The Director's Chair, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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The Director’s Chair is a monthly hour-long series by Robert Rodriguez featuring the industry’s most notable directors as they engage in a revealing and unexpected exchange about the world of filmmaking. The series provides a forum for two directors to go one on one, offering viewers access inside the minds of some of Hollywood's most iconic filmmakers including Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Torro, Francis Ford Coppola, and many more.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoJohn Carpenter||Robert Rodriguez interviews John Carpenter about his early films, with topics ranging from creating his own memorable scores on movies like The Fog and Escape from New York to why he thinks the Thing is his best work.||43:34||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGuillermo del Toro||Robert Rodriguez interviews Guillermo del Toro to discuss his journey from artist to director/producer. From groundbreaking Pan's Labyrinth to Hell Boy and Pacific Rim, Guillermo reveals the madness behind his monsters.||42:12||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoQuentin Tarantino, Vol. 1||Robert Rodriguez interviews Quentin Tarantino. In the first of this two-part episode, the two frequent collaborators discuss Tarantino’s film career using never-before-seen personal footage to discuss topics from screenwriting and camera placement to Spaghetti Westerns and Kung Fu.||43:30||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoQuentin Tarantino, Vol. 2||Robert Rodriguez interviews Quentin Tarantino. In the second of this two-part episode, the two long-time-friends discuss projects that the two created together is the groundbreaking cult-classic film From Dusk Till Dawn, which Robert Rodriguez re-imagined into a TV series on El Rey Network.||47:14||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFrancis Ford Coppola||Robert Rodriguez interviews Francis Ford Coppola to discuss the influence of family, starting with rebel studio Zeotrope and the challenges of creating The Godfather, The Conversation, and Apocalypse Now.||44:40||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoLuis Valdez||Robert Rodriguez interviews Luis Valdez, the Original Chicano-American Director. They discuss the journey from migrant farmworker to filmmaker to the founding of Teatros Campesinos, crafting Zoot Suit for stage/screen and the classic, La Bamba.||41:30||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoRobert Zemeckis||Robert Rodriguez interviews Robert Zemeckis. They discuss the fascinating career that began with an award-winning USC student film that caught the attention of Steven Spielberg, and took off into the stratosphere with some of the biggest blockbuster hits of all time, including Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Best Picture Oscar winner Forest Gump.||43:51||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMichael Mann||Robert Rodriguez interviews Michael Mann to discuss what inspires his distinct style and attention to detail. Mann reveals his personal thoughts on digital filmmaking, production design, music and his immersive actor rehearsal process.||45:18||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGeorge Miller||Robert Rodriguez interviews George Miller to discuss his career as a director, writer, and producer of ground breaking films ranging from Babe and Happy Feet to the “Mad Max” series with a special section on this year’s acclaimed “Fury Road.”||45:50||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSylvester Stallone||Robert Rodriguez interviews director Sylvester Stallone to discuss Sly's beginnings and inspirations, what it's like to write, direct and star in an action film and his return to directing with Rocky Balboa, Rambo, and The Expendables.||44:25||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoJon Favreau||Robert Rodriguez sits down with filmmaker Jon Favreau to discuss his journey from aspiring actor and comedian to A-list film director. The two visionaries trace Favreau’s career, from indie cult hit Swingers to blockbusters like Iron Man and The Jungle Book.||44:39||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFrank Darabont||Robert Rodriguez sits down for a career-spanning conversation with acclaimed filmmaker Frank Darabont. The two discuss the struggles of trying to break into the industry as well as Darabont’s long standing-relationship with legendary author Stephen King.||44:46||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|101||HDClosed CaptioningVideoRobert Rodriguez Discusses: The Director’s Chair||Robert Rodriguez talks about his original series, The Director’s Chair, which features some of today’s most iconic directors. He discusses some of his favorite moments in creating the series, and how he considers it a masters class in storytelling.||1:41||Free||View in iTunes|
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These episodes are amazing to watch as an emerging filmmaker. To see what these top directors did for different situations is inspiring and educational, and helps me think like a top director on my projects. I'd recommend any filmmaker to watch every episode and dive into this amazing knowledge passed down by the greats.
I rewatch the John Carpenter and Quinten Tarrentino episodes on a regular basis. Thank you, Robert Rodriguez and El Wrey!
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I love the episode featuring Guillermo Del Toro; the questions and manner in which the interview is conducted is very moving and personal. I really love the segment where other directors ask questions as well. This is a fantastic series; I wish it aired on HBO or a similar network so I could actually watch it on TV. Nevertheless the 2.99 paid for one episode was worth it! I learned so much about about Del Toro as not only and artist and director, but on a personal level as well. This is the perfect series for filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers who want know more about a director and their personality— without having to sit through mundane and impersonal interviews on YouTube. Well done Mr. Robert Rodriguez, well done.
Great interviews, amazing editing
Just watch it.