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Hollywood Reporter's Director RoundTable is fascinating viewing!

Hey folks, Harry here with an embed from HOLLYWOOD REPORTER of a great Director's Roundtable for about an hour.   You really should give this a look.   If nothing else than just listening to the different kinds of minds are the best directors this year.   Very interesting conversation!





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  • Dec. 29, 2010, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Absolutely great


    I love this Director's Roundtable!

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 4:55 a.m. CST

    As Spock would say "Fascinating."

    by Jeff Myers

    This is great Harry. More stuff like this Please!

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Comedy, actresses, and writers too!

    by Bass Ackwards

    How long has Hollywood Reporter been doing this? They all look like they're for a good chunk of time too, shoot, here I was thinking I'd get some sleep tonight.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 5:37 a.m. CST

    This is like over a week old...

    by Mr. Pricklepants

    What the fuck do you guys do every day?

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 5:59 a.m. CST

    Wow, Aronofsky is rocking the shit out of that scarf

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Keep posting stuff like this, Harry. This is quality. Props.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Great video

    by Mark

    But watched it over a week ago.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Aronofsky always wears that stupid thing.

    by Bandit 37

    Are you that cold dude? Your inside you fucking idiot!

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    God Hollywood Can be Such Pretentious Douche Bags.

    by Bruda5000

    Honestly Aronofsky, take off the douchie scarf for the interview. I hate people that wear their scarves that way. The uppity urban hipster. Fuck off!

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Nolan does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    This is meant to be a round table of Oscar candidates and yet there's no Nolan or Fincher?<p> And yes, Aronofsky get that fucking scarf off you smug boho twat.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Direction does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    The Best Director has to be Fincher or Nolan this year. Fincher could be the front runner cos he lost out on his last nom to Danny Boyle, whereas Nolan is yet to be even nommed.<p> However TDK made over a $billion and INCEPTION has also come close to that figure so if they're basing it on popularity then Nolan could be in.<p> I'd be amazed if any of the guys round that table win the award.<p> <p> ps. Aronofsky really does look like a prize pratt in that scarf. Worth saying twice.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Why is it so ghetto this year?

    by CherryValance

    I only recognized Aronofsky. (I guess I forgot what Weir looked like.) And why put water in wine glasses? It's like they can't afford the real stuff or they're waiting for Jesus to make an appearance later.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Love it

    by RobFromBackEast

    The actors roundtable is great as well. Great idea from THR

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Peter Weir is the only one in that group worth listening to

    by mr_bellamy

    Replace those other jokers with Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Danny Boyle, Clint Eastwood, Lee Unkrich and The Coen Brothers and THEN we'd have a roundtable.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Very enjoyable -- thank you for the link

    by DadTimesTwo

    Could have listened to these folks go a couple more hours.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST


    by Dharma4

    I agree so much. That would have been a much more interesting and better group of directors. Maybe, still have D. Aronofsky in there, but yeah.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST


    by My friends call me Killjoy

    I would assume they were invited, but could not accept or flat out declined. Nolan's probably in England and the rountable was probably in L.A. I loved the silence from David O. Russell when the talk began of megalomaniacal directors. The look on his face was priceless. Aronofsky looks like he's Christian Bale playing Errol Flynn in a biopic. Awesome!

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    mr_bellamy and dharma4

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    Any roundtable with the directors you mentioned would be a must see, but I think your dismissal of the talent at this table is simply unkind. Did you even see the films they made? I found the brief comments about distribution and the current climate for financing smaller films to be really facinating. 23 days to shoot even a small film like The Kids are Allright is nothing. I had more time in college to turn a project in. Derek Cianfrance worked 12 years on Blue Valentine and didn't make a dime off it? That's freakin' crazy! You expect it when you're making your first film with your friends, but not when you're making a movie with the likes of Ryan Gosling and Michele Williams. To be poorer at the end of it? How do you make money and support a family when you're making films outside the "big show"? These guys are fighting wars each and every time they go to make a movie and they're doing it because they love it. Nolan, Eastwood, the Coens...these guys write their own checks and never need to worry about audiences seeing their films. It's just a different ballgame.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I wonder what Aranofsky means

    by Bass Ackwards

    When he responds to the question about directing his own material by saying he only directs his own material, given he didn't write his last two films and he was the almost director of The Fighter, which he also didn't write.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    The discussion about difficult directors

    by Acid_Frio

    I'm sure it was on everyone's minds there that when the issue of working with difficult actors or directors was brought up, the ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM was David O'Russell.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST


    by swannie24


  • Just finished watching it myself. Interesting discussion. There probably won't be a huge amount of talkbacks on this. Given the apparent attention span crisis we keep hearing about.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Disturbing Comment

    by fix_it_in_post

    when Aranofsky talks about trying to get financing for Black Swan. For fucks sake..this guy is an accomplished filmmaker and even he has major problems getting a picture made. It's a sad statement. Oh yeah..what's also disturbing is the scarf.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST

    by longlivethenewflesh

    I watched and enjoyed every minute of it. very informative stuff. love aronofsky, want nothing but the best for the guy. So strange that he is doing Wolverine and O. Russell is going to be helming Uncharted.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Why was Tron: LEGACY Soooooo boring???

    by Fandude7

    Saw the original at the theatre in Oregon back in 82-83 and was so mesmerized with it. One of the reasons I now go to movies. Why was 2010's Tron's continuation so dull? I like the lights and all but too "talky." Only one light cycle chase? What gives?

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    didnt watch any of these movies

    by 1997-2011

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    theres nothing round about that table

    by 1997-2011

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Violence is fantasy, sex is not

    by 1997-2011

    kids will have sex sooner or later but only the disturbed are violent. thats why a big NC-17 was given pretentious pricks

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    the one who has huge balls

    by 1997-2011

    the only one who choked clooney

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    I envy these people...

    by GunRunner

    ..they work hard on a film, get paid handsomely, and then get to sit around and argue about nonsense afterwards.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST


    by GunRunner

    I agree. Nolan is 10x the filmmaker any of these folks are (although I admire Weir), but he seems to realize that he's just a movie maker. I don't see him making sweeping generalizations about culture as if somebody gives a damn.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Weir is fucking awesome

    by 1997-2011

  • Dec. 31, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

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    by Darth Busey

  • Dec. 31, 2010, 8:09 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

    "In 1999, news spread of Russell and George Clooney nearly having a fistfight on the set of Three Kings. In a 2000 interview, Clooney described his confrontation with Russell after tensions on the set had been steadily increasing. According to Clooney, Russell was demeaning the crew verbally and physically. Clooney felt this was out of line and told Russell, "David, it's a big day. But you can't shove, push or humiliate people who aren't allowed to defend themselves." Russell, said Clooney, replied, "Why don't you just worry about your fucked-up acting?! You're being a dick. You want to hit me? You want to hit me? Come on, pussy, hit me."[6] Clooney said Russell then grabbed him by the throat and Clooney "went nuts", pummeling Russell. Clooney said Russell eventually apologized and filming continued, but Clooney described the incident as "truly, without exception, the worst experience of my life." When asked if he would work with Russell again, Clooney responded, "Life’s too short."

  • Dec. 31, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    The Scarf?

    by theMovesMusic

    He's wearing a ferret on his grill but it's his scarf y'all have an issue with? Also, great discussion, obviously having the big leaguers there would've been nice, but I don't think this was any less interesting. AND my favorite director Danny Boyle got no love either!