictures 2008 United States/Canada: Fox Searchlight PicturesWarner Bros. Pictures 2008 Australia: Icon Film Distrubution 2009 “Slumdog Millionaire”, a film...

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Slumdog Millionaire and Globalization

Slumdog Millionaire If you’re totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day, the benefits of globalization never come to you. – Jimmy Carter As described in Tom Zaniello’s book Cinema of Globalization, there is no shortage of films espousing anti-globalization messages. Whether railing against international corporations, big oil, United States foreign policies or Wal-Mart, world cinema filmmakers have no shortage of topics. In a refreshing change of pace, the film Slumdog Millionaire...

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Slumdog Millionaire

in such a manner as to harm others or deviate from morality; however is a “bad” choice justifiable if it was an act based on survival? The film, Slumdog Millionaire, based on the bestselling novel Q and A by Indian diplomat, Vikas Swarup and directed by Danny Boyle, exposes unethical principles and topics in a confronting manner. Slumdog Millionaire was set in the slums of the most populous city in India, Mumbai. Life in Mumbai presented countless complications for Jamal Malik, the main character...

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A Review on Movie Slumdog Millionaire

The latest from the British shape-shifter Danny Boyle A flashy, gorgeous rush of color, sound and motion, “Slumdog Millionaire,” doesn’t travel through the lower depths, it playfully bounces from one horror to the next. A writer described it in this way, “A modern fairy tale about a pauper angling to become a prince, this sensory blowout largely takes place amid the squalor of Mumbai, India, where lost children and dogs sift through trash so fetid you swear you can smell the discarded mango as...

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Slumdog Millionaire Analysis

Title of film: Slumdog Millionaire Directed by: Danny Boyle Co-directed by: Loveleen Tandan Produced by: Christian Colson Based on: Q&A by Vikas Swarup Year Produced: 2008 ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is a 2008 British drama film centring on the journey of an 18-year-old Indian boy from the Juhu slums (located in Mumbai, India), called Jamal Malik. This film focuses on his success in winning 20 million rupees as a contestant on the Indian version of “Who wants to be a Millionaire?” and the obstacles...

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Slumdog Millionaire Movie Analysis

 Slumdog Millionaire: Movie Analysis In Slumdog Millionaire the story follows a young boy, Jamal Malik, and his journey from the slums of India to the popular show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” The movie is from Jamal's point of view, and shows the events on how he knew every question's answer up until the end on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” The show's producers do not believe that a “slumdog” could have gotten all the questions right up until that point. They interrogate him using various...

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Essay for CAE

appear on the screen. In this review two of them, namely “The pursuit of happiness” and “Slumdog Millionaire”, will be compared. There is little to choose between them in terms of actor performance due to credible portrayal of a person encountering difficulties and posing challenges on the way to success, which was created by Will Smith in “The pursuit of happiness” and Dev Patel in “Slumdog Millionaire”. These are not only the performers of the main roles who make these films worthwhile watching...

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A.R.Rahman Biography

English-language film Elizabeth: The Golden Age, directed by Shekhar Kapur and starring Cate Blanchett. However, Rahman's widest recognition thus far -- at least with Western audiences -- came with British director Danny Boyle's 2008 hit film Slumdog Millionaire, which won eight Academy Awards in the United States, including Best Picture and Best Director as well as two for Rahman, one for Best Original Score and one for Best Song. Two Rahman songs from the film had been nominated for Oscars, "O......

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Film and Bollywood

Productions to be the new producers of the new films to help increasing ratings. Some popular movies that were big in this time were “3 Idiots”, “Dhoom 2” and “Dabangg”. Bollywood started getting well known when they released the award winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire”. This was a mainstream movie all over the world and very big in America. It also won many awards here in America and through out the world. Even though Bollywood is a film company is know for making films, it also has and had a big impact...

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Slumdog Millionaire

have ‘made peace’ with one another if they hadn’t have survived the challenges they faced growing up. The film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ explores the topic of poverty in a way ta makes it a relatable and entertaining film for all. There is a strong link between poverty and crime where young people are forced through desperation to earn money illegally. Throughout the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, the character Salim is constantly battling between his alter ego - the power-hunting rebel that lands him in...

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Plot Summary – Slumdog Millionaire

PLOT SUMMARY – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Danny Boyle Jamal Malik, an 18-year old Mumbai slum kid, get right through to the last question on ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’ and the chance to win 20 million rupees. But straight after the show breaks for the night, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. The show’s quizmaster Prem Kumar, himself a product of the slums, is unwilling to share the limelight with the young upstart. A night of mistreatment and torture fails to elicit a confession, so...

