Directors share their favorite film moments for new book

February 28, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Tom Hopper took home the Oscar for Best Director for 'The Kings Speech' at the 2011 Academy Awards.

Sunday’s Best Director nominees at the Academy Awards would surely be able to name a pivotal cinematic moment in their lives; a film that catapulted a life-long dedication to the art of filmmaking. A new book looks to discover and dissect some of those moments. The Film That Changed My Life: 30 Directors on Their Epiphanies in the Dark is the work of local journalist Robert K. Elder. And, naturally, Elder didn’t forget to include his own film favorite. With so many directors to choose from, Eight Forty-Eight's Alison Cuddy asked Robert: How do you narrow it down to just 30 films?

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