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Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle: Creating Wonder

by Amy Raphael

Amy Raphael was born in London in 1967. She has worked on The Face, NME, Elle and Esquire, and now freelances for the Guardian, the Observer and The Times. Her first book, Never Mind the Bollocks: Women Rewrite Rock, was published by Virago in 1995. She conducted the conversations for and edited Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh, which was published by Faber in 2008. She has also contributed to The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock and Perfect Pitch, a series of books about football. For more, visit www.amyraphael.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Faber & Faber, 2013
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9780571343393
  • ISBN:
    9780571301867 (paperback)

    9780571343393 (online)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    London
Danny Boyle
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Boyle's best work is often the result of a tight budget and near impossible working conditions; this book is the perfect primer for the impoverished director with lofty dreams. This is a hard look at the filmmaking process as a collaborative experience focused by the relentless energy and enthusiasm of one of his generation's most powerful directors. Whether on the set of the wind soaked Trainspotting , where Ewan McGregor was launched into the spotlight, or in the back streets of Mumbai, in Slumdog Millionaire , or in the depths of outer space in Sunshine , Boyle is unafraid to experiment with every mutant genre. We'll go from the twisted Life Less Ordinary to theutopian nightmare of The Beach and the apocalyptic horror flick 28 Days Later.