The above playlist contains excerpts from an interview session with Brian De Palma and Noah Baumbach at last year’s New York Film Festival for one of its HBO Directors Dialogues events. The two filmmakers discuss specific examples from their own bodies of work and how those relate to their own directorial processes, focusing on autobiographical elements, locations (especially cities), working with actors, and how an artist’s personality or personal life becomes a part of their work.

Shout-out to Sean Witzke for bringing this series of clips to our attention.

BONUS VIDEO: Baumbach’s latest, Frances Ha, now has an official trailer.