Congratulations to the cast and crew of Slumdog Millionaire on their outstanding success in the Academy Awards and to Film4 and Celador Films for commissioning such a distinctive movie. It’s encouraging to see such recognition for intelligent multicultural cinema in a world seemingly dominated by mindless monocultural big-budget blockbusters. The comparatively inexpensive film is notable for its use of Silicon Imaging SI-2K digital cinema cameras for many of the key scenes, shooting direct to Apple MacBook Pro laptops in backpacks. So it’s something of a landmark to win eight Oscars, including not only best picture and director but also best cinematography.