Béla Tarr

21 July, 1955, Pécs, Hungary Béla Tarr insists that his films do not fall into distinctive periods, preferring to identify something akin to a steady evolution rather than marked turning points. Arguing,...

Elia Kazan

Elias Kazancioglu, 7 September 1909, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey) 28 September 2003, New York City, USA   “The director tells the movie story more than the man who writes...

John Cassavetes

John Nicholas Cassavetes, December 9, 1929, New York City, New York, USA February 3, 1989, Los Angeles, California, USA To talk about John Cassavetes the great director, one must first recognise Cassavetes...

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Jerome Tarantino, March 27, 1963, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA Were it not for Quentin Tarantino’s unassuming background, his meteoric rise to filmmaking fame would probably not itself have been so...

Roman Polanski

b. Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański, August 18, 1933, Paris, France It is difficult to get a handle on Roman Polanski. His eclectic body of work ranges from pinnacle achievements in European art cinema to camp...

Samuel Fuller

b. Samuel Michael Fuller, August 12, 1912, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA d. October 30, 1997, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA "It is not necessary for the camera to move or for the characters to...