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Providing direction: Filmmakers still retain clout

by Bill Goodykoontz.

Film is a director’s medium, so they say.

Well, “they” are going to have a lot to talk about this fall, when some of the biggest names in directing unveil several high-profile films. How many? Steven Spielberg has two movies coming out in the span of two weeks. Also up between now and Christmas: movies directed by George Clooney, Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Cameron Crowe and Francis Ford Coppola.

It makes you wonder, though. Is film really a director’s medium? And is the mention of the name of the person behind the camera enough to interest an audience, to bring people to the theater? Depends on whom you ask.

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