Monday, 31 January 2011

Danny Boyle In His Own Words

Danny Boyle book cover

I haven't yet read Amy Raphael's book, but having done one of these myself and being a huge fan of Danny Boyle (I've visited many of his sets down the years and interviewed him countless times) it's a must-read for me. Not sure why they didn't call it Boyle On Boyle, though. 

1 comment:

uRead-bookstore said...

Danny Boyle's journey to Oscar night began in a working-class family in Lancashire in 1956. After a career in the theatre - working for such esteemed companies as Joint Stock and the Royal Court - Boyle went to the BBC in Belfast and produced dramas such as Alan Clarke's "Elephant," and "Mr. Wroes Virgins." "Shallow Grave" announced the arrival of a dynamic new talent to British cinema - a reputation that was confirmed with the blistering "Trainspotting" - the zeitgeist film of the 90s. The succeeding films - "A Life Less Ordinary," "The Beach," "28 Days Later," "Sunshine" and "Slumdog Millionaire" - established him as the leading director of his generation - one for whom the collaboration between director, producer and writer was of the essence. The Danny Boyle who emerges from these interviews is frank, funny, charming and wholeheartedly inspiring.
Amy Raphael