Happy Birthday: Danny Boyle

dannyboyle.jpgDanny Boyle

Born: October 20, 1956 in Manchester, England, UK

[on Slumdog Millionaire (2008)] – You leave India, but it never leaves you. It’s an extraordinary place and you learn about yourself as a person and as a filmmaker. It’s an incredibly generous place and it’s an incredibly contradictory place. And these contradictions are on a viciously extreme scale: the poverty and the wealth, the nuclear status [but] no toilets – half the population of Mumbai have no toilets. I was trying to capture some of that, really, and we did it by some extreme storytelling. People say, ‘How can you go from the deliberate maiming of a child to a big Bollywood song and dance in the end?’ Well, you don’t try to smooth the path from one to the other. I was trying to put all the elements into the film that belong to the city, that are a part of that city.

SHALLOW GRAVEShallow Grave
1994
dir. Boyle
Starring
Kerry Fox
Ewan McGregor
TRAINSPOTTINGTrainspotting
1996
dir. Boyle
Cast
Ewan McGregor
Ewen Bremner
The Beach
2000
dir. Boyle
Starring
Leonardo DiCaprio
28 DAYS LATER28 Days Later
2002
dir. Boyle
starring
Cillian Murphy
Naomie Harris
MOVIE POSTERTRANCE
2013
dir. Danny Boyle
Stars:
James McAvoy
Rosario Dawson
127 HOURS
dir. Danny Boyle
MILLIONSMillions
2004
dir. Boyle
Starring
Alex Etel
Lewis McGibbon
SUNSHINESunshine
2007
dir. Boyle
starring
Cillian Murphy
Rose Byrne
Slumdog MillionaireSlumdog Millionaire
dir. Boyle
Starring
Dev Patel
Freida Pinto
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