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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.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 654 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.

    Rebel Moon: Part One - A Child of Fire with Zack Snyder and Louis Leterrier (Ep. 464)

    Rebel Moon: Part One - A Child of Fire with Zack Snyder and Louis Leterrier (Ep. 464)

    Director Zack Snyder discusses his new film, Rebel Moon: Part One - A Child of Fire, with fellow Director Louis Leterrier in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. In the conversation, he discusses how he aimed to capture the post-Star Wars pulp science fiction aesthetic, his process when pitching the film, and how he worked on stunt scenes with his Actors.

    The film tells the story of Kora, who crash-lands on a moon at the edge of the universe, and finds new life among peaceful farmers. But when peace is traded for bloodshed, newly formed revolutionaries must learn to fight together to defend their land, and survive the war on their moon.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:

    https://www.dga.org/Events/2024/February2024/RebelMoon_QnA_1223.aspx

    • 36 min
    The Boys in the Boat with George Clooney and John Watts (Ep. 463)

    The Boys in the Boat with George Clooney and John Watts (Ep. 463)

    Director George Clooney discusses his new film, The Boys in the Boat, with fellow Director John Watts in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. In the conversation, he discusses the logistical nuances of filming scenes on the water, finding actors who could inhabit their characters and show physical prowess, and taking notes from other rowing movies as well as borrowing filming techniques from the actual 1936 Olympics.

    The film tells the true story of the University of Washington men’s rowing team, who stun the world when they unexpectedly win gold at the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:

    https://dga.org/Events/2024/January2024/BoysInTheBoat_QnA_1223.aspx

    • 35 min
    The Iron Claw with Sean Durkin and Catherine Hardwicke (Ep. 462)

    The Iron Claw with Sean Durkin and Catherine Hardwicke (Ep. 462)

    Director Sean Durkin discusses his new film, The Iron Claw, with fellow Director Catherine Hardwicke in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. In the conversation, he discusses how he aimed to make a complex narrative exploring the absence of grief, filming with live wrestling fans during the ring scenes, and utilizing one-takes to keep the performances authentic.

    The film tells the true story of the Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. Through tragedy and triumph, and under the shadow of their domineering father and coach, the brothers seek larger-than-life immortality on the biggest stage in sports.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:

    https://dga.org/Events/2024/January2024/TheIronClaw_QnA_1223.aspx

    • 33 min
    Silent Night with John Woo and Brian Helgeland (Ep. 461)

    Silent Night with John Woo and Brian Helgeland (Ep. 461)

    Director John Woo discusses his new film, Silent Night, with fellow Director Brian Helgeland in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. In the conversation, he discusses his influence echoed throughout modern action films, the importance of classic Hollywood and musical films to his taste, and telling a story absent of any dialogue starring a speechless character.

    The film tells the story of Brian, a man who witnesses the death of his son when the boy is caught in gang crossfire on Christmas Eve. Recovering from a wound that cost him his voice, Brian embarks on a bloody quest to punish those responsible, all without uttering a word.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:

    https://dga.org/Events/2024/January2024/SilentNight_QnA_1223.aspx

    • 34 min
    Honor Student with Tamika Miller and Paris Barclay (Ep. 460)

    Honor Student with Tamika Miller and Paris Barclay (Ep. 460)

    Director Tamika Miller discusses her new film, Honor Student, with fellow Director Paris Barclay in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. In the conversation, she discusses writing the character of the shooter against normal type, the secret meaning of her compositions, and decisions that would consider addressing the subject matter tastefully.

    The film tells the story of a Washington prep school student, outraged after having lost his twin brother in a mass shooting. Wanting to take the matter into his own hands, he attempts to teach America a lesson it will never forget.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:

    https://dga.org/Events/2024/January2024/HonorStudent_QnA_1223.aspx

    • 28 min
    The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes with Francis Lawrence and Marc Webb (Ep. 459)

    The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes with Francis Lawrence and Marc Webb (Ep. 459)

    Director Francis Lawrence discusses his new film, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, with fellow Director Marc Webb in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. In the conversation, he discusses capturing a retro-futuristic visual aesthetic, utilizing his camera language while swapping between two main character points of view, and his visualization and rehearsal process for stunt work and action scenes.

    In this prequel to the popular franchise, a young Coriolanus Snow mentors for the 10th Hunger Games and develops feelings for the female tribute from District 12, Lucy Gray Baird, years before he becomes the tyrannical president of Panem.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:

    https://dga.org/Events/2024/January2024/TheHungerGameBSS_QnA_1223.aspx

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
654 Ratings

654 Ratings

hotlanta69! ,

Essential podcast but I have one note

If you’re not going to include audio of the questions being asked by audience members, please try to insist that the speakers restate the question before it’s answered.

iliketolaugh54321 ,

10/10

As a young Director, these conversations are super inspiring! Thank you for sharing them

JayV69 ,

Amazing!

Thanks for sharing these conversations. The Spike - Turturro episode was amazing!

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