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This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Stephen Frears

Interviewed by: Randal Kleiser

Director Stephen Frears discusses his 50-plus-year career working in feature film and television including: My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, The Grifters, The Queen, Philomena and Florence Foster Jenkins.

Important tools of a good Director

Director Stephen Frears considers the ability to identify good material as an important aspect of being a good director.

Close-ups in Dangerous Liaisons

Frears explains his reasoning behind relying on close-ups rather than long shots for Dangerous Liasons and the reaction of Costume Designer James "Jim" Acheson to his choice.

Directing My Beautiful Laundrette

Frears talks about how he became involved in directing the influential film My Beautiful Laundrette.