From his early days in live TV, Sydney Pollack has been giving mainstream movies a good name. Now, after a low budget documentary about his friend Frank Gehry, he's thinking more indie.
The first black director to make a studio film helped create a genre with Shaft
. But his biggest contribution was opening the door for a new generation of black filmmakers.
Directing Television Pilots
With TV getting bigger, better and more competitive, pilot directors have a lot at stake.
Years ahead of its time, Blade Runner
set the standard for futuristic angst. Ridley Scott leads us through the film's glorious finale.
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Alejandro González Iñárritu invites the Quarterly
into the editing room as he puts together Babel
, his latest multi-story film.
Two new box sets celebrate the great American director.
Mike Robe & Robert Markowitz
TV movies often get great reviews. How come they never mention the director?
For Terry Zwigoff, Fritz Lang's mordant 1945 film noir Scarlet Street
is a lot of laughs. He explains why.
Associate directors and stage managers working on shows like the Oscars and Grammys may have the most nerve-wracking job in the business.
Indian-born Mira Nair has made a career out of directing colorful films about dislocated lives.
After years of wrangling, digital exhibition is about to arrive. Is it the biggest thing since talkies?