Director Edward Zwick reveals how he recreated the fire in Trial by Fire, and why he slated this high production hurdle at the very beginning of the shoot.
From Glory and Legends of the Fall to The Last Samurai and Blood Diamond, Ed Zwick is a master of epic moviemaking. As a producer, he has lent his talents to such groundbreaking television shows as “thirtysomething” and “My So-Called Life” and won a Best Picture Oscar for John Madden’s Shakespeare in Love. He was also nominated for Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic. Zwick’s latest movie, the World War II epic Defiance, which he wrote, directed and produced, starring Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell, opened December 2008.