The Moment with Brian Koppelman
John Dahl: 10/13/15
Oct 13, 2015 · 1 hr 6 min
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to John Dahl who directed Rounders and gave Brian his first big break in movies. John is also known for directing movies such as The Last Seduction, You Kill Me, and Red Rock West. The two talk about John’s road to becoming a director, the lessons he learned along the way, and how directing is a lot like being the leader of a band. Plus, John talks about dealing with disappointments in show business, his worst studio pitch, and why filmmakers should keep telling the story of the movie to everybody on the set.   Topics mentioned on today’s show include: The Last Seduction Red Rock West Kill Me Again Unforgettable You Kill Me Rounders A Clockwork Orange She’s Gotta Have It Raising Arizona Cool Hand Luke The French Connection The Godfather University of Montana Montana State University American Film Institute Billions Red Desert State And Main Powerhouse a TV series Double Indemnity General Hospital The Tropicana in Hollywood I Wake Up Screaming The Bridge   People mentioned on today's show: John Dahl Columbo The Beatles Spike Lee Coen Brothers Paul Giamatti Dave Warfield Billy Wilder Christopher Guest Bill Pullman Val Kilmer Elwood Reid   This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free. To learn more, visit   And by The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. Watch Rachel as she breaks down the big headlines for the local threads that tie them all together. It’s the Rachel Maddow Show covering America one story at time. Weeknights at 9 Eastern only on MSNBC.   The Moment is also brought to you by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater.   Email: Twitter: @BrianKoppelman iTunes:

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