Stone, Oliver

b. 15 September, 1946, New York City, New York, USA “You can’t be an individual in this world, Huckleberry, and expect to get away with it. Only a few do.” Following in the footsteps of such...

Dovzhenko, Alexander

b. 10 September, 1894, Sosnitsa, Ukraine d. 25 November, 1956, Moscow, Russia “I sit down beside Pudovkin,” writes Sergei Eisenstein in 1928, after he and his filmmaking compatriot Vsevolod Pudovkin...

Visconti, Luchino

b. 2 November, 1906, Milan, Lombardy, Italy d. 17 March, 1976, Rome, Lazio, Italy Count don Luchino Visconti di Modrone was born to a life of respectability, authority, and affluence. This noble upbringing,...

Ophuls, Max

6 May, 1902, Saarbrücken, Germany d. 26 March, 1957, Hamburg, Germany Like the elaborate camera manoeuvres that enrich his multinational filmography, the career of Max Ophuls has been one of dynamic...

Tarr, Béla

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,...

Kazan, Elia

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...

Cassavetes, John

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...

Tarantino, Quentin

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...