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Alexander Mackendrick. His films made a gradual decline after Ealing Studios closed and he returned to America to become a teacher of filmmaking.

Alexander Mackendrick

He was the cousin of the Scottish writer Roger MacDougall. Biography[edit] He was born on 8 September 1912 the only child of Francis and Martha Mackendrick who had emigrated to the United States from Glasgow in 1911. His father was a ship builder and a civil engineer. When Mackendrick was six, his father died of influenza as a result of an pandemic that swept the world just after World War I. Mackendrick had a sad and lonely childhood. At the start of the Second World War, Mackendrick was employed by the Minister of Information making British propaganda films. Post-war[edit] Return to the U.S. Louis Malle. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.

Louis Malle

Louis Malle (30 octobre 1932 à Thumeries - 23 novembre 1995 à Beverly Hills) est un cinéaste français. Takashi Miike. Takashi Miike (三池 崇史, Miike Takashi?

Takashi Miike

, born August 24, 1960) is a highly prolific and controversial Japanese filmmaker. He has directed over ninety theatrical, video, and television productions since his debut in 1991. Miike is credited with directing fifteen productions in the years 2001 and 2002 alone. His films range from violent and bizarre to dramatic and family-friendly.

Biography[edit] Kenji Mizoguchi. Kenji Mizoguchi (溝口 健二 Mizoguchi Kenji; May 16, 1898 – August 24, 1956) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter.

Kenji Mizoguchi

His film Ugetsu (1953) won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and appeared in the Sight & Sound Critics' Top Ten Poll in 1962 and 1972. Mizoguchi is renowned for his mastery of the long take and mise-en-scène.[1] According to writer Mark Le Fanu, "His films have an extraordinary force and purity. Anthony Mann. Life and career[edit] Mann was born in San Diego, California.[2] His father, Emile Theodore Bundsmann, an academic, was from an Austrian Catholic family, and his mother, Bertha Weichselbaum, a drama teacher, was an American of Bavarian-Jewish descent.[3] Mann started out as an actor, appearing in plays off-Broadway in New York City.

Anthony Mann

In 1938, he moved to Hollywood, where he joined the Selznick International Pictures. He was married to the actress Sara Montiel.[2] Mann became an assistant director by the 1940s, assisting Preston Sturges on the film Sullivan's Travels,[4] and subsequently directing low-budget assignments for RKO and Republic Pictures.

In 1964 he was head of the jury at the 14th Berlin International Film Festival.[5] Russ Meyer. Early years[edit] Film career[edit] His first feature, the nudist comedy The Immoral Mr.

Russ Meyer

James Mangold. Life and career[edit] James Mangold was born in New York City and is the son of artists Robert Mangold and Sylvia Plimack Mangold.[1] He was raised in New York State's Hudson River Valley.[1] After graduating from Washingtonville High School, Mangold was accepted into and later attended the California Institute of the Arts film/video program.[2] While there, he mentored under Alexander Mackendrick.

James Mangold

During his third year, Mackendrick suggested that Mangold should study at CalArts School of Theater as an actor alongside his regular film studies. Michael Mann (director) John Milius. Jean-Pierre Melville. Jean-Pierre Melville (born Jean-Pierre Grumbach; 20 October 1917 – 2 August 1973) was a French filmmaker.

Jean-Pierre Melville

While with the French Resistance during World War II, he adopted the nom de guerre Melville as a tribute to his favorite American author, Herman Melville.[1] He kept it as his stage name once the war was over. Life and career[edit] Jean-Pierre Grumbach was born in 1917 in Paris, France, the son of Berthe and Jules Grumbach.[2] His family were Alsatian Jews. After the fall of France in 1940 during World War II, Grumbach entered the French Resistance to oppose the German Nazis who occupied the country. He adopted the nom de guerre Melville, after the American author Herman Melville, a favorite of his. Sam Mendes. In 2000, Mendes was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for "services to drama" and in the same year was awarded the Shakespeare Prize by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation in Hamburg, Germany.

