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  • Francis Coppola
    Francis Coppola
    Episode 80
    0.0
    Francis Ford Coppola discusses his classic "Godfather" series on The Directors, a profile series from the American Film Institute. Coppola directed a wide variety of genres during his career from the war film "Apocalypse Now" to the suspense thriller "The Conversation." He also won five Academy Awards, including his Oscar for the screenplay for "Patton."moreless
  • Richard Linklater
    Richard Linklater
    Episode 79
    0.0
    A profile of the writer and director of such dialogue-driven films as Slacker, Dazed and Confused, and Before Sunrise; as well as hits like The School of Rock and A Scanner Darkly.
  • Herbert Ross
    Herbert Ross
    Episode 78
    0.0
    Herbert Ross discusses his successful Hollywood career on The Directors from the American Film Institute. Ross filmed the popular hits "The Turning Point," "The Goodbye Girl" and "Footloose." After beginning his performing arts career as a ballet dancer and choreographer, Ross became a successful Broadway director before taking his talent to Hollywood.moreless
  • Norman Jewison
    Norman Jewison
    Episode 77
    1/1/99
    0.0
    Norman Jewison on The Directors presents his wide-ranging film career, which earned him seven Academy Award nominations. Jewison directed the gritty "In the Heat of the Night," the romantic comedy "Moonstruck" and the musical "Fiddler on the Roof." During his career, he worked with Judy Garland, Steve McQueen, Sidney Poitier and Al Pacino.moreless
  • Darren Aronofsky
    Darren Aronofsky
    Episode 76
    9/5/06
    0.0
    Darren Aronofsky from The Directors series is a look at writer/filmmaker behind "Black Swan," "Requiem for a Dream" and "The Wrestler." Known for his visually arresting and thought provoking work, Aronofsky first gained attention with "Pi," a black-and white independent film, which won the Sundance directing prize. Aronofsky has directed Oscar winning actors such as Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Connelly and Natalie Portman.moreless
  • Peter Hyams
    Peter Hyams
    Episode 75
    7/3/06
    0.0
    This episode of The Directors examines the life and career of Hollywood filmmaker Peter Hyams. Hyams, who started out working in television, attracted attention for his directorial talents when he helmed the 1978 thriller Capricorn One. His films span a wide range of genres. Some of his most popular films include The Star Chamber, 2010, Running Scared, Timecop and End of Days.moreless
  • Robert Luketic
    Robert Luketic
    Episode 74
    7/2/06
    0.0
    This episode of The Directors features the works of Robert Luktic. The episode aired on July 01, 2006. A biography style documentary, the show features clips and interviews about the career of Robert Luketic. He is known for films such as Legally Blonde, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! and Monster-in-Law.moreless
  • Michael Caton-Jones
    Michael Caton-Jones
    Episode 73
    6/14/06
    0.0
    Michael Caton-Jones grew up in Scotland, dreaming of bringing his vision to the big screen. In 1993, Caton-Jones gained critical acclaim for his adaptation of Tobias Wolff's memoir, This Boy's Life. He has polarized audiences with films that range from subtle to campy, but has always kept his own vision. This documentary of his life and works includes a guest appearance by Julie Warner.moreless
  • Jay Russell
    Jay Russell
    Episode 72
    5/21/06
    0.0
    Jay Russell came from humble beginnings, but dedicated himself to his dream of becoming a major director. His first job came when he was a teenager, shooting tourism commercials for the state of Arkansas. Before long, however, Russell was seeing his work up on the big screens. This documentary follows his life and works.moreless
  • Edward Zwick
    Edward Zwick
    Episode 71
    4/14/06
    0.0
    The episode Edward Zwick from the Encore network TV show The Directors takes a documentary-style look at the successful filmmaker's Hollywood career. Zwick started out as a television producer, he executive-produced the drama thirtysomething, and made his motion picture directorial debut with About Last Night. He went on to direct a number of acclaimed films, including Glory, Legends of the Fall, Courage Under Fire, The Last Samurai and Blood Diamond.moreless
  • Andy Tennant
    Andy Tennant
    Episode 70
    2/6/06
    0.0
    Andy Tennant is the director of films including "Anna and the King," "Fools Rush In,"and "Hitch." Reese Witherspoon and Josh Lucas guest star on the program to share their insight into the directing style of Tennant during the shooting of the romantic comedy "Sweet Home Alabama." Eva Mendes guest stars to chat about "Hitch," a comedy film starring Will Smith.moreless
  • Rob Cohen
    Rob Cohen
    Episode 69
    2/2/06
    10
    Rob Cohen is responsible for many of contemporary cinema's fast-paced, adrenaline-charged movies, including Dragonheart, The Fast and the Furious and xXx. Born in New York, he turned his energy to directing, bringing a distinctive taste for sleekness and speed. This documentary profiles Cohen's life, including his inspirations and major films.
