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    Danny Boyle's 'Trance': James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Twisted Memories

    Playing a sophisticated London auctioneer, James McAvoy gazes into the camera with cool, nerveless clarity as his voiceover gives us the inside tricks of protecting and stealing a painting. This opening sequence of Danny Boyle's Trance is no more than exposition with a dash of red herring, a...

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    Danny Boyle Explains Why He Doesn't Care About Spoilers, Hitchcock's Negative Effect, and How 'Trance' Was the Ideal Post-Olympics Project

    Over the last 20 years, Danny Boyle has emerged as one of the most versatile filmmaker successes, capable of working in a wide variety of genres and finding success in all of them. From his acclaimed debut "Shallow Grave" and the cult favorite "Transpotting" to the Oscar success of "Slumdog Milliona...

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    Lesser-Known But Just As Good: Some Other Danny Boyle Films

    Before Danny Boyle was famous, and not long before 28 Days Later came out, I interviewed him, and he said something incredible that I actually believed.  Looking back at his experience directing The Beach, a big-budget fiasco in which the studio insisted he use Leonardo Di Caprio rather th...

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