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Lars von Trier

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Wim Wenders Alongside filmmaking, Wenders works with the medium of photography, emphasizing images of desolate landscapes.[1][2] Early life[edit] Wenders was born in Düsseldorf into a traditional Catholic family. Set on making his obsession also his life's work, Wenders returned to Germany in 1967 to work in the Düsseldorf office of United Artists. Career[edit] Wenders' book, Emotion Pictures, a collection of diary essays written while a film student, was adapted and broadcast as a series of plays on BBC Radio 3, featuring Peter Capaldi as Wenders, with Gina McKee, Saskia Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Harry Dean Stanton and Ricky Tomlinson, dramatised by Neil Cargill. Wenders was collaborating with artist/journalist and longtime friend Melinda Camber Porter on a documentary feature about his body of work, Wim Wenders - Visions on Film, when Porter passed away - the film remains incomplete. Wenders is a member of the advisory board of World Cinema Foundation. Photography[edit] Selected exhibitions[edit]

Cannes Film Festival: David Cronenberg on Adapting Unadaptable Books Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty ImagesDavid Cronenberg, right, with Robert Pattinson at the premiere of “Cosmopolis” at the Cannes Film Festival. CANNES, France — The Canadian director David Cronenberg has a long and eventful history at the Cannes Film Festival: he has competed for the Palme d’Or three times and was awarded a lifetime achievement prize in 2006. He has also stirred controversy both as a filmmaker (presenting the divisive “Crash” in 1996) and as the president of a jury (in 1999) that was both applauded and attacked for its surprising underdog choices.

Terrence Malick Early life[edit] Film career[edit] Malick started his film career after earning an MFA from the AFI Conservatory in 1969, directing the short film "Lanton Mills". At the AFI, he established contacts with people such as Jack Nicholson, longtime collaborator Jack Fisk, and agent Mike Medavoy, who procured for Malick freelance work revising scripts. He is credited with the screenplay for Pocket Money (1972), and he wrote an early draft of Dirty Harry (1971).[14] Paramount Pictures produced Malick's second film, Days of Heaven (1978), about a love triangle that develops in the farm country of the Texas Panhandle in the early 20th century. Chris Wisniewski about Days of Heaven and The New World[17] Following the release of Days of Heaven, Malick began developing a project for Paramount, titled Q, that explored the origins of life on earth. A. Malick's sixth feature, titled To the Wonder,[32] was shot predominately in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and a few scenes were filmed in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

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. 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. Career[edit] Filmography[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

Quentin Tarantino Early life[edit] Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1963.[6] He is the son of actor and amateur musician Tony Tarantino and nurse Connie McHugh.[7][8] He has a younger half-brother named Ron. Tarantino grew bored with the James Best Acting School and left after two years, although he kept in touch with all of his acting friends. He then landed a job which threatened to interfere with his long-term acting ambitions.[17] As an employee of Video Archives, a now-defunct video rental store in Manhattan Beach, he and fellow movie enthusiasts (including Roger Avary) discussed cinema and customer video recommendations at length. He paid close attention to the types of films people liked to rent and has cited that experience as inspiration for his directorial career.[18] Tarantino has been quoted as saying: "When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them 'no, I went to films. Film career[edit] 1980s[edit] 1990s[edit] 2000s[edit] 2010–present[edit]

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. He is not religious. Films directed by Moretti[edit] Films in which Moretti acted[edit] Awards[edit] Further reading[edit] 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. There was everything that one's imagination could desire — angels, saints, dragons, prophets, devils, humans". Although raised in a devout Lutheran household, Bergman later stated that he lost his faith at age eight and only came to terms with this fact while making Winter Light in 1962.[4] Bergman’s interest in theatre and film began early: "At the age of nine, he traded a set of tin soldiers for a magic lantern, a possession that altered the course of his life. In 1934, aged 16, he was sent to Germany to spend the summer vacation with family friends. In 1937, he entered Stockholm University College (later renamed Stockholm University), to study art and literature. Career[edit] Film work[edit] Repertory company[edit] Financing[edit]

Gus Van Sant Early life[edit] Van Sant was born in Louisville, Kentucky, United States (US), the son of Betty (née Seay) and Gus Green Van Sant, Sr; Gus Van Sant's father was a clothing manufacturer[1] and traveling salesman who rapidly worked his way into middle class prosperity. As a result of his father's job, the family moved continually during Van Sant's childhood. Early career (1978–1989)[edit] After spending time in Europe, Van Sant went to Los Angeles in 1976.[8] He secured a job as a production assistant to writer/director Ken Shapiro, with whom he developed a few ideas, none of which came to fruition. Mala Noche was made two years after Van Sant went to New York to work in an advertising agency. Van Sant moved back to Portland, Oregon, where he set up house and began giving life to the ideas rejected by Universal. Indie and arthouse success (1990–1995)[edit] Mainstream breakout (1997–2003)[edit] Return to arthouse cinema (2003–present) [edit]

David Lynch David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American film director, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed a unique cinematic style, which has been dubbed "Lynchian", a style characterized by its dream imagery and meticulous sound design. The surreal, and in many cases, violent, elements contained within his films have been known to "disturb, offend or mystify" audiences.[2] Over his career, Lynch has received three Academy Award nominations[3] for Best Director and a nomination for best screenplay. Life and career[edit] Early life: 1946–1965[edit] Lynch had become interested in painting and drawing from an early age, becoming intrigued by the idea of pursuing it as a career path when living in Virginia, where his friend's father was a professional painter.[18] At Francis C. Philadelphia and short films: 1966–1970[edit] Los Angeles and Eraserhead: 1971–1979[edit]

Robert Siodmak Robert Siodmak (8 August 1900 – 10 March 1973) was a German-born American film director. He is best remembered as a thriller specialist[1] and for the series of Hollywood film noirs he made in the 1940s. Early life[edit] With the rise of Nazism he left Germany for Paris and then Hollywood. Siodmak arrived in Hollywood in 1939, where he made 23 movies, many of them widely popular thrillers and crime melodramas, which critics today regard as classics of film noir. Hollywood career[edit] Return to Europe[edit] Before leaving Hollywood for Europe in 1952, following the problematic production The Crimson Pirate for Warner Bros., his third and last film with Burt Lancaster, Siodmak had directed some of the era's best film noirs (twelve in all), more than any other director who worked in that genre. He often expressed his desire to make pictures "of a different type and background" than the ones he had been making for ten years. Later career[edit] Filmography[edit] References[edit]

Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE[1] (* 13. August 1899 in Leytonstone, England; † 29. April 1980 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien) war ein britischer Filmregisseur und Filmproduzent. 1939 siedelte er in die USA über und nahm am 20. April 1955 zusätzlich die amerikanische Staatsbürgerschaft an. Hitchcock gilt, den Stil betreffend, als einer der einflussreichsten Spielfilmregisseure. Er etablierte in der Filmwelt die Begriffe Suspense und MacGuffin. Am 3. Leben und Werk[