Directors Of Note

The directors listed are in no particular order but are chosen for their particular talents.
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William Wyler
Director, Ben-Hur
William Wyler was an American filmmaker who, at the time of his death in 1981, was considered by his peers as second only to John Ford as a master craftsman of cinema. The winner of three Best Director Academy Awards, second again only to Ford's four, Wyler's reputation has unfairly suffered as...
“ He directed one of the best films to emerge from America The Best Years Of Our Lives. A superb achievement in every department. ” - aanensonb
John Ford
Director, The Searchers
John Ford is, arguably, The Great American Director. When Orson Welles, who repeatedly screened Ford's Stagecoach as a crash course in filmmaking before helming his first film, Citizen Kane, was asked who his three favorite directors were, he answered, "John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford." Along with D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille...
“ Grapes Of Wrath was a very accurate depiction of America during the Great Depression one of the earliest films about social realism photographed by Gregg Toland a skilled cinematographer,the screenplay by Nunnally Johnson compliments the story very well,To sum up John Ford's direction of the film is outstanding. ” - aanensonb
Stanley Kubrick
Director, The Shining
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...
“ Stanley Kubrick's best work was 2001: A Space Odyssey the special effects and story and direction of the film and the high quality cinematography by Geoffory Unsworth & John Alcott make a science fiction film without paralell ” - aanensonb
“ Peter Weir's films have in the past shown the theme of sub consiousness Picnic At Hanging Rock has been his most successful film
and The Truman Show was interesting film. ” - aanensonb
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...
“ Francis Coppola's work on the Godfather Parts 1&2 are fine contribution to the art of cinema.Apocalypse Now was a noteworthy film about Vietnam. ” - aanensonb
Ingmar Bergman
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions is the trilogy closed. Here, as in 'Den Goda Viljan' Pernilla August play his mother...
“ His work on the films Cries & Whispers and Scenes From A Marriage and Fanny & Alexander are superb examples of European cinema. ” - aanensonb
Robert Altman
Director, Gosford Park
Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started exploring the art of exploring sound with the cheap tape recorders available at the time...
“ Robert Altman was an innovative director his direction of Nashville and
The Player as well as Gosford Park demonstrated his talents. ” - aanensonb
Martin Scorsese
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...
“ Martin Scorsese expresses a talent for mainly intense characterisations of his actors Taxi Driver and Mean Streets are an example of such films.the film Hugo marks his occasional foray in other themes in this case he explores the history of cinema one of best works of cinema. ” - aanensonb
Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen College...
“ His work in cinema is often visually striking Days Of Heaven was one such film and Tree Of Life was another film. ” - aanensonb
Steven Spielberg
Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, director and writer...
“ One of America's most prominent directors Steven Spielberg has explored a wide range of themes in his films over the years.ET The Extra Terrestrial was a film that was hearfelt and engaging.
The film Schindlers List marked a significant milestone in his career.Saving Private Ryan was an accurate depiction of war. ” - aanensonb