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Marco Ferreri. Kenneth Anger. Robert Altman. Alejandro Amenábar. Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos, commonly known as Alejandro Amenábar (born March 31, 1972), is a Spanish writer, composer and director.

Alejandro Amenábar

Among other honors, he has won an Academy Award, 8 Goyas and one European Film Award. He has written the screenplays to all six of his movies and composed almost all of the soundtracks. Early life[edit] Amenábar is the son of a Chilean man, Hugo Ricardo Amenábar and a Spanish woman, Josefina Cantos. He has a dual Chilean-Spanish citizenship. Alejandro's mother Josefina's older sister had moved to the capital of Chile, Santiago, and she invited Josefina to join her there. Alexandre Aja. Personal life[edit] His real name is Alexandre Jouan-Arcady and his pseudonymous surname is formed of the first 2 letters of his full name.

Alexandre Aja

He was born in Paris, France, and is the son of French pied-noir director Alexandre Arcady and French cinema critic Marie-Jo Jouan. Career[edit] He has acted in minor roles in his father's films such as Le Grand Carnaval, and the two Le Grand Pardon films at a very young age. Because Alexandre Aja was working on Mirrors, he did not direct the sequel to The Hills Have Eyes 2, which was released on 10 March 2007.[4] Aja has been associated with the New French Extremity film movement.

Michelangelo Antonioni. Woody Allen. Dario Argento. Dario Argento (Italian: [ˈdarjo arˈdʒɛnto]; born September 7, 1940) is an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter.

Dario Argento

He is best known for his work in the horror film genre, particularly in the subgenre known as giallo, and for his influence on modern horror movies. Life and career[edit] Argento was born in Rome, the son of film producer and executive Salvatore Argento and Brazilian-born photographer Elda Luxardo. He began his career in film as a critic, writing for various magazines while still attending high school. Argento subsequently took a break from directing to write two screenplays for Mario Bava's son, Lamberto Bava: Dèmoni (1985) and Dèmoni 2 (1986). Dario Argento interviewed by Martin Sauvageau during the Festival International du Cinéma Fantastique de Montréal in 1994 During the early 1990s, Argento was in the process of collaborating with Italian director Lucio Fulci on a horror film. Darren Aronofsky. Hal Ashby. Hal Ashby (September 2, 1929 – December 27, 1988)[1] was an American film director and editor[2][3] associated with the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking.

Hal Ashby

Early years[edit] Born William Hal Ashby in Ogden, Utah, he grew up in a Mormon household, the son of Eileen Ireta (Hetzler) and James Thomas Ashby, a dairy owner.[4][5] His tumultuous childhood as part of a dysfunctional family included the divorce of his parents, his father's suicide, and dropping out of high school. Wes Anderson. Wesley Wales "Wes" Anderson (born May 1, 1969) is an American film director and screenwriter.

Wes Anderson

His films are known for their distinctive visual and narrative style.[1] Pedro Almodóvar. Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpeðɾo almoˈðoβar kaβaˈʎeɾo]; born 25 September 1949)[1][2] is a Spanish film director, screenwriter, producer and former actor.

Pedro Almodóvar

He came to prominence as a director and screenwriter during La Movida Madrileña, a cultural renaissance that followed the death of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. His first few films characterised the sense of sexual and political freedom of the period. In 1986, he founded his own film production company El Deseo with his younger brother Agustín Almodóvar, which has produced all of his films since Law of Desire (1987).

Robert Aldrich. Biography[edit] Aldrich was born in Cranston, Rhode Island, the son of Lora Lawson and newspaper publisher Edward Burgess Aldrich.

Robert Aldrich

He was a grandson of U.S. Senator Nelson W. Michelangelo Antonioni. Ralph Bakshi. Ingmar Bergman. Early life[edit] "I devoted my interest to the church's mysterious world of low arches, thick walls, the smell of eternity, the coloured sunlight quivering above the strangest vegetation of medieval paintings and carved figures on ceilings and walls.

Ingmar Bergman

Bertrand Blier. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.

Bertrand Blier

John Boorman. Early life[edit] Career[edit] Boorman first began by working as a drycleaner and journalist in the late 1950s.

John Boorman

He ran the newsrooms at Southern Television in Southampton and Dover before moving into TV documentary filmmaking, eventually becoming the head of the BBC's Bristol-based Documentary Unit in 1962. After Point Blank, Boorman re-teamed with Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune for the robinsonade of Hell in the Pacific (1968), which tells a fable story of two representative soldiers stranded together on an island. Returning to the United Kingdom, he made Leo The Last (US/UK, 1970). Robert Bresson. Robert Bresson (French: [ʁɔbɛʁ bʁɛsɔ̃]; 25 September 1901 – 18 December 1999)[1] was a French film director known for his spiritual and ascetic style. He contributed notably to the art of film and influenced the French New Wave.

