A triumphant true story from Danny Boyle, director of Slumdog Millionaire. The incredible true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a falling boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated slot canyon in Utah. With only a day's worth of water, a blunt penknife and an unwavering will to survive Aron does everything he can go make it out alive.
Possessed of startlingly fresh performances and a visual style of genuine panache, Shallow Grave was deservedly a BAFTA Best Film winner in 1994. This was clearly a film that deserved attention. Sure enough, the principal talents involved (Director Danny Boyle, Producer Andrew Macdonald, Writer John Hodge and actors Christopher Eccleston and Ewan McGregor) have gone on to huge successes both together (Trainspotting) and apart.
Brought up in Lancashire, the son of Irish Catholic immigrants, Danny Boyle made his name as a film director with Shallow Grave and Trainspotting in the 1990s. Told through interviews, this book explores each of his major projects from the groundbreaking early films to the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire and the crowning achievement of the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games.