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Alexander Payne. Robert Towne. American screenwriter, producer, director and actor Early life[edit] Towne was born in Los Angeles, where he grew up in San Pedro, the son of Helen and Lou Schwartz.[4] Towne's parentage was Romanian on his father’s side, Russian on his mother’s; the family was Jewish.[5]

Robert Towne

Bob Rafelson. Early life[edit] Rafelson was born to a Jewish family[2] in New York City, the son of a hat ribbon manufacturer.

Bob Rafelson

His uncle was screenwriter and playwright Samson Raphaelson, the author of The Jazz Singer, who wrote nine films for director Ernst Lubitsch.[3] "Samson took an interest in my work," Rafelson told critic David Thomson. Stuart Rosenberg. Early life[edit]

Stuart Rosenberg

Jacques Tourneur. French film director active in Hollywood 1934-1966 Life[edit] Career[edit] Tourneur began work as an editor and assistant director.

Jacques Tourneur

Sam Peckinpah. American film director and screenwriter Peckinpah's films generally deal with the conflict between values and ideals, as well as the corruption and violence in human society.

Sam Peckinpah

His characters are often loners or losers who desire to be honorable, but are forced to compromise in order to survive in a world of nihilism and brutality. He was given the nickname "Bloody Sam" owing to the violence in his films. Robert Rossen. Robert Rossen (March 16, 1908 – February 18, 1966) was an American screenwriter, film director, and producer whose film career spanned almost three decades.

Robert Rossen

Rossen was a member of the American Communist Party from 1937 to about 1947, and believed the Party was "dedicated to social causes of the sort that we as poor Jews from New York were interested in. " Tommy Lee Wallace. Early life[edit] Born Thomas Lee Wallace in Somerset, Kentucky to Robert G. and Kathleen Wallace, he has one older sister, Linda.

Tommy Lee Wallace

He grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and attended high school at Western Kentucky University teachers training school (College High). Education[edit] Arthur Penn. By the mid-1970s his films were received with much less enthusiasm.

Arthur Penn

In the 1990s he returned to stage and television direction and production, including an executive producer role for the crime series Law & Order.[2] By his death in 2010, he had been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Director, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, two Emmys, and two Directors Guild of America Awards. He was the recipient of several honorary accolades, including an Honorary Golden Bear, a Tony Award, and an Akira Kurosawa Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival. Early years[edit] Penn was born to a Russian Jewish family[3] in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Sonia (Greenberg), a nurse, and Harry Penn, a watchmaker.[4] He was the younger brother of Irving Penn, the successful fashion photographer.

During his early years, he moved in with his mother after she divorced his father. George A. Romero. American filmmaker, writer, and editor Romero is often noted as an influential pioneer of the horror film genre and has been called an "icon"[2] and the "Father of the Zombie Film.

George A. Romero

Jeremy Saulnier. Jeremy Saulnier (;[1] born June 10, 1976[2]) is an American film director, cinematographer and screenwriter.

Jeremy Saulnier

Career[edit] In 2007, he released Murder Party which he wrote and directed starring his childhood friend, Macon Blair. In 2013, he released Blue Ruin which was met with critical acclaim. It holds a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and 77/100 in Metacritic. He was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards and made a run at Cannes. Saulnier's latest film is an adaptation of William Giraldi's 2014 thriller novel Hold the Dark for Netflix, from a screenplay by Macon Blair.[7] Ben Wheatley. English film and TV director.

Alexander Payne. Peter Weir. Brian Yuzna. He also served as a co-writer for the comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989). Yuzna was the first American filmmaker to adapt a manga, Bio Booster Armor Guyver, into a live-action feature. He has helmed several adaptations of the work of H. Vincent Ward (director) Ward's first three feature length films, Vigil, The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988) and Map of the Human Heart (1993) were the first films by a New Zealander to be officially selected ‘in competition’ at the Cannes Film Festival.

Between them they garnered close to 30 national and international awards (including the Grand Prix at festivals in Italy, Spain, Germany, France and the United States). After Vigil, Ward continued working with producer John Maynard and co-wrote and directed The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988), a fantasy film which follows a group of 14th-century Cumbrian villagers who tunnel through the earth, and find themselves in modern-day Auckland. Ward describes it as “a collision, a juxtaposition of two time periods which enables you to see your own time through fresh eyes”. Rolling Stone's review hailed it as “A visionary film of rare courage and imperishable heart.” Nicolas Roeg. Andrzej Żuławski. Jan Švankmajer.

Filmmaker Jan Švankmajer (Czech: [ˈjan ˈʃvaŋkmajɛr]; born 4 September 1934) is a Czech retired filmmaker and artist whose work spans several media. Brothers Quay. Stephen and Timothy Quay ( KWAY; born June 17, 1947) are American identical twin brothers and stop-motion animators who are better known as the Brothers Quay or Quay Brothers. They were also the recipients of the 1998 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design for their work on the play The Chairs.[1] Panos Cosmatos. Greek Canadian film director. Alexander Mackendrick. His films made a gradual decline after Ealing Studios closed and he returned to America to become a teacher of filmmaking. He was the cousin of the Scottish writer Roger MacDougall. Louis Malle. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Louis Malle (30 octobre 1932 à Thumeries - 23 novembre 1995 à Beverly Hills) est un cinéaste français. Takashi Miike. Kenji Mizoguchi. Anthony Mann. Russ Meyer.

James Mangold. Michael Mann (director) John Milius. Jean-Pierre Melville. Sam Mendes. Vincenzo Natali. Fernando Meirelles. Mike Nichols. Nanni Moretti. Georges Méliès. Takashi Miike. Louis Malle. Steve McQueen (director) Vincente Minnelli. Jean-Pierre Melville. Errol Morris. Takashi Miike. David Mamet. Christopher Nolan. Paul Mazursky. M. Night Shyamalan. Max Ophüls. Bill Plympton. Paco Plaza. Sydney Pollack. Arthur Penn. Alan J. Pakula. Otto Preminger. Roman Polanski. Wolfgang Petersen. Sam Peckinpah. Alex Proyas. Yasujirō Ozu. Michael Powell. Gillo Pontecorvo. Alexander Payne. Alan Parker.

David O. Russell. Jean Renoir. John Singleton. George Roy Hill. Bob Rafelson. George A. Romero. Alan Rudolph. Roberto Rossellini. John Schlesinger. Jason Reitman. Jean-François Richet. Ivan Reitman. Tarsem Singh. Robert Siodmak. Éric Rohmer. Jacques Rivette. Alain Resnais. Don Siegel. Kevin Smith. John Sturges. Steven Soderbergh. Oliver Stone. Joel Schumacher. Jerry Schatzberg. Todd Solondz. Martin Scorsese. Paul Schrader. Jacques Tati. Shinya Tsukamoto. Lars von Trier. Luchino Visconti. Johnnie To. François Truffaut. Julie Taymor. Jacques Tourneur. Bertrand Tavernier.