Schiller Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Lawrence Schiller

Interviewed by: Robert Markowitz

Lawrence Schiller has worked as a producer, director, writer, screenwriter, photographer, and publisher. Schiller launched his career as a photographer at age 16, photographing the funeral of spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, after which his work started being published in LIFE Magazine, Paris Match, The Sunday Times, Time, and Newsweek and other major publications.

Lawrence Schiller discusses his philosophy of directing and the advice he got from renowned cinematographer Vittorio Storraro.

Schiller describes how he shot an insert on Mullholland Drive in Hollywood to capture a great moment missing from his documentary The Man Who Skied Down Everest.

Getting the screenplay of Peter the Great approved by the Soviet government so he could shoot the miniseries in Russia.