344 episodes

Brought to you by the Directors Guild of America, "The Director's Cut" will bring you the behind-the-scenes stories of today's most talked about films. Each episode features a different director interviewed by one of their peers, leading to revealing conversations about the grueling, but rewarding process of bringing their films to life.

The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast Directors Guild of America

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 59 Ratings

Brought to you by the Directors Guild of America, "The Director's Cut" will bring you the behind-the-scenes stories of today's most talked about films. Each episode features a different director interviewed by one of their peers, leading to revealing conversations about the grueling, but rewarding process of bringing their films to life.

    Nightmare Alley with Guillermo del Toro and Tim Blake Nelson (Ep. 344)

    Nightmare Alley with Guillermo del Toro and Tim Blake Nelson (Ep. 344)

    Director Guillermo del Toro discusses his new film, Nightmare Alley, with fellow director Tim Blake Nelson in a Q&A at the DGA theater in New York.

    Set in 1940s New York, the film weaves the tale of a down-on-his-luck hustler who teams up with a clairvoyant and her mentalist husband to scam the wealthy.

    Please note: spoilers are included.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:

    https://www.dga.org/Events/2022/January2022/NightmareAlley_QnA_1221.aspx

    • 40 min
    Bruised with Halle Berry and David E. Talbert (Ep. 343)

    Bruised with Halle Berry and David E. Talbert (Ep. 343)

    Director Halle Berry discusses her new film, Bruised, with fellow director David E. Talbert in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles.

    The film tells the story of mixed martial arts contestant Jackie Justice, who has failed at the one thing she's ever been good at - fighting. When the young son she abandoned years ago returns to her doorstep, Jackie must conquer her demons both inside and outside the cage.

    Please note: spoilers are included.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:

    https://www.dga.org/Events/2022/January2022/Bruised_QnA_1221.aspx

    • 27 min
    Belfast with Kenneth Branagh and Christopher Nolan (Ep. 342)

    Belfast with Kenneth Branagh and Christopher Nolan (Ep. 342)

    Director Kenneth Branagh discusses his new film, Belfast, with fellow director Christopher Nolan in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles.

    The semi-autobiographical tale follows a working-class family and their nine-year-old son during the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital, where political and religious clashes turn their world upside down and change their lives forever.

    Please note: spoilers are included.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:

    https://www.dga.org/Events/2022/January2022/Belfast_QnA_1221.aspx

    • 33 min
    West Side Story with Steven Spielberg and Damien Chazelle (Ep. 341)

    West Side Story with Steven Spielberg and Damien Chazelle (Ep. 341)

    Director Steven Spielberg discusses his new film, West Side Story, with fellow director Damien Chazelle in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles.

    The film retells the story of Tony and Maria, two teenagers from different ethnic backgrounds and rival gangs who fall in love in 1950s New York City. But tensions between their respective friends set them on a path toward tragedy.

    Please note: spoilers are included.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:

    https://www.dga.org/Events/2022/January2022/WestSideStory_QnA_1221.aspx

    • 31 min
    Being the Ricardos with Aaron Sorkin and David O. Russell (Ep. 340)

    Being the Ricardos with Aaron Sorkin and David O. Russell (Ep. 340)

    Director Aaron Sorkin discusses his new film, Being the Ricardos, with fellow director David O. Russell in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles.

    The film revisits the story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as their complex relationship is threatened by shocking personal accusations, a political smear and cultural taboos during one critical production week of their groundbreaking sitcom I Love Lucy.

    Please note: spoilers are included.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:

    https://www.dga.org/Events/2022/January2022/BeingTheRicardos_QnA_1221.aspx

    • 32 min
    Red Rocket with Sean Baker and Lizzie Borden (Ep. 339)

    Red Rocket with Sean Baker and Lizzie Borden (Ep. 339)

    Director Sean Baker discusses his new film, Red Rocket, with fellow director Lizzie Borden in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles.

    The film follows Mikey, who after failing in his adult film career, comes home to a town that doesn’t want him back and clashes with his estranged wife and her family.

    Please note: spoilers are included.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:

    https://www.dga.org/Events/2022/January2022/RedRocket_QnA_122104.aspx

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

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Illuminating

Unlike too many shows that advertise as ‘behind the scenes’ this podcast is the real deal. Most of the shows actually give you insight into how the ideas of a particular filmmaker came to fruition on the screen.
Only quibble is that sometimes the sound quality is a bit sketchy.

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