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Director Peter Weir on Directing, 'Witness,' the Birth of the Australian Film Industry and More

Australian Peter Weir is one of our great living directors, having given us such primal and unsettling classics as "Picnic at Hanging Rock," "The Last Wave," "Witness," "The Truman Show" and "Master and Commander," to name only a few. In this excerpt from ex-Screen editor Mike Goodridge's book FilmCraft: Directing, Weir discusses his methods and stresses that the hardest challenges in directing a film are always "fundamentally creative."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 15, 2012 3:22 PM
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