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An Inspiring Love Story – Slumdog Millionaire

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slumdogDuring the holidays “Slumdog Millionaire” was given national distribution, which means that I finally got to see it. I, like many others, endured the lines to get into the multiplex but most people were there to see the new Clint Eastwood film, Gran Torino or the many other Hollywood Christmas releases. Slumdog is a special film and I hope more people get to see it. It certainly has all the 2009 award buzz. There is lots to like about this movie, from the colorful scenes, the use of subtitles and the way the story is told. It is a world, unfamiliar to me, trapped inside a love story that is both entertaining and beautiful. It explores some of the history of this part of the world which has dominated the news recently. Made me curious and thankful for my own blessing. This is a big screen movie so don’t wait until DVD.


Written by Bob Martin

December 30, 2008 at 1:30 pm

Posted in Art, Movies, Music, Poems

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  1. Bob,

    A touching movie and a wonderful look into a different culture.

    Here is my recent foray into arts and politics:


    January 3, 2009 at 7:32 am

    • Happy New Year Birgit. Good observation on the Obama art. I welcome the artistic focus on a functional person/family of color. There was a time and I remember it clearly – when many African Americans rejected Bill Cosby’s TV “Dr. Heathcliff ‘Cliff’ Huxtable” as being unimaginable and not a possibility . But now there is a President, who’s picture will be displayed in every government building and school, who will look like many of kids who are in search of their identity. Hopefully this will inspire. Our insistence (I know idealistic) in having art as major contributors to every one’s education is necessary and we can not wait on a President Obama (or any politician).

      Bob Martin

      January 5, 2009 at 5:02 pm

  2. Watched this around the same time 🙂 with friends. i’d rate it as the best movie i’ve seen in 2008. I havent read the book q&a which it has been based on but plan to set that right soon.

    Stopped by to wish you a happy, healthy and creative new year.


    January 9, 2009 at 11:38 am

    • Hi Ujwala, and welcome home. I agree this is a wonderful movie. It had all the elements–Drama, Comedy, some History, Mystery and some Tears. Glad you enjoyed as much as we did.
      Happy New Year to you, loved your photos on FB

      Bob Martin

      January 9, 2009 at 12:15 pm

  3. Hi Bob,
    Funny, I just saw Slumdog Millionaire last night…i agree it is a wonderful movie; although a harsh look at India’s desparate, truth and love endure, which left me with a feeling of hope. Completely entertaining. I hope it wins all the big awards this year.

    Sally Chupick

    January 28, 2009 at 7:53 am

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