Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Best Picture Project – Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Directed by Danny Boyle

Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy, based on the novel by Vikas Swarup

Starring Dev Patel, Frieda Pinto and Anil Kapoor

Mid-way through watching Slumdog Millionaire, it struck me that any post I make about the film for the Best Picture Project was probably going to be disappointing.  If there’s one thing I’ve found to be true as I work my way through this project, it’s that the best posts tend to be those for the films that I feel are lacking in some way – or in every way.  Curiously, it’s easier to dog a movie than praise it, probably because when a movie is lousy you can never find enough things to criticize about it, whereas if you like it, you can only say you like it so many times before it gets redundant. Continue reading

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Great News…A Free Book For You!

ImageRegular readers no doubt know by now from the ads appearing at right that I fancy myself a writer – obviously I fancy myself that way, as I maintain a blog.  Anyway, until now if you’ve wanted to read my fiction, you’ve had to pay for it, unlike this blog, which you shamelessly devour without any compensation to me.  Well, for two days only, March 7 and 8, 2012, that will change, because now, if you have the Kindle, you can get one of those books for free.  Just follow this link HERE and enjoy.

Also, if you like that, don’t be afraid to buy the others.  They won’t bite, I promise.

In the meantime, keep your eyes open for another installment of The Best Picture Project, as well as posts on other stuff.

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