Our Favorite Videos: Directors

7:02 AM 11/18/2015

by THR Staff

Directors are the spotlight of this segment in our look back at the Top 100 videos of the first five years of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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  • Sophia Coppola

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    The Oscar-winning director tells THR in May of 2013 why she wanted to make 'The Bling Ring' and discusses the involvement of the celebrity victims of the crime spree. “I met the journalist and she gave me more and more transcripts and I just got more and more fascinated with the story and reading the story about the real kids,” says Coppola. “I’ve never done anything based on a real crime story so I didn’t know how to approach that in my style.”

  • Baz Luhrmen

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    Behind the scenes of THR's May 2013 cover shoot with 'The Great Gatsby' director Baz Luhrmann: "I've known Leonardo since he was 19, he is a friend. When I met him he was a gifted boy. He is now a man and he is a man completely in control of his powers. And he only has two things he takes incredibly seriously: the environment and acting." 

  • David O. Russell

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    "I am looking forward to creating projects for these actors that I feel very privileged to write for. So I am going to write again for many of these cast members and take them to new worlds and new places that are very soulful, which is what makes me want to go to work," Russell says in 2014. 

  • Oliver Stone

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    "This was a hell of a story, a hypothetical story about what could happen in a drug situation where the Mexican cartels control so much power; well then the independent growers in California, a lot of them young people too, and they are independent and free in the American sense of the word, so the different proposing values clash" he said in June of 2012 about his film 'Savages.'

  • Quentin Tarantino

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    'Django Unchained' writer and director Quentin Tarantino shares his writing process and the dilemmas he faces while writing a script in a 2012 interview. 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."