  • John Turtletaub
    John Turtletaub
    Episode 68
    1/7/06
    0.0
    The episode John Turtletaub from the Encore channel TV show The Directors takes an in-depth look at the filmmaker's movies. Turtletaub established his career by directing a number of films for Walt Disney Studios, including the children's martial arts comedy 3 Ninjas, Cool Runnings, a comedy about the first Jamaican bobsled team, and While You Were Sleeping starring Sandra Bullock. He went on to direct the hit films Phenomenon, National Treasure and National Treasure: Book of Secrets.moreless
  • David O. Russell
    David O. Russell
    Episode 67
    1/5/06
    0.0
    David O. Russell from The Directors series is a look at writer/filmmaker behind "The Fighter," "Three Kings" and "Flirting with Disaster." Russell's first full-length feature, "Spanking the Monkey," won awards at the prestigious Sundance Festival and Independent Spirit Awards. This episode includes interviews with actors Dustin Hoffman, Naomi Watts and Lily Tomlin.moreless
  • Jan de Bont
    Jan de Bont
    Episode 66
    10/20/05
    0.0
    The episode Jan de Bont from the show The Directors examines the filmmaker's life and career. De Bont started out as a cinematographer and worked on a number of major movies, including Die Hard, Basic Instinct and Lethal Weapon 3. He made his directorial debut with the box office smash Speed starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. His other directorial efforts include Twister, Speed 2: Cruise Control, The Haunting and Laura Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.moreless
  • Peter & Bobby Farrelly
    9/13/05
    0.0
    In this episode of the The Directors you get to take a look at filmmakers' Peter & Bobby Farrelly's Hollywood careers. Known for their wild and outrageous comedies, the moviemaking brothers came to prominence with their first film, the Jim Carrey box office smash Dumb and Dumber. They have written and directed a number of hit comedies, including There's Something About Mary, Shallow Hal, Hall Pass and The Three Stooges.moreless
  • Brett Ratner
    Brett Ratner
    Episode 64
    8/1/05
    0.0
    During this episode the profile of filmmaker, producer and music video director Bret Radner is featured. He is known worldwide for films such as Tower Heist, The Rush Hour series of films, Red Dragon, The Family Man and the X-Men: The Last Stand. He was a producer on the Prison Break series that was aired on Fox as well.moreless
  • Lasse Halstrom
    Lasse Halstrom
    Episode 63
    6/8/05
    0.0
    Swedish film director Lasse Hallstr??m is profiled including interviews with the director and starring actors of his films including "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," "My Life as a Dog," and "Chocolat." Johnny Depp chats about his role in "Chocolat." "The Directors" profiles Hallstr??m's film and producing career with clips from his films and interviews with Leonardo DiCaprio and more.moreless
  • Robert Benton
    Robert Benton
    Episode 62
    6/7/05
    0.0
    Robert J. Emery directs this documentary that highlights the works of filmmaker Robert Benton. The episode focuses on some of Benton's greatest works including "Twilight" and "Kramer vs. Kramer." Interviews with celebrities Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Anthony Hopkins and Gary Sinise also give insight into the works of this filmmaker.moreless
  • Carl Franklin
    Carl Franklin
    Episode 61
    4/2/05
    0.0
    Carl Franklin began his cinematic and TV career as an actor, but soon realized that his true talent and passion lay elsewhere. His path to become a director was not an easy one, requiring many difficult sacrifices. This documentary profiles the highs and lows of Franklin's career, including guest appearances from Meryl Streep, Dean Cain and Roger Corman.moreless
  • Kevin Smith
    Kevin Smith
    Episode 60
    3/25/05
    0.0
    The life of Kevin Smith, the well known filmmaker of films such as "Dogma" and "Clerks" is featured in this episode. It also includes several exciting interviews with stars such as George Carlin, Ben Affleck, producer Scott Mosier, Alanis Morissette, and his wife Jennifer Schwalbach Smith.
