Film and Mythology
... in Slumdog Millionaire and Citizen Kane A Comparative Analysis Department MYTHS IN SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE AND CITIZEN KANE
A Comparative Analysis
Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire which has swept the Oscars this year is a movie that can be categorized in the love genre woven seamlessly around a myth. “…a story that covers ten years, a mix of myth and love story forms - two genres that are notoriously tough to put together…”1
Slumdog Millionaire is the story of a boy, Jamal, played by Dev Patel, who has grown up in the largest slum of Asia, Dharavi, along with his brother, Salim, played by Madhur Mittal, and their childhood friend, Latika, played by Frieda Pinto. Jamal struggles through one...