The great documentary filmmaker Errol Morris has interviewed his share of daunting subjects, from former Secretary of Defense Robert NcNamara to the electric-chair technician Fred Leuchter Jr. (a.k.a. Mr. Death). But in this excerpt from an interview on our new edition of his film A Brief History of Time, Morris reveals that meeting the genius astrophysicist Stephen Hawking was particularly intimidating.
A Hidden Figure of the Czechoslovak New Wave Takes the Spotlight
In this excerpt from an interview on the edition of Diamonds of the Night, film programmer Irena Kovarova talks about the work of one of director Jan Němec’s key collaborators, Ester Krumbachová.
Robert Zemeckis Looks Back on His Debut-Film Jitters
In a new conversation with collaborators Bob Gale and Steven Spielberg, the director of I Wanna Hold Your Hand talks about the terror of being a first-time feature director.
How Carlos Reygadas Plans for the Unexpected
Storyboards have been an important part of the Mexican filmmaker’s process from the beginning of his career. In this interview, he talks about the freedom that meticulous pre-planning allows him on-set.