One of the genuinely good things to come out of the awards season campaigning each year is THR’s roundtable interview series. The trade brings together a group from each major branch of the Academy to discuss a wide range of topics, and what ensues is usually a candid and enlightening conversation with some of the best filmmakers, actors, and writers working today. The latest video is a directors roundtable with Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), David O. Russell (American Hustle), and Lee Daniels (Lee Daniels’ The Butler). It’s yet another fascinating discussion and well worth a watch.
Hit the jump to watch the full hourlong conversation, which covers everything from changes during filming, bad studio notes, disappointing experiences (Cuaron talks frankly about Great Expectations), and more. Russell even reveals that he’s written “an emotional horror film” that Eli Roth intends to direct. To catch up on all of Collider’s awards coverage, peruse our recent Oscar Beat articles right here.
Read an abbreviated text version of the discussion over at THR.