Aron Ralston

Aron Ralston, the man whose harrowing tale of survival was the basis for <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000005" title="Academy Awards" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/academy-awards-EVHST000005.topic">the Oscar</a>-nominated <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV0010958" title="127 Hours" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/127-hours-ENMV0010958.topic">"127 Hours,"</a> was asked about the oddity of celebrating a movie that's all about isolation by standing in the middle of a human circus?<br>
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"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."

( 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."

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