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From the Press Room: A Thrilled Danny Boyle

One of the most delightful things about Slumdog Millionaire taking away so many Oscars this year is that there's been such a spotlight on the connectedness of the world and the appreciation for and the fusion (a word Danny Boyle just used a few times) of world cultures. In the press room, a very excited, very happy Best Director winner, Danny Boyle, had a lot to say. Here are some highlights:

On telling love stories: "It is a love story, but it's like, heavily disguised . . . I think I have to heavily disguise [the love stories], really . . . It's a chance to get ourselves lost in romance."

On Slumdog being a triumph for smaller films: "It's a triumph for this kind of film, really . . . It's working against the odds, in a way." He talks about Heath Ledger's work being acknowledged, which he thinks is deserved, but that we should keep in mind that many actors begin in the small, independent movies. "That's where you learn your craft."

On the rumor that the two leads are romantically involved: "I have no idea! I don't really know . . . I have no idea, and I wouldn't want to take away from it." (Producer Christian Colson swiftly squashed the rumor, saying Dev Patel and Freida Pinto are not dating.)

On his belief that every film should be imperfect: Boyle says he "absolutely" still feels that way and talks about having left off the choreographer from the credits — "that is imperfection walking and talking and you have to hold your head up and acknowledge how shameful that is . . . he taught Dev Patel how to dance!" He apologizes again for the omission.

On being recognized by the Academy: "Being — we're Brits, you know — trapped in the middle [of Hollywood and Bollywood] . . . In culture, fusion is a wonderful thing. And I felt it most in the music . . . You progress through fusion, things melding together."

On the topic of miracles: "I've always believed in miracles, actually."

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LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I can't wait to see more movies from him!
popdiva popdiva 8 years
Danny Boyle is a brilliant filmmaker and one that is truly deserving of this honour. I'm so happy for him and everyone else that was a part of this film.
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he deserved this, no denying it.
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