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Two Great Interviews on Upcoming “127 Hours” Release

“127 Hours” goes to mainstream release in cinemas nationwide this Friday (11/5), so I expect the media engine to crank into high gear this week. This weekend, I came across two extensive new interviews with the central players, one on the fan carpet, featuring a panel interview with director Danny Boyle, lead James Franco, and screen writer Simon Beaufoy, and another on Collider.com, where interviewer Sheila Roberts speaks one-on-one with Beaufoy. If you are into film and canyoneering, both these articles are worth a read and will whet your whistle for the film opening this week. In particular, I enjoyed this response from Franco, describing how he and Boyle approached bringing reality into the film. I’m wondering how they actually affixed his arm in place, so he could authentically struggle to free it? James, how method could you be, what did you put yourself through that could compare to Aron’s own experience? (James Franco) Well, I didn’t cut my own arm off. However, Danny does like to push the boundaries a bit. In an early scene Aron has just been trapped by the boulder, he’s a great athlete so tried to pull his arm out with his physical strength. The … Continue reading

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