After many recommendations and honestly waiting too long (I’ve just been really busy – see my last post), I finally went this weekend to see Slumdog Millionaire. WOW! – is all I can say. What a work of art. ART. Beauty, love, raw, powerful, intense, cool music, shot very well, gripping – the best movie I’ve seen since Crash.
I haven’t had a feeling like that leaving a theater (and I see a lot of movies) since I saw Crash for the first time in the theater. Crash went on toÂ win threeÂ OscarsÂ forÂ Best Picture,Â Best Original ScreenplayÂ andÂ Best EditingÂ of 2005 at theÂ 78th Academy Awards. I wouldn’t be surprised if Slumdog Millionaire does very well at the Oscar’s – it won Best Motion Picture – Drama at the Golden Globes.Â
I felt like the blinders had been removed from my eyes. I love movies that allow you to experience another culture/country. This movie really lets you see life in various parts of India. From povery to homelessness to human trafficking to a love story on many different levels Â – this movie has it all. Please go see it before I ruin it for you!Â
If you have seen it, what are your thoughts on it?
We had to take some pictures during our worship yesterday for a magazine. Below are 2 of the pics we took. One is from the view of a camera man, one is from the back of one service looking out across 3000 people. If you’re coming to Innovation3, find me when I’m showing people around and you can see behind-the-scenes, back stage and the video control room.