The Director's ChairSeason 1
The Director’s Chair is an hour-long series by Robert Rodriguez featuring the industry’s most notable directors as they engage in a revealing and unexpected exchange about the world of filmmaking. The series provides a forum for two directors to go one on one, offering viewers access inside the minds of some of Hollywood's most iconic filmmakers.
- 1. John CarpenterMay 9, 201444minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishDirector Robert Rodriguez interviews the legendary director John Carpenter (Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, The Thing, Escape From New York) on his influences and how he became a filmmaker.
- 2. Guillermo Del ToroAugust 6, 201442minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishDirector Robert Rodriguez interviews the visionary director Guillermo Del Toro (Mimic, Blade II, Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim) on his influences and how he became a filmmaker.
- 3. Quentin TarantinoAugust 13, 201444minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishDirector Robert Rodriguez interviews the visionary director Guillermo Del Toro (Mimic, Blade II, Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim) on his influences and how he became a filmmaker.
- 4. Quentin Tarantino Vol. IISeptember 16, 201447minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishRobert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino discuss Tarantino's career through the lens of their 20-year friendship, using never-before-seen personal footage to discuss topics from screenwriting to Spaghetti Westerns and Kung Fu.
- 5. Francis Ford CoppolaMarch 1, 201545minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishRobert Rodriguez sits with legendary director Francis Ford Coppola to discuss the influence of family, starting rebel studio Zoetrope and the challenges of creating The Godfather, The Conversation, and Apocalypse Now.
- 6. Luis ValdezMarch 28, 201542minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishRobert sits with The Original Chicano-American Director, Luis Valdez, to discuss the journey from migrant farmworker to filmmaker, the founding of Teatros Campesinos, crafting Zoot Suit for stage/screen, and the classic, La Bamba.
- 7. Robert ZemeckisMay 11, 201544minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishRobert Rodriguez interviews Robert Zemeckis. They discuss the fascinating career that began with an award-winning USC student film that caught the attention of Steven Spielberg, and took off into the stratosphere with some of the biggest blockbuster hits of all time, including Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Best Picture Oscar winner Forest Gump.
- 8. Michael MannJune 1, 201545minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishRobert Rodriguez interviews Michael Mann
- 9. George MillerAugust 29, 201546minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishRobert Rodriguez interviews George Miller to discuss his career as a director, writer, and producer of ground breaking films ranging from Babe and Happy Feet to the "Mad Max" series with a special section on this year's acclaimed "Fury Road".
- 10. Sylvester StalloneNovember 14, 201544minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishRobert Rodriguez interviews director Sylvester Stallone to discuss Sly's beginnings and inspirations, what it's like to write, direct and star in an action film and his return to directing with Rocky Balboa, Rambo, and The Expendables.
- 11. Jon FavreauSeptember 25, 201645minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishRobert Rodriguez sits down with filmmaker Jon Favreau to discuss his journey from aspiring actor and comedian to A-list film director. The two visionaries trace Favreau’s career, from indie cult hit Swingers to blockbusters like Iron Man and The Jungle Book.
- 12. Frank DarabontSeptember 25, 201645minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishRobert Rodriguez sits down for a career-spanning conversation with acclaimed filmmaker Frank Darabont. The two discuss the struggles of trying to break into the industry as well as Darabont’s long standing-relationship with legendary author Stephen King.
- 13. Barbra StreisandThis video is currently unavailableNovember 30, 2018TV-14"Barbra Streisand" Robert sits with the legendary Barbra Streisand to discuss her ground-breaking career.
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