"The Directors" series explores the work and careers of 91 of the great film directors of our time in an informative and entertaining format that covers a wide range of topics...from creative and technical issues, to business and career paths and relationships.
Each episode focuses on a single director. Straight talk, conversation and an extraordinary number of clips from the films of masters such as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, George Lucas, Clint Eastwood, Nora Ephron, Tim Burton.... illuminate each director's distinctive vision and work. They discuss their creative choices, their careers and influences, and give the inside scoop on Hollywood.
Guest stars like Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Natalie Portman, Morgan Freeman, Laura Dern, Liam Neeson, Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio give insights into what it's like to work with these film icons. Viewers and students can learn about directorial choices and immediately see how they are realized on film.
These unique programs speak to the rich variety of the directing craft. As a series, it defines the job of director and illustrates how 91 distinctive, talented people carry it out. It won't make you a director but it will make you appreciate movies and the people who make them even more.
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