'Crossroads' Director Tamra Davis On The Joys Of Classic American Road Trip Movies

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"Easy Rider," "Stranger Than Paradise," "Thelma and Louise," "Little Miss Sunshine" -- all road trip movies, and all hallmarks of American cinema.

Filmmaker Tamra Davis, who has directed multiple road trip movies, including the 2002 Britney Spears vehicle "Crossroads," joined HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri to discuss what goes into making these great American road trip films. She said a lot of the fun is trying to figure out how to get the right shot when in a car.

"What’s so fun when you shoot in a car is you get to research all the other road movies that have ever been done and you try to figure out where do they place the cameras and how many shots can you get with your people in the car," Davis said. "So just doing the research on the films is so fun."

But shooting on the road is not without its challenges.

"Sometimes it’s making sure you get it before the road runs out or before you get to the next traffic light," Davis said. "It’s kind of like you’re looking for that background, shooting in this direction, so there’s all these technical things that you have to worry about."

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation about great American road movies below:

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