THR's Awards Season Roundtable Series 2012: The Directors
10:15 AM PST 11/28/2012 by THR Staff
Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), Ben Affleck (Argo), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) and Gus Van Sant (Promised Land) sit down with THR's news director Matt Belloni and executive editor Stephen Galloway for a spirited discussion at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.
The Directors: Ben Affleck on Working with Casey Affleck
Gus Van Sant and Ben Affleck share what it is like working family members. Ben directed his brother Casey on Gone Baby Gone and shared a moment when he was filming, "What ever your instincts are follow that and we'll just go from there. We start to shoot, my brother goes in to another room and everyone is filming an empty hallway. Nothing is happening and we are like 'what are you doing?' 'Don't walk in to an empty room where no one can see you.' It was tough but I cast him because he is a great actor" said Ben.
The Directors: Quentin Tarantino on Writing a Script
Django Unchained writer and director Quentin Tarantino shares his writing process and the dilemmas he faces while writing a script. On the final cut of the western drama he added, "It's a lot shorter, a better way to describe it is, when I'm writing it is about the page, it is not about the movie, it's not about cinema or anything, it's about the literature of me putting my pen to paper and writing a good page and making it completely as literature document as itself. That is my first artistic contribution."
The Directors: Quentin Tarantino on Leaving the Film Business
Oscar winning director Quentin Tarantino explains to the director roundtable guests why he wants to quit making movies. "I'll probably just be a writer, write novels and write film literature and write film books and subtext film criticism. Part of the reason I'm feeling this way is because I can't stand all of this digital stuff, this is not what I signed up for" added Quentin.
The Directors: Fan Interaction
Ben Affleck shares that he once received a letter from China thanking him for his attack on Pearl Harbor, referencing his 2001 movie Pearl Harbor. David O. Russell also shares a story about receiving a pitch via a letter asking for him to make a movie involving a bipolar superhero.
The Directors: Full Uncensored Interview
Full uncensored interview with Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), David. O Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), Ben Affleck (Argo), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) and Gus Van Sant (Promised Land).