We love talking to Mexican horror auteur Guillermo del Toro (Cronos) about movies; he’s among the most knowledgeable, passionate, and articulate cinephiles we know. We were particularly intrigued to hear his take on Martin Rosen’s 1978 animated film Watership Down, which he adores. In this excerpt from a fascinating longer interview on our special edition release of the film, available this week, del Toro tells us about first seeing Watership Down as a young teenager and experiencing the revelation that animated films could engage with adult issues and big social and political ideas.
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While working on Ingmar Bergman’s devastating antiwar film, the actress developed an emotionally intense chemistry with her costar Max von Sydow.
The Real-Life Rage That Fueled Lee Grant in In the Heat of the Night
In this excerpt from a new interview, the actor talks about how she channeled her political anger in the role of a distraught widow in Norman Jewison’s Oscar-winning crime drama.
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How Hitchcock Pulled off a Shot for the Ages
Award-winning cinematographer John Bailey discusses the complications that Alfred Hitchcock faced trying to execute one of the most ambitious shots in his filmography.