Round table photo of legendary directors

Love this photograph of directors Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis and Francis Ford Coppola getting together for a group shot at a 50th birthday party for Lucas on May 14, 1994.

It was a daylong affair at which the famed circle of filmmakers who’d long been part of Lucas’ career, along with their respective wives and girlfriends, mingled with his childhood friends from Modesto, Calif. At one point, someone — no one now can quite remember who — called for a group shot. And with a click, a moment in time was frozen with seven of the era’s most prominent directors caught, for a second, in midcareer.
Looking at that photo today, Lucas says of the bonds that connected them all: “Most of us started out together. We all loved movies — watching them and making them. We loved to tell stories that were important to us. We became a support system for one another. It wasn’t planned. That’s just how it happened, and it worked out. We didn’t always agree, but we all wanted essentially to help each other.”

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