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A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

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 and edited Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh, which was published by Faber in 2008. She has also contributed to the The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock and Perfect Pitch, a series of books about football. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danny Boyle : Creating Wonder

Faber & Faber, 2013

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... Gabriel, meanwhile, is on the phone to God. Celine appears with a gun and shoots Mayhew, who drops his own gun.Jackson and O’Reilly climb out of their body bags and head back to Heaven. Robert – in kilt – and Celine are married.* * *amy...

Trainspotting (1996)

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 and edited Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh, which was published by Faber in 2008. She has also contributed to the The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock and Perfect Pitch, a series of books about football. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danny Boyle : Creating Wonder

Faber & Faber, 2013

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... to be just like you: the job, the family, the fucking big television…’* * *amy raphael: Did you set out to make a British version of GoodFellas, or was it A Hard Day’s Night on heroin?danny boyle: (laughs) Trainspotting is often compared...

Millions (2004)

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 and edited Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh, which was published by Faber in 2008. She has also contributed to the The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock and Perfect Pitch, a series of books about football. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danny Boyle : Creating Wonder

Faber & Faber, 2013

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... into space. The family arrive in an African village and celebrate their water supply. Damian is happy, bright-eyed and soaked in water.* * *amy raphael: Not many directors follow a violent zombie flick with a warm family drama. As Manohla Dargis...

28 Days Later (2002)

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 and edited Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh, which was published by Faber in 2008. She has also contributed to the The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock and Perfect Pitch, a series of books about football. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danny Boyle : Creating Wonder

Faber & Faber, 2013

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... you think he saw us this time?’* * *Danny Boyle in the stately home in 28 Days Later.amy raphael: After The Beach, in which a $55-million budget felt stifling rather than liberating, you craved low-budget projects that were resolutely...

Frankenstein (2011)

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 and edited Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh, which was published by Faber in 2008. She has also contributed to the The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock and Perfect Pitch, a series of books about football. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danny Boyle : Creating Wonder

Faber & Faber, 2013

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... into the distance.* * *amy raphael: You had already signed up to direct Frankenstein at the National Theatre when you were approached to do the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, so you decided to use the play as a dry run.danny boyle:...

Trance (2013)

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 and edited Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh, which was published by Faber in 2008. She has also contributed to the The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock and Perfect Pitch, a series of books about football. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danny Boyle : Creating Wonder

Faber & Faber, 2013

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... is as it seems.* * *amy raphael: More than with any of your previous films, you have tried to keep the plot of Trance under wraps. You even sent a personal letter out to journalists writing about the film, saying that you hoped they would ‘help...

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

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 and edited Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh, which was published by Faber in 2008. She has also contributed to the The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock and Perfect Pitch, a series of books about football. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danny Boyle : Creating Wonder

Faber & Faber, 2013

Book chapter

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... station.* * *amy raphael: Is it true that you almost didn’t read Simon Beaufoy’s script of Slumdog Millionaire?danny boyle: Christian Colson, who produced the film, sent me the script. I’d never met him. I’d heard he was a gambler, that he...

Shallow Grave (1994)

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 and edited Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh, which was published by Faber in 2008. She has also contributed to the The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock and Perfect Pitch, a series of books about football. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danny Boyle : Creating Wonder

Faber & Faber, 2013

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... Juliet has taken a bag full of ripped-up newspaper to the airport. David lies in the mortuary and his voice-over laments the loss of trust amongst friends.* * *amy raphael: Did you realise you were about to rejuvenate British cinema with your...

The Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics

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 and edited Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh, which was published by Faber in 2008. She has also contributed to the The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock and Perfect Pitch, a series of books about football. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danny Boyle : Creating Wonder

Faber & Faber, 2013

Book chapter

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...amy raphael: Let’s go back to August 2010, when we were standing at the bar after an early screening of 127 Hours. I started to tease you about the rumours that were swirling around: you were going to be involved in the opening ceremony...

Introduction

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 and edited Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh, which was published by Faber in 2008. She has also contributed to the The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock and Perfect Pitch, a series of books about football. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danny Boyle : Creating Wonder

Faber & Faber, 2013

Book chapter

2

...amy raphael: You were born in Radcliffe, Lancashire, in 1956 to a strict Catholic family. What do you remember about your childhood?danny boyle: I was very aware of my Catholic, Anglo-Irish roots. My mum came over from Ireland in the 1950s...