This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Lamont Johnson

Interviewed by: Jeremy Kagan

Lamont Johnson discusses being an actor and what he learned from directors during the Golden Age of Live Television, He also discusses directing episodic series, movies for television, and feature films. Johnson also shares his insights about collaborating with actors, writers, editors and cinematographers.

Johnson discusses the essential qualities of a director.

Johnson explains the difficulties of working with child actors.

Johnson recalls fighting an on-the-nose musical score in The Execution of Private Slovik.