Steven Spielberg
Tom Hiddleston On Steven Spielberg’s Directing


Steven Spielberg is an American Director best known for his work on films including Jaws, E.T., Jurrasic Park, Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan. Spielberg has won three Academy Awards for his work. In this video, actor Tom Hiddleston discusses being directed by Spielberg in the film War Horse. Of … Continue reading

Peter Sellers
Clouseau’s Clumsiness Was Not Due to Peter Sellers

Chief Inspector Clouseau Was Not Clumsy Due to Peter Sellers

Film director Blake Edwards talks about the acting of Peter Sellers, who starred in his hugely popular “Pink Panther” film series as the main role of Chief Inspector Clouseau: “Sellers couldn’t do the physical things at all. He was not a good physical comedian. I had to set him up … Continue reading

Citizen Kane
Director Sydney Pollack’s Reverence for ‘Citizen Kane’

Director Sydney Pollack’s Reverence for ‘Citizen Kane’

In this interview with AFI, American film director Sydney Pollack describes his admiration for the film, “Citizen Kane,” directed by the great Orson Welles. Pollack says of Welles and the film: “You are just aware that somebody is working at the top of their game.” The film is regarded as … Continue reading

Alfred Hitchcock
[Text] Nabokov’s Response to Hitchcock’s Request for a Film Collaboration


“Your second idea is quite acceptable to me…” The following is a letter written by novelist Vladimir Nabokov to film director and producer Alfred Hitchcock in response to his question on writing a screenplay for a film together. In this letter, Nabokov replies to Hitchcock by telling him that his … Continue reading

Alfred Hitchcock
[Text] Alfred Hitchcock’s Letter to Vladimir Nabokov on a Film Collaboration


“Now this next idea I’m not sure will really appeal to you but, on the other hand, it might….” Film director and producer Alfred Hitchcock writes a letter to novelist Vladimir Nabokov about the possibility of collaborating on a screenplay together. In this letter, Hitchcock proposes two story lines to … Continue reading

Luis Buñuel
His Colleague: ‘Working with Buñuel Was Living with Buñuel’


French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière talks about his experience working with director Luis Buñuel on the 1972 surrealist film, “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie”–which was re-released in the United Kingdom in 2012. Carrière mentions how coincidentally, on the day the two of them came up with the title of the … Continue reading

Luis Buñuel
Why Buñuel Dislikes Acting & Went into Filmmaking

Why Buñuel Dislikes Acting & Went into Filmmaking

Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel is asked why he decided to make movies as a way to express himself instead of writing or painting. Buñuel humorously describes his terrible talent for both writing and painting even if he is very good at self-expression via images. When further questioned if he would … Continue reading

Luis Buñuel
Making ‘Un Chien Andalou’ & Buñuel’s Entry into the Surrealist Clique


In this audio reaching, Spanish director Luis Buñuel talks about working with artist Salvador Dalí on the 1929 silent surrealist short film, “Un Chien Andalou.” He describes the intense and long process of coming up with the images that would be in the film with the help of Dalí. The … Continue reading

Planet of the Apes
Director Matt Reeves On the Making of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’


Director Matt Reeves narrates the challenges of making the 2014 film, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” with actor Jason Clarke. Clarke had to respond to the director’s monkey noises in an abandoned quarry to stay in character. From the New York Times. Produced by Mekado Murphy.

Andy Warhol
Interview with Andy Warhol and Candy Darling


In an interview with Andy Warhol and transgender actress, Candy Darling, the duo talk about how they met and their upcoming movie, “Blonde on a Bum Trip,” which would later be renamed “Women in Revolt.” Although Warhol is known more for being a leading figure in the pop art movement, … Continue reading