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The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast

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Rank #157 in TV & Film category

TV & Film
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Brought to you by the Directors Guild of America, "The Director's Cut" will bring you the behind-the-scenes stories of today's most talked about films. Each episode features a different director interviewed by one of their peers, leading to revealing conversations about the grueling, but rewarding process of bringing their films to life.

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Brought to you by the Directors Guild of America, "The Director's Cut" will bring you the behind-the-scenes stories of today's most talked about films. Each episode features a different director interviewed by one of their peers, leading to revealing conversations about the grueling, but rewarding process of bringing their films to life.

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418 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Excellent film show

By gregorygob - Feb 15 2020
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Always enlightening, wish the episodes would go longer!

Hear directors how they really are

By Mark L. 5555 - Sep 11 2019
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Whether you've seen the movie or not, these conversations are fascinating.

iTunes Ratings

418 Ratings
Average Ratings
327
56
19
7
9

Excellent film show

By gregorygob - Feb 15 2020
Read more
Always enlightening, wish the episodes would go longer!

Hear directors how they really are

By Mark L. 5555 - Sep 11 2019
Read more
Whether you've seen the movie or not, these conversations are fascinating.
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The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast

Latest release on Jun 12, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 95: Blade Runner 2049 with Denis Villeneuve and Rian Johnson

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Director Denis Villeneuve discusses his new film, Blade Runner 2049, with fellow Director Rian Johnson. Picking up thirty years after the events of Ridley Scott's classic Blade Runner, the film follows K, an LAPD officer, who discovers a long-buried secret that could plunge what is left of society into chaos.

Oct 12 2017

29mins

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Rank #2: Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood with Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson (Ep. 215)

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Director Quentin Tarantino discusses his film, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, with fellow director Paul Thomas Anderson. Set in Los Angeles during the waning years of Hollywood's Golden Age, the film weaves together multiple storylines, following fading television actor Rick Dalton, his stunt double Cliff Booth, and his neighbor Sharon Tate during the months leading up to one fateful night in August 1969.

See photos and a summary of this event below:
https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Oct2019/Tarantino_OnceUponATimeInHollywood_QnA_0919.aspx

Aug 23 2019

34mins

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Rank #3: Episode 27: The Craft Of Director with David O. Russell

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Director David O. Russell engages in an in-depth discussion with Jeremy Kagan about his filmography, including Three Kings, Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle.

Topics include thinking of a film's structure in terms of "waves" (10:00), auditioning Christian Bale for the role played by Spike Jonze in Three Kings (18:00), beginning every day on a shoot with a team "huddle" (35:00), and rehearsing a fight scene from The Fighter with Amy Adams at a Whole Foods at 10 o'clock at night (53:00).

Jun 16 2016

57mins

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Rank #4: Episode 67: Logan with James Mangold and Gavin O'Connor

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Director James Mangold discusses his new film, Logan, with Director Gavin O'Connor. The film tells the story of Logan as he cares for his ailing friend, Professor X. They are approached by a young mutant who is being pursued by a villain connected to Logan's past and must rise again to protect an innocent.

Mar 16 2017

34mins

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Rank #5: Lady Bird with Greta Gerwig and Spike Jonze (Ep. 111)

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Director Greta Gerwig discusses her new film, Lady Bird, with fellow Director Spike Jonze. The film follows Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson and her relationship with her wildly loving, strong-willed mother, who works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father loses his job. The film looks at both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between mother and daughter.

Nov 17 2017

21mins

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Rank #6: BlacKkKlansman with Spike Lee and John Singleton (Ep. 150)

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Director Spike Lee discusses his film, BlacKkKlansman, with fellow director John Singleton. Set in the early 1970s amid the ongoing struggle for civil rights, the film tells the true story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department. Ron's arrival is greeted with skepticism and open hostility by the department's rank and file, but he soon makes a name for himself with a dangerous undercover mission to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

See photos and a summary of this event below:

https://www.dga.org/Events/2018/Oct2018/BlacKkKlansman_QnA_0818.aspx

Aug 17 2018

39mins

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Rank #7: Episode 90: mother! with Darren Aronofsky and William Friedkin

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Director Darren Aronofsky discusses his new film, mother!, with fellow Director William Friedkin. The film tells the story of a young woman whose seemingly idyllic life is thrown into disarray when her husband invites strangers who claim to be fans of his work into their home. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris.

Sep 20 2017

33mins

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Rank #8: A Quiet Place with John Krasinski and Doug Liman (Ep. 141)

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Director John Krasinski discusses his film with fellow director Doug Liman. Set in a very near future when most of Earth's population has been eradicated, the film follows a family survivors forced to live in silence as they hide from savage extraterrestrial creatures that hunt exclusively by sound.

Jun 01 2018

35mins

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Rank #9: A Star Is Born with Bradley Cooper and Jason Bateman (Ep. 164)

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Director Bradley Cooper discusses his film, A Star is Born, with fellow director Jason Bateman. The film features Cooper as a seasoned musician who falls in love with a struggling singer and actress named Ally, played by Lady Gaga.

