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What’s the point of a director? – A video essay

Since a film’s script contains instructions for everything that goes into the film why is the director’s role considered so important?
Surely whichever director adapts the script will do pretty much the same job?
This video essay aims to show why that’s not the case but why some of the oft-cited cliches about how a director influences an audience just don’t hold up.

A list of film clips used is in the credits. (All clips used for educational purposes only.)

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