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Great Directors (2009)

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Great Directors, directed by Angela Ismailos, features conversations with ten of the world's greatest living directors: Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, Liliana Cavani, Stephen Frears, ... See full summary »

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Angela Ismailos

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Angela Ismailos
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Credited cast:
Bernardo Bertolucci ... Himself
Catherine Breillat ... Herself
Liliana Cavani ... Herself
Stephen Frears ... Himself
Todd Haynes ... Himself
Angela Ismailos ... Herself
Richard Linklater ... Himself
Ken Loach ... Himself
David Lynch ... Himself
John Sayles ... Himself
Agnès Varda ... Herself
Dana Waters Dana Waters ... Herself
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Great Directors, directed by Angela Ismailos, features conversations with ten of the world's greatest living directors: Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, Liliana Cavani, Stephen Frears, Agnes Varda, Ken Loach, Todd Haynes, Catherine Breillat, Richard Linklater and John Sayles. The film documents Ismailos' voyage of discovering the creative personalities behind the camera. She explores the filmmakers' artistic evolution and personal identity, the role of politics and history on their work, and the agony and dilemmas in the creative process. It also examines the challenges of being an artist in an age of commercialism and globalization. The film traces the influence of cinematic movements and iconic directors on these directors' work-from the role of Neo-Realism in Bertolucci's evolution to the influence of Federico Fellini on David Lynch, Ingmar Bergman on Catherine Breillat and Rainer Werner Fassbinder on Todd Haynes. Written by Anonymous

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2010 (Greece) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,418, 9 July 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,921, 1 August 2010
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Anisma Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Interesting, but not profound
29 August 2015 | by grantssSee all my reviews

Interesting, but not profound.

First problem is that many of the chosen "great" directors are not great, more like semi-famous, and in the cases of David Lynch (since 1997 at least) and Catherine Breillat, mere purveyors of pretentious crap.

Where were the true greats (alive in 2009): Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, the Coen Brothers, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Clint Eastwood, Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, among others?

Interviewer / narrator is a tad self-indulgent too.

Disappointing.


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