INTERVIEW: ‘127 Hours’ director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Simon Beaufoy

Posted by · 12:31 pm · November 4th, 2010

Danny Boyle has been wanting to tell the story of Aron Ralston on celluloid for four years now. He met with the mountain climber in 2006 seeking permission, but at the time, Ralston was looking to convey the story in documentary form. “He didn’t want to make it as a feature with a major actor,” […]

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INTERVIEW: ‘127 Hours’ star James Franco

Posted by · 10:29 am · October 26th, 2010

James Franco sits in one of the countless, nondescript rooms on the sixth floor of the Four Seasons hotel in Los Angeles remembering the time he first met mountain climber Aron Ralston in the same building, perhaps in a room not unlike this one. It wasn’t even a year ago — January, to be exact, […]

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10/22 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Arndt, Unkrich on Fresh Air, no ‘Hangover’ for Gibson, ‘Paranormal’ sequel scares L.A.

Posted by · 8:39 am · October 22nd, 2010

• Lesley Manville talks “Another Year” across the pond. [The Guardian] • Terry Gross talks with “Toy Story 3” director Lee Unrich and writer Michael Arndt on Fresh Air. [NPR] • Watch in night vision as a Los Angeles audience reacts to a screening of “Paranormal Activity 2.” [HitFix]

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9/8 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:22 am · September 8th, 2010

• Jean-Luc Godard tells the Academy in a “cordial letter” that he may attend the Governor’s Awards if his schedule permits.  AMPAS feels need to convey this to you via press release (because no one wants to look like a stood-up date). [Oscars.org] • Launching a new season’s coverage, Steve Pond tries to make his […]

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TELLURIDE: That’s a wrap on the “Show”

Posted by · 11:08 am · September 7th, 2010

If you’ve been keeping up with the Telluride coverage then you know my thoughts on the 10 films I was able to catch over that four-day spread.  So I’m not going to bore you with a tedious recap here.  Instead, now that I’m back and relaxed in LA, not looking at the clock and rushing […]

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TELLURIDE: Boyle returns with ‘127 Hours’ in tow

Posted by · 12:16 am · September 5th, 2010

Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” made for a fascinating companion piece tonight with Peter Weir’s “The Way Back,” which I caught (and loved) this afternoon.  Both films, at their heart, are obviously about surviving at all costs, but they come from drastically different filmmakers with drastically different sensibilities when it comes to visual storytelling. Where Weir […]

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