Saturday, January 24, 2009

Does Slumdog Millionaire portray a "White Man's version of India?"

2 comments:

Pinko Punko said...
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Sam Juliano said...

That is an intriguing question. Certainly the inherent western cultural influences, including the film's major deceit--the game show--are evident everywhere within the capitalistic contexts. I think Boyle did his best to convey the steadfast Hindi customs and lifestyle, but there's no denying there was a metamorphosis occuring both in the cultural milieu and in the chacaters themselves, mainly corrupted in numerous ways.
Yet, like anything else, there's no attempt to mute the fact that there's good and bad everywhere.