Norman Buckley, the director of hit shows like The O.C., Gossip Girl, Chuck, and, recently, Pretty Little Liars, began his career as a film editor. He’s worked extensively on these shows with screenwriter Josh Schwartz, who created The O.C. Buckley also teaches at UCLA’s film school and keeps a blog, on which he discusses his directing methods, the hidden artistic references in the shows he works on, film theory, and more. We met up with him in Manhattan, where he was preparing to direct another season of Gossip Girl.
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