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The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast

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Rank #92 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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316 Ratings
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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.

Directors are great

By Cupcakeluver102 - May 07 2019
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Movies are a directors medium so this podcast gives great insight!

iTunes Ratings

316 Ratings
Average Ratings
251
39
13
6
7

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.

Directors are great

By Cupcakeluver102 - May 07 2019
Read more
Movies are a directors medium so this podcast gives great insight!
Cover image of The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast

The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast

Updated 4 days ago

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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.

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: 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 #3: 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 #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: 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 #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: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: The Lighthouse with Robert Eggers and Rian Johnson (Episode 226)

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Director Robert Eggers discusses his new film, The Lighthouse, with fellow director Rian Johnson. Set in 1980s New England, the film tells the hallucinatory story of a grizzled veteran seaman and a novice lighthouse keeper who are thrown together on a harsh assignment. As isolation and alcohol being to eat at their sanity, they become threatened by their own nightmares.

See photos and a summary of this event below:
https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Dec2019/Lighthouse_QnA_1019.aspx

Nov 01 2019

32mins

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Rank #15: 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 4), 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 #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: Episode 56: Silence with Martin Scorsese and Alexander Payne

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Director Martin Scorsese discusses his new film, Silence, with Alexander Payne. Based on a novel by Shusaku Endo, the film follows two Jesuit missionaries who travel to Japan, where Christianity is outlawed, in search of their missing mentor.

Jan 05 2017

33mins

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Rank #19: You Were Never Really Here with Lynne Ramsay and Maggie Greenwald (Ep. 136)

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Director Lynne Ramsay discusses her film with fellow director Maggie Greenwald. The film tells the story of a traumatized veteran who tracks down missing girls for a living. When he takes the case of finding the daughter of a rising politician who's running for the Senate, he uncovers a conspiracy that may lead to his awakening or his death.

Apr 13 2018

36mins

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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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