A quick ride on the Oscars bandwagon…February 23, 2009
‘You must go and see it!’ insisted my neighbour, who as far as I can recall has never mentioned a movie in the 22 years we’ve known each other. ‘It’s amazing. It’s got everything. It’s brilliant.’
‘It’ was of course ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. Since last night Husband and I have renewed our efforts to find a free evening to see it – partly because it sounds great and partly so we don’t become social outcasts. I still haven’t seen ‘Trainspotting,’ so am embarrassed enough already.
‘Yes, but this is a writer’s blog,’ I hear you say. ‘What do you know about films, anyway?’
Well clearly, not a lot. But here’s a link to some people who do. Over at The Script Factory website, there’s a fine analysis of how Simon Beaufoy structured the script. Thanks to Fiona for providing the link amongst all her other goodies over at The Crafty Writer. (Oops – as she warns in the comments below, the analysis does give away the ending – something I should have mentioned in case there’s anyone else out there who hasn’t seen it yet.)
OK, that’s me off the bandwagon now. Back to a world without electricity, or even a biro. At last, Ruso 4 is under way.