Sam Mendes

In 2005, he received a lifetime achievement award from the Directors Guild of Great Britain.[2][3] Vincenzo Natali. Early life[edit] Natali was born in Detroit, Michigan, to a nursery school teacher/painter mother and a photographer father.[1] He is of Italian and English descent.[1] He moved to Toronto, along with his family, at the age of one.

Vincenzo Natali

During his time in high school, Natali befriended British-born Canadian actor David Hewlett who has appeared in the majority of films that Natali has directed. Natali also attended the film programme at Ryerson University. Fernando Meirelles. Early life[edit] "A great tragedy for the family. For a long time, it was a taboo. No one mentioned it. Mike Nichols. As well as winning an Academy Award, Nichols won a Grammy Award, four Emmy Awards and nine Tony Awards. He was one of a small group of people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award.

He was also a three-time BAFTA Award winner. His other honors included the Lincoln Center Gala Tribute in 1999, the National Medal of Arts in 2001,[1] the Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2010. His films garnered a total of 42 Oscar nominations and seven awards. Nanni Moretti. Giovanni "Nanni" Moretti (born 19 August 1953) is an Italian film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. The Palme d'Or winner in 2001, in 2012 he was the President of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival.[1] Life and work[edit] In 1976, Giovanni's first feature film Io sono un autarchico (I am Self-Sufficient) was released. In 1978 he produced the movie Ecce Bombo, which tells the story of a student having problems with his entourage. It was screened at the Cannes Festival. Georges Méliès. "Méliès" and "Melies" redirect here. For Georges' brother, see Gaston Méliès. Early life and education[edit] Plaque commemorating the site of Méliès' birth – "In this block of flats was born on the 8th of December 1861 Georges Méliès, creator of the cinematic spectacle, prestidigitator, inventor of numerous illusions" Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès was born 8 December 1861 in Paris to Jean-Louis-Stanislas Méliès and his Dutch wife, Johannah-Catherine Schuering.[3]:747 His father had moved to Paris in 1843 as a journeyman shoemaker and began working at a boot factory, where he met Méliès' mother.

Johannah-Catherine's father had been the official bootmaker of the Dutch court before a fire ruined his business. Georges Méliès attended the Lycée Michelet from age seven until it was bombed during the Franco-Prussian War; he was then sent to the prestigious Lycée Louis-le-Grand. Takashi Miike. Louis Malle. Louis Marie Malle (French: [mal]; 30 October 1932 – 23 November 1995) was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. Steve McQueen (director) McQueen was born in London and is of Grenadian[9] descent.[10][11] He grew up in Hanwell, West London and went to Drayton Manor High School.[12][13] In a 2014 interview, McQueen stated that he had a very bad experience in school, where he had been placed into a class for students believed best suited "for manual labour, more plumbers and builders, stuff like that.

" Later, the new head of the school would admit that there had been "institutional" racism at the time. McQueen added that he was dyslexic and had to wear an eyepatch due to a lazy eye, and reflected this may be why he was "put to one side very quickly".[11] He was a keen football player, turning out for the St. George's Colts football team. He took A level art at Hammersmith and West London College, then studied art and design at Chelsea College of Arts and then fine art at Goldsmiths College, University of London, where he first became interested in film.

Vincente Minnelli. Jean-Pierre Melville. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Errol Morris. Errol Mark Morris (born February 5, 1948) is an American film director. In 2003, The Guardian put him seventh in its list of the world's 40 best active directors.[1] In 2003, his film The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. Takashi Miike. David Mamet. Christopher Nolan.

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Luchino Visconti. Johnnie To. François Truffaut. Julie Taymor. Jacques Tourneur. Bertrand Tavernier. Andrei Tarkovsky. Jacques Tourneur. Quentin Tarantino. Agnès Varda. Joe Wright. Wim Wenders. James Wan. Kim Yoon-seok. Vincent Ward (director) William Wyler. John Woo. Patrick Yau. Gus Van Sant. Roger Vadim. Peter Yates. Sam Wood. Robert Wise. John Woo. Billy Wilder. The Wachowskis. Paul W. S. Anderson.