Pierson Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Frank Pierson

Interviewed by: Jeremy Kagan

Frank Pierson discusses working as a director of movies for television (Truman, Citizen Cohn) and writer of acclaimed feature films (Cool Hand Luke, Dog Day Afternoon)as well as the feature films he has directed (A Star is Born, Looking Glass War), the Golden Age of Television and he offers insight into the sometimes complicated working relationship between writers and directors.

Frank Pierson comments on how his films explore the theme of the loner.

Pierson discusses working with actor Stanley Tucci and writer Loring Mandel to solve a problem on the film Conspiracy.

He explains why gaining life experience is important for young filmmakers.