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Your Favourite Danny Boyle Film Is?

Shallow Grave
2 (2.7%)
Trainspotting
26 (35.6%)
A Life Less Ordinary
0 (0%)
The Beach
2 (2.7%)
28 Days Later
15 (20.5%)
Millions
2 (2.7%)
Sunshine
14 (19.2%)
Slumdog Millionaire
9 (12.3%)
127 Hours
2 (2.7%)
Trance
0 (0%)
Steve Jobs
1 (1.4%)
T2 Trainspotting
0 (0%)
Yesterday
0 (0%)

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Re: Boyle, Danny - Director's Best
« Reply #60 on: May 12, 2015, 05:49:44 PM »
1. Trainspotting (I seem to remember it inspired some podcast's name...)
2. Sunshine (smart, beautiful, what more can one say ?)
3. Shallow Grave (I don't get the negative reviews la Roger Ebert, it's a great movie)
4. Trance (a very good thriller by any account, even if it never goes beyond being entertaining)
5. Slumdog (meh...)
Millions
127 Hours


Considering I still have a few to watch, I think this makes for a pretty decent top 5. Boyle is a mostly underrated director as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: Boyle, Danny - Director's Best
« Reply #61 on: May 12, 2015, 05:51:16 PM »
You gotta check out 127 Hours. One of the most intense movies I've ever seen.
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Re: Boyle, Danny - Director's Best
« Reply #62 on: May 12, 2015, 05:53:25 PM »
I did see it, it's just not in my top 5. It obviously didn't agree with me (or I didn't agree with it, whichever).
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Re: Boyle, Danny - Director's Best
« Reply #63 on: May 12, 2015, 05:54:19 PM »
Oh. Well, no accounting for taste, eh? Anyways, anybody who has Sunshine in a top spot is good enough for me.
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Re: Boyle, Danny - Director's Best
« Reply #64 on: May 12, 2015, 05:56:51 PM »
Oh good, I was afraid we would have to do battle to determine the rightful authority on Boyle, Highlander style. I haven't been brushing up on my Scottish accent so that would not have done.
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Re: Boyle, Danny - Director's Best
« Reply #65 on: May 12, 2015, 05:59:56 PM »
I, on the other hand, have an impeccable Spanish accent, so I probably would have won.

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Re: Boyle, Danny - Director's Best
« Reply #66 on: May 13, 2015, 03:12:07 AM »
A French accent trumps a Spanish one, surely ?
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Re: Boyle, Danny - Director's Best
« Reply #67 on: June 16, 2015, 01:35:30 AM »
Trainspotting
28 Days Later
Slumdog Millionaire


Same case with Ridley Scott. I like zombies a lot. I like the movie that gave zombies steroids a lot more. Trainspotting's still a much better movie (the contrast in quality between these two is far bigger than the one between Alien and BR, naturally).
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Re: Boyle, Danny
« Reply #68 on: October 28, 2015, 11:51:17 PM »
4.5 Stars
127 Hours
Steve Jobs

4 Stars
28 Days Later
Sunshine
Trainspotting

3.5 Stars
Trance

3 Stars
Slumdog Millionaire


Turns out I like Boyle a decent amount. Not the most consistent director, but he's definitely thrilling in his own way. I imagine this is how people with inner children feel about Wes Anderson.
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Re: Boyle, Danny
« Reply #69 on: October 29, 2015, 02:13:30 AM »
This means you have no inner child ?
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