He is often referred to as the most highly regarded French filmmaker after Jean Renoir.[2] Bresson's influence on French cinema was once described by Jean-Luc Godard, who wrote "Robert Bresson is French cinema, as Dostoevsky is the Russian novel and Mozart is German music. Jaume Balagueró. Life[edit] Jaume Balagueró was born in Lleida, and grew up in Barcelona. He studied communications and photography at the University of Barcelona, graduating in 1991 with a degree in Communication Sciences. In 1992, Balagueró began work as a film journalist and radio host with the show “La espuma de los días” on Radio Hospitalet. Career[edit] Balagueró began his filmmaking career with the short video projects El niño bubónico (1991) and La invención de la leche (1993). Luis Buñuel. Luis Buñuel Portolés (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlwiz βuˈɲwel portoˈles]; 22 February 1900 – 29 July 1983) was a filmmaker who worked in Spain, Mexico and France.[2] When Luis Buñuel died at age 83, his obituary in the New York Times called him "an iconoclast, moralist, and revolutionary who was a leader of avant-garde surrealism in his youth and a dominant international movie director half a century later".[3] His first picture—made in the silent era—was called "the most famous short film ever made" by critic Roger Ebert,[4] and his last film—made 48 years later—won him Best Director awards from the National Board of Review and the National Society of Film Critics.[5] Writer Octavio Paz called Buñuel's work "the marriage of the film image to the poetic image, creating a new reality...scandalous and subversive".[6] Early years (1900–1924)[edit]

Jean-Jacques Beineix. Jean-Jacques Beineix (born 8 October 1946) is a French film director and generally seen as the best example of what came to be called the cinéma du look. Critic Ginette Vincendeau defined the films made by Beineix and others as "youth-oriented films with high production values...The look of the cinéma du look refers to the films' high investment in non-naturalistic, self-conscious aesthetics, notably intense colours and lighting effects. Their spectacular (studio based) and technically brilliant mise-en-scène is usually put to the service of romantic plots. " The cinéma du look included the films of Luc Besson and Léos Carax - Luc Besson, like Beineix, was much maligned by the critical establishment during the 1980s, while Carax was much admired.[1] In late 2006, Beineix published a first volume of his autobiography, Les Chantiers de la gloire (in French only).

The title alluded to the French title of Stanley Kubrick's film, Les Sentiers de la gloire (Paths of Glory). Peter Bogdanovich. Bernardo Bertolucci. Biography[edit] Origins[edit] Bertolucci was born in the Italian city of Parma, in the region of Emilia-Romagna. He is the elder son of Ninetta (Giovanardi), a teacher, and Attilio Bertolucci, who was a poet, a reputed art historian, anthologist and film critic.[3] His mother was born in Australia, to an Italian father and an Irish mother.[4][5] Having been raised in an artistic environment, Bertolucci began writing at the age of fifteen, and soon after received several prestigious literary prizes including the Premio Viareggio for his first book. His father's background helped his career: the elder Bertolucci had helped the Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini publish his first novel, and Pasolini reciprocated by hiring Bertolucci as first assistant in Rome on Accattone (1961). Bertolucci had one brother, the theatre director and playwright Giuseppe (27 February 1947 - 16 June 2012).

Mario Bava. Mario Bava (31 July 1914 – 25 April 1980) was an Italian director, screenwriter, special effects artist and cinematographer from the "golden age" of Italian horror films. His work kick-started the giallo film genre and the modern "slasher film".[1] Tod Browning. Tim Burton. Frank Capra. Leos Carax. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Leos Carax, de son vrai nom Alex Christophe Dupont, né le 22 novembre 1960 à Suresnes, est un réalisateur français. John Carpenter. John Cassavetes. David Cronenberg. Costa-Gavras. Jack Clayton. Jack Clayton (1 March 1921 – 26 February 1995) was a British film director, who specialised in bringing literary works to the screen.

Larry Charles. Park Chan-wook. Claude Chabrol. Henri-Georges Clouzot. Anton Corbijn. George Cukor. Cameron Crowe. Youssef Chahine. Stephen Chow. Marcel Carné. William Castle. Michael Curtiz. George Cukor. Francis Ford Coppola. Sofia Coppola. Coen brothers. Jacques Demy. Tom DiCillo. Stanley Donen. Jules Dassin. Jan de Bont. Julien Duvivier. Álex de la Iglesia. Joe Dante. Giuseppe De Santis. Vittorio De Sica. Guillermo del Toro. Marguerite Duras. Lee Daniels. Richard Donner. Blake Edwards. Homayoun Ershadi. Florent Emilio Siri. Jean Eustache. Federico Fellini. Mike Figgis. Richard Fleischer. David Fincher. Abel Ferrara. Lucio Fulci. Georges Franju. John Ford. William Friedkin. Georges Franju. Cary Fukunaga. Victor Fleming. Jesús Franco. Terence Fisher. Samuel Fuller. Miloš Forman. Bob Fosse. John Frankenheimer. Jesús Franco.