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director's chair

James Marsh:
the theory of everything

Director James Marsh re: the Stephen Hawking biopic, a film “as much about the physics of love as it is about the love of physics”…

 

Bennett Miller:
foxcatcher

Notes from Director Bennett Miller on the making of his psychological thriller based on a tragic true story about people trying to fit into worlds where they didn’t belong…

 

Michael Hirst:
vikings

Writer/Creator/Showrunner Michael Hirst shares insights about VIKINGS Season 2 and the behind-the-scenes of the entire series!

 

Amma Asante:
belle

Director Amma Asante talks about the intriguing challenges in the making of this revealing, yet visually elegant film…

 

Brian Percival:
the book thief

Director Brian Percival translates an internationally loved book to the big screen with inimitable style!


 

Alfonso Cuarón:
gravity

Director Alfonso Cuarón pushes the boundaries, taking us into outer space and to the next step of filmmaking!

 

J.J. Abrams:
star trek into darkness

Director J.J. Abrams re: the Starship Enterprise sets of STAR TREK and STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS!

 

Juan Antonio Bayona:
the impossible

The powerful true story of one family’s survival of the 2004 tsunami, THE IMPOSSIBLE is a tale of courage and compassion…

Go behind the scenes with Director Juan Antonio Bayona!

 

Joe Wright:
anna karenina

Director Joe Wright revisits SET DECOR in a conversation about once again teaming with Production Designer Sarah Greenwood and Set Decorator Katie Spencer SDSA, this time for their spectacular staging of ANNA KARENINA!


 

Ang Lee:
life of pi

Director Ang Lee talks about a new cinematic language to convey the magical realism of LIFE OF PI…the journey, adventure and illusions!

 

Ben Affleck:
argo

Ben Affleck re: Set decoration, collaboration, focus...and the true-life thriller ARGO!

 

Sacha Gervasi:
hitchcock

The love story behind-the-scenes of PSYCHO!
Director Sacha Gervasi talks about the making of HITCHCOCK, homage to the legendary director and his wife …

 

Luc Besson:
the lady

Director Luc Besson talks candidly about his homage to Burma’s living icon, the human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi, whose story is continuing to unfold at this very moment…

 

Tomas Alfredson:
tinker tailor soldier spy

The wintry, weary world of the cold war is revisited with Director Tomas Alfredson’s nuanced interpretation of the John LeCarre classic novel

 

Michel Hazanavicius:
the artist

Director Michel Hazanavicius re: the making of his black and white silent movie homage to Hollywood!

 

Joe Wright:
hanna

Known for breathtaking films with a vein of realism, Director Joe Wright & his team leap into the action genre!

 

Mike Leigh:
another year

Director Mike Leigh - The acclaimed British director shares his process and his insight


 

Tim Burton
ALICE IN WONDERLAND [2010]

"This is the first time I've dealt with a lot of green screen, and it drives you nuts," Burton said. "On a live-action [film], you've got actors, you've got sets and that's what I like. This is almost the opposite of that. After a while you start to get kind of jittery and crazy."

He was particularly grateful for the elaborately detailed sets and costumes that did exist as they helped ground the cast and crew. "We had some reality to hang onto there a little bit. It helps, believe me," he said.

–LA Times/Comic-Con, Tim Burton’s Descent into the Rabbit Hole, 8-4-09

 

director's chair archives
Paul Dean Anderson - THERE WILL BE BLOOD
George Clooney - GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
and here in the archives of "Hot off the Set" February 12, 2006
David Fincher - THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
Ed Harris - APPALOOSA
Ang Lee - LUST, CAUTION
Tommy Schlamme - STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP/WEST WING
John Turturro - ROMANCE & CIGARETTES



 





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