Video Interview: 127 HOURS co-writer/director Danny Boyle

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
October 25th, 2010

You see, when I started doing this I made a list. Not a tangible, physical list on paper but more a fanciful one in my head. On it could be found, in no particular order, filmmakers that I absolutely adored and would love to one day get the chance to sit down and chat with. Danny Boyle was most definitely on that list and I'm delighted to say that I can now cross his name off.

Boyle's filmography is brief yet breathtaking, including films like TRAINSPOTTING, SHALLOW GRAVE, 28 DAYS LATER..., MILLIONS, SUNSHINE, my personal favorite THE BEACH, and of course SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE for which he won "Best Picture" and "Best Directing" amongst countless other awards.

Now Mr. Boyle is back with another sure-to-be awards contender 127 HOURS, starring James Franco as real life adventurer Aron Ralston who found himself between a rock and a hard place quite literally when his arm was trapped by a boulder while hiking in Blue Johny Canyon, Utah, ultimately having to sever it off himself with nothing more than a cheap multi-tool. It is awe-inspiring in every sense of the word, uniquely displaying the depths of human spirit and the will to survive, made even more awe-inspsiring by Boyle's direction.

I could have conversed with this gentlemen all day long, unfortunately our time together was brief and he's a talker! I am just fortunate that I had the opportunity to speak with him at all and cross him off my list. See our recent interview for which we discuss 127 HOURS after the break.

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