Interviews with the brightest and most accomplished personalities in the film industry offer a chance to delve deeper into the creative process that goes into producing cinematic masterpieces that move and inspire us. From sharing anecdotes to discussing challenges that arose during production, these interviews offer invaluable insights into the thoughts and perspectives of the filmmakers, actors, and producers, and their approach to storytelling.
Martin Scorsese on Making the Irishman
In a recent interview with Variety, Martin Scorsese, the legendary filmmaker, talked about his latest project, The Irishman. He shared how the longstanding friendship he has with Robert De Niro led to the film being made and opened up about dealing with the challenge of making a movie that spans over decades. Scorsese said: “The hardest thing was finding the proper design, or style, for a picture that covers so many years. We had to figure out how to age the actors and how to keep the audience aware of when things are happening, without, hopefully, taking them out of the story.”
Meryl Streep Talks About Becoming a Part of Big Little Lies
Meryl Streep, one of the most celebrated actors of our time, spoke with CBS Sunday Morning about joining the cast of Big Little Lies for the show’s second season. Streep revealed that her initial hesitation about taking on the role was motivated by her respect for the show’s star-studded cast. “I was offered the part without anybody’s knowledge. They didn’t comply with any of the rules. And I liked that,” she said.
Steven Spielberg on His Creative Process
Acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg sat down with The New York Times last year and shared how he approaches making movies. “Once I am in prep, there are no more doubts. I just don’t suffer from self-doubt when I am making a movie — I am decisive and all my instincts are in the forward direction,” he said. Spielberg also talked about his latest movie, Ready Player One and how for him, it was a return to the kind of crowd-pleasers that he was known for in the past.Getting a glimpse into the way filmmakers, actors and producers think is a gratifying experience, especially when you have loved their work for years. These interviews help us bridge the gap and understand what it takes to bring a film to life.