Including Paul Bartel on Death Race 2000 and Tobe Hooper on Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Includes Steven Spielberg, just after Jaws, talking about how he thinks it’s a sequel to the novel, not an adaptation, and about how filmmakers think they’re immortal.
Includes Werner Herzog talking about earning scars.
Includes Martin Scorsese on working with a kid on Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and Dustin Hoffman, promoting Lenny, talks about being famous.
The credits from this documentary.
Cannes is the town in France where Bergman meets bikinis, and the art of filmmaking meets the art of the deal. In 1975, a group of expat Kiwis managed to score interviews with some of the festival's emerging talents, indulging their own cinematic dreams in the process. Werner Herzog waxes lyrical on the trials and scars of directing; a boyish Steven Spielberg recalls the challenges of framing shots during Jaws; Martin Scorsese and Dustin Hoffman talk a gallon. Six years later interviewer Michael Heath's debut script The Scarecrow would be invited to Cannes.
Making films is assembling dreams, nightmares, fears and laughs. You can play it all back and make your heart stop.– Michael Heath
Tony Williams Productions
Presented with thanks to the New Zealand Film Heritage Trust – Te Puna Ataata