Features in-depth conversations with 10 of the world’s greatest directors: Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, Liliana Cavani, Stephen Frears, Agnès Varda, Ken Loach, Todd Haynes, Catherine Breillat, Richard Linklater and John Sayles.
So simple yet so revealing: taking artists and craftsmen from behind the camera and putting them in front of it. This revealing survey provides access to big names of cinema both American and international, directors whom we are always eager to hear speak about their practice and inspiration
An okay documentary that interviews a bevy of talented directors and doesn't have a whole lot to say about them since so many of them are covered. No film can be bad that spends a good deal of time talking to David Lynch about his work, but so many of these directors are given too little time to say anything of serious interest about their work and career. Worth a look, but temper expectations appropriately.
Disappointing and unfocused film that despite an interesting assortment of directors fails to make much of a point mostly due to the vanity of the director. Inserting herself throughout is misconceived at best and self indulgent at worse. Despite that there are some interesting moments though some of the participants are given little coverage.
not the best documentary formally, but the dvd has a ton of extra footage with each director that is well worth watching if you are a fan of any of these people. there was 50 extra minutes of interviews with todd haynes, for example, that really go into the depths of his career (he even recounts some of his films he made as a teenager), and david lynch's amazing hand gestures are always a great watch.
Some interesting comments by a variety of interesting directors but the whole thing seems kind of random and arbitrary. I suppose if I had the money to do so (as Angela Ismailos apparently does) making a film like this would be a good excuse to spend some time with people I admire.
More entertaining than informative... however this newcomer filmmaker’s effort in getting these interviews has to be applauded. The title’s controversy only means that subjectivity exists, better put, these are directors that have “greatly” influenced her.
While a bit slow, Great directors did a good job looking into the minds of some world renown filmmakers. With David Lynch being on the bill, I was sold on the movie. Overall, this documentary was very informative and interesting in the sense that we see the minds behind the movies talking about themselves.