Harold Becker Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Harold Becker

Interviewed by: Robert Markowitz

Feature director Harold Becker (The Onion Field, City Hall) discusses his long directorial career, giving insight and sharing stories, including how to make the best out of a tiny budget, why you should never screen your film’s rough cut for a studio, and the benefits of having a good working relationship with Al Pacino.

Harold Becker explains why he recast extra Tom Cruise to co-star in Taps.

Becker recounts how writer Joseph Wambaugh inspired him to direct The Onion Field.

He discusses how to trust and work with actors.