In this volume some of today's most acclaimed film directors reveal behind-the-scenes details of their most influential work and their approaches to their art. Between this volume and volume 2, there are in-depth interviews with 26 directors, including James Cameron, Robert Wise, Spike Lee, Ron Howard, Sydney Pollack, Rob Reiner, Joel Schumacher, Alan Pakula, Garry Marshall and Robert Zemeckis. There are details on films such as "The Exorcist", "Forrest Gump", "The Princess Bride", "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Saturday Night Fever". The volume covers: directors' earliest reactions to scripts for films that became classics; how famous scenes were staged and shot; how unknown actors landed major roles and went on to become superstars; how underdog films confounded expectations; and more. It contains each director's filmography, complete listings of major awards, and cast credits for all films discussed.