  • Nora Ephron
    Nora Ephron
    Episode 59
    2/5/05
    0.0
    In a male-dominated field, Nora Ephron brought a uniquely feminine vision to her films. The iconic director faced many challenges on her way to the top, and yet never lost her sense of humor. This exploration and celebration of Ephron's life and work includes guest appearances from Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Andie MacDowell and more.moreless
  • Gary Ross
    Gary Ross
    Episode 58
    1/1/05
    0.0
    This episode of The Directors puts a spotlight on the life of filmmaker Gary Ross. Ross is known for films such as "Seabiscuit" and "Pleasantville." Get a behind the scenes look at the man that created these films. Also includes interviews with Chris Cooper, William H. Macy, Jeff Bridges and Jeff Daniel.moreless
  • Chris Columbus
    Chris Columbus
    Episode 57
    11/6/04
    0.0
    "The Directors" profiles filmmaker Chris Columbus, director of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and "Mrs. Doubtfire." The episode includes comments from star Robin Williams and costar Sally Field from the film "Mrs. Doubtfire." Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe chats about the producer, as well as stars from Columbus' other films including Macaulay Culkin and Maureen O'Hara.moreless
  • Penny Marshall
    Penny Marshall
    Episode 56
    8/7/04
    0.0
    Penny Marshall is best known for her iconic film, A League of their Own. Marshall's own life reflects the women in her movie, showing the perseverance required to succeed in a field without many female colleagues. This documentary focuses on Marshall's path to cinematic greatness, including interviews with her brother, Garry Marshall.moreless
  • Irwin Winkler
    Irwin Winkler
    Episode 55
    7/3/04
    0.0
    This episode of the Directors follows the life and works of Irwin Winkler. The episode features clips from several of the over 50 movies that Winkler either produced or directed. There are also interviews with Kevin Kline, Alanis Morissette, Robert De Niro, and Kristin Scott Thomas. Discover the man behind such famous movies as Rocky, Goodfellas and They Shoot Horses, Don't They?moreless
  • Clement Virgo
    Clement Virgo
    Episode 54
    3/29/04
    0.0
    The profile of Canadian filmmaker, film producer and screenwriter, Clement Virgo is featured during this episode. He co-wrote and directed the 1997 film "The Planet of Junior Brown". He is known for "The Poor Boys Game", featuring Danny Glover, as well as "Lie With Me" and the television series "The Listener".moreless
  • Bryan Singer
    Bryan Singer
    Episode 53
    2/7/04
    0.0
    Director and writer Bryan Singer is profiled in this episode of "The Directors." Not only did Singer write many of his movies, he also directed films such as "The Usual Suspects," "X-Men," and "X2." Actor interviews from Hugh Jackman of "X-Men" and "X2" highlight the directors work. Video clips from the films show Singers directorial style during the start of this young director's career.moreless
  • John Singleton
    John Singleton
    Episode 52
    11/1/03
    0.0
    The Episode John Singleton from the Encore channel TV show The Directors examines the filmmakers life and career. The profile highlights, through interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, Singleton's experiences directing such films as Boyz 'N the Hood, for which he received an Academy Award nomination, Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, Shaft, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Four Brothers.moreless
  • The Films of Adrian Lyne
    6/7/03
    0.0
    A profile of the director from his early days as an accountant, then directing television commercials, through to his blockbuster films such as Flashdance or Fatal Attraction, and provocative works like Lolita and Nine 1/2 Weeks.
