Robert Downey Sr. and Paul Thomas Anderson have been close friends for years. (You can see Downey in a memorable cameo as a record producer in Anderson’s 1997 film Boogie Nights.) Last month, the two directors came to the Criterion Collection offices to have a casual conversation about the making of the films in the Eclipse set Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr. In this first of four episodes, they discuss Downey’s debut, the political satire Babo 73. We’ll post the remaining parts of their conversation once a week, so keep checking back.
A Born Editor: Remembering Françoise Bonnot (1939–2018)
The great French editor talks about growing up in the cutting room and how she became one of Costa-Gavras’s most trusted collaborators.
A Sound for Love and Loss: Bo Harwood on A Woman Under the Influence
With just piano and guitar, longtime Cassavetes collaborator Bo Harwood created a score that highlights the melancholy in the director’s acclaimed domestic drama.
A Weekend in Lynch Land
At a two-day festival in Brooklyn, David Lynch diehards got a chance to meditate, walk through their own Eraserhead experience, and hear from the master himself.
From the Tarkovsky Archives
On what would have been his eighty-sixth birthday, we’re celebrating Andrei Tarkvosky’s legacy with a look back at some of the essays and videos we’ve published on his work.