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Slumdog Millionaire Analysis

The film ”Slumdog Millionare” tells a compelling story of an eighteen year old Indian boy from the dirty slums of Mumbai who manages to cash in the main prize of the TV-show ”Who wants to be a millionaire?” Combined with the directing of Danny Boyle and co-direction from Indian Lovleen Tandan, this 2008 movie is a great mash up between Hollywood and Bollywood. The film based on Vikars Swarup’s novel tells a dramatic and romantic story with a twist of humour through a set of very cogent actors. ...

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High School Speech Materialism and Money

representative from the National relationship service declared that the groups of people most susceptible to domestic violence were young couples experiencing relationship troubles. We’ve all seen the massive controversy in the media about Slumdog millionaire Actress, Rubina Ali’s father tries to sell her. If money were such a brilliant thing why it was the very reason for a father trying to sell his daughter? His very own flesh and blood? Breaking up a whole family. I believe that if we were to...

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Macbeth and Life of Pi Study Notes

|“tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow |This soliloquy explores Macbeth’s nihilism and his belief that life is long and meaningless because of his flaws; his driving ambition, a lack of conscience and the actions that followed | | Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire Characterisation of animals | |Heightens the sense of danger and shows the hostile environment Pi must survive in | |Vivid imagery |“Like bashing a rainbow to death” |Pi kills a dorado, shows that survival trumps morality even for a character...

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Exploration to the History of Bollywood Dance

History of World Dance 3813-001 April 7, 2010 An Exploration to the History of Bollywood Dance In 2008, the movie “Slum dog Millionaire inspired a new dance craze, quickly spreading across the globe. Due to the movies, popular hit song, “Jai Ho” and the famous choreographed dance shown in a memorable performance during the closing credits of the film, known as Bollywood dance, has exploded into dance studios, workout facilities, and films worldwide. For decades, the infusion of song and...

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Discuss the Issues Raised by an Institutions Need to Target Specific Audiences Within a Media Industry Which You Have Studied.

generation it may be wise to focus on television and newspaper advertising. For my case study I took a look at ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, this was originally aimed at a predominantly Asian audience within the UK and also towards Danny Boyle fans. Despite this the film had unexpected success at film festivals, and being nominated for Oscars led to it having a second theatrical release. ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is a clear example of how a film can be wrongly marketed, albeit with a more successful outcome. Many...

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Realism in Film

there will always be the creative genius in the industry to develop a film that is truly wonderful about an everyday person. This is the beauty of realism, and a reason I am so passionate about it. The minds of director’s like Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”), and Lee Daniels with “Precious” give us hope that in ten years time every single film we see wont be about blue people running around a pretty planet trying to save a tree. Another great example is the last film we were assigned to see...

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Life in the Slums

Bibliography: "Living conditions in the slums." Sites.google. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Apr. 2013. . Marotta, Stephen. "Slums - mumbaiindias jimdo page!." Introduction - mumbaiindias jimdo page!. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Aug. 2013. . Slumdog millionaire. Dir. Danny Boyle. Perf. Jamal Malik. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2009. DVD. hallam, james. "Dharavi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Aug. 2013. ....

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Film Critique: 127 Hours

Hours The name Aron Ralston may not mean much to people, but the popular James Franco might to some movie buffs. It was Ralston's 2003 tragic but survivable journey that inspired Director Danny Boyle, also famous for the 2008 box office blast Slumdog Millionaire to gain another smash hit in 2010 named 127 Hours. Franco portrays Ralston in Boyle's Telluride Film Festival thriller that may only star one individual throughout most of the film, but Boyle's ingenious way of guiding the audience through Ralston's...

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Slumdog Millionaire Movie Film 51541

assignment – slumdog millionaire November 2009 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...

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Conflict Essay Slumdog Millionaire

* Describe at least ONE character or individual who was important to the text(s).
Explain why the character was important, supporting 
your points with examples of visual and / or oral language features. In Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire an important character was Salim Malik. Salim’s actions impact on his brother’s life and happiness. Through his actions we understand the conflicted nature of Salim and how difficult it is for him to balance his loyalty to his brother with his own personal...

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Slumdog Millionaire: Raising Awareness or Poverty Porn

 Slumdog Millionaire and Poverty Porn In the article Slumdog Millionaire and the Troubled Place of Cinema and Nation, Nadine Chan discusses how the rag-to-riches romance, Slumdog Millionaire has more often than not been labeled as “poverty porn” due to the way it exploits a poverty stricken Mumbai society and promotes “slum tourism”. While some critics accuse the film of exploiting western perceptions of India, with its depictions of impoverished slums ruled by gangsters, as well as other unwholesome...

