If you're a follower of this blog, you know my taste in movies. I've searched YouTube for some interesting interviews on film makers and how they think. Here's the best of them:
This short six minute clip of a longer piece focuses on Kubrick's early years as a bad school student (except for science). Instead of a school student, he became a student of photography - from taking pictures to selling them. I like his explanation of coming up with a generalized approach to "problem solving" as a way to help you in any thing.
It would be great to see the entire interview of this. "Friendship is more important than art," remember that the great Orson said that.
Here's another Orson clip where I can't tell if he really believes what he's saying. Love that extreme close up.
Hitchcock - Form vs. Content
"What is in a film that makes an audience go through these various emotions," asks Hitchcock in this clip. It's not the content of the story. It's his technique of the subjective camera.
Francis Ford Coppola on The Conversation
Coppola considers The Conversation to be his best. Rent it if you haven't seen it. It's a million miles away from The Godfather.
The Late Bob Fosse
Rare interview of this theater film double threat. Any frame from any one of his movies is more inspiring than this interview, but it is good to see him in the flesh. You wanna say, "Put out the cigarette, Mr. Fosse." Unintentional funny: that last musical out-tro.
Writer of Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and now director with his latest movie Synecdoche, New York. He's got to have one of the most creative minds out there. I like what he says about our culture only accepting one kind of narrative arc. He ends with, "Be diligent and some what courageous."
Woody Allen May 2008 Interview
In this interview from Time.com, Allen gives a great performance. Answer #2 is a home run.
Otto Preminger From 1972
"It would be wrong for me to tell you what to think." That's the essence of his film making style in a handful of words.
Ridley Scott On Creating A Convincing Universe
Sounds simple to say but what separates a dull genre picture into something more: good art direction choices.