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Best Directors: The 'Fresh Air' Interviews

All five of the directors nominated for an Academy Award appeared on Fresh Air to discuss their latest films. Before the Oscars on Sunday, listen to James Cameron, Kathryn Bigelow, Quentin Tarantino, Lee Daniels and Jason Reitman discuss what it takes to create an Academy Award-nominated film.


'Black Book' Takes Verhoeven Back Home

The 68-year-old director Paul Verhoeven hasn't made a film in his native Holland since his 1983 thriller The Fourth Man.

That picture led to a long and lucrative career making Hollywood action, suspense, and sci-fi movies, including Starship Troopers, Showgirls and Basic Instinct.


Another "Progressive" War Film.

Film critic John Powers reviews "Three Kings," starring George Clooney, Ice Cube and Mark Wahlberg. It's written and directed by David O. Russell, whose last hit film was "Flirting With Disaster."


Film and TV Director Edward Zwick

Zwick directed the movies "Glory" and "Legends of the Fall," the TV series "thirtysomething," and the new highly-acclaimed, but under-watched "My So-Called Life.

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