  • Phillip Noyce
    Phillip Noyce
    Episode 50
    11/7/02
    0.0
    Famous Australian filmmaker, Philip Noyce is profiled in this episode of The Directors. He is known worldwide for the films "Patriot Games" and "Dead Calm". The show includes interviews with Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford, Angelina Jolie, William Baldwin, John Lone, Billy Zane and Elizabeth Shue.
  • Barry Sonnenfeld
    Barry Sonnenfeld
    Episode 49
    11/9/01
    0.0
    The episode Barry Sonnenfeld from the Encore channel TV show The Directors takes an inside look at the eccentric filmmaker's Hollywood career. Sonnenfeld started out as a cinematographer, working on such films as Raising Arizona, Big, When Harry Met Sally and Misery. His first directorial effort was 1991's big screen version of The Addams Family. He went on to helm the hugely successful Men in Black franchise starring Will Smith, as well as Get Shorty and Wild Wild West.moreless
  • John McTiernan
    John McTiernan
    Episode 48
    10/2/01
    0.0
    John McTiernan has made a name for himself in the action movie genre, providing the moviegoing world with many gritty and engrossing classics. This documentary explores McTiernan's trajectory as a director and the enduring popularity of his greatest films. Guests include Alec Baldwin, Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, James Earl Jones and Colleen Campmoreless
  • Wolfgang Peterson
    Wolfgang Peterson
    Episode 47
    10/5/00
    0.0
    Director, writer and producer Wolfgang Petersen is interviewed about his work. Clips from Petersen's films include "Das Boot," "Outbreak" "In the Line of Fire," "Air Force One," and "Perfect Storm." This episode includes interviews with actors Dustin Hoffman and "Perfect Storm" star Harrison Ford.
  • John Badham
    John Badham
    Episode 46
    9/7/00
    0.0
    English director John Badham is outlined in "The Directors" via film clips and interviews with actors from "Saturday Night Fever," "Short Circuit," "Stakeout," "War Games," and "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" This episode includes interviews with starring actors including Richard Dreyfuss, star of "Stakeout," and "War Games" star Matthew Broderick.
  • Alan J. Pakula
    Alan J. Pakula
    Episode 45
    5/11/00
    0.0
    Alan J. Pakula from The Directors series explores the creative process of the legendary filmmaker behind the Oscar winning films "All The President's Men," "Klute" and "Sophie's Choice." Pakula also produced the classic "To Kill A Mockingbird." During his career, he worked with Academy Award winners Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep and Liza Minelli.moreless
  • Robert Zemeckis
    Robert Zemeckis
    Episode 44
    4/7/00
    0.0
    The episode Robert Zemeckis from the Encore channel TV show The Directors takes a look at the incredibly successful filmmaker's lengthy career in Hollywood. Known for directing a number of huge box office hits, including the Back to the Future franchise, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, What Lies Beneath and Cast Away, Zemeckis won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1994.moreless
  • Sidney Lumet
    Sidney Lumet
    Episode 43
    3/2/00
    0.0
    Sidney Lumet may have started out on the other side of the camera, as a talented child actor. However, fate had other plans in mind for him. The prestigious director has a whole line-up of movies that have won the hearts of critics and ordinary fans alike. The documentary traces the evolution of a cinematic great.moreless
  • Mark Rydell
    Mark Rydell
    Episode 42
    2/8/00
    0.0
    This documentary follows the life and works of Mark Rydell, an American director. Although he initially dreamed of being a conductor, Rydell soon realized that he would rather focus his vision on movies than sheet music. After a brief stint as an actor, Rydell went on to direct critically acclaimed films, including On Golden Pond.moreless
  • John Carpenter
    John Carpenter
    Episode 41
    12/2/99
    7.0
    John Carpenter brought a distinctive take to the genre of American horror films. Known for his eerie and unsettling horror movies, Carpenter loved movies from a young age. As he grew up, he began to focus more on the creative and imaginative field of horror. This documentary follows the director's prestigious career, including his work on films such as The Thing and Halloween.moreless
