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Below is a compilation of interviews from a variety of sources with many of our leading Directors of both the past and present. In these interviews lie "Golden Nuggets" of information from which everyone working in the Motion Picture and Television Industry can learn!

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A

Allen,Woody (Mighty Aphrodite)
Altman, Robert (Kansas City)
Anders, Allison (Four Rooms)
Antonioni, Michelangelo (on directing)
Apted, Michael (Inspirations)
Assayas, Oliver (Irma Vep)

B
Benigni, Roberto (Life Is Beautiful)
Berlinger, Joe (Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost)
Bertolucci, Bernardo (general discussion)
Besson, Luc (The Fifth Element)
Boorman, John (The General)
Boyle, Danny (Trainspotting)
Burton, Tim (Ed Wood)

C
Cameron, James (Titanic)
Carpenter, John (Escape From LA)
Cassavetes, John (various quotes)
Chan, Jackie (First Strike)
Chen, Joan (Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl)
Clark, Larry (Another Day In Paradise)
Coen, Joel & Ethan (The Big Lebowski)
Coppola, Francis Ford (The Cotton Club)
Cox, Alex (general discussion)
Cronenberg, David (general discussion)
Crowe, Cameron (Jerry Maguire)

D
De Palma, Brian (Snake Eyes)
Demme, Jonathan (Beloved)
DiCillo, Tom (Box Of Moonlight)
Duvall, Robert (The Apostle)

E
Egoyan, Atom (Felicia's Journey)

F
Ferrara, Abel (film retrospective)
Figgis, Mike (Leaving Las Vegas)
Fincher, David (various quotes)
Forman, Milos (The People vs Larry Flynt)
Frankenheimer, John (general discussion)
Frears, Stephen (The Hi-Lo Country)
Friedkin, William (general discussion)

G
Gallo, Vincent (Buffalo 66)
Gilliam, Terry (general discussion)
Godard, Jean-Luc (general discussion)
Greenaway, Peter (The Pillow Book)

H
Hartley, Hal (Henry Fool)
Haynes, Todd (film retrospective)
Henson, Jim (general discussion)
Hill, Walter (Wild Bill)
Hitchcock, Alfred (film retrospective)
Holland, Agnieszka (Washington Square)
Howard, Ron (Apollo 13)
Hughes, John (What I Have Written)

I
(none)

J
Jackson, Peter (The Frighteners)
Jaglom, Henry (Lessons From Orson Welles)
Jarmusch, Jim (Dead Man)
Jordan, Neil (The Butcher Boy)

K
Kieslowski, Krzysztof (film retrospective)
Kopple, Barbara (Wild Man Blues)
Korine, Harmony (Gummo)
Kubrick, Stanley (2001: A Space Odyssey)
Kurosawa, Akira (Madadayo)

L
La Bute, Neil (In The Company Of Men)
Lang, Fritz (general discussion)
Lee, Ang (The Ice Storm)
Lee, Spike (4 Little Girls)
Leeson, Lynn Hershman (Conceiving Ada)
Leigh, Mike (Secrets & Lies)
Linklater, Richard (Suburbia)
Loach, Ken (My Name Is Joe)
Lucas, George (Star Wars: Episode 1)
Lynch, David (Lost Highway)

M
Mamet, David (The Spanish Prisoner)
Miyazaki, Hadao (Princess Mononoke)
Moore, Michael (The Big One)
Morris, Errol (Fast, Cheap, & Out Of Control)

N
Nichols, Mike (general discussion)

O
Oldman, Gary (Nil By Mouth)

P
Peckinpah, Sam (general discussion)
Polanski, Roman (general discussion)
Potter, Sally (The Tango Lesson)

Q
(none)

R
Robbins, Tim (various quotes)
Rodriguez, Robert (El Mariachi, (Desperado)
Russell, David O. (Flirting With Disaster)

S
Sayles, John (general discussion)
Schlesinger, John (general discussion)
Schrader, Paul (Affliction)
Schumacher, Joel (Batman & Robin)
Scorsese, Martin (general discussion)
Sherman, Vincent (general discussion)
Smith, Kevin (Chasing Amy)
Soderbergh, Steven (Out Of Sight)
Solondz, Todd (Welcome To The Dollhouse)
Spielberg, Steven (Schindler's List)
Stillman, Whit (The Last Days Of Disco)
Stone, Oliver (Conversation with History)

T
Tarantino, Quentin (Pulp Fiction)
Tarkovsky, Andrei (Mirror)
Thomas, Betty (The Late Shift)
Truffaut, Francois (film retrospective)

U
(none)

V
Van Sant, Gus (To Die For)
Verhoeven, Paul (Starship Troopers)
Von Trier, Lars (Breaking The Waves)

W
Wang, Wayne (Chinese Box)
Weinstein, Charles (Under The Bridge)
Weir, Peter (Dead Poets Society)
Welles, Orson (various quotes)
Wenders, Wim (The End Of Violence)
Woo, John (general discussion)

X
Xiaowen, Zhou (The Emperor's Shadow)

Y
Yimou, Zhang (Shanghai Triad)

Z
Zeffirelli, Franco (film retrospective)

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