Danny Boyle - good choice?


#21

This is my mood board for a Danny Boyle Bond movie… (Very boring train journey)
Irish sensibility , punk aesthetic, sense of macabre and a bit political


#22

Or Scottish, perhaps?

Great work! It looks like a riot of fun :crazy_face:


#23

DB from an Irish/English household . but let’s say Celtic


#24

Had no idea - assumed Scottish! Thanks for the education :slight_smile:


#25

I’ve seen four Danny Boyle films and had this reaction:

Shallow Grave: Enjoyed it somewhat as a kind of gory version of Hitchcock’s Rope.
A Life Less Ordinary: Awful film, a misconceived mess
127 Hours: Fascinating premise but too crazy with the camerawork.
Steve Jobs: Enjoyed it greatly, as much for Sorkin’s script, Fassbender and Winslet’s performances, and Boyle’s restrained direction.

I never saw Trainspotting (drug movies do not interest me, haven’t caught up with Slumdog Millionaire, nor have I ever been interested in his other work).


#26

A shame, as they’re arguably his best movies.

TS has to be among the 100 best movies of the last century and Slumdog one the the highlights of this century (so far)


#27

Just to temper expectations - I didn’t think Trainspotting was as good as Shallow Grave, however I may be the only person on the planet who liked A Life Less Ordinary so you might need to use that as a barometer for my tastes compared to yours.

Also Rope is a 1929 British play, which was what Hodge used as a starting point for Shallow Grave, so the similarities between Shallow Grave and Hitchcock (very loyal) adaptation of that play, are not exactly coincidental.


#28

127 Hours is one of my favourite movies.


#29

I can imagine it being a great movie, but darn it i’m whipping out at the prospect of enduring it.