If you revel in the cinematic genius that is Trainspotting and 28 Days Later like I do (Ewen McGregor? Zombies? What’s not to love?) then you’ll want to check out Karmaloop’s mini-interview with director Danny Boyle. Boyle speaks about the experience of making the tremendously popular and successful Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire. Particularly interesting is his discussion of the Bollywood-style dance sequence during the end credits, one of my favorite parts (don’t front like you didn’t dance in the theater!) Apparently (and ironically) enough, London-born actor Dev Patel (who plays Jamil) wasn’t exactly Fred Astaire when filming for the dance sequence begun, but picked up some moves with practice. So well done, Dev Patel! You, and the entire cast, rocked our worlds!
Boyle discusses the inspiration behind the scene:
“Working in Mumbai…everybody dances. It’s as natural as singing a song in the shower on your own, or humming a tune going around in your head. It’s just the most natural thing in the world to do.”
What’s next for the man behind such an eclectic array of films? In regards to his film making process, Boyle is a self-described project driven director. Rather than having a multitude of projects, he prefers to immerse himself in “one thing at a time.” (quote from clip) So we’ll just have to wait and see what he cooks up next…
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