Danny Boyle has directed hit films in a wide array of genresâfrom the cautionary drug saga TrainspottingÂ to the inspirational, Oscar-winning drama Slumdog Millionaire. In 2010, DannyÂ Boyle enumerated his 15 Golden Rules of filmmaking exclusively for MovieMaker Magazine, just asÂ 127 HoursÂ hit theaters.Â His latest film, Trance, is still trolling around in theaters. Â 1. A DIRECTOR MUST BE A PEOPLE PERSON â¢ Ninety-five percent of your job is handling personnel. People whoâve never done it imagine that itâs some act, like painting a Picasso from a blank canvas, but itâs not like that. Directing is mostly about handling peopleâs egos, vulnerabilities and moods. Itâs all about trying to bring everybody to a boil at the right moment. Youâve got to make sure everyone is in the same film. It sounds stupidly simple, like âOf course theyâre in the same film!â But you see films all the time where people are clearly not in the same film […]
Noah, a short film that debuted at the Toronto International FIlm Festival, illustrates the flitting attention span and lack of true connection in digital culture more clearly than anything else in recent memory.