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Danny Boyle won't take on Bond, almost directed Aliens 4, and loves The Clash

Mar. 15, 2013by: Niki Stephens
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Last night, 92YTribeca held a "Conversation with Danny Boyle." IndieWire was there, and managed to get some good highlights from the event.

One of the first things brought to the table was whether Boyle would be interested in directing the next Bond film since Sam Mendes dropped out. Not only is it not for him, but he isn't all about that big budget business. Don't get it confused-- he likes those kinds of movies-- he just doesn't want to make them:

No. I much prefer to have a ceiling. A ceiling that is limiting us and you try and break through. We want our films to look like $100 million dollars, thats for sure. And we want them to sound like $200 million. But you try and do that with that cap on them. And thats where the energy, belief and evangelical nature of the process comes from. I love watching those movies, Im a big fan. Chris Nolan, Ridley Scott and they mustn't stop making them, but they are not really the ones for me.

He actually said a little more on the subject of Bond during an interview at SXSW:

Its not for me, Im afraid. Because of the Bond thing in the Olympics, I visited the [Skyfall] set a few times and saw Sam, Barbara Broccoli, Michael Wilson and Daniel Craig and everybody. Theyre different kinds of films, you know? Theyre huge. Theyre just huge. They wouldnt get the best out of me, doing that sort of thing.

Did you guys also know that Boyle once considered directing ALIENS 4?

"I got involved briefly, with Alien 4. After Trainspotting my head was turned. Partly because I loved the Alien movies, but I realized very quickly that I couldnt make one. You wouldnt get the best out of me at all.

Boyle is also a huge fan of The Clash. When asked by fans if there was ever a song that he'd tried to make work, but didn't make the cut, Boyle said he had tried to stick The Clash's "White Man in Hammersmith Palais" in about "10 films." He said it was the "greatest song ever written." But despite that, Boyle's message during the conversation was to be open to the moments and letting the songs come to you.

Source: IndieWire

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11:31PM on 03/17/2013

Guy is right

Just imagine how it would look if Bond jumped into a shit pit to escape from his captors? Very classy, eh?
Just imagine how it would look if Bond jumped into a shit pit to escape from his captors? Very classy, eh?
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2:32PM on 03/15/2013

"...wouldnt get the best out of me, doing that sort of thing..at all."

But apparently "Slumdog Millionaire" did?

Sorry, but fuck that..."The Dark Knight" deserved to be recognized on that night...(@ least a B.Pic nom)

Ok, I do enjoy "most" of DB's filmography..(Trainspotting, Shallow Grave, The Beach, 28 Days Later & 127 Hours were awesome, IMO) & Sunshine is 1 of my all-time top 10 favorites.
But apparently "Slumdog Millionaire" did?

Sorry, but fuck that..."The Dark Knight" deserved to be recognized on that night...(@ least a B.Pic nom)

Ok, I do enjoy "most" of DB's filmography..(Trainspotting, Shallow Grave, The Beach, 28 Days Later & 127 Hours were awesome, IMO) & Sunshine is 1 of my all-time top 10 favorites.
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6:30PM on 03/15/2013
If Avengers couldn't get a best picture nominee than none of the dark knight movies should have gotten one either.

Now before you get upset, I love the Dark Knight films and I know I'm in the minority in that Batman Begins is my favorite out of the three. I love a great origins story.
If Avengers couldn't get a best picture nominee than none of the dark knight movies should have gotten one either.

Now before you get upset, I love the Dark Knight films and I know I'm in the minority in that Batman Begins is my favorite out of the three. I love a great origins story.
1:21PM on 03/15/2013
If only I had a pound for every-time I heard a "if only I had a dollar" joke..
If only I had a pound for every-time I heard a "if only I had a dollar" joke..
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12:57PM on 03/15/2013
"Did you guys also know that Boyle once considered directing ALIENS 4?"

If only I had a dollar for everytime I heared this fact :p
"Did you guys also know that Boyle once considered directing ALIENS 4?"

If only I had a dollar for everytime I heared this fact :p
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12:34PM on 03/15/2013
Well....shit.
Well....shit.
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