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The Use of Poverty Porn in Slumdog Millionaire and Its Effect of the Western View of India

Multiple Source Paper Slumdog Millionaire: The Feel-Good Movie When Danny Boyle’s film Slumdog Millionaire came out at the end of 2008, people instantly fell in love with it. In 2009 it was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won eight, which was the most won by any film that year. Everyone seemed to be very drawn to the “feel good” aspect of the movie where a poor kid like Jamal, the main character of Boyle’s film, can overcome the massive obstacles thrown in front of his path to success...

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Comparitive Essay Between "Millions" and "Slumdog Millionaire" by Danny Boyle

In both ‘Slumdog millionaire’ and ‘Millions’, the director Danny Boyle explores the subject of brotherhood. Furthermore, in both films, Boyle makes the same suggestion that the strength of brotherhood bonds is tested when circumstances change to increase pressure in the relationship. In both films, this theme is explored through the development of the characters in the opening scenes, the rising action and the climax. In the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ we are taken to the city of modern Mumbai and...

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Love Compared Five People, Night, Slumdog Millionaire

written novels, films, and short stories dealing with the theme of love and all the ways it is shown.   All the different kinds of love are relevant in the three works The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, Night by Elie Wiesel, and Slumdog Millionaire directed by Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan.  Through the characters actions, feelings, and experiences the theme of love shines evidently.              “Eddies father beat him. Then he met a girl. He went to war, killed civilians, hurt his...

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Themes of Slumdog Millionairre

What are the Major Story Theme(s) of Slumdog Millionaire? The major themes of Slumdog Millionaire that can be seen through-out the movie was Prejudice, Poverty and Determination. According to Schaefer prejudice can be defined as “ a negative attitude toward and entire category of people, often an ethnic or racial minority group”. (Schaefer, 2008, p. 237). Prejudice happens when people have a false pre-conception about an individual or a group. It is seen throughout this movie and even...

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Slumdog millioneir

Film analysis – Slumdog Millionaire Slumdog Millionaire is a successful and popular Bollywood film. Bollywood films are movies that are produced in Mumbai in India, and this is one of the largest film productions in the whole world. In the film, we get an insight in India’s culture, and how the industry is changing. The film is a about a boy called Jamal. He is a poor 18‐year old boy who lives in the slum in India. He joins a TV‐show called “Who wants to be a millionaire” and tries out for...

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Slumdog Millionare

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE ‘A few hours ago, you were giving chai for the phone walahs. And now you're richer than they will ever be. What a player!’ said Prem Kumar who is the emcee of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’. A tear-jerking movie by Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire, wowed audiences in 2008. Many people believe that the main theme of the film is love. However, I believe there is something more than love in this film; poverty. Boyle took the poverty of India and used it in his film to give knowledge...

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Slumdog Millionaire - Analyse How Visual Techniques Are Used to Develop Deeper Ideas in a Visual Text You Have Studied.

people of the western world. In the film Slumdog Millionaire by director Danny Boyle deeper ideas associated with this poverty are developed including destiny, loyalty and how poverty frees us. These deeper ideas are developed through visual techniques such as colour, lighting, `cinematographic techniques and editing techniques. Colour is a visual technique used in films that symbolizes hidden meanings linking to deeper ideas. In the film Slumdog Millionaire the colour yellow is used to develop the...

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Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire The two brothers Jamal and Samil are orphans who lost their mother in an antiMuslim attack on the slum where they lived. As young children they are left to survive on their own. From the movie we see how brothers with a similar background and upbringing choose two totally different paths for their lives. The movie Slumdog Millionaire is an inspiring story that takes place in Mumbai. Jamal Salik is eighteen years old and is one question away from winning the top prize in...

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Slumdog Millionare Es

sayIntroduction - In Danny Boyle's film Slumdog Millionaire, it's Jamal's choices and his character that affect the course of his life; that lead him to Latika. However Jamal would never have made them without his belief in that Latika was his destiny. In the film fate and freewill are continually playing a part in all lives, but are most evident in the lives of Latika and Jamal. Jamal's as well as other character affects the course of his life which leads him to Latika. Throughout the film It’s...

