Founded in 1973, the journal Literature/Film Quarterly has featured interviews with some of the most prominent and influential filmmakers from around the world. In Conversations with Directors, the journal's coeditors have assembled an exciting collection of interviews spanning 35 years. Interviewees include directors like Robert Wise, Billy Wilder, Frank Capra, Federico Fellini, William Friedkin, and Robert Altman. Organized chronologically, each interview is preceded by a short introduction that establishes a contemporary context, along with providing the reader with a clear sense of the interview's primary concerns, usefully illuminating the many fascinating, and sometimes surprising, points of connection and difference between the directors.
Elsie M. Walker and David T. Johnson are assistant professors of English at Salisbury University where they co-run the film studies program. They are also co-editors of Literature/Film Quarterly, the long-standing publication devoted to issues of adaptation.