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Iain Blair
Iain Blair has interviewed industry's top filmmakers, including George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Brett Ratner, Rob Reiner and many, many more.
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Director's Chair: Mike Leigh's 'Another Year'
Published: January 3, 2011

HOLLYWOOD — For the past 40 years, since his aptly-named 1971 feature debut Bleak Moments, British director Mike Leigh has amassed a body of work — including Happy-Go-Lucky, Vera Drake, All Or Nothing, Secrets & Lies, Life is Sweet and Naked — that is distinctive and idiosyncratic, and created “under rather curious conditions,” as he puts it himself.
Director's Chair: Michael Apted - 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'
Published: December 6, 2010

LONDON — British director Michael Apted has led an interesting double life since moving to Hollywood in the late seventies. While helming such big studio hits as the Academy Award-winning Coal Miner's Daughter, the Bond adventure The World is Not Enough, Gorillas in the Mist, Nell and his latest release, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, he has also moonlighted as a documentary filmmaker. Here, Apted talks about making the new Narnia film, his love of post and his commitment to documentary filmmaking.
SWOT: Directors discuss the feature film business
Published: December 6, 2010

Despite — or because of — the ongoing grim economic picture, 2010 was a pretty good year for Hollywood. Audiences, happy to forget the recession and their financial woes for a couple of hours, headed to the theatres in healthy numbers, especially to see anything light and escapist. Here, four top directors , who also often write their films — Jim Cameron, Chris Nolan, Terry Gilliam and Joe Carnahan — tackle Post’s SWOT questions and air their views about the year ahead.
Director's Chair: Stephen Frears - 'Tamara Drewe'
Published: October 29, 2010

HOLLYWOOD — At first glance the long film career of acclaimed British director Stephen Frears might look a little schizophrenic. He’s made big Hollywood studio pictures with big stars, such as Mary Reilly, Hero, the Oscar-nominated The Grifters and Dangerous Liaisons. But he’s probably better known for such smaller, grittier, non-star vehicles as My Beautiful Laundrette, Snapper and The Van, films that provide a rich palette for Frears to explore stories with a strong social and political conscience.
Director's Chair: Randall Wallace - 'Secretariat'
Published: October 5, 2010

HOLLYWOOD — Movie fans have always loved a good horse racing film. Now, following in the hooves of such favorites as Seabiscuit, Dreamer andNational Velvet, comes the new Disney film Secretariat. Based on a true story, it tells the tale of the legendary 1973 Triple Crown- winner and stars Diane Lane as stable owner Penny Chenery and John Malkovich as trainer Lucien Laurin.
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