2010 SBIFF Directors' Panel: On Directing

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2010 SBIFF Directors' Panel: On Directing
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As a sponsor of the 25th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, lynda.com is delighted to put you in the front row of four fascinating panel discussions with some of Hollywood's top filmmakers, including a number of Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, and Academy Award winners and nominees. Join us for the director's panel featuring James Cameron (Avatar) and Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds).

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(Music playing.) James Cameron: The point is make the picture, cut it, put your name on it as director.

Now you're a director. Everything after that you're just negotiating your price. (Laughter.) Pete Docter: We are always trying to find some connection to us as humans to express the human condition and put that in some way that you haven't seen. Kathryn Bigelow: And it was both the combination of triumph and futility and that was sort of the kind of metronomic, thematic, underlying thread of the piece. Lee Daniels: In the movies that I have produced or the movies I have directed, there's always a question mark at the end, because that's life. Todd Phillips: I feel like I make movies about mayhem and to make a movie about mayhem, you have to kind of have that feeling on the set. So I definitely let them loose.

Quentin Tarantino: There is always Scorsese! No matter how good you think you are, there's always Scorsese. (Laughter.)

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