Darren Aronofsky & Danny Boyle Interview Each Other on Directing
"To make a film and being able to let go is a terrifying experience… yet an amazing, sweeping drama comes out of it." Way, way back in 2008, Fox Searchlight coordinated an awesome interview between two incredibly talented and brilliant filmmakers: Danny Boyle and Darren Aronofsky. It was recorded as a back-and-forth interview between the then-directors of Slumdog Millionaire (soon to win Best Picture) and The Wrestler. At first we posted one 4-minute segment years ago, but Movies.com has since found all 7 pieces to form a full 30-min interview between these filmmakers, so watch if you've got the time. Enjoy!
That's all seven of the video interview segments, in order of internal numbering (thanks again Movies.com). They talk about everything from writing & developing new projects, to filmmaking technology, to "directing their kids", to directing styles, to both of their films, as well as actors like Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei, plus Anil Kapoor. My favorite segments are the "The Technology" portion, since they're just geeking out, and the "Mickey & Marisa" portion, as they get into the art of great performances. I wish there was more, I could watch these filmmaker-on-filmmaker interviews for hours. Speaking of which, they need to do more.