Derek Jarman, 9 Movies Not to Be Missed

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Derek Jarman was born in England on January 31, 1942. He studied art in London and began painting, setting up several successful solo exhibitions. In the 1970s he openly declared himself homosexual and led public struggles for the rights of homosexuals. Later he has to fight against the AIDS disease which he was diagnosed as […]

Otto Preminger: Movies to Watch

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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 […]

Roger Corman

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Roger Corman is one of the most important examples of a way of doing independent cinema, one of the few cases in which the filmography of an indie director has achieved worldwide fame. But Roger Corman has long collaborated with big studios as well, continually moving in and out of the mainstream. Many of his […]

Erich Von Stroheim

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Erich Von Stroheim is, along with Charlie Chaplin, one of the most famous directors of the 1920s and 1930s. Erich Von Stroheim ‘s life is surrounded by mystery and legend. The director was extremely reserved and always tried to leak as little information about himself as possible by publishing fake news and fake authorized biographies. […]

David Griffith

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David Wark Griffith was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the pioneers of cinema and one of the most important and influential directors of all time. Griffith was born in La Grange, Kentucky, on January 22, 1875. After dropping out of college, he began working as a journalist in […]

Ingmar Bergman

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Born on July 14, 1918 in Uppsala in Sweden, Ingmar Bergman was one of the most important directors of the history of films. His filmography has an extreme coherence in exploring the tensions and anxieties of the human being. Among his dramas are some of the most significant cinematographic works of all time. Ingmar Bergman is […]

Italian Directors to Know

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Since the origins of cinematographic art, Italian directors have influenced and inspired the most famous directors from all over the world, creating some of the most important absolutely must-see movie, cinema masterpieces of all time. Italy is one of the birthplaces of arthouse cinema and the artistic element has actually been the most essential element […]

Orson Welles

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Orson Welles and the beginnings with the theater Orson Welles is among the most famous directors in the history of cinema. He was born in a wealthy family in Wisconsin from a pianist mother and inventor father from whom he inherited both talents: already as a child he plays the piano and plays games of […]

Alfred Hitchcock

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Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?  The one who would become one of the most famous directors of all time was the son of a modest family of merchants, his father was a fruit and vegetable trader, Alfred Hitchcock studied in a strict boarding school of Jesuit fathers. After the loss of his father he enrolled in […]

Stanley Kubrick

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Stanley Kubrick was one of the most famous and important directors of all time. Born in New York, Manhattan, on July 26, 1928, to Jacob Leonard Kubrick, an American doctor born into a Jewish family of Austrian, Romanian and Polish descent, and to Sadie Gertrude Perveler, an American housewife, also of Jewish descent. As a […]

David Lynch: Life and Movies

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David’s Childhood David Lynch is among the most famous directors of all time. He was born in Missoula, Montana, on January 20, 1946. His father, Donald Walton Lynch was a research researcher working for the United States Department of Agriculture, and his mother, Edwina “Sunny” Lynch, is was an English teacher. Lynch lived his early […]

The Most Important Russian Filmmakers

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The history of Russian filmmakers is rich and varied, with films that have helped define cinematic language and influenced cinema around the world. Russian cinema has its origins in the 1890s when the first films were shown in Russia. The first Russian films were documentaries and short entertainment films, but longer and more ambitious films […]

Buster Keaton: Life and Movies to Watch

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]