A meeting of geek-favorite minds: Christopher Nolan interviews Guillermo del Toro

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Oct 27, 2015, 3:49 PM EDT

If that filmmaking thing doesn't work out, Christopher Nolan might have a career in journalism ahead of him.

The director of the Dark Knight trilogy and Interstellar does not give a whole lot of interviews himself, but he seems perfectly at ease being in charge of the questioning, as you can see from this 32-minute video taken of Nolan sitting down with Guillermo del Toro recently at the Directors Guild of America in New York to discuss Del Toro's new film Crimson Peak.

It helps, of course, that his subject is one of the most articulate, outspoken and chatty directors in the business, but more importantly it's pretty cool to watch these two masters get deep into the weeds on the roots of Crimson Peak, the craft of filmmaking and more (as a bonus, there's a second interview with del Toro by his good friend and fellow director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, who won the Academy Award for Best Director earlier this year for Birdman).

Nolan is sort of returning the favor for del Toro, who hosted a Q&A on the 10th anniversary of Memento back in 2011. These guys have a vast love and knowledge of film and filmmaking, both inside and outside the genres they've tackled, and their movies are always widely anticipated, discussed and analyzed by fans. So it's special pleasure to see them kick their favorite subject around for a while as well. 

Del Toro's Crimson Peak is in theaters now, while Nolan recently finished the script for his next project, which as uaual remains a mystery for now.

(The Film Stage via Collider)