Paul Mazursky interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Paul Mazursky: 1930-2014

Interviewed by: Jeremy Kagan

Paul Mazursky reflects on his career as a director, writer, and actor, including directing films like Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) and Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), and his involvement in the DGA, especially in the area of creative rights.

Director Paul Mazursky recalls freezing up on his first day on the set of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, and how veteran cinematographer Charles Lang helped him get through the shoot.

Mazursky explains how he protects actors even when they offer resistance to his direction.

Mazursky lists what he believes to be the essential qualities of a director.