INTERVIEW: Director Ed Zwick of ‘Defiance’

 

Edward Zwick, the director of the new Holocaust movie "Defiance," is well-known for both historical dramas ("Glory") and intimate personal stories (the television series "Thirtysomething") - and for finding the small moments in big stories and the big emotions in small ones. This is the ideal sensibility for the new Holocaust drama "Defiance," the true story of The Bielski Brothers who hid and protected 1200 Jews from the Nazis and the Russians in the Belarussian forest.

I spoke to him in Washington, D.C., where we quickly discovered that we graduated from different campuses of the same high school in the same year and have a friend in common and that lead off a lively exchange about the movie's themes and what went into getting it made.

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