365 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.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 575 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.

    A Life In Hollywood with George Stevens Jr. and Paul Thomas Anderson (Ep. 365)

    A Life In Hollywood with George Stevens Jr. and Paul Thomas Anderson (Ep. 365)

    Director George Stevens, Jr. sat in conversation with Director Paul Thomas Anderson to discuss his career and upbringing with his father, DGA Past President George Stevens, Sr.

    The conversation follows the release of Stevens' memoir, My Place in the Sun: Life in the Golden Age of Hollywood and Washington in which Stevens reflects on the legacy of his father and that of his family in Hollywood and the Directors Guild of America.

    In the conversation, Stevens and Anderson talk about their shared Valley upbringing, Stevens' founding of the American Film Institute, and candid moments he recalls with his father as a kid.

    • 58 min
    ¡Viva Maestro! with Theodore Braun and Ondi Timoner (Ep. 364)

    ¡Viva Maestro! with Theodore Braun and Ondi Timoner (Ep. 364)

    Director Theodore Braun discusses his new film, ¡Viva Maestro!, with fellow director Ondi Timoner in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. In the conversation, Braun shares what drew him to the project, his approach to filming biographical documentaries, and how he captured the music of the film in Dolby Atmos.

    The film is a behind-the-scenes portrait of conductor and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel, following him around the world as his international tours are disrupted by deadly protests across his native Venezuela.

    Please note: spoilers are included.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:

    https://www.dga.org/Events/2022/August2022/VIVA_MAESTRO_DocSeries_0722.aspx

    • 49 min
    Father's Day with Kivu Ruhorahoza and Alex Stapleton (Ep. 363)

    Father's Day with Kivu Ruhorahoza and Alex Stapleton (Ep. 363)

    Director Kivu Ruhorahoza discusses his new film Father's Day, with fellow director Alex Stapleton at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. In the conversation, Ruhorahoza discusses how the film examines masculinity in the country of Rwanda and his process with working with actors to reveal deeper layers within the characters.

    Please note: spoilers are included.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:

    https://www.dga.org/Events/2022/August2022/GCS_FathersDay_0622.aspx

    • 35 min
    My Cousin Vinny with Jonathan Lynn and Raymond De Felitta (Ep. 362)

    My Cousin Vinny with Jonathan Lynn and Raymond De Felitta (Ep. 362)

    In a special anniversary discussion, Director Jonathan Lynn discusses his film, My Cousin Vinny, with fellow director Raymond de Felitta in a screening at the DGA theater in New York. In the conversation, hear Lynn discuss the improvised moments, the grueling shoots of the courtroom scenes, and the clever method used to get the shoot with the owl.

    The film tells the tale of Vinny, a wildly inexperienced New York lawyer who must save his teenage cousin and his friend from jail or worse after they are accused of murder in a backwater Alabama town. Complicating matters are Vinny's cranky fianceé, an uncompromising judge, and a smooth-talking district attorney.

    Please note: spoilers are included.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:

    https://www.dga.org/Events/2022/July2022/ERSP_AnniversarySeries_MyCousinVinny_0522.aspx

    • 42 min
    The Walk with Daniel Adams and Alejandro Brugués (Ep. 361)

    The Walk with Daniel Adams and Alejandro Brugués (Ep. 361)

    Director Daniel Adams discusses his new film, The Walk, with fellow director Alejandro Brugués in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. In the conversation, they speak about Adams' childhood connections to the story, what a really great performance is about, and making New Orleans look like 1970s Boston.

    The film weaves together three story threads as an Irish cop, his bigoted 17-year-old daughter and a young African American student and her father are caught up in the turbulent court-ordered forced integration of the Boston school system in 1974.

    Please note: spoilers are included.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:

    https://dga.org/Events/2022/July2022/TheWalk_QnA_0522.aspx

    • 30 min
    Top Gun: Maverick with Joseph Kosinski and Jason Reitman (Ep. 360)

    Top Gun: Maverick with Joseph Kosinski and Jason Reitman (Ep. 360)

    Director Joseph Kosinski discusses his new film, Top Gun: Maverick, with fellow director Jason Reitman in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. In the conversation, they speak about how Top Gun came into his life (the first and second time), convincing Tom Cruise to hop back into the cockpit, and the complex process of shooting the actors while flying inside the jets.

    The sequel film takes us back down the highway to the danger zone as pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, who has spent more than thirty years dodging a promotion that would ground him, is called up on to use his skills to train a detachment of graduates for a perilous special assignment.

    Please note: spoilers are included.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:

    https://www.dga.org/Events/2022/July2022/TopGunMaverick_QnA_0622.aspx

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
575 Ratings

575 Ratings

Unhappy pizza man ,

Great interviews

Love the insight!!

Jchalfant ,

Dan Adams is a crook and the DGA should be ashamed

He bounced a 12k check to my production company after we delivered final VFX shots on his film Golden Boys. The guy left us unable to pay our artists.

Shan norwich ,

Great podcast but

Please don’t ever, ever invite William Friedkin back on. Have just listened to the mother! episode from 2017 and he’s an absolute nightmare. Props to Aronofsky for keeping his cool.

Also, consider providing Zoom guests with appropriate recording equipment. It’s been difficult to listen to the Meet the Nominees episodes because the audio is so bad.

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