Trainspotting director Danny Boyle chats about his new film “Slumdog Millionaire”
“You should start from scratch every time; it’s really important to do that. It’s one of the reasons I try to do [films] that feel different from each other – cause that drives me on. I want to start by thinking, I know nothing.”
And watching Danny Boyne’s latest pic, there is no denying the director truly has started from scratch – choosing to move to India and work with a crew that barely spoke his language for his latest pic “Slumdog Millionaire”. Based on the novel Q&A, this sharp adaptation tells the tale of a young man, Jamal Palik (Dev Patel), who becomes a contestant on the Indian version of the hit game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and ends up being accused of cheating. As we see him beaten into admitting that he “knew” the answers, the film darts back and forth in time to show how he came to this place and exactly where the truth lies. Chaotic and beautiful, Slumdog Millionaire will you leave you feeling like you’ve just won the million.
Here, Paul Byrne chats with the director of such films as The Beach, 28 Days Later, Trainspotting and Sunshine about the film and his thoughts of the upcoming Oscars:
Slumdog Millionaire is in Irish cinemas everywhere now