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Directors: Life Behind the Camera
A 2-disc set featuring interviews with 33 directors

Approx. 4 hours, documentary, color, English, 2006

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Synopsis

Made in cooperation with the American Film Institute, Directors: Life Behind the Camera features thirty-three legendary directors who reveal intimate and in-depth knowledge about the art of filmmaking and, as well, their own career in the movies.

Culled from over 300 hours of interviews, this two-disc, four hour presentation is totally interactive, allowing instant access to a single director, or access to an entire topic involving all directors. Also included are film clips, interviews with guest actors and industry veterans, and biographies and interesting facts about each director.

Topics discussed include: Everyone has to Start Somewhere The Art of Writing and Choosing Scripts The Care and Feeding of Actors Your Cinematographer is Your Best Friend One of their Most Compelling Films Will the Industry Survive? Long After they are Gone

FEATURING (in alphabetical order):

Robert Altman Nora Ephron Penny Marshall
Robert Benton William Friedkin Sydney Pollack
Tim Burton Terry Gilliam Rob Reiner
James Cameron Ron Howard Martin Scorsese
Chris Columbus Lawrence Kasdan Ridley Scott
Wes Craven Spike Lee Tony Scott
Cameron Crowe Barry Levinson Bryan Singer
Frank Darabont George Lucas Steven Spielberg
Jonathan Demme David Lynch Oliver Stone
Richard Donner Adrian Lyne Robert Zemeckis
Clint Eastwood Garry Marshall David Zucker

ALSO FEATURING a wide range of A-list actors and industry veterans, including:

Kevin Bacon Harrison Ford Dennis Hopper
Jennifer Beals Morgan Freeman Michael Keaton
Jerry Bruckheimer Scott Glenn Leslie Nielsen
Leonardo DiCaprio Jeff Goldblum Brad Pitt
Tom Cruise Elliott Gould Kevin Spacey
Ossie Davis Tom Hanks Roy Scheider
Robert Englund Dustin Hoffman Wil Wheaton



Recommended Reading

Directors Close Up: Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America
by Jeremy Kagan

Directing the Film: Film Directors on Their Art by Eric Sherman

Moviemakers' Master Class: Private Lessons from the World's Foremost Directors by Laurent Tirard


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