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The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast episode list

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A list of episodes from the podcast series called The Director's Cut from the Director's Guild of America.

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Episode 1: Bridge Of Spies with Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese

In our premiere episode, master filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese engage in a lively discussion of Mr. Spielberg's newest film, "Bridge of Spies". They talk about their shared memories of the Red Scare in the 1950s and '60s, their philosophies on visually interpreting a story, and where to get the best tacos when shooting in Queens.

 

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Episode 2: Crimson Peak with Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Iñárritu

For our special bonus episode to celebrate the launch of The Director's Cut, longtime friends and fellow Mexican-born directors Guillermo del Toro and Aléjandro G. Iñárritu discuss, "Crimson Peak," Mr. del Toro's latest visual masterpiece and genre mash-up of horror and gothic romance.

 

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Episode 3: By The Sea with Angelina Jolie Pitt and Marc Levin

Angelina Jolie Pitt talks about her most recent film By the Sea, with director Marc Levin, covering topics like the challenges of writing, directing, as well as acting in a lead role in the film.

 

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

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.

 

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Episode 5: Star Wars: The Force Awakens with J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan

Director J.J. Abrams discusses the unique opportunity to re-boot the iconic Star Wars saga with co-writer and fellow director Lawrence Kasdan.

 

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Episode 6: The Revenant with Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Darren Aronofsky

Fresh off the huge success of last year's Birdman, Director Alejandro Iñárritu discusses making The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, a vivid tale of survival set on the American frontier in the 19th century, with another visionary director, Darren Aronofsky.

 

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Episode 7: The Big Short With Adam McKay and Paul Thomas Anderson

Director Adam McKay discusses his newest film, The Big Short about the 2008 financial collapse, based on the book by Michael Lewis, with fellow director Paul Thomas Anderson.

 

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Episode 8: Spotlight with Tom McCarthy and Jonathan Levine

Director Tom McCarthy discusses his latest film, Spotlight, about the team of investigators from the Boston Globe who uncovered a decades-long cover up of child molestation within the Boston Catholic Archdiocese, with fellow director Jonathan Levine.

 

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Episode 9: Carol with Todd Haynes and Kelly Reichardt

Director Todd Haynes discusses his latest film, Carol, about two women from different worlds who find themselves in the midst of a love affair, with Director Kelly Reichardt.

 

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Episode 10: Concussion with Peter Landesman and Boaz Yakin

Director Peter Landesman speaks about his latest film, Concussion, with Director Boaz Yakin. The film follows forensic pathologist Dr. Bennett Omalu who discovers a football-related brain trauma called CTE and his efforts to fight for the truth to be known despite the influence of the NFL.

 

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Episode 11: DGA Meet the Nominees Feature Film Symposium: Part 1 of 3

Jeremy Kagan moderates the 25th Annual DGA Meet the Nominees: Feature Film Symposium featuring Alejandro G. Iñárritu , Tom McCarthy, Adam McKay, George Miller, and Ridley Scott on their nominated films. Topics for part one include advice that the nominees took to heart in their careers and anecdotes about the casting process.

 

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Episode 12: DGA Meet the Nominees 2016 Feature Film Symposium Part 2 of 3

Jeremy Kagan moderates the 25th Annual DGA Meet the Nominees: Feature Film Symposium featuring Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Tom McCarthy, Adam McKay, George Miller, and Ridley Scott on their nominated films. Topics for part two include how the nominees solved unexpected problems and were willing to explore "happy accidents" that occurred during filming.

 

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Episode 13: DGA Meet the Nominees 2016 Feature Film Symposium Part 3 of 3

Jeremy Kagan moderates the 25th Annual DGA Meet the Nominees: Feature Film Symposium featuring Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Tom McCarthy, Adam McKay, George Miller, and Ridley Scott on their nominated films. Topics for part three include how the nominees staged particularly complicated scenes and discoveries they made during the editorial process.

 

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Episode 14: The Danish Girl with Tom Hooper and Michael Apted

Director Tom Hooper discusses his latest film, The Danish Girl, with Director Michael Apted. The film follows Lili Elbe and her journey as a transgender pioneer during the early 20th century.

 

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Episode 15: Mustang with Deniz Gamze Ergüven And John Krokidas

Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven discusses her new film, Mustang, with Director John Krokidas. The film follows five teenaged Turkish sisters whose lives are changed after an afternoon of innocent beach play with some male classmates is reported as illicit by a neighbor.

 

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Episode 16: Midnight Special with Jeff Nichols And Jonathan Levine

Director Jeff Nichols discusses his new film, Midnight Special, with Director Jonathan Levine. The film tells the story of a father and his young son who are forced to go on the run after the world learns that the boy possesses mysterious powers.

 

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Episode 17: Visual History With Miloš Forman conducted by Daniel Algrant

Director Miloš Forman discusses his life and early career in highlights pulled from his Visual History interview.

 

Topics include his early life and attending film school in Prague (6:00), the Soviet government's banning of his satire The Fireman's Ball (12:00), the DGA's role in his avoiding deportation back to the Eastern block (18:00), the "hooks" in many of his films that inspired his directorial approach (23:00), the importance of casting in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (26:00), and creating the musical sequences in Amadeus (41:00).

 

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Episode 18: The Invitation with Karyn Kusama and Gil Kenan

Director Karyn Kusama discusses her new film, The Invitation, with Director Gil Kenan. The film tells the story of an estranged couple who reunite at a dinner party following the death of their son. As the party continues, it becomes clear that something mysterious and terrifying may be going on.

 

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Episode 19: I Saw The Light with Marc Abraham And Peyton Reed

Director Marc Abraham discusses his new film, I Saw the Light, with Director Peyton Reed. The film tells the story of legendary country-western singer and songwriter Hank Williams, played by Tom Hiddleston. Despite Williams' singular talent, fame and addiction have a tragic effect on his life and personal relationships.

 

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Episode 20: The Jungle Book with Jon Favreau and Donald Petrie

Director Jon Favreau discusses his new film, The Jungle Book, with Director Donald Petrie. The film retells the classic Rudyard Kipling tale about a boy named Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in an Indian jungle.

 

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Episode 21: Elvis & Nixon with Liza Johnson and Bette Gordon

Director Liza Johnson discusses her new film, Elvis & Nixon, with Director Bette Gordon. The film gives a fictionalized account of what might have happened in an unusual meeting between Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon in the White House, forever immortalized in an iconic photograph in the National Archives.

 

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Episode 22: Visual History Interview with James Burrows conducted by Michael Lembeck

Director and Sitcom Legend James Burrows discusses his life and career in highlights pulled from his DGA Visual History interview.

 

Topics include growing up as the son of Broadway writer/director Abe Burrows (Guys & Dolls), training on The Bob Newhart Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show (10:00), his role as the Director on pilot episodes including Will & Grace (19:00), the development and casting of Cheers (24:00), and how he works with actors through the week of making a new episode of a show (39:00).

 

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Episode 23: Money Monster with Jodie Foster and Michael Apted

Director Jodie Foster discusses her new film, Money Monster, with Director Michael Apted. The film follows the explosive situation that develops when an irate investor hijacks the live studio broadcast of a Wall Street Guru's television show after losing everything on a stock tip.

 

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Episode 24: Mother's Day with Garry Marshall and Robert B. Weide

Director Garry Marshall discusses his new film, Mother's Day, with Director Robert B. Weide. The film features a star-studded ensemble in a set of intertwining stories about motherhood.

 

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