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slumdog millionaire

the India. 2. Find out about the television show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Discuss in class: What is your opinion of the show? My personal opinion about the show, Who wants to be a millionaire, is that you don’t need many years of study in an expensive university or school, We think that the life teaches you through the experience. What values do you think this show promotes? Who wants to be a millionaire, teaches you many things but I think that the most important is that you...

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Slumdog Millionaire

Essay In this film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ show what choices and chance does Salim, Jamal and Latika choose. Jamal choose love Latika over his brother Salim, he choose to join the show to get back Latika. Latika choose both, the chance does she choose is to meet up jamal on the train station, and the choices she choose is to accept Jamal’s love. Salim he choices to be a gangster, he choose to do everything to get rich, so he shoot Mammon and give Latika to Javed. ...

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Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire Year twelve students would find the visual text Slumdog Millionaire challenging because of the issues that the director Danny Boyle highlights, which are those of issues in India even in our life. He uses the character of Jamal to illustrate these issues effectively. We are shown a sequence of events which Jamal faces from childhood to his present life. He took part in a TV show called “Who wants to be a Millionaire”. From the first question, it already exposed the life of Jamal...

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Slumdog Millionaire - Theme

Themes of Slumdog Millionaire What are the Major Story Theme(s) of Slumdog Millionaire? Prejudice: Prejudice happens when people have a false preconception about an individual or a group. It is seen throughout this movie and even in the title of the movie Slumdog. Jamal comes from a one of the poorest areas in India Mumbai. He has no education, no family and no means to support himself. His whole life he is categorized as a Slumdog because of his where he raised as a child. Coming...

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Slumdog Millionaire Essay

Slumdog Millionaire Essay In the movie Slumdog Millionaire, the director Danny Boyle explores the role of destiny in the life of the main character Jamal Malik, and also shows the significance of his success in the poverty of a developing country such as India. Jamal is a kind, honest and generous person who always does good things for others and the audience is positioned to value his character. In the movie Jamal endures horrific events throughout the impoverished conditions of his childhood but...

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Life in India Literature Project Work

LIFE IN INDIA Literature project work • Compare and contrast the film “Slumdog millionaire” with Anita Desai’s “Games at Twilight” 1) List as many things in common the film and short stories have. 2) How far do the film and short stories describe life in India? What things do they have in common? How does the film help us understand the short stories? 1) • There is a lot of poverty. • Temperatures are really high and they are very difficult to bear especially on...

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Slumdog Millionaire Analysis

Jon Soudan Mr. Ptacek Per. A 9 September 2014 Slumdog Millionaire What does the title mean? how does the title and contrasts within it provide a symbolic summary of the movie? Just the title "Slumdog Millionaire" holds significant signs as to what the core messages of this production are. The title signifies the capability of ANYONE to achieve what they strive for no matter what their background is. It is an exemplary symbolic summary of how the poorest of the poor gain valuable experience to...

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Sound

CS8119 Midterm Assignment – Sound This essay is based on the opening title sequence of “Slumdog Millionaire (2008)”. Throughout the scene, the filmmaker uses the soundtrack titled “O Saya” by A. R. Rahman and M.I.A, which focuses heavily on orchestra and moves at a fast pace. The scene was started with a group of children, who lives in slum of Mumbai, playing baseball and screaming, anticipating the main character, Jamal, to catch the ball. Audience would have expected the continuation...

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The Real Slums of the World

may vary from simple shacks to well-maintained structures, but what’s in common of the entire world’s slum is that they are crowded and the buildings are very closely established. The biggest slum is the slum in Mumbai where some scenes of Slumdog Millionaire are filmed. In Mumbai approximately 60% of the population live in slums. Worldwide there are about one billion people living in the slums. People living in the slums are often described as poverty unemployed and illiteracy, but other people...

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Urbanisation

LEDC Urbanisation part 2 Q7. In the film slumdog millionaire some residents feel the area was portrayed in a positive light, this is because it is said to show reality, and “everyone wants to see reality” this shows that although there are a number of negative points in the film the positive ones are also true such as the sense of community and to some extent the goodness of some of the people of Dharavi. It also shows that the children of the area have the ability to do a lot and shows the work...

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The Globalization of Bollywood: Through a New Perspective

linear perspective. However, the movie “Slumdog Millionaire” portrayed the positives of globalization. Although Bollywood has strayed away from its original roots, “Slumdog Millionaire” brings back the excitement of Bollywood traditions through a U.K. production. Furthermore, the movie “Slumdog Millionaire” falls under a drama-romance category, but with the heavy Bollywood influence the film brings a relief from popular western themes. “Slumdog Millionaire” is a successful Bollywood influenced film...

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