A podcast q+a with Danny Boyle and an audience q+a with Danny Boyle
Here’s both a roundtable q+a with 127 Hours director Danny Boyle and an audience q+a recorded after a screening the night before the roundtable was held. There’s a bit of overlap in the 50 total minutes (20 for roundtable, 30 for audience q+a) but considering the audience q+a (which is moderated by Philadelphia Inquirer critic Carrie Rickey) is much longer, Danny gets into more detail. The roundtable includes Sal Cannestra from 215 Magazine, David Onda from Comcast.net, Blaire Flory from Triangle, Steve, whose last name I can never remember, and myself. There were two other participants, but for similar reasons to the Conviction podcast, I’ve replaced their questions with my own voice. Sorry, no Alan Arkin impression this time.
The interviews cover a lot of subject matter such as how much James Franco’s stoned act in real life is actually legit, how one deals with success ass kissing when all you want is honesty, and what it’s like to try to create suspense for a movie when everyone already knows the ending. I also ask a follow-up to something he mentioned in the audience q+a that bothered me about the film and was the crux of my review, namely about how the movie seemed deliberately toned down to appease a mainstream audience.
The podcast is below:
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