A Life in Pictures

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski's life has had more drama than a Shakespearean tragedy. But in his nearly 50-year career as a director, he has created some of the most unsettling images and haunting films ever made.

Directing James Bond
For 47 years and 22 films, James Bond has escaped countless close calls thanks to the deft hand of its directors. We caught up with the eight surviving filmmakers to find out how they've kept 007 alive all these years.
Directing Reality TV
Tony Croll and his team capture the hectic life of America's Next Top Model where anything can happen next—and usually does.
Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow has always been a director with a lot of energy. In her new war film, The Hurt Locker, she takes her high-wire intensity to new heights.
Dennis Dugan
Sometimes trying to make funny movies will leave you talking to yourself.
UPMs At Work
UPMs have to deal with the financial realities of a production while helping the director execute his vision. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.
DGA Quarterly Winter 2008 Industry Webisodes
Webisodes
Directors are having fun creating content for the web-but are they making any money? Five Guild members relate their experiences.
Bonnie and Clyde
With the climactic scene in Bonnie and Clyde, Arthur Penn forever changed how violence was portrayed on screen. He explains how he created his brutal ballet.
Alfred Hitchcock
New and improved DVDs of Hitchcock classics and rarities demonstrate the enduring appeal of the director's work.
DGA Quarterly Winter 2008 Independent Voice Mottola
Greg Mottola
Greg Mottola always wanted to make serious movies. He still does, but with Superbad and the upcoming Adventureland, he's doing it with comedies.
David O. Russell
Since high school, David O. Russell has been a big fan of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. Now he takes a closer look at how all the pieces fit together.
DGA Quarterly
Winter 2009
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