The Director of a film (or a play, or a television show episode) is the person responsible for the creative vision of the piece. They create a concept from the script (which may or may not be something concretely found in the script, it may be metaphorical or tangential) and from the concept lead the design and production team towards a collaborative vision. Once rehearsals/filming have begin, the director blocks the piece (i.e. tells actors where to move), provides objective and subtextual support to the actors (i.e. tells them why they are saying the things the writer wrote) and ensures that the visual style and setting are within the original vision or concept parameters.
In film, they also work closely with the DP, first story-boarding the script, and then, once on set, making sure that each shoot is framed, blocked and shot per their vision. Including ALL design aspects, from the color of the walls to the type of purse a character might wear.
In essence they are the Captain of the ship. A lot of my notes below can also be laid at the feet of bad writing, but in film (less so TV and theatre) directors have a great deal of oversight on the writing, so they are typically held accountable if the writing is terrible.
A film which has been directed badly will usually (but not always, the problem with a collaborative art form, which is what film is, is that there are many, many chefs in the kitchen. However, since the director tends to get the credit when everything works, they also tend to get the blame when it doesn’t)–usually show the following flaws:
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Did you ever realize how much your body loves you? It's always trying to keep you alive. It's making sure you breathe while you sleep, stopping cuts from bleeding, fixing broken bones, finding ways to beat the illnesses that might get you. Your body literally loves you so much. It's time you start loving it back.
Even Rafael Nadal can’t even resist
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Afton Burton was 16 when she discovered Charles Manson. Nine years later, her name is Star and she considers herself Charles Manson’s wife (story)
After a few years of sending letters and talking to Manson on the phone, Star, at age 19, moved to Corcoran, a small central California city that’s home to Corcoran State Prison, where Charles Manson has lived for the past 25 years. “Charlie never believed in something called Helter Skelter. That didn’t have anything to do with why those people were killed,” she says of the theory prosecutors used that Manson persuaded a group of followers to kill wealthy white people to incite a race war by framing the Black Panthers. “He never ever thought any of that stuff. That’s ridiculous,” says an emphatic Star. “That’s crazy.” Star is fiercely loyal to Manson. She still has a scar from when she shaved her head and carved an X in her forehead two years ago.
Euthanasia device invented by Dr. Philip Nitschke. This machine asks the patient a series of questions and automatically administers a fatal dose of barbiturates if the correct answers are made
These were the three questions asked by the machine before it administered the barbiturates:
Are you aware that if you go ahead to the last screen and press the “Yes” button, you will be given a lethal dose of medications and die?
Are you certain you understand that if you proceed and press the “Yes” button on the next screen that you will die?
In 15 seconds you will be given a lethal injection… press “Yes” to proceed.