Peter Medak Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Peter Medak

Interviewed by: Jeremy Kagan

Feature and television director Peter Medak (The Ruling Class, The Hunchback) discuses his long career directing for both the silver and small screen, the differences between the Hollywood and British studio systems, and how he worked with actors like Peter O’Toole and Peter Sellers.

Director Peter Medak recalls his complex friendship and working relationship with actor Peter O'Toole and how he finally got O'Toole to commit to making The Ruling Class.

Medak ruminates on how he lets go of a film through each step of the post-production process.

Medak discusses how working with the freewheeling camera style created by Director Barry Levinson on Homicide: Life On The Streets was at first a frustrating, then liberating experience for him.