  • John Avildsen
    John Avildsen
    Episode 40
    11/9/99
    0.0
    The director is profiled from his beginnings in advertising and the army, his early work for directors like Otto Preminger, and his industrial films, on to early pictures such as Joe and Cry Uncle and his box office successes likeSave the Tiger, Rocky and The Karate Kid, which all resulted in Oscars for the leads.moreless
  • Mike Figgis
    Mike Figgis
    Episode 39
    2/7/03
    0.0
    This profile traces the director, who still thinks of himself as first a musician, from his early work as a rock musician, then as founder of a theater group specializing in multimedia works, on to scoring his own movies. Focusing on films such as Internal Affairs, Leaving Las Vegas, and Timecode, Figgis is shown as an artist who follows his vision, rather than the box office.moreless
  • Lawrence Kasdan
    Lawrence Kasdan
    Episode 38
    5/5/01
    0.0
    A profile of Kasdan's work from his early years as a screenwriter for some of the highest grossing movies to directing films of his own such as The Big Chill, Silverado, Body Heat and Wyatt Earp.
  • Neil Jordan
    Neil Jordan
    Episode 37
    3/7/03
    0.0
    Jordan is profiled as both an author and filmmaker in films such as Interview with a Vampire, Michael Collins, The End of the Affair and The Crying Game.
  • Joel Schumacher
    Joel Schumacher
    Episode 36
    5/8/01
    0.0
    Profiling the filmmaker from his early days as a costumer designer, writer and TV movie director, through to his movies from blockbusters such as St. Elmo's Fire and the Batman franchise, to some of his more contemplative films like Dying Young and A Time to Kill.
  • Garry Marshall
    Garry Marshall
    Episode 35
    2/9/01
    0.0
    Profiling Marshall's influences and films such as Pretty Woman, Young Doctors in Love, and Beaches. Also included is discussion of his early years in the TV industry with shows such as The Danny Thomas Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show.
  • Philip Kaufman
    Philip Kaufman
    Episode 34
    12/26/02
    8.0
    Documentary about filmmaker Philip Kaufman, from movies such as Henry & June, Quills, The Right Stuff and The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
  • David Lynch
    David Lynch
    Episode 33
    9/4/03
    9.0
    Documentary about filmmaker David Lynch, director of movies such as Blue Velvet, The Elephant Man, The Straight Story, Mulholland Drive and also the TV series Twin Peaks.
  • Ridley Scott
    Ridley Scott
    Episode 32
    9/12/02
    0.0
    Ridley Scott is the director of such films as Blade Runner and Hannibal.
  • James Ivory
    James Ivory
    Episode 31
    7/5/03
    0.0
    The episode James Ivory from the Encore channel TV show The Directors examines the Academy-Award winning filmmaker's lengthy career with the use of interviews and film clips. Ivory is perhaps best known for his collaborations with his partner at Merchant Ivory Productions, Ismail Merchant. He has helmed a number of well-received films, including A Room with a View, Howards End, The Remains of the Day and Surviving Picasso.moreless
  • Cameron Crowe
    Cameron Crowe
    Episode 30
    5/3/03
    0.0
    Profile of and interview with Cameron Crowe.
  • George Lucas
    George Lucas
    Episode 29
    4/4/03
    6.5
    Profile of George Lucas, the director of the Star Wars series.
  • Andrew Davis
    Andrew Davis
    Episode 28
    4/3/04
    0.0
    Andrew Davis gives insight into his life and film career in this documentary. Viewers will discover the man who directed the iconic films "Above the Law"; "Under Siege"; "Holes"; "The Fugitive"; "Collateral Damage"; "Code of Silence." Interview with Joanna Cassidy, Jon Voight, Tommy Lee Jones and Andy Garcia also give insight into this iconic film director.moreless
  • Jonathan Demme
    Jonathan Demme
    Episode 27
    10/4/03
    0.0
    A profile of Demme's work through his voice and those he's worked with, including such films as Silence of the Lambs, Something Wild, Philadelphia and Beloved, and tracing his early work as a publicist and writer.
