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Boyle back to India

06.03.2009

Danny Boyle Danny Boyle must have quite enjoyed the time he spent shooting SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE in India because, according to Live Mint, he's recently optioned the rights to Suketu Mehta's critically acclaimed book "Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found" with the hope of turning into another award winning drama. The film is an immersion into the heart of India with the author having "met with Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray, followed Mumbai top cops on their beats, and tracked the life of a bar dancer, weaving it all in a modern-day epic that compared the Indian megapolis with that other Godzilla-sized city, New York." It's sure to be an ambitious film but something somebody as talented as Boyle can surely pull off. Further, Boyle cites the book as a continuous source of inspiration while he was filming SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. He called the book his "Bible". Read more about what he had to say about the book at the above link.

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Extra Tidbit: Boyle has said his favorite film is APOCALYPSE NOW.
Source: Live Mint

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6:32PM on 06/04/2009
how can he film PORNO in india wtf!?
how can he film PORNO in india wtf!?
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12:22PM on 06/04/2009
Sounds kinda interesting. I wasn't wowed by Slumdog either. Don't get me wrong, it was good, but I don't think it was his personal best. For some reason the feel of it reminded me of City of God, but City of God is considerably better.
Sounds kinda interesting. I wasn't wowed by Slumdog either. Don't get me wrong, it was good, but I don't think it was his personal best. For some reason the feel of it reminded me of City of God, but City of God is considerably better.
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5:56AM on 06/04/2009
While I enjoyed SLUMDOG, I didn't quite think it was the masterpiece it was made out to be. After all the hype I expected to be blown away, but it was just... nice.

That said, Danny Boyle is one of my favorite directors. His ability to hop from genre to genre is second to none.

I don't think returning to India is a good idea at all. It reeks of "trying to recreate the magic". Maybe after he makes another film he can return to India, but in my opinion he should move on for now.
While I enjoyed SLUMDOG, I didn't quite think it was the masterpiece it was made out to be. After all the hype I expected to be blown away, but it was just... nice.

That said, Danny Boyle is one of my favorite directors. His ability to hop from genre to genre is second to none.

I don't think returning to India is a good idea at all. It reeks of "trying to recreate the magic". Maybe after he makes another film he can return to India, but in my opinion he should move on for now.
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4:08AM on 06/04/2009

ERM...

Slumdog Millionaire was a good movie. It had great cinematography. It had an amazing score.I might be a minority here but it wasn't by any means a fantastic over-the-top awesome flick. I've seen wholly Tamil / Hindi / Indian English movies that had a deeper plot and a heaviwer story.

And remember what happened to Seven Pounds when the same guy from Pursuit Of Happyness came around again and thought he'd make another awesome movie? Didn't happen. Seven Pounds was good, but it didn't even
Slumdog Millionaire was a good movie. It had great cinematography. It had an amazing score.I might be a minority here but it wasn't by any means a fantastic over-the-top awesome flick. I've seen wholly Tamil / Hindi / Indian English movies that had a deeper plot and a heaviwer story.

And remember what happened to Seven Pounds when the same guy from Pursuit Of Happyness came around again and thought he'd make another awesome movie? Didn't happen. Seven Pounds was good, but it didn't even come close to the status of Pursuit.

Point is, I'm not on the Boyle Bandwagon on this one. I smell a lotta' "behind-the-scenes" push and shove that got Slumdog to where it is, if you know what I mean. Cash = everything. I may be wrong, but it's just an honest opinion.
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11:32PM on 06/03/2009

solid gold

The man officialy at the top of my list after Slumdog and Sunshine. He is among the do no wrong in my book. Bring it on. Would however love to see him go back to Sci-fi after this.
The man officialy at the top of my list after Slumdog and Sunshine. He is among the do no wrong in my book. Bring it on. Would however love to see him go back to Sci-fi after this.
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10:56PM on 06/03/2009
I second OKCracker...
I second OKCracker...
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10:48PM on 06/03/2009
I would rather him direct the movie talked about in this JoBlo story from 2007.

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I would rather him direct the movie talked about in this JoBlo story from 2007.

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10:30PM on 06/03/2009
While I'm not familiar with the book in question, it sounds already more like an award-worthy film than "Slumdog." And this from a guy who really dug that movie and felt it deserved all it got.
While I'm not familiar with the book in question, it sounds already more like an award-worthy film than "Slumdog." And this from a guy who really dug that movie and felt it deserved all it got.
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10:25PM on 06/03/2009

Yeah

Boyle + directing anything = awesome
Boyle + directing anything = awesome
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