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The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast

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Rank #188 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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291 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

291 Ratings
Average Ratings
230
36
13
6
6

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 5 days ago

Rank #188 in TV & Film category

Read more

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 81: Baby Driver with Edgar Wright and Christopher Nolan

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Director Edgar Wright discusses his new film, Baby Driver, with fellow Director Christopher Nolan. The film tells the story of a young getaway driver named Baby who meets the girl of his dream. Hoping to leave his criminal life behind, he is coerced into one last getaway job. But when things go awry, all of his skills will be put to the test if he has any hope of survival.
Jul 20 2017
33 mins
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Rank #2: 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
29 mins
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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
57 mins
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Rank #4: 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
39 mins
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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
21 mins
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Rank #6: 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
34 mins
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Rank #7: 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
35 mins
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Rank #8: 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
33 mins
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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
40 mins
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Rank #10: 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
33 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 42: Manchester by the Sea with Kenneth Lonergan and Bob Balaban

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Director Kenneth Lonergan discusses his new film, Manchester by the Sea, with Bob Balaban. The film tells the story of a Boston janitor who becomes the sole guardian of his 16-year-old nephew after the sudden death of his brother. He reluctantly returns to his hometown and attempts to deal with the life and family he had left behind.

Mr. Lonergan was nominated for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2016 for directing this film.
Nov 22 2016
33 mins
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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
34 mins
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Rank #13: 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
37 mins
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Rank #14: 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
34 mins
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Rank #15: The Lion King with Jon Favreau and Sam Raimi (Ep. 212)

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Director Jon Favreau discusses his film, The Lion King, with fellow director Sam Raimi. A photorealistic remake of the 1994 animated film, the film follows lion prince Simba, the son of King Mufasa of Pride Rock. When Mufasa's death at the hands of his brother Scar results in SImba's exile (and Scar's ascension to the throne), Simba must make new friends, grow up and battle Scar to take back what is rightfully his.

See photos and a summary of this event below:

https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Sept2019/LionKing_QnA_0719.aspx
Jul 31 2019
34 mins
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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
32 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 77: Wonder Woman with Patty Jenkins and Richard Donner

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Director Patty Jenkins discusses her new film Wonder Woman with fellow Director Richard Donner. The film tells the story of Diana, princess of the Amazons, who travels on an adventure after an American pilot suddenly crashes on the shore of her island and tells of a war to end all wars raging in Europe. Convinced she can stop the threat, she leaves home to fulfill her destiny.
Jun 16 2017
31 mins
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Rank #18: Star Wars: The Last Jedi with Rian Johnson and Spike Jonze (Ep. 123)

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Director Rian Johnson discusses his new film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with fellow Director Spike Jonze. As the eight installment of the blockbuster franchise, the film continues the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as Rey develops her Force abilities with a reluctant Luke Skywalker while Finn, General Leia Organa and the resistance continue their battle against Kylo Ren and the First Order.
Dec 19 2017
22 mins
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Rank #19: Booksmart with Olivia Wilde and Nicole Holofcener (Ep. 208)

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Director Olivia Wilde discusses her film, Booksmart, with fellow director Nicole Holofcener. The film follows, Molly and Amy, two overachieving high school seniors who try to make up for their all work and no play attitude by cramming four years' worth of partying into the night before graduation.

See photos and a summary of this event below:

https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/July2019/Booksmart_QnA_0619.aspx
Jun 07 2019
37 mins
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Rank #20: Phantom Thread with Paul Thomas Anderson and Rian Johnson (Ep. 120)

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Director Paul Thomas Anderson discusses his new film, Phantom Thread, with fellow Director Rian Johnson. The film stars Daniel Day-Lewis as Reynolds Woodcock, a tailor whose distinctive style makes him the center of British fashion in 1950s post-war London . His status as a confirmed bachelor is upended when he meets Alma, a young, strong-willed woman who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover.
Dec 13 2017
32 mins
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