  • Michael Bay
    Michael Bay
    Episode 26
    10/2/04
    0.0
    The episode Michael Bay from the TV show The Directors examines the filmmaker's career as a box office hitmaker. Bay, who is known as one of the most successful action directors of all time, got his start in the industry working as an intern for George Lucas. After directing a number of music videos Bay made his motion picture directorial debut with the surprise hit Bad Boys. Bay has directed a number of extremely popular movies, including The Rock, Armageddon and Transformers.moreless
  • Anthony Minghella
    Anthony Minghella
    Episode 25
    6/5/04
    8.0
    Profile and analysis of the filmography of the director of The Talented Mr. Ripley.
  • Atom Egoyan
    Atom Egoyan
    Episode 24
    3/11/03
    8.0
    Documentary about filmmaker Atom Egoyan and his strange, surreal films.
  • Frank Darabont
    Frank Darabont
    Episode 23
    8/2/03
    9.0
    Documentary about filmmaker Frank Darabont, from movies as The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption.
  • Harold Becker
    Harold Becker
    Episode 22
    9/4/04
    0.0
    This documentary profiles the life of filmmaker Harold Becker, director of "The Onion Filed" and "Sea of Love." The episode features clips from several of Becker's films, and gives insight into his life and works. Interviews with James Woods, Al Pacino, Vince Vaughn, Alec Baldwin and Ronny Cox are also featured.moreless
  • Scott Hicks
    Scott Hicks
    Episode 21
    1/22/03
    0.0
    Scott Hicks is the director of legendary films including "Shine," "Hearts in Atlantis," and "Snow Falling on Cedars." This episode of "The Directors" includes Hicks' well-known quote "very seldom can you say that films change people's lives" about his film "Shine." Actor Geoffrey Rush talks about becoming an acting star through the genius of Hicks' work.moreless
  • Paul Schrader
    Paul Schrader
    Episode 20
    7/4/02
    0.0
    Paul Schrader rose from a strict and media-free childhood to become a respected director with a genuine passion for movies. This episode profiles his greatest achievements and proudest moments as a filmmaker. Guests include high-profile friends and colleagues of the director, including Eric Bogosian, Richard Gere, Gretchen Mol and Natasha Richardson.moreless
  • Oliver Stone
    Oliver Stone
    Episode 19
    3/7/02
    0.0
    This episode examines the life controversial film director Oliver Stone. His films "JFK" and "Natural Born Killers" stirred up attention worldwide. Other notable credits include "Platoon", "Born on the Fourth of July", "Wall Street", "The Doors" and "Nixon".
  • Roland Emmerich
    Roland Emmerich
    Episode 18
    0.0
    Profile of Roland Emmerich, from his beginnings in advertising to film school in Munich where he studied production design, on to his early movies like Universal Soldier and his blockbusters such as Stargate, Independence Day and The Patriot.
  • George Romero
    George Romero
    Episode 17
    8/1/02
    10
    Documentary about filmmaker George A. Romero, from many famous horror films, such as Night of the Living Dead, Season of the Witch, Dawn of The Dead, Creepshow, Monkey Shines, and Bruiser.

  • Jim Abrahams, Jerry & David Zucker
    6/20/02
    0.0
    The team of Jim Abrahams, and Jerry and David Zucker are best known for their comedy films Airplane!, Top Secret!, and Ruthless People.

    David Zucker has also directed BASEketball, Jerry Zucker has also directed Ghost, First Knight, and Rat Race, and Jim Abrahams has also directed Big Business, Hot Shots, and Jane Austen's Mafia!.moreless
  • Ron Howard
    Ron Howard
    Episode 15
    11/7/01
    0.0
    A profile of the director tracing his early work as a child and young adult actor through to his films such as Splash, Parenthood, Apollo 13 and Backdraft, included are comments from his brother and father.
