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Slumdog Millionaire

ISBN-10: 1557048363

ISBN-13: 9781557048363

Edition: Movie Tie-In 

Authors: Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle, Vikas Swarup

List price: $19.99
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The official screenplay book tie-in to the acclaimed new film from director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty). Today is the biggest day in Jamal Malik¿s life. A penniless, eighteen-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, he¿s one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India¿s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? But when the show breaks for the night, suddenly, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. After all, how could an uneducated street kid possibly know so much? Determined to get to the bottom of Jamal¿s story, the jaded Police Inspector spends the night probing Jamal¿s incredible past, from his riveting tales of the slums where he and his brother, Salim, survived by their wits to his hair-raising encounters with local gangs to his heartbreak over Latika, the unforgettable girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of Jamal¿s increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show¿s seemingly impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: What is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out¿. The Newmarket Shooting Script® book includes: * foreword by screenwriter Simon Beaufoy * introduction by and exclusive Q&A with director Danny Boyle * the complete screenplay * color photo section * complete cast and crew credits
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Publisher: Newmarket Press
Publication date: 12/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Vikas Swarup was born in Allahabad (India). He attended Allahabad University and studied History, Psychology and Philosophy. After graduating with distinction, he joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1986. In his diplomatic career, Vikas has been posted to various countries such as Turkey, the United States, Ethiopia and the United Kingdom. Since August 2006 he has been posted in Pretoria as India¿s Deputy High Commissioner. Q&A is his first novel. Published by Doubleday/Random House (UK & Commonwealth), Harper Collins (Canada) and Scribner (US), it has sold translation rights in 40 languages. It was short listed for the Best First Book by the Commonwealth Writer¿s Prize and won South Africa¿s Exclusive Books Boeke Prize 2006 as well as the Paris Book Fair's Reader's Prize, the Prix Grand Public, in 2007. The audio book, read by Kerry Shale, won the award for Best Audio Book of the Year 2005. The film version of Q&A, titled 'Slumdog Millionaire' and directed by Danny Boyle, has won more than 70 awards including four Golden Globes, 8 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director, and 11 BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) nominations. Vikas's second novel Six Suspects was published by Transworld in August 2008. It is being translated into several languages and has been optioned for a film by Starfield Productions and the BBC. Apart from reading, Vikas enjoys listening to music and playing cricket, tennis and table tennis. He is married and has 2 sons.

The Shooting Script
Q & A with Danny Boyle
Cast and Crew Credits
About the Filmmakers