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Chris Dickens

Editor, 'Slumdog Millionaire'

London-based film editor Dickens had previously cut comedies like “Hot Fuzz” and horror pic “Seed of Chucky.” While in India on “Slumdog Millionaire,” he experienced a cultural challenge when he had to persuade the local labs he needed the rushes the next day. In editing, his challenge was to keep the film to a manageable length. He took advantage of the script’s multiple flashbacks as a way to compress time . “The main battle with the film is that it was quite long,” Dickens says. “Flashbacks were “great devices to hammer home the point and jump further in the story.”

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