Slumdog Millionaire has won the PGA Award for Best Film, with Wall-E taking best Animated Film and Man on Fire winning for Best Documentary. TV awards went to 30 Rock, Mad Men and John Adams.
Go Team Slumdog!!
I woke up this morning thinking about Slumdog Millionaire, which is quite an achievement if you consider that I watched three other films yesterday - Thirteen and Donkey Punch, both of which were extremely disturbing, as well as the highlights of Step Up, which had some of the most breathtaking dance sequences I've ever seen in my entire life, far better than anything I've seen on Britain's Got Talent. All three films were memorable in their own way (the former two for nothing but poor reasons), yet all I can think about is Slumdog Millionaire and how much I bloody loved it. The final scene, that kiss, that, for me is love, and pure love, and I don't think I've gotten so choked up by a cinema trip since I first saw Brokeback Mountain (which formed the basis of me starting this blog), and cried so much on the bus trip home, people kept staring at me and wondered if I was a Chinese asylum seeker that had gotten lost. I'm not ashamed to admit that I welled up a little at the end of Slumdog Millionaire, though it was because I was so chuffed, but also as a catharsis, because watching Slumdog had been a bit like chasing some boy that you love to death, only to come across obstacle after obstacle, and simultaneously trying to survive in a dog-eat-dog world. In that sense, I can see why I love Slumdog Millionaire and Wall-E so, both films involve men going to extreme lengths to be with the women that mean so much to them, and because they suffer in their trials, their finally being reunited with each other feels ever the more reward.
And I have fallen so far deeply in love with Dev Patel it's unbelievable. He's 5 days younger than me and resides in London, so I'm on a bit of a stalker mission when I get home.
Anyway, sorry for that incoherent and frankly bizarre ramble (you should see me "write" when I'm drunk!). What I guess I'm trying to say is, I rather liked the film.