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Visual History with Rob Reiner

Interviewed by: Jeremy Kagan

Director Rob Reiner shares an array of anecdotes from his 40-plus year directorial career in feature film and discusses scenes from his filmography including The Princess BrideWhen Harry Met Sally..., and A Few Good Men.

On When Harry Met Sally...

Director Rob Reiner talks about shooting a directorially challenging scene in When Harry Met Sally... wherein four characters carry on two different conversations simultaneously on the phone.

On This is Spinal Tap

Reiner describes the fluid staging of the mostly improvised mockumentary This is Spinal Tap, which utilized a handheld camera feel and an "on the fly" approach.

On What is Crucial to a Story

Reiner discusses the importance of "never cutting into a vital organ," meaning a director should never compromise or something that is crucial to the story.