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Danny Boyle Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Aug 2022
Danny Boyle Topics
That survival instinct, that will to live, that need to get back to life again, is more powerful than any consideration of taste, decency, politeness, manners, civility. Anything. It's such a powerful force.
To be a film-maker, you have to lead. You have to be psychotic in your desire to do something. People always like the easy route. You have to push very hard to get something unusual, something different.
Some of us are interested in directors, but really the vast majority of us are interested in actors. You experience the films through the actors, so they're all locked into your imagination in some kind of layer of fantasy or hatred or wherever they settle into your imagination.
Movies about space raise those questions of what we're doing here, and that inevitably introduces a spiritual dimension.
If you take a loud pride in anything, people will rightly shoot you down.
If you have to be persuaded about something, you shouldn't do it.
I've never done a film before where every single person in the audience knows the ending. I mean suspense, twists are almost impossible these days. People are blogging your endings from their cinema seats.
I want people to leave the cinema feeling that something's been confirmed for them about life.
I have this theory that your first film is always your best film in some way. I always try to get back to that moment when you're not relying on things you've done before.
I kind of call myself an atheist, I suppose - although quite a spiritual atheist, I hope.
I find that people find a way out of misery through humor and it's humor that's often unacceptable to people who are not in quite such a state of misery.
I don't want to make pompous, serious films; I like films that have a kind of vivacity about them.
For us, destiny always feels... if you obey, it's almost a passive thing.
Always changing genres, making very different films is a good idea. It's a way of making yourself feel vulnerable again, getting back to that innocence. As is working within a circumspect budget.
The sun is the most important thing in everybody's life, whether you're a plant, an animal or a fish, and we take it for granted.
It's easy to like the most popular films, but I have a great fondness for 'A Life Less Ordinary'.
It's a good place when all you have is hope and not expectations.
I love huge movies. Not sure I am the guy to make them, but you can rely on me being there watching them.
I learned with 'The Beach' that I'm a bit better lower down the radar.
Celluloid will be the next decade's black and white.
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