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Interviews with leading film and TV creators about their process and craft. From screenwriting to film language to cinematography, we'll be examining the innovative ways today's best filmmakers are getting their visions out into the world.

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Interviews with leading film and TV creators about their process and craft. From screenwriting to film language to cinematography, we'll be examining the innovative ways today's best filmmakers are getting their visions out into the world.

    'There's Something Wrong with the Children' Director Roxanne Benjamin

    'There's Something Wrong with the Children' Director Roxanne Benjamin

    The director of the newest horror film from Blumhouse joined us to discuss her disturbing tale of the intense impact children have on a relationship. Banjamin breaks down her strategies for directing the child actors in terrifying scenes, how her story fits into the legacy of scary child movies, and why it was important to make a great movie about relationships before the horror even began.
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    • 31 min
    'Saint Omer' Director Alice Diop

    'Saint Omer' Director Alice Diop

    Alice Diop, director of "Saint Omer," discusses why the film sits at an intersection between fiction and documentary, how sound and editing each influence the way the viewer understands what happens and connects the film's two protagonists, and the powerful, political impact of centering black women in the camera frame.
    Note: a French version of this conversation with Diop's answers presented without translation begins at 16:03.
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    • 28 min
    'Top Gun: Maverick' Director Joseph Kosinski & Editor Eddie Hamilton

    'Top Gun: Maverick' Director Joseph Kosinski & Editor Eddie Hamilton

    Join us for a double interview this week, as we go deep with the Director and Editor of the box office sensation. With the actors and action all happening for real in fighter jets thousands of feet in the air, hear how the filmmaking team managed to direct the action from the ground, and how they turned hundreds of hours of cockpit footage into some of the most thrilling sequences of the year.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    'Babylon' Director Damien Chazelle

    'Babylon' Director Damien Chazelle

    Writer and Director Damien Chazelle sits down with us to explain how he pulled off the huge swing that is Babylon. Hear which silent filmmakers and stars most influenced his epic of Hollywood excess, what it was like working with lead actors with wildly different levels of fame, and how he managed to make that ambitious ending a reality.
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    • 50 min
    'Glass Onion' Director Rian Johnson

    'Glass Onion' Director Rian Johnson

    Writer and Director Rian Johnson joins us to chat about crafting the second cinematic mystery in the Knives Out series. Rian discusses the pressures of delivering on the satisfaction of the original while striking out in new thematic directions with Glass Onion, and how he tackled the challenge of developing another group of memorable characters while balancing the on-set staging and blocking of the all-star cast.
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    • 29 min
    'Bones and All' Director Luca Guadagnino

    'Bones and All' Director Luca Guadagnino

    Luca Guadagnino returns to talk with us about his entrancing new film, the coming-of-age cannibal romance Bones and All. Luca opens up about his experiences on the road in the American midwest, and why this tale of disenfranchised youth was a perfect beginning to him making films in the States. Also hear how he deepened his creative partnership with lead actor Timothée Chalamet, and how his performance became an even more vital part of the filmmaking process than their collaboration on Call Me By Your Name.
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    • 22 min

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