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Kurosawa on Google

Google have put famed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa on their front page today in honour of what would have been his 100th birthday.

Awards Season Directors

Hollywood Reporter Directors Roundtable

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The Hollywood Reporter recently hosted a round table discussion for directors up for awards this season.

It included: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), Peter Jackson (The Lovely Bones), James Cameron (Avatar), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) and Lee Daniels (Precious).

In three parts:

Directors Interviews

James Cameron on 60 Minutes

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James Cameron was on 60 Minutes over the weekend where he discussed his career and the upcoming Avatar.

Look out for the bit around the 9 minute mark when he discusses The Terminator and the original studio’s choice for the main role.

“The head of Orion, who were gonna release the film, called me up and said, ‘Are you sitting down? I’ve cast this movie’. I was at a party, and it’s, ‘are you sitting down? It’s O.J. Simpson for the Terminator!’

And I said, ‘This is the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard,’ you know. I didn’t know O.J. Simpson, I had nothing against him personally. I didn’t know he was gonna go murder his wife later and become the real Terminator”

There are also some other web extra videos which didn’t make the broadcast edit.

Directors Documentaries Interesting

Errol Morris talks about The Thin Blue Line

Errol Morris talks about his classic documentary The Thin Blue Line.

Directors Interesting

Stanley Kubrick interview from 1966

A fascinating 75 minute interview with Stanley Kubrick conducted by Jeremy Bernstein in 1966.

Stanley Kubrick interview with Jeremy Bernstein, 1966 from vvL on Vimeo.

These audio recordings were used to assist in the writing of Bernstein’s long-form profile of Kubrick, published in the November 12, 1966 issue of The New Yorker.

If the above video doesn’t work, listen to it here: