Gene Saks 1995
In June 1995 three-time Tony Award-winning director Gene Saks spoke with David Diamond in a One-on-One Interview about his journey through the many aspects of his directing career. Topics of this 90-minute conversation include the challenges of directing comedies and musicals, working with writers, and the differences between directing theatre and film. He talks about the use of spectacle as cover-up for story and about the ideal collaborative process in which good ideas come from all members of the creative team. Full of humorous anecdotes featuring Henry Fonda, Neil Simon, Angela Lansbury, Lucille Ball and Jule Styne, this interview highlights Mr. Saks' wonderful storytelling ability and touches on all aspects of the directing profession.