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Home Theater United
Episode 34
February 7, 2022 8:00 PM EST

Directors Roundtable Discussion

Reconnection (5m or less):
  • Reflecting on MD trip, visit to Sam’s, movies, filling suitcase
  • Revisiting Brian’s Scariest Movie
  • Sam’s “new” projector
  • Sam cleared out 500+ disks!
  • Todd: Does the LOTR collection “hold up”
  • Ghostbusters Afterlife at home better than Dolby Cinema?

Directors (Target time 1h or less):
  • How much power does a director really have?
  • “Final cut”
  • What’s the best analogy for director: conductor, dictator, somewhere in between?
  • Favorite Directors?
  • Shitty Directors?
  • Who had the best career?
  • Who are you most excited about from the crop of new directors?
  • What director is influencing/mentoring the most? Back to Corman
Quick Good Band and Ugly:

Sam - Pam and Tommy
Brian - Godzilla vs. Kong, WW84
Todd - Reacher
Neil - it’s a secret!
 

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Some filmmakers who "graduated" from the "Roger Corman Film School" (Corman film followed by most famous for):

George Armitage - Private Duty Nurses / Gross Pointe Blank
Paul Bartel - Death Race 2000 / Eating Raoul
Timur Bekmambetov - The Arena / Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Peter Bogdanovich - Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women / The Last Picture Show, What's Up Doc?
James Cameron - Battle Beyond the Stars (visual effects), Piranha II: The Spawning / The Terminator, Aliens, etc.
Francis Ford Coppola - Battle Beyond the Sun / The Godfather
Joe Dante - Piranha / Gremlins
Jonathan Demme - Angels Hard as They Come / Silence of the Lambs
Curtis Hanson - The Dunwich Horror / L.A. Confidential
James Horner - The Lady in Red, Battle Beyond the Stars / Star Trek II, Avatar
Ron Howard - Grand Theft Auto / Apollo 13
Gale Anne Hurd - Humanoids From the Deep / The Terminator, True Lies
Janusz Kamiński - Saturday the 14th Strikes Back / Schindler's List
Jonathan Kaplan - Night Call Nurses / The Accused
John Sayles - Piranha / Eight Men Out
Martin Scorsese - Boxcar Bertha / Taxi Driver, Goodfellas
Robert Towne - Last Woman on Earth / Chinatown
Irvin Kershner - Stakeout on Dope Street / Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
 

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Speaking of James Cameron, although he is not interviewed for the documentary, many cast and crew members have some very interesting things to say about their time working with him on Aliens on the Netflix series The Movies That Made Us: Aliens, including Gale Anne Hurd's initial meeting with her future husband/ex-husband.
 

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