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Slumdog millionaire [videorecording] / a Fox Searchlight Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Celador Films, Film4 presentation ; directed by Danny Boyle ; co-director (India), Loveleen Tandan ; screenplay by Simon Beaufoy ; produced by Christian Colson.

Electronic resources

http://www.mrqe.com/movies/m100059323 - Connect to reviews of this title online.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2009.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel: "Q & A" by Vikas Swarup.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
DVD; region 1, NTSC; presented in widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital surround; dual layer.
Faculty reserve.
Material for LVIS-223 (Menon) and the Film Scoring Department.
Includes 4 previews of other motion pictures.
Special features: Commentary by director Danny Boyle and actor Dev Patel; commentary by producer Christian Colson and writer Simon Beaufoy; 12 deleted scenes; "Slumdog dreams: Danny Boyle & the making of Slumdog millionaire" featurette; "Slumdog cutdown" featurette.
Formatted Contents Note:
Special features: Widescreen presentation -- Deleted scenes -- "Slumdog dreams: Danny Boyle and the making of Slumdog Millionaire" -- Slumdog countdown -- Language: English 5.1 Dolby surround ; Hindi 5.1 Dolby surround ; French Dolby surround --Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle ; production designer, Mark Digby ; editor, Chris Dickens ; music, A.R. Rahman ; costume designer, Suttirat Anne Larlarb ; sound designer, Glenn Freemantle.
Participant or Performer Note:
Dev Patel, Tanay Hemant Chheda, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Freida Pinto, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Rubina Ali, Madhur Mittal, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan.
Summary, etc.:
Jamal Malik is an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" When the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating. Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up. He describes their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Every chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible questions. When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers watch to find out if he can answer the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for some violence, disturbing images and language; special features are not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; presented in widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital surround; dual layer.
Language Note:
In English and Hindi with English subtitles (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed French (Dolby surround); with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned for main feature only.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards, 2008: Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published.
Subject: Swarup, Vikas > Film adaptations.
Orphans > India > Bombay > Drama.
Television quiz shows > India > Bombay > Drama.
Suspicion > India > Bombay > Drama.
Police > India > Bombay > Drama.
Brothers > India > Bombay > Drama.
Genre: Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.

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