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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Simon Beaufoy HollywoodNewsWire.net  "The 14th Annual Critics
127 Hours
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Oct 25, 2010
Simon Beaufoy - 127 Hours
Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills

Q1: Where did you first see the cinematic possibilities for what's really a one set piece?
SB: This story had been knocking around Danny's head for a long time. I knew the story the minute it happened because I'm a climber and mountaineer. It was just on my radar immediately, but it never occurred to me of all the stories, which I said to Danny, of all the mountaineer stories at the time – I can give you ten to turn into films – this isn't one of them for all the obvious reasons. It's one guy, he doesn't move, it's the least cinematic experience imaginable. It's impossible. And, of course, the minute you say impossible to Danny he goes "I know, it's impossible! Right!" So he did a draft that was really from a director's point of view -- every angle and shot and precisely how he envisaged it, because he couldn't really explain how it was going to work. He knew it in his head. Anyway, so we got it down on paper ...

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