Michelangelo Antonioni was born in 1912 into a middle-class family and grew up in bourgeois surroundings of the Italian province. In Bologna he studied economics and commerce while he painted and also wrote criticism for a local newspaper. In 1939 he went to Rome and worked for the journal "Cinema" studying directorship at the School of Cinema...
“ If u have ever seen the scrollings he did u understand that there is a way to change words for images to make poetry ” - jry_corchete
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and Eileen Hitchcock (born 1892)...
“ This is THE DIRECTOR, no one like him have understood so much of the multiple dimensions of the film, from music to color, speach, horizon, composition,............ ” - jry_corchete
was virtually born into the cinema - he was the son of Roberto Roberti
(A.K.A. Vincenzo Leone), one of Italy's cinema pioneers, and actress Bice Valerian
. Leone entered films in his late teens, working as an assistant director to both Italian directors and U.S. directors working in Italy (usually making Biblical and Roman epics...
“ Once upon a time in films......... ” - jry_corchete
Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance...
“ Every time i watch some of his movies i think what in hell had this man in his brain to made things so differents like "Spartacus" or "2001: An space odissey", maybe some special breakfast ” - jry_corchete
“ Maybe most of u would place him up, but i still watch something in their movies that is aggresive, like if u cant leave the room without some perfectly worked idea in the brain. I dont know, maybe its my perception. ” - jry_corchete
Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future director Jennifer Chambers Lynch
shortly after he turned 21...
“ Not sure of this position, but for sure one of the 10 best ” - jry_corchete
His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was seven) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr...
“ I like this crazy man and his crazy movies. ” - jry_corchete
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Pier Paolo Pasolini achieved fame and notoriety long before he entered the film industry. A published poet at 19, he had already written numerous novels and essays before his first screenplay in 1954. His first film Accattone
was based on his own novel and its violent depiction of the life of a pimp in the slums of Rome caused a sensation...
“ I like this one, most of u can blame for the position, but i think that he was a key in the later films in Europe and America. His figure transcended his films anyways, a pity cause all them are good films. ” - jry_corchete
Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929, and wrote scripts for many German films until Adolf Hitler
came to power in 1933...
“ No comments, just an apologize because he is probably in your best 5 list. ” - jry_corchete
The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel
was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study filmmaking because he didn't have the money to afford it...
“ The story is the image, the image is the mind, the mind is the truth. I really cant understand still how he make me believe things i know are false, but he can. ” - jry_corchete
, known for his creative stage direction, was born "Elia Kazanjoglous" in Istanbul in 1909 to Greek parents. He directed such Broadway plays as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". He directed the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire
and also films written for the screen...
“ i trully believe that he is one of the forgottens, paired with Buñuel, Visconti and that lovely generation. I never understood why their stars crashed and they became no more than a little note in the down list, but this is my little tribute to their magic, cause they were genious and they took the film from the fairy tale to the real world. ” - jry_corchete
Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese
(née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese
, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later provided the inspiration for several of his films...
“ Why this man only have one Oscar? ” - jry_corchete
Sydney Pollack was an Academy Award-winning director, producer, actor, writer and public figure, who directed and produced over 40 films. Sydney Irwin Pollack was born July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA, to Rebecca (Miller), a homemaker, and David Pollack, a professional boxer turned pharmacist...
“ Tootsie, Out of Africa. Just that about him, all are images, i cant use words to express nothing in his films. ” - jry_corchete
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino
, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old. In January of 1992...
“ We all like the gore way he use to tell us why he is doing movies, that its the marvellous story that lies back his films. Moreover, i would like to go out a night with him, must be funny ” - jry_corchete
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola
, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola
(née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated with a degree in drama from Hofstra University...
“ No comments ” - jry_corchete
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), cat-themed gift shop owner, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was especially fond of films with Vincent Price
“ Maybe u dont like the colours of his movies, maybe u dont like Johnny Depp, maybe u hate the lonely star of his intimate sequences, but u cant hate a man that makes dark stories come to the light. ” - jry_corchete
“ Its so hard to make a person laugh till breatheless and they were able to make me laugh till nearly death three times, i love them. ” - jry_corchete
Lord Richard Attenborough was born in Cambridge, England, the son of Mary (née Clegg), a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council, and Frederick Levi Attenborough, a scholar and academic administrator who was a don at Emmanuel College and wrote a standard text on Anglo-Saxon law. Attenborough...
“ I know this name gonna make my reply list longer, but, what can i do, this man its a living part of the history of cinema, from actor to director, and i must confess that i really like his work. ” - jry_corchete
Born in southern China, John Woo grew up in Hong Kong, where he began his film career as an assistant director in 1969, working for Shaw Brothers Studios. He directed his first feature in 1973 and has been a prolific director ever since, working in a wide variety of genres before A Better Tomorrow
“ If u give this man a camera he can make a list of unwritten words. His movies are violent and fast, but they are good too, the rymth and the scroll being essential part of the way he try to make u feel different from what u are for two hours. I enjoy his movies. ” - jry_corchete
George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional race-car driver...
“ This position can be for Spielberg too. And why are they here? Because they allways had some way to discover what people want to see and they offer it. They are mass entertaiments, the best ones, and that was the original idea back the motion picture ” - jry_corchete
Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. Lee came from artistic, education-grounded background; his father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a schoolteacher. He attended school in Morehouse College in Atlanta and developed his film making skills at Clark Atlanta University...
“ AND THIS IS THE PLACE FOR THE EXCLUDED. THOSE SO RACISTS (........), MONODIMENSIONALS (Amenabar, try to find a story to make the movie first, please) OR SIMPLY BRUTALIST (Emmerich).
NOTHING PERSONAL, I JUST HOPED THAT YOUR IDEAS ABOUT WORLD AND MOVIES NEVER HAD THE CHANCE TO MAKE PEOPLE CHANGE, BUT ITS TOO LATE FOR THAT. ” - jry_corchete