Through cinematography and editing, Bob Fosse made film pliable so that it could move to the rhythms of music and bodies in motion—so that it could dance. His 1979 masterpiece All That Jazz was his ultimate achievement in this regard. Watch the first six minutes—in which Roy Scheider’s Fosse surrogate, Joe Gideon, auditions hordes of dancers for his upcoming show—and know you’re in the hands of a master filmmaker.
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.