Guillermo del Toro has combined his love of strange creatures, ghosts and Gothic horror stories with a deep literary sensibility to create genre films uniquely his own.
Michelle MacLaren went from doing almost any job on the set to directing some of the most brutal episodes of Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead
and Game of Thrones
. For her, the rougher the better.
The kiss on the ship's bow in Titanic
gave the film its emotional core. James Cameron explains how he used natural and man-made elements to create the complex scene.
Seith Mann’s steady rise in television owes much to his natural talent and his ability to stay calm in the face of obstacles.
Hooked on directing at an early age, Tom Hooper used his experience in soaps and the theater to create the intimate details of The King’s Speech
and the grand gestures of Les Misérables
As the director of the documentary West of Memphis
and now her first feature, Every Secret Thing
, Amy Berg has learned to observe and let the story unfold.
As characters drop like flies in the hit TV series The Following
, director-producer Marcos Siega and his team create an authentically tense and scary atmosphere. Even the blood is directed.
For a director, getting an actor to try a radical new look is not always an easy process. Say, Jude Law in mutton chops?
The director of The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
and Horrible Bosses
explains why making documentaries is ideal training for directing comedies.
John Cassavetes’ work was emotionally raw and intentionally untidy—and continues to influence directors with its passion and purpose.
Woody Allen’s second film, Take the Money and Run
, delighted a young Paul Feig. Even today it defines his sense of what you can get away with in comedy.
With lost kids, dysfunctional families and too much food, the holidays have always been a perfect backdrop for comedy, drama and even action. Here's how some directors have celebrated the occasion.
Megan Clarken, Nielsen executive vice president of global product leadership, talks about the company’s plan to count mobile devices starting with the fall 2014 TV season.