All posts by Phillip Williams

  • From Mexico to Hollywood and Back

    Alfonso Cuaron (center) directs Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal in Y Tu Mama Tambien. Alfonso Cuarón is reinventing his approach to...

  • Crossing Boundaries

    Sitting down to a chat with Ismail Merchant is rather like having a friendly neighbor over for coffee and a sandwich. Though...

  • The Triumph of Clare Peploe

    L to R: Jay Rodan, Mira Sorvino, Fiona Shaw, Clare Peploe and Bernardo Bertolucci on the set of The Triumph of Love....

  • In the Hot Seat

    The Believer Henry Bean has put himself in the hot seat. A successful scribe for many years now, he moved into the...

  • The Road To Perfection

    Sam Mendes (l) and Conrad Hall on the set of The Road To Perdition With over 40 years of experience behind the...

  • An Orgy of Filmmaking

    Carol Littleton Some people plan and scheme for years about how to forge a career in the film business. For a lucky...

  • Balls in Blizzards

    Mike Leigh The characters in Mike Leigh’s new picture, All Or Nothing, are so fully realized, so three dimensional, that at times...

  • Making Movies with Marty

    Thelma Schoonmaker It must have been fate that brought Thelma Schoonmaker to the editor’s bench. It was while taking a six-week course...

  • Shrinking History

    Jonathan Firth in Luther. Moviemaker Bart Gavigan is a rare bird. A writer-of-repute for countless years, he is only now beginning to...

  • MovieMaker Sneak Peek

    Director Anthony Minghella There are few people truly interested in cinema to whom the name "Anthony Minghella" is not familiar. In the...