Sidney Lumet has been exploring the moral contradictions of life, mostly in New York, for more than 50 years. At 83, he adds to his astonishing body of work with Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.
The director of Hairspray
wonders why all directors don't want to make musicals.
Bergman & Antonioni
Two masters of the screen, Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni, died on the same day last summer. Their introspection opened the way to a cinema of questioning and ambiguity.
Paul Thomas Anderson
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
is the kind of straight-ahead film Paul Thomas Anderson would love to make. He explains what makes it great.
Directors have been drawn to the battlefield since the early days of silent films. In a series of shots, we look at the view from the cinematic front lines.
Independent Directors and New Media
The Think Tank of the Independent Directors Committee is asking big questions about how indie directors can reach an audience in the Web 2.0 era.
Legends of the Guild
Our celebration of the Guild’s 70th anniversary continues with one of the first African-American stage managers in television.
Film and TV on the Internet
Content is booming on the Internet almost daily. In our ongoing look at developments in new technology, we sort out some of the ways film and TV are reaching a new audience.
With the demand for higher quality programming, more and more TV directors are becoming producer/directors. And the studios like what they see.
After The Squid and the Whale
, Noah Baumbach takes an even darker turn with Margot at the Wedding
Ever wonder how Werner Herzog dragged a steamboat over a mountain in Fitzcarraldo
? The director tells all.
Directing Action Films
Directors of action films create some of the most spectacular-and innovative-footage on screen. All it takes is preparation, imagination and nerves of steel.