See photos and a summary of this event below:

https://www.dga.org/Events/2018/Nov2018/AStarIsBorn_QnA_1018.aspx

Oct 20 2018

40mins

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Rank #10: Avengers: Endgame with Anthony & Joe Russo and Todd Holland (Ep. 202)

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Directors Anthony & Joe Russo discuss their film, Avengers: Endgame, with fellow director Todd Holland. The film takes place directly after the events of the previous film, Avengers: Infinity War, and follows the superhero team and their allies as they assemble one final time to undo Thanos' destruction and restore their devastated universe.

See photos and a summary of this event below:

https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/June2019/AvengersEG_QnA_0519.aspx

May 08 2019

33mins

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Rank #11: If Beale Street Could Talk with Barry Jenkins and Paul Thomas Anderson (Ep. 176)

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Director Barry Jenkins discusses his film, If Beale Street Could Talk, with fellow director Paul Thomas Anderson. Based on the acclaimed novel by James Baldwin, the film tells the story of Tish, a Harlem woman who strives to prove the innocence of her fiance while pregnant with their first-born child.

See photos and a summary of this event below:

https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Jan2019/BealeStreet_QnA_1118.aspx

Nov 21 2018

34mins

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Rank #12: Episode 4: The Hateful Eight with Quentin Tarantino and Christopher Nolan

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Two of Hollywood's top directors and film preservation advocates, Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino, discuss Tarantino's latest film The Hateful Eight, including why he shot on Ultra Panavision 70mm film, and creating a film score with legendary film composer, Ennio Morricone.

Dec 18 2015

34mins

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Rank #13: The Irishman with Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee (Episode 224)

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Director Martin Scorsese discusses his new film, The Irishman, with fellow director Spike Lee. The film follows Frank Sheeran, a retired WWII veteran and former mob hitman, as he reflects on the moments that defined his career as a figure in organized crime, especially his role in the 1975 disappearance and murder of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa.

See photos and a summary of this event below:
https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Nov2019/Irishman_QnA_1019.aspx

Oct 25 2019

43mins

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Rank #14: Roma with Alfonso Cuarón and Alejándro G. Iñárritu (Ep. 173)

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Director Alfonso Cuarón discusses his film, Roma, with fellow director Alejándro G. Iñárritu. Set in the early 1970s, the film recalls Mr. Cuarón's own upbringing in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City, and serves as a love letter to the women who raised him during a time of domestic strife and social hierarchy.

See photos and a summary of this event below:

https://www.dga.org/Events/2018/Dec2018/Roma_QnA_1118.aspx

Nov 16 2018

37mins

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Rank #15: Vice with Adam McKay and Gus Van Sant (Ep. 186)

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Director Adam McKay discusses his film, Vice, with fellow director Gus Van Sant. Inspired by true events, the film follows Dick Cheney as he moves from being a Washington insider and a bureaucrat to George W. Bush's Vice President and one of the most powerful men in the world, creating policies that changed the country and world in ways that are still felt today.

See photos and a summary of this event below:

https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Feb2019/VICE_QnA_1218.aspx

Jan 04 2019

34mins

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Rank #16: Episode 54: La La Land with Damien Chazelle and Jon Favreau

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Director Damien Chazelle discusses his new film, La La Land, with fellow director Jon Favreau. Set in modern-day Los Angeles, the film tells the story of an aspiring actress and a jazz musician who embark on a whirlwind romance as they struggle to make ends meet and find success in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.

Mr. Chazelle was nominated for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in 2016 for directing this film.

Dec 30 2016

32mins

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Rank #17: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with Martin McDonagh and Niki Caro (Ep. 107)

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Director Martin McDonagh discusses his new film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, with fellow Director Niki Caro. The film stars Frances McDormand as Mildred Hayes, a woman frustrated by the fact that months after her daughter's violent murder, no progress has been made in the case. Infuriated by the lackluster effort by the local police, she commissions three billboards leading into her town with messages aimed at Ebbing's revered chief of police thereby setting off a battle of wills with the police force and the local community.

Nov 09 2017

21mins

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Rank #18: Episode 52: Rogue One - A Star Wars Story With Gareth Edwards And Chris Miller

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Director Gareth Edwards discusses his new film and the latest installment in the Star Wars saga, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The film takes place just before the first Star Wars film (Episode IV: A New Hope), and tells the story of a small group of rebel soldiers and their desperate gambit to capture the plans for the under-construction Death Star.

Dec 23 2016

34mins

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Rank #19: Episode 30: Star Trek Beyond with Justin Lin and Joe Russo

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Director Justin Lin discusses his new film, Star Trek Beyond, with Director Joe Russo. The film finds the crew of the Starship Enterprise crash-landed on an unknown planet with a formidable foe seeking to destroy them and much more.

Aug 04 2016

33mins

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Rank #20: Episode 98: The Florida Project with Sean Baker and Paul Schrader

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Director Sean Baker discusses his new film, The Florida Project, with fellow Director Paul Schrader. Set in a downtrodden hotel complex on the outskirts of Disney World, the film tracks one summer in the life of the precocious six-year-old Moonee, who finds mischief and adventure with her playmates as they spend their days nearly unfettered by adult supervision.

Oct 19 2017

30mins

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