Category Archives: Director

The Director Series: 5 Video Essays On Stanley Kubrick

Five excellent video essays on the career of Stanley Kubrick from his days as a photographer for Look magazine through to his final film “Eyes Wide Shut”. Extremely well done and highly recommended!


Director Michael Curtiz: An Appreciation

While looking for an interview of Director Michael Curtiz (Casablanca) I found this wonderful video of “Gus And Travis Talk Film” spending 15 minutes going over his very underrated career. Gus calls him one of his heroes and they are very well informed about his films.

This is one of the best things I could find about him online.

“Who cares about character? I make it go so fast nobody notices” – Michael Curtiz

Interview With Film Noir Director Anthony Mann

Anthony Mann the director best known for his film noirs: T-Men (1947), Raw Deal (1948), Border Incident (1949), Side Street (1950) and the westerns he made with Jimmy Stewart: Winchester ’73 (1950), Bend of the River (1952), The Naked Spur (1953), The Far Country (1955), The Man from Laramie (1955) is interviewed in 1967 for a BBC series called “The Movies”. It is an excellent interview where Mann goes into detail about why movies are loved by audiences around the world, why it is such a powerful medium and why he likes shooting on location and not on soundstages.