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THR's Awards Season Roundtables with 6 Fantastic Directors

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December 16, 2009
Source: SlashFilm

THR's Awards Season Roundtables

What would you get if you were to put Kathryn Bigelow, Quentin Tarantino, Peter Jackson, James Cameron, Jason Reitman and Lee Daniels all together in one room? Well, if I were also in that same room with them, I'd probably explode with excitement. But THR did just that as part of their new Awards Season Roundtables series. The trade mag pulled all six of those very talented directors, almost all of whom are expected to be nominated at the Oscars next year, into one room, asked them some questions, and let them at it. You should have a big, goofy grin on your face watching this, it's history in the making.

You can watch more videos from this roundtable: Toughest Scenes to Shoot and Insider or Outsider. What I love about this the most, besides seeing so many brilliant minds talking about making movies, is that you get a small sense of the personality of each of these directors just by watching them for a few minutes. As in, Tarantino starts up with his big ego, and Cameron is trying to dominate his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow, and Peter Jackson and Jason Reitman are shy onlookers. I kept giggling while I was watching this because I have a feeling all of them were as nervous as the next, just doing their best to give good answers. Enjoy!

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Reader Feedback - 24 Comments

1

O.k , there just normal people if you ask me, Bitching off about things. 😉

Cineprog on Dec 16, 2009

2

That was awesome! Thanks for the link!

Tony on Dec 16, 2009

3

what a great clip!

Josveta on Dec 16, 2009

4

nice to have but not very substantial

greg on Dec 16, 2009

5

its a great clip 🙂

sinema on Dec 16, 2009

6

Why does Peter Jackson seem so small? Some kind of a LOTR special effect to make him Hobbit size, perhaps just a low sitting?

Bo on Dec 16, 2009

7

Wow, thanks for the link. That really is history in the making.

Wicked on Dec 16, 2009

8

wow i didnt know Quentin is so upset about digital i dont get him , i mean i enjoy both Cameron and Quentin movies , its not about digital its about don perfect and make a good movie

pj on Dec 16, 2009

9

Tarantino looks big as a monster compared to Jackson. Didn´t know he was so big and Jackson so small.

Dan on Dec 16, 2009

10

#6 your hilarious,but I noticed it too..lolol

esophus on Dec 16, 2009

11

Think it's awkward for Bigelow and Cameron??? I wonder if exes have ever competed against each other in the same category together....

Ryan on Dec 16, 2009

12

It's like a twilight zone episode; all these movie gods together. #6 and #9 made me laugh crazy, I was like WTF too.

Victor on Dec 16, 2009

13

I agree with 8, If Quentin was making Resorvoir dogs today on its low budget would he be using it? A camera is a means to tell a story.

tir na nog on Dec 16, 2009

14

"history in the making" Yes in 20yrs time, we will look back on the day some directors talked together... ooohhhh i can't wait to look back when this history was made

loci on Dec 16, 2009

15

Great find! Great collective of directors going on. Nice to see they're very comfortable at opening up.

Nick Sears on Dec 16, 2009

16

Who are these people?

Tra la la la la di da on Dec 16, 2009

17

Two people don't belong there.

germs on Dec 16, 2009

18

QT and Cameron together are cool, but history in the making? Maybe if you switched Lee Daniels and Feitman with Martin Scorcese and Steven Spielberg...THEN you could say "history in the making."

branden on Dec 16, 2009

19

QT has made some amazing flicks... but... man does he seem like a dick!

K on Dec 16, 2009

20

#11 Not all axes grow grudge towards each other, otherwise Cameron would be one of the most hated men in the world anyway, some continue to go along well, even constructively. I think Cameron himself mentioned that he and she frequently comment on each others work in production and share ideas.

Bo on Dec 16, 2009

21

That would have been cool if it was maybe about 40 mins long and everyone had a chance to talk. Some of those folks have issues, but who doesn't.

Crapola on Dec 16, 2009

22

This is seriously like the greatest post you've ever posted.

Script Shadow on Dec 16, 2009

23

I still can't believe that is Peter Jackson, good for him.

d1rEct on Dec 16, 2009

24

Hacks!

moif on Dec 17, 2009

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