When you put directors in a room and let them loose to talk about their work, the movie industry and experiences therein, you'd expect to learn a lot. But would you expect to learn about George Lucas choking cats?
The Hollywood Reporter gathered together directors David O. Russell, Darren Aronofsky, Lisa Cholodenko, Derek Cianfrance, Peter Weir, and Tom Hooper for a year-end roundtable that's well worth watching - not least of all to hear Russell talking about Lucas' feelings towards making an audience feel something (Be warned: The phrase "If you want me to make you feel something, that's not hard. I'll choke a kitten in front of you, and you'll feel something" may be used). All roundtables should be this good: