One of my favorite films of the year so far is Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, and I seriously hope you all pony up some money to seek this one out when it hits theaters because it's seriously pretty spectacular. And I'm not just talking story here (which is sorta basic and somewhat familiar in terms of the fairytale structure), but the way this film was shot -- in Mumbai using Indian faces, most of which were locals and first-time actors -- just leaves you breathless and begging for more. The film is beautiful, tragic, funny, poignant and all those words you use to describe a really worthwhile moviegoing experience. The following teaser was put together for the London Film Festival, and it shows you a snippet of the stimulating opening chase sequence, which was shot over a number of days and, as Anne Thompson points out, was shot with the camera man "running with a hard drive in his backpack, holding the lightweight SI 2K gyro with a camera lens in his hand, which shoots a high-res digital image." Check it out below.
Slumdog Millionaire hits theaters on November 12.