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The Directors

1997-2005 | American Film Institute | 4 episodes á 60 minutes
Directed by: Robert J. Emery
"The Directors", produced in part by the American Film Institute, profiles various film directors; exploring their influences, early careers, first and major films. Interspersed with comments from actors, producers, this series gives a glimpse inside Hollywood and, through the director's own words, how great movies are made. Meryl Streep was interviewed on the programme four times, talking about her directors Sydney Pollack in 1997, Clint Eastwood in 1999, Wes Craven in 1999 and Carl Franklin in 2005. All episodes have been released on DVD with the exception of the Franklin episode.

The Directors: The Films of Sydney Pollack (1997)
Cast: Sydney Pollack, Charles Durning, Sally Field, Harrison Ford, Paul Newman, Julia Ormond, Cliff Robertson, Meryl Streep, Jerry Weintraub


The Directors: The Films of Clint Eastwood (1999)
Cast: Laura Dern, Alison Eastwood, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Pat Hingle, Geoffrey Lewis, Donna Mills, Meryl Streep, Richard D. Zanuck, Anthony Zerbe


The Directors: The Films of Wes Craven (1999)
Cast: David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Mitch Pileggi, Bill Pullman, Meryl Streep, Kristy Swanson, Ray Wise


The Directors: The Films of Carl Franklin (2005)
Cast: Dean Cain, Julie Corman, Roger Corman, Carl Franklin, Sanaa Lathan, Meryl Streep

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