THR's Full Roundtable with Tarantino, Affleck, Hooper, Lee, Russell
Gather round for the annual Directors Roundtable, featuring quite a selection this year. For the Awards Season every year, the Hollywood Reporter records a series of hour-long roundtables with top contenders in acting and, of course, directing. They are always fun to watch as they're filled with fascinating discussion, and this year's directors line-up is one of the best. The selection is: Ben Affleck (Argo), Tom Hooper (Les Mis), Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) and oddly Gus Van Sant (Promised Land). Sadly, no Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) or the Wachowskis (Cloud Atlas) were present this time. But it's still worth the watch if you have an hour to spare.
Thanks to The Film Stage for the tip on the full hour-long roundtable being available from THR. There's a lot of interesting discussion from everyone regarding key moments in their careers, digital progression and technology, and the end of their careers. There's also a great discussion about "what's the worst moment for you as a director?" Tarantino pipes up a lot with quite a bit of spicy discussion, including even the Django Unchained running time (he says around ~2 hours, 45 minutes) but he mentions some good things. The full roundtable was moderated by THR news editor Matthew Belloni and executive editor features Stephen Galloway. You can see more of the THR awards roundtables on their website. Hope you enjoyed!