Director Danny Boyle and James Franco Exclusive Video Interview 127 HOURS

     November 4, 2010

Opening tomorrow is Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle’s new movie 127 Hours.  Since we’ve covered the film extensively, you know the title stands for the amount of time mountain climber Aron Ralston (played by James Franco) spent pinned under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah.  Since premiering in early September on the Festival circuit, the movie has been getting rave reviews and most think Franco will be nominated for an Oscar.

However, his performance isn’t the only thing everyone is talking about, because at a number of screenings (including one the other night in Hollywood), members of the audience are having physical reactions while watching the movie.  At some screenings, people are literally passing out.  So when I got to sit down with Boyle and Franco, I asked their thoughts on this very real issue.  We also talked about their initial meetings (they both told very funny stories) and how they used two cinematographers on the movie.  Hit the jump to watch the interview.  127 Hours is definitely worth checking out this weekend.

Danny Boyle and James Franco

  • What were the initial meetings like because they were going to spend an awful lot of time together. Boyle tells a great story about how he thought Franco was stoned when he met him.  Franco then talks about reading for the part and tells a good story about Boyle
  • 2:05 – What are their thoughts on how people are passing out while watching the movie
  • 4:10 – I ask about working with two cinematographers on the movie



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