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:
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.
A fascinating 75 minute interview with Stanley Kubrick conducted by Jeremy Bernstein in 1966.
If the above video doesn’t work, listen to it here:[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Stanley_Kubrick_Interview_1966.mp3]