  • Arthur Hiller
    Arthur Hiller
    Episode 14
    0.0
    This documentary focuses on the life and films of famed Canadian director Arthur Hiller. Throughout his life Hiller has worked on 33 films, and the episode features the box office hits "Love Story" and "Silver Streak." Viewers will discover the man behind these famous movies and learn from featured interviews with Charles Grodin, Jack Lemmon and Judith Ivey.moreless
  • William Friedkin
    William Friedkin
    Episode 13
    0.0
    This profile traces Friedkin's influences and early years, and the filmmaker discusses his movies, including The Exorcist, The French Connection, and To Live and Die in L.A. among others.
  • John Frankenheimer
    John Frankenheimer
    Episode 12
    4/24/01
    0.0
    This episode of The Directors examines the life of renowned director John Frankenheimer. The documentary explores his movies such as The Manchurian Candidate, Birdman of Alcatraz and Seven Days in May. In several interviews, Frankenheimer reveals many of the happy memories of his career. He tells stories of working with Burt Lancaster, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Lansbury and Kirk Douglas.moreless
  • Barry Levinson
    Barry Levinson
    Episode 11
    11/3/00
    0.0
    The episode Barry Levinson from the Encore channel TV show The Directors takes a documentary look at the critically acclaimed filmmaker's Hollywood career. Levinson started out as a writer and came to prominence as a director with the 1982 sleeper hit Diner. Levinson has helmed a number of critical and commercial hits, including Avalon, Good Morning Vietnam, The Natural, Rain Man, Disclosure and Wag the Dog.moreless
  • Richard Donner
    Richard Donner
    Episode 10
    10/14/01
    0.0
    The episode Richard Donner from the show The Directors takes an in-depth look at the famous film director's life and career. With film clips and interviews the show examines the highs and lows of Donner's professional life in Hollywood. Donner began his career directing episodic TV, and he went on to helm a number of high profile movies, including Superman, The Goonies and Lethal Weapon.moreless
  • Robert Altman
    Robert Altman
    Episode 9
    6/7/01
    0.0
    Life and career of the director from such movies as M*A*S*H, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Gosford Park, Cookie's Fortune, Short Cuts, The Player and Nashville.
  • Martha Coolidge
    Martha Coolidge
    Episode 8
    1/6/00
    0.0
    A profile of Coolidge, director of such films as Valley Girl, Real Genius, Rambling Rose, and Lost in Yonkers. She discusses her early films, and actors who've worked with her speak of the experience and her mark on the industry.
  • Spike Lee
    Spike Lee
    Episode 7
    10
    Spike Lee is the director of the films Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Malcom X, and Bamboozled.
  • Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood
    Episode 6
    8/4/00
    0.0
    One of the most famous actors ever, Clint Eastwood began his filmmaker career directing the thriller Play Misty for Me.

    His filmography also includes Bird, High Plains Drifter, The Bridges of Madison County, Absolute Power, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and recently Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby.moreless
  • Milos Forman
    Milos Forman
    Episode 5
    4/10/05
    0.0
    Profile and filmography of Milos Forman, whose movies include Amadeus, One Flew on Cuckoo's Nest, Man on the Moon, The People vs. Larry Flint and Hair.
  • Sydney Pollack
    Sydney Pollack
    Episode 4
    3/7/01
    0.0
    Documentary about Sydney Pollack, the filmmaker of movies such as Tootsie, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? and The Way We Were.
  • Steven Spielberg
    Steven Spielberg
    Episode 3
    6/8/00
    6.5
    The director of Jaws, 1941, and E.T. discusses his film career.
  • Robert Wise
    Robert Wise
    Episode 2
    5/1/01
    0.0
    Profile and filmography of the director whose movies includes The Haunting, The Day the Earth Stood Still, I Want to Live! and West Side Story.
  • Michael Mann
    Michael Mann
    Episode 1
    5/16/01
    0.0
    Documentary about the filmmaker of Heat, The Last of the Mohicans, The Insider and recently Collateral .
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