Six Hollywood film directors bring Los Angeles industry town news hot Hollywood story this week, in the much sought after LA Times Calendar Section. The five lads and a bespectacled lassie are: “David Fincher, Ben Affleck, Tom Hooper, Darren Aronofsky, Lisa Cholodenko and Ethan Coen share a passion for filmmaking.” Well – we certainly hope so!
THE ENVELOPE ROUND TABLE DIRECTORS ON DIRECTING by John Horn.
“Some spent years fighting to bring their movies to the screen. Others had the great fortune of seeing the pieces fall into place almost overnight. A few of the directors work so closely with their actors they almost become their therapists. One simply turns on the camera and lets his performers fly.
The six filmmakers who recently came together at the Los Angeles Times to talk about their craft have dramatically different work and directing habits. And their films could hardly be more diverse: David Fincher‘s Facebook film “The Social Network,” Ben Affleck‘s crime story “The Town,” Tom Hooper’s historical drama “The King’s Speech,” Darren Aronofsky‘s ballet tale “Black Swan,” Lisa Cholodenko‘s family comedy “The Kids Are All Right” and Ethan Coen‘s western“True Grit” (directed with brother Joel).
But they all achieved something exceptional in 2010: They created movies that not only were critical and commercial hits but also became a part of the pop cultural conversation. For all their differences, these six directors share the same passion for storytelling and concerns about moviemaking — those early moments when failure seems imminent, praying for the weather to cooperate, kicking holes in doors over financing headaches.”
For the full story go here. My favorite director of this line up – is perhaps Darren Aronofsky this year.
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