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This one-of-a kind documentary takes you behind the scenes via candid, in-depth interviews with A-list Hollywood directors who reveal what it really takes to direct a feature film.
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. Featuring (in alphabetical order): Robert Altman, Robert Benton, Tim Burton, James Cameron, Chris Columbus, Wes Craven, Cameron Crowe, Frank Darabont, Jonathan Demme, Richard Donner, Clint Eastwood, Nora Ephron, William Friedkin, Terry Gilliam, Ron Howard, Lawrence Kasdan, Spike Lee, Barry Levinson, George Lucas, David Lynch, Adrian Lyne, Garry Marshall, Penny Marshall, Sydney Pollack, Rob Reiner, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Bryan Singer, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Robert Zemeckis, David Zucker
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 including: Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Beals, Jerry Bruckheimer, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Ossie Davis, Robert Englund, Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Elliott Gould, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Hopper, Michael Keaton, Leslie Nielsen, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Roy Scheider, Wil Wheaton.
Topics covered:
  • 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
Also includes biographies and interesting facts about each director.


Number of DVDs: 2
Quality: 10/10
Running Time: 211 min. (approx)
Aspect Ratio: Digital, Full Screen 1.33:1
NOTES: This is a fan-made DVD set. Not    a studio release.  
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