Hard to believe it's been almost 40 years since Mike Nichols' groundbreaking The Graduate. Since then, few directors have created a more literate and varied body of work.
With his latest film, Volver
, Pedro Almodóvar-the most acclaimed Spanish director since Luis Buñuel-returns to his hometown to explore his cinematic roots.
Women directors have been shamefully under-employed in the industry for years. We brought together a group of prominent female directors to discuss ways to address the issue.
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg extols the virtues of shooting in the Big Apple.
The French Connection
Thirty-five years after it was made, The French Connection
still features the mother-of-all-chase-scenes. The director takes us back and explains how it all came together.
Billy Wilder created some of the most memorable-and cynical-characters on the screen. In a selection of rare shots, we visit the director at work on the set.
Directing Live Variety Shows
Directors on live variety shows like American Idol
have to think on their feet to capture the spontaneous action - and unexpected gifts - of non-pro performers.
Terry Gilliam had the time of his life directing his dream project. He explains how he applied his hand-hewn methods to create his hero's great escape.
As an aspiring director, Darren Aronofsky watched Kurosawa's Yojimbo
so much he wore out the tape. He watches it again and explains what he learned.
Julie Taymor uses her characteristic visual flair to fashion a '60s musical based on songs by The Beatles.
The director of The Wicker Man
suggests we pay more attention to art and less to the box office.
's Peter Tolan muses on the problems of working with kids and animals. He prefers animals.
HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray
HD-DVD and Blu-ray may be battling it out for years for a share of the high-definition DVD market.