James Ivory (director) Marcel L'Herbier. Marcel L'Herbier, Légion d'honneur (23 April 1888 – 26 November 1979), was a French filmmaker who achieved prominence as an avant-garde theorist and imaginative practitioner with a series of silent films in the 1920s.
His career as a director continued until the 1950s and he made more than 40 feature films in total. During the 1950s and 1960s he worked on cultural programmes for French television. He also fulfilled many administrative roles in the French film industry, and he was the founder and the first President of the Institut des hautes études cinématographiques (IDHEC). Roland Joffé. Terry Gilliam. Alejandro González Iñárritu. González Iñárritu is the second Mexican director to win both the Academy Award for Best Director and the Directors Guild of America award for Best Director, after Alfonso Cuarón in 2014.
He is also the first Mexican director to win the Prix de la mise en scene or Best Director Award at Cannes (2006). Jean-Luc Godard. Jean-Luc Godard (French: [ʒɑ̃lyk ɡɔdaʁ]; born 3 December 1930) is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic.
He is often identified with the 1960s French film movement La Nouvelle Vague, or "New Wave". Like his New Wave contemporaries, Godard criticized mainstream French cinema's "Tradition of Quality", which "emphasized craft over innovation, privileged established directors over new directors, and preferred the great works of the past to experimentation. " To challenge this tradition, he and like-minded critics started to make their own films. Many of Godard's films challenge the conventions of traditional Hollywood in addition to French cinema. He is often considered the most radical French filmmaker of the 1960s and 1970s.
James Gray (film director) James Gray (born 1969) is an American film director and screenwriter.
In 1994, at age 25, Gray made his first feature film Little Odessa, a film starring Tim Roth about a hit man confronted by his younger brother upon returning to his hometown, "Little Odessa," a section of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. The film won the Silver Lion at the 1994 Venice Film Festival. In November 2012 he was selected as a member of the main competition jury at the 2012 International Film Festival of Marrakech.  Gray married Alexandra Dickson in 2005. The couple have three children. Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Peter Greenaway. Peter Greenaway, CBE (born 5 April 1942) is a British film director.
His films are noted for the distinct influence of Renaissance and Baroque painting, and Flemish painting in particular. Common traits in his film are the scenic composition and illumination and the contrasts of costume and nudity, nature and architecture, furniture and people, sexual pleasure and painful death. Early life Christophe Gans. Christophe Gans (born 11 March 1960 in Antibes, France) is a French film director, writer, and producer who specializes in horror, fantasy movies and video game adaptations.
Biography His $29 million-budgeted film Brotherhood of the Wolf was a worldwide success, grossing over $70 million+  in theaters worldwide; it also became the second-highest-grossing French-language film in the United States since 1980. Seth Gordon. Seth Gordon is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and film editor.
He has produced and directed both for film and television, including for PBS, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the United Nations Staff 1% for Development Fund. His films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival and Slamdance Film Festival. Michel Gondry. Early life Career Gondry's vision and career began with his emphasis on emotion.
Much of his inspiration, he says, came from the film Le voyage en ballon. He stated: "When I watch this movie, I dream I'm flying and then I do stories where people are flying. I think it's directly influencing Gondry also directed the musical documentary Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006) which followed comedian Dave Chappelle as he attempted to hold a large, free concert in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. According to the Guinness World Records 2004, Michel Gondry's Levi's 501 Jeans "Drugstore" spot holds the record for "Most awards won by a TV commercial". The commercial was never aired in North America because of the suggestive content involving purchasing latex condoms. Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Matteo Garrone. This article incorporates text from the Wide Screen journal site.
Matteo Garrone is an Italian film maker. Garrone and Italian Neorealism Garrone points out that the careful attention to the real living conditions of his characters, the use of vernacular language, together with his choice of non-professional actors, are clear reminders of characteristics that contributed to the creation of Neorealistic cinema. Jean-Luc Godard. Michael Haneke. In 2013 Haneke won the Prince of Asturias Award for the arts.
Life and career Haneke was born in Munich, Germany, the son of the German actor and director Fritz Haneke and the Austrian actress Beatrix von Degenschild. Todd Haynes. Biography Early life Haynes was born January 2, 1961, in Los Angeles, and grew up in nearby Encino. Gregory Hoblit. Hoblit was born in Abilene, Texas, the son of Elizabeth Hubbard King and Harold Foster Hoblit, an FBI agent. Much of Hoblit's work is oriented towards police, attorneys and legal cases.
Hoblit has directed and produced the pilot and series of such acclaimed television series such as NYPD Blue, L.A. Alfred Hitchcock. Over a career spanning more than half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognisable directorial style. He pioneered the use of a camera made to move in a way that mimics a person's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. He framed shots to maximise anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative film editing. His stories often feature fugitives on the run from the law alongside "icy blonde" female characters. Many of Hitchcock's films have twist endings and thrilling plots featuring depictions of violence, murder, and crime.
Many of the mysteries, however, are used as decoys or "MacGuffins" that serve the film's themes and the psychological examinations of the characters. Hitchcock's films also borrow many themes from psychoanalysis and feature strong sexual overtones. Howard Hawks. Tsui Hark. Werner Herzog. Walter Hill (director) Hill said in an interview that "every film I've done has been a Western", and elaborated in another that "the Western is ultimately a stripped down moral universe that is, whatever the dramatic problems are, beyond the normal avenues of social control and social alleviation of the problem, and I like to do that even within contemporary stories".
Mike Hodges. His theatre plays include Soft Shoe Shuffle (1985) and Shooting Stars and Other Heavenly Pursuits (2000), which was adapted for BBC radio. Other radio plays include King Trash (2004). His first novel, Watching The Wheels Come Off, was published in 2010. Na Hong-jin. Tobe Hooper. Ann Hui. Ann Hui On-Wah, MBE (traditional Chinese: 許鞍華; simplified Chinese: 许鞍华; pinyin: Xǔ Ānhuá; Hepburn: Kyo Anka; born 23 May 1947 to a Chinese father and a Japanese mother) is a Hong Kong actress, film director, film producer and occasional screenwriter, one of the most critically acclaimed amongst the Hong Kong New Wave. She is best known for her controversial films surrounding the topics of social issues in Hong Kong. John Huston. Huston was known to direct with the vision of an artist, having studied and worked as a fine art painter in Paris in his early years. He continued to explore the visual aspects of his films throughout his career: sketching each scene on paper beforehand, then carefully framing his characters during the shooting.
Alfred Hitchcock. Tsui Hark. John Hughes (filmmaker) Yang Ik-june. Kim Jee-woon. Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Ha Jung-woo. Peter Jackson. Franklin J. Schaffner. Norman Jewison. Alejandro Jodorowsky. Mike Judge. Akira Kurosawa. Wong Kar-wai. Elia Kazan. Chen Kaige. Stanley Kramer. Abbas Kiarostami. Krzysztof Kieślowski. Richard Kelly (director) Takeshi Kitano. Stanley Kubrick. Akira Kurosawa. Cédric Klapisch. Wong Kar-wai. Takeshi Kitano. John Landis. Neil LaBute. Ringo Lam. Carl Laemmle. Alberto Lattuada. Sidney Lumet. Claude Lelouch. Andrew Lau. Fritz Lang. Darren Lynn Bousman. Barry Levinson. David Lean.
Richard Lester. René Laloux. Doug Liman. Sergio Leone. Richard Linklater. Sidney Lumet.