We’ve seen actresses, actors and writers gather for a one-hour discussion to drum up awards attention, but now the major roundtable has landed over at THR, with the best director hopefuls. Gathering together Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), Ben Affleck (Argo), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) and Gus Van Sant (Promised Land). Sadly, Zero Dark Thirty‘s Kathryn Bigelow didn’t show up to the boy’s club.
The full hour video is complete with great bits, including the directors talking about cutting down their films (Tarantino also confirms the final Django Unchained runtime is around 2 hours and 45 minutes) and the digital vs. film debate. They also discuss their toughest moments as directors which include Ang Lee firing a composer and Ben Affleck letting go one of his Argo stars. Check out the video below, which includes Tarantino admitting Death Proof “has got to be the worst movie I ever make.” Do you agree? Let us know in the comments.
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