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Watch: Danny Boyle & Darren Aronofsky Talk Directing, Moviemaking, & More In 20-Minute Video

Watch: Danny Boyle & Darren Aronofsky Talk Directing, Moviemaking, & More In 20-Minute Video

Prior to 2008, Danny Boyle and Darren Aronofsky were far from unknown, but the directors were riding especially high that year thanks to their respective well-received filmsSlumdog Millionaire” and “The Wrestler.” Early in December 2009, just a month before the Oscar nominations were announced, the filmmakers’ shared distributor at the time, Fox Searchlight, had the them sit down to discuss their craft and movies, and now thanks to a reminder from Reddit, you too can sit in on their intimate conversation.

Spread over five parts, the conversation topics covered include comparing their directing styles, Boyle’s use of the then-new Silicon Imaging SI–2K camera, getting the rights to “Who Wants To Be Millionaire?,” how Boyle chooses his projects, and some kind words on the performances by Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei in “The Wrestler.” The discussion originally had seven parts, but the first two installments have either never been uploaded by Fox Searchlight or have simply been lost to the ravages of time.

Either way, it’s rare to see two filmmakers at the level of Boyle and Aronofsky sit down and talk shop, so don’t miss your chance to see the videos below.

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