Danny Boyle Has impressive range as a storyteller. His films span several genres: music (yesterdaybiopic (127 hours, Steve Jobsdrama ()Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspottingsci-fi (the sunthriller (Trans), and even zombie movies (After 28 days). He also directed the stage and oversaw the opening ceremony at the 2012 London Olympics.
His work forms one of the most fascinating filmographies of the last three decades, and earns Boyle his place in the pantheon of contemporary directors. It’s unclear what film Boyle will be working on next (although there are rumors of a third 28 days later film), but it’s bound to be yet another thoughtful, boundary-pushing project.
‘Yesterday’ (2019) – IMDb: 6.8/10
One of Boyle’s many lighter films, yesterday the stars Himesh Patel As Jack, a struggling musician who wakes up one day to find that he is the only person on earth who can remember. The Beatles‘ Music. He passes the songs as his own and soon becomes an international music sensation. However, this newfound stardom causes Jack many problems.
yesterday A sunny romantic comedy and a terrific vehicle for Beatles music. Patel sings and plays his own instruments, and does a great job with covers of these iconic songs. Lily James Also charming as Jack’s most trusted friend. As a result, the movie offers many sweet moments. There’s a particularly tender scene where Jack gets advice from an alternate-reality version John Lennon. Fans of the Fab Four are sure to get a kick out of this.
‘Trance’ (2013) – IMDb: 6.9/10
Trans A psychological thriller about art theft gone wrong. A gang of thieves break into the gallery where Simon (James McAvoy) works as an auctioneer, hell-bent on stealing Francisco Goyapainting of Witches in the air. Simon takes emergency measures to hide the picture and is hit in the head by a mugger. They kidnap him and try to get the artifact’s location out of him, but Simon suffers from amnesia and can’t remember where he hid it.
This is one of Boyle’s smaller scale projects, especially after his work on the 2012 Olympics. However, it is also Transattraction of “I’m good at working at lower levels of money because I like the discipline of not having enough money to pull whatever you want to pull,” Boyle explains. McAvoy gives a great performance, and Boyle’s trademark dark humor is very much on display.
‘T2 Trainspotting’ (2017) – IMDb: 7.2/10
T2 Trainspotting A sequel to Boyle’s 1996 classic about drug addicts in Edinburgh. It was 21 years later in Renton (Ewan McGregor) stole a large amount of drugs from his friends and brought them to Amsterdam. The original cast returns and they are as wild and charming as the first time.
As with the original, there’s a dark undercurrent beneath the quirky characters and bravura storytelling. “There’s also a lot of personal stuff about loss, status and atonement. It felt like a reason to make the film,” Boyle told Esquire. The sequel had big shoes to fill, but more so than its predecessor.
‘Steve Jobs’ (2015) – IMDb: 7.2/10
Worked closely with Boyle Aaron Sorkin For this biopic about the founder of Apple. As usual, Sorkin’s dialogue is a delight. Seth Rosen As is fun Steve Wozniakand Kate Winslet Jobs is great as a believer Joanna Hoffman. But, it’s a movie Michael Fassbenderwho, despite the lack of physical resemblance, gives a committed performance, nailing the demeanor and tone of the work.
Boyle acknowledged the film’s historical inaccuracy, saying that he was trying to capture the themes of the story rather than the actual facts. He compared this approach ShakespeareReinterpretation of historical figures. “He would take a few facts about a person of power and speculate on a lot of the rest and get away from actually getting the human in it,” Boyle said.
‘Sunshine’ (2007) – IMDb: 7.2/10
the sun Aboard a spaceship a few decades into the future, as a team of astronauts take on a mission to reignite the dying sun. Actors and others are acting Cillian Murphy, Rose Burn, Chris Evans, and Michelle Yeohalong with Mark strong As the captain who loses his mind and turns violent.
The film is an over homage to classic sci-fi 2001: A Space Odyssey, foreigner, and the work of Soviet filmmakers Andrei Tarkovsky. “You can’t get away from Tarkovsky, Kubrick, or Ridley Scott Because whatever angle you lean on in space travel, that’s where it’s at,” says Boyle. It’s a good mix of space opera and psychological thriller.
‘Shallow Grave’ (1994) – IMDb: 7.3/10
Boyle’s feature debut was this black comedy about three flatmates who discover a dead new tenant with a large sum of money. They get rid of the body and decide to keep the cash for themselves, but things quickly go awry. Boyle and his team used a real pile of one million pounds, which they rented for £1000 per day.
A shallow grave serves as an excellent prologue to Boyle’s entire filmography, as it focuses on one of his central themes: greed. Jean-Luc Godard He joked that he needed a girl and a gun to make a film. Boyle joked that guns were hard to get hold of in Britain, so he had to settle for cash instead. “A girl and a bag of money is what we do,” he said.
’28 Days Later…’ (2002) – IMDb: 7.5/10
Boyle followed up the beach Along with one of the best zombie movies of all time. After 28 days Focuses on a group of survivors in post-apocalyptic England after a virus turns humans into flesh-eating vampires. It represented a step forward for the subgenre and broke ground by introducing fast zombies.
Boyle released a sequel in 2007, which is pretty solid. destruction Director Alex Garland Boyle has written the script for the third film in the series, considering returning as director.
‘127 Hours’ (2010) – IMDb: 7.6/10
127 hours tells the story of Aaron Ralston, a mountaineer who was trapped under a rock and had to resort to drastic measures to stay alive. It’s essentially a one-man film, focusing on Ralston’s days alone in the desert. The movie is anchored James Franco’s intense, committed performance, for which he received a Best Actor Oscar nomination.
“This is a feature film that proves the cliché that no man is an island,” says Boyle. “And even in that—in particular In the world’s loneliest place, it begins and ends with humans. They’re the ones who took care of Aaron, and they’re the ones he talks to on his camera.”
‘Slumdog Millionaire’ (2008) – IMDb: 8.0/10
Boyle won an Oscar for the play Dev Patel As a youth from the slums of Mumbai who wins a game show Who wants to be a millionaire? Using the quiz show as a framing device, the film cuts to flashbacks of Jamal’s life that explain how he knows the answers. For the film, Boyle drew on his deep familiarity with Bollywood films and cast almost exclusively Bollywood actors, Patel being a notable exception.
Boyle said he connected with Jamal’s character while reading the original novel. “He’s been through a lot. And what’s wonderful about him, of course, is that it’s the opposite of his brother, which has affected him,” he said. “His brother has returned to violence and revenge, in fact, after the death of his mother. This child has the grace to overcome it, to overcome it.” Slumdog Millionaire was a sleeper hit, grossing over $378 million against an $18m budget.
‘Trainspotting’ (1996) – IMDb: 8.1/10
Trainspotting Boyle’s favorite film is, hands down. By turns darkly funny and tragic, it follows the lives of a group of heroin addicts living in a poor area of Edinburgh and their sinister schemes to make money. It packs an outrageous mix of dark themes, black comedy, and energetic, stylized filmmaking. The cast shines, each in their own way, and Ewan McGregor delivers one of his best and most complex performances of all time.
However, Boyle dismissed the claim Trainspotting Primarily a drug film. “It’s really concerned with the carelessness of that age that we all go through when you don’t really care about anything, and the risks you take because of that. There’s that courage when you come out of childhood, and the first film is a celebration. That social-realist heroine film. Instead of being,” he explains.
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