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Stanley Kubrick
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...
“ 2001: A Space Odyssey: 10/10
Full Metal Jacket: 10/10
Dr Strangelove: 10/10
A Clockwork Orange: 9.5/10
Eyes Wide Shut: 9/10
The Shining: 9/10 ” - theoriginalfps
Paul Thomas Anderson
Anderson was born in 1970. He was one of the first of the "video store" generation of film-makers. His father was the first man on his block to own a V.C.R., and from a very early age Anderson had an infinite number of titles available to him. While film-makers like Spielberg cut their teeth making 8 mm films, Anderson cut his teeth shooting films on video and editing them from V.C.R. to V.C.R...
“ Magnolia: 10/10
There Will Be Blood: 10/10
Master: 10/10
Punch Drunk Love: 9.5/10
Boogie Nights: 9/10 ” - theoriginalfps
“ Hunger: 10/10
Shame: 10/10
12 Years A Slave: 10/10
Amazing director, such high hopes for him in the future. ” - theoriginalfps
Andrei Tarkovsky
Writer, Solaris
The most famous Soviet film-maker since Sergei M. Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky (the son of noted poet Arseniy Tarkovsky) studied music and Arabic in Moscow before enrolling in the Soviet film school V.G.I.K. He shot to international attention with his first feature, Ivan's Childhood, which won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival...
“ Solaris: 10/10
Stalker: 10/10
Ivan's Childhood: 10/10
Mirror: Ill watch soon! (: ” - theoriginalfps
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese directed landmark films such as the crime film Mean Streets (1973), the vigilante-thriller Taxi Driver (1976), the biographical sports drama Raging Bull (1980), the black comedy The King of Comedy (1983), and the crime films Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995), all of which he collaborated on with actor and close friend Robert De Niro...
“ Goodfellas: 10/10
Raging Bull: 10/10
Taxi Driver: 10/10
King Of Comedy: 9.5/10
Shutter Island: 9/10
The Departed: 9/10
Aviator: 8/10 ” - theoriginalfps
Christopher Nolan
Born in London in 1970, Christopher Nolan began making films at the age of seven years using his father's Super-8 camera and an assortment of male action figures. He graduated to making films involving real people, and his Super-8 surrealistic short 'Tarantella' was shown on P.B.S.' 'image union' in 1989...
“ Memento: 10/10
Dark Knight: 9/10
Insomnia: 9/10
Following: 9/10
DoodleBug: 8/10 (Short)
Prestige: 8/10
Inception: 8/10
Batman Begins: 7/10
Dark Knight Returns: 7/10 ” - theoriginalfps
“ Oldboy: 10/10
Lady Vengeance: 9/10
Sympathy For Mr.Vengeance: 8/10 ” - theoriginalfps
David Lynch
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...
“ Mullholland Drive: 10/10
Blue Velvet: 9.5/10
Inland Empire: 9/10
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me: 7/10 ” - theoriginalfps
“ The Big Lebowski: 10/10
Fargo: 9.5/10
O Brother Where Art Thou: 9/10
No Country For Old Men: 9/10¨
Burn After Reading: 7/10 ” - theoriginalfps
“ Madeo: 9.5/10
Memories Of Murder: 9/10
I Saw The Devil: 9/10 ” - theoriginalfps
Kar-Wai Wong
Wong Kar-wai (born 17 July 1956) is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylised, emotionally resonant work, including Ah fei zing zyun (1990), Dung che sai duk (1994), Chung Hing sam lam (1994), Do lok tin si (1995), Chun gwong cha sit (1997)...
“ Chungking Express: 10/10
2046: 10/10 ” - theoriginalfps
Nicolas Winding Refn
Director, Drive
Nicolas Winding Refn is a Danish film director, screenwriter and producer. He moved to the United States in 1981 and is known for directing the crime dramas Bleeder (1999) and the Pusher films (1996, 2004, 2005), the fictionalised biographical film Bronson (2008), the dramatic adventure film Valhalla Rising (2009)...
