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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

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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...

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:...

1960s

Amy Sargeant

Douglas Gomery is Resident Scholar at the Library of American Broadcasting and Film at the University of Maryland, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Cinema : A Critical History

British Film Institute, 2005

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... in ironic mode, as if the moment has passed as soon as it has arrived. Darling (John Schlesinger, 1965) and Nothing But the Best (Clive Donner, 1964), both scripted by Frederick Raphael, are especially cynical about the 1960s growth industries...

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...

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...

The Beach (2000)

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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... written across the photo: ‘Parallel universe. Love Françoise x.’* * *amy raphael: Do you have a very clear memory of reading Alex Garland’s novel The Beach?danny boyle: A friend of mine – Chris Fulford, who was the bad guy in Millions –...

Sunshine (2007)

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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... message on a hologram photo. Moments later, the sun reappears, as if from behind a cloud.Danny Boyle on the set of Sunshine.* * *amy raphael: Science-fiction films are notoriously tough to make: Arthur C. Clarke spent a long time co-writing...

127 Hours (2010)

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

... text updates the story: ‘Their son, Leo, was born in February 2010. Aron continues to be a climber and canyoneer. He always leaves a note to say where he has gone.’* * *amy raphael: You talk at the end of the Slumdog chapter about how, after...