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The Film That Changed My Life

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The Film That Changed My Life: 30 Directors on Their Epiphanies in the Dark
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AuthorRobert K. Elder
CountryUnited States
PublisherChicago Review Press
Publication date
01 January 2011
Media typePrint (Paperback)

The Film That Changed My Life (also known as The Film That Changed My Life: 30 Directors on Their Epiphanies in the Dark) is a non-fiction collection of interviews compiled by American journalist, author and film columnist Robert K. Elder.[1] The book presents interviews with thirty famous directors who share stories about the movies that affected their career paths and directing styles.[2][3]


  • 1 Chapter list
  • 2 See also
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Chapter list

  1. Edgar Wright on An American Werewolf in London
  2. Rian Johnson on Annie Hall
  3. Danny Boyle on Apocalypse Now
  4. Bill Condon on Bonnie and Clyde
  5. Richard Kelly on Brazil
  6. Peter Bogdanovich on Citizen Kane
  7. John Dahl on A Clockwork Orange
  8. Henry Jaglom on
  9. Brian Herzlinger on E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
  10. Alex Gibney on The Exterminating Angel
  11. Kimberly Peirce on The Godfather
  12. Steve James on Harlan County, USA
  13. Austin Chick on Kings of the Road
  14. Guy Maddin on L’âge d’Or
  15. Michel Gondry on Le voyage en ballon
  16. Michael Polish on Once Upon a Time in America
  17. Arthur Hiller on Rome, Open City
  18. Pete Docter on Paper Moon
  19. Atom Egoyan on Persona
  20. Gurinder Chadha on Purab aur Pachhim and It’s a Wonderful Life
  21. Richard Linklater on Raging Bull
  22. Jay Duplass on Raising Arizona
  23. John Woo on Rebel Without a Cause and Mean Streets
  24. John Landis on The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
  25. Kevin Smith on Slacker
  26. Chris Miller on Sleeper
  27. Neil LaBute on The Soft Skin
  28. George A. Romero on The Tales of Hoffmann
  29. Frank Oz on Touch of Evil
  30. John Waters on The Wizard of Oz[4]

See also

  • The Best Film You've Never Seen


  1. ^ The Film That Changed My Life by Robert K. Elder,, accessed January 16, 2011.
  2. ^ Google Books
  3. ^ USA Today
  4. ^ MSNBC

External links

  • The Film That Changed My Life Official website
  • Time Out Chicago Excerpts from Author's Column
  • Zimbio Interview with Robert K. Elder by Bob Andelman
  • CT Atlanta Culture Surfing review
  • Filmspotting Podcast interview with the author