Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times
February 27, 2011
Aron Ralston, the man whose harrowing tale of survival was the basis for the Oscar-nominated "127 Hours," was asked about the oddity of celebrating a movie that's all about isolation by standing in the middle of a human circus?
"It's the craziest melee of humanity I've ever seen. But my movie is all about human connection, so in a way, this all makes sense. Danny [Boyle] and Simon [Beaufoy] and everyone else made a movie that's so authentic, and the fact that we're here shows the academy recognizes that."