The Czechoslovakian director of "Amadeus" and "One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" compares working under communism to working in Hollywood and discusses his approach to casting and the building of a character.
The director of "Performance", "Walkabout", and "The Man Who Fell to Earth" talks about his role as a visionary filmmaker, discussing his pre-occupation with fame as a theme and his experience of the border between tragedy and farce.
Weir, director of films from "The Last Wave", "Picnic at Hanging Rock" and "The Year of Living Dangerously" to "Witness" and "Green Card", talks about his working methods and the components of his craft. In his discussion of the components of good education (experience, excitement and risk ) versus the bad education he himself had to overcome, one can see the roots of his film "Dead Poets Society"
The delightful and witty veteran actor discusses his work with such directors as Frank Capra, John ford and Alfred Hitchcock.
Lancaster, a marvelous raconteur, discusses the technique of acting for the cinema and his work with such directors as Bertolucci, Visconti and Altman.