Otto Preminger: 16 Movies to Watch


Otto Preminger (5 December 1905 – 23 April 1986) is one of the most famous directors in the history of cinema. Of Austro-Hungarian origin, he was also a film producer and actor. He has made more than 35 feature films in a career spanning five decades after leaving the theater. It first attracted attention for […]

Buster Keaton: Life and Movies to Watch


Joseph Frank Keaton, real name of Buster Keaton, was born in the United States, in Kansas, on October 4, 1895. Like Charlie Chaplin, he is the son of a couple of artists, but less unfortunate. The father has a vaudeville company where the famous saxophonist Mira Keaton and the magician Houdini perform. Little Keaton participates […]

Charlie Chaplin: Hollywood’s Tramp Star


Charlie Chaplin was born in 1889 in London, more than 130 years ago. He is among the most famous directors of all time. Its success was universal and reached audiences of all ages and generations. He is unanimously considered one of the greatest directors who ever lived.  His personal history will later influence his films. […]

Murnau, Life and Movies to Watch


Friedrich Plumpe, aka Murnau, is one of the most famous directors in German. Born in 1888 on December 28 in Bielefeld. He is one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema. His life was short and his filmography is not long, but it includes several must-see films and masterpieces. Most of his films […]

Nanook and Other Films of Robert Flaherty


Robert Flaherty, the director of the famous film Nanook of the north, was the undisputed pioneer of documentary and cinema-truth. All his filmography revolves around the great theme of the relationship between man and nature. He was born in Iron Mountain, a very small and cold town in the United States, in Michigan, on the […]

John Cassavetes: Life and Movies

John Cassavetes

Cassavetes was born in New York City, the son of an actress and a Greek immigrant. His early years were spent with his family in Greece. At the age of 7 he moved back to Long Island, New York. Cassavetes began his acting education at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he met his […]

Sergei Eisenstein: ‎Life and Films to Watch


Who was Sergej Eisenstein? He was certainly one of the most famous directors in the history of cinema, capable of restructuring and inventing the language of cinema. In the world, tens of thousands of people know him above all for his most important film, the second of his filmmaking career after the Strike, The battleship […]

The best American directors of all time


American directors have always been divided between the greats film studios in Hollywood and from work in small productions of independent films. American filmmakers have had a major impact on the international film market since the early 20th century. The dominant style of American cinema is the classic Hollywood cinema, and is still common to […]

The Most Important Spanish Directors of All Time


In recent years, Spanish directors have achieved very high recognition. In the long history of Spanish cinema, the director Luis Buñuel was the first to achieve global recognition, followed by Pedro Almodóvar in the 1980s. Spanish cinema has been successful all over the world with famous directors such as Segundo de Chomón, Florián Rey, Luis […]

Mario Monicelli: Life and Movies to Watch


Mario Monicelli was born in Rome on May 16, 1915. Italian writer, director and screenwriter, Monicelli was among the most famous Italian directors. Together with Dino Risi and Luigi Comencini, one of the main directors of the Italian comedy, which helped to make itself known abroad with films such as Cops and Robbers, Big Deal […]

Satyajit Ray: Life and Movies to See


Satyajit Ray was born on May 2nd 1921. He is one of the most famous Indian directors. Ray was an eclectic artist: film writer, documentary director, author, essayist, lyricist, magazine editor, calligrapher, songwriter and also illustrator. Ray is widely considered to be among the best directors of all time. He is famous for works such […]

Roman Polanski: Art is Salvation


There is little to say: Roman Polanski’s biography is probably the most tormented, unfortunate and tragic of all famous directors of the history of cinema. But Roman remained impervious to all these sad tides thanks to art and cinema. A passion that began as a child and never subsided again. Polanski seems to have understood […]

The Most Famous Directors in History


It is difficult to define the best film directors of all time: everyone has their favorites and the value of an artistic work changes with the passage of time and with the transformations of society. What seemed extraordinary yesterday, perhaps because of the fashion and lifestyle of a bygone era, today may no longer have […]

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger


Who was Michael Powell Michael Powell, born on 30 September 1905, was an English director, famous for his collaboration with Emeric Pressburger. Through their production company The Archers, together they have created a collection of classic British films, most notably The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Canterbury Tale (1944), I Know Where […]

Martin Scorsese: Gangsters, Spirituality and Rock


Martin Scorsese is one of the best directors in the history of cinema. He was born on November 17th, 1942 in the Flushing area of ​​the borough of Queens in New York City. His family moved to Little Italy in Manhattan before school started. Both Scorsese’s mom and dad, Charles Scorsese and Catherine Scorsese, worked […]

Federico Salsano: The Kempinsky Method


Federico Salsano, thirty years of film photography essentially for commercial works in Italy and the United States of America: advertising, music videos and so on. Flagship is the photograph of a documentary nominated for an Oscar in 2004 entitled “The Wheather Underground”. Then from 2016 he realizes that he is no longer enough to make […]

John Ford, the Masterpieces of the Western


Introduction John Ford was one of the most famous directors, among the few filmmakers to win 4 Oscars for directing. A director since the era of silent cinema, John Ford is one of the greatest most important directors in the history of films, recognized as a master by colleagues such as Akira Kurosawa, Martin Scorsese, […]

René Clair, from the Avant-Garde to Realism


René Clair was born in Paris in 1898. Worldwide he is considered one of the most important directors of French cinema, of which he interprets and summarizes the highest part of history, a role later assumed by François Truffaut. Who is René Clair? René Clair is well known in Anglo-Saxon countries and in Italy. In […]

Fernand Leger and Cubism


Born in 1881 Fernand Leger is one of the most important directors in the history of cinema. He began as a draftsman for an architect’s studio in Paris in 1903. He was a very eclectic artist, creator of tapestry and stained glass cartoons, decorator, ceramist, sculptor, draftsman, illustrator, costume designer, set designer. Son of a […]

Jean Epstein and Impressionist Cinema


Born in Warsaw in 1897, Jean Epstein was one of the most famous directors of French cinema. Lost his father and moved with his mother and sister, also a future director and screenwriter, to Switzerland. Then they moved to France, to Lyon, where Jean Epstein studied medicine and met August Lumière.  Jean Epstein was a […]