Critics in Conversation: Talking about Filmmakers and Talking with Them


Manuela: We were talking about the public/critic divide in film discussion, and the fact that non-film people tend to look at actors more than they do directors. This makes sense because actors are performers — performing for an audience, whereas directors are behind the camera, invisible. And, of course, actors are the ones to cover the tabloids. Yet I think that this divide is becoming less true, as some directors become stars onto themselves, perhaps because of the online culture, or because cinema is struggling.