VH202 Jerry Schatzberg
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Jerry Schatzberg

Interviewed by: Raymond De Felitta

Jerry Schatzberg discusses his 50-plus year career as a director of such films as Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970), The Panic in Needle Park (1971) and Scarecrow (1973); and working with Al Pacino, Gene Hackman and Faye Dunaway.

On Learning from Actors

Director Jerry Schatzberg talks about the importance of selecting the right actors for a project and the lessons he’s learned from working with Faye Dunaway, Al Pacino, and Gene Hackman.

On The Panic in Needle Park

Schatzberg speaks about the controversy over The Panic in Needle Park and his decision to depict drug use within the film.

On Honeysuckle Rose

Schatzberg shares a story about how "On the Road Again" by Willie Nelson was created for the film Honeysuckle Rose.