Oh, Danny Boy
A Reflection of the Work of Danny Boyle
When you think of the best British filmmakers you can't help but have Danny Boyle come to mind. He's a British filmmaker telling Britain's true stories. His films reflect the real lives of the repressed, the misunderstood, or the forgotten. His films capture a culture and society that would typically get left behind on film. Yet even when his film don't reflect on Britain entirely, he still brings the essence of Britain to his film by utilizing British talent.
I've also always seen Boyle as an interesting filmmaker because he isn't afraid to try new techniques or push the boundaries of his stories, yet his films continuously appeal to the general public, something arthouse films (which I consider Boyle films to be) never do. Danny Boyle is a filmmaker who has the luxury of being able to create original and unique films, while still drawing in the audience to finance his vision.
When reflecting on this month's films, I will be looking at how Boyle's films progressed over time and how he captured his vision through unconventional filmmaking techniques. What do you think is Danny Boyle's most defining characteristic as a filmmaker?
The films of Oh Danny Boy are:
28 Days Later
So, here's how the Film Club works. Each month I curate a collection of films that demonstrate the best of filmmaking. Over the course of the month, you watch as many films on this list as you can, and, with your help, we can discuss how these films work together as a collection and how they reflect the artistry of filmmaking. At the end of the month, come back here to read my review of the films in this month's collection. If you want to take part in this month's film club, leave a comment Tweet me, Tumblr me, or Email me discussing your thoughts on this collection!
Part II of Oh, Danny Boy | The Film Club
Click the images below to read each article
Film East Chats Podcast on BBC Radio Norfolk
This is a small section of episodes from the Film East podcast. Click here to listen to all episodes.