Darren Aronofsky & Danny Boyle Interview Each Other on Directing

November 26, 2012

Darren Aronofsky & Danny Boyle

"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 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 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.

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  • Cody W
    Imagine a collaboration between these 2, MAKE IT HAPPEN HOLLYWOOD!
  • dmarkrode
    Great interview, thanks for posting! Rarely do you get a discussion between two directors, and it really shows you how human directors are. In our current Auteur era of pop-culture, where certain directors can be practically immortalized because of their films, its really nice to see a counter-weight like this interview.
  • scorsesefan
    Very cool. Gotta watch those films again!




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