“ Drive: 9/10
Pusher: 9/10
Pusher II: 9/10
Bronson: 8/10
Only God Forgives: 8/10 ” - theoriginalfps
Ingmar Bergman
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July fourteenth, 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...
“ Winters Light: 10/10
Seventh Seal: 9/10 ” - theoriginalfps
David Fincher
Director, Fight Club
David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials and music videos after signing with N...
“ Fight Club: 10/10
The Social Network: 10/10
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: 9/10
Seven: 8/10
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: 8/10
Panic Room: 6/10
Alien 3: 4/10 ” - theoriginalfps
Sam Mendes
Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-years-old...
“ American Beauty: 10/10
Skyfall: 9/10
Jarhead 7/10 (not a perfect movie but worth watching) ” - theoriginalfps
Roman Polanski
Director, The Pianist
Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years before World War II began...
“ Chinatown: 10/10
Rosemary's Baby: 10/10
The Tenant: 8/10 ” - theoriginalfps
Alfred Hitchcock
Director, Psycho
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)...
“ Psycho: 10/10
Rear Window: 7/10 ” - theoriginalfps
Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota near Medicine Lake. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of Mad magazine. In his early 20's he was often stopped by the police who often suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertisement...
“ Brazil: 10/10
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas: 9/10 ” - theoriginalfps
Milos Forman
Milos Forman was born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, to Anna (Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. During World War II, his parents were taken away by the Nazis, after being accused of participating in the underground resistance. His father died in Buchenwald and his mother died in Auschwitz...
“ One Flew Over The Cockoo's Nest: 10/10
Man On The Moon: 9/10 ” - theoriginalfps
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...
“ Badlands: 10/10
Days Of Heaven: 9/10 ” - theoriginalfps
“ Let The Right One In: 10/10
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: 7/10 ” - theoriginalfps
Sidney Lumet
Director, 12 Angry Men
Sidney Lumet was a master of cinema, best known for his technical knowledge and his skill at getting first-rate performances from his actors -- and for shooting most of his films in his beloved New York. He made over 40 movies, often complex and emotional, but seldom overly sentimental. Although his politics were somewhat left-leaning and he often treated socially relevant themes in his films...
“ Network: 10/10
A Dog Day Afternoon: 9/10 ” - theoriginalfps
Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky was born February 12, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, Darren was always artistic: he loved classic movies and, as a teenager, he even spent time doing graffiti art. After high school, Darren went to Harvard University to study film (both live-action and animation). He won several film awards after completing his senior thesis film...
“ Black Swan: 10/10
The Wrestler: 9/10 ” - theoriginalfps
Guy Ritchie
Director, Snatch
Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on September 10, 1968. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as a child, Guy realized that what he wanted to do was make films. He never attended film school, saying that the work of film school graduates was boring and unwatchable. At 15 years old, he dropped out of school and in 1995...
“ Snatch: 9/10
RocknRolla: 9/10
Lock & Stock And Two Smoking Barrels: 8.5/10
Revolver: 7.5/10
Sherlock Holmes: 7.5/10 ” - theoriginalfps
Quentin Tarantino
Writer, Pulp Fiction
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...
“ Pulp Fiction: 10/10
Inglourious Basterds: 9/10
Reservoir Dogs: 9/10
Django Unchained: 7/10
Kill Bill 1: 7/10
Kill Bill 2: 7/10 ” - theoriginalfps
David Cronenberg
Director, The Fly
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father was a journalist, and his mother was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories, thus following his father's path) and for music (playing classical guitar until he was 12)...
“ The Fly: 9/10
Eastern Promises: 9/10 ” - theoriginalfps
James Cameron
Writer, Aliens
James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University but, after graduating, drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition. He landed his first professional film job as art director...
“ Aliens: 10/10
Terminator 2: 9/10
Avatar: 6/10 ” - theoriginalfps
“ Shaun Of The Dead: 10/10
Hot Fuzz: 9/10 ” - theoriginalfps