DGA Visual History Arthur Hiller
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Visual History with Arthur Hiller

Interviewed by: Ron Underwood

Arthur Hiller discusses his long career directing films such as Love Story (1970) and The Hospital (1971), and television hits including Naked City and Alfred Hitchcock Presents, as well as his many years as a leader of the Directors Guild of America.

Director Arthur Hiller recalls going back to Boston to shoot extra footage for Love Story of the couple falling in love, and how his improvisation working around a snow storm lead to some of the best moments in the picture.

Hiller believe one of the hardest, but most important jobs of the Director is to cultivate a working environment where every actor and crew member can do their best work.

Hiller describes his emotions when he received the Robert B. Aldrich Award for his extraordinary service to the Guild, and how he thought of the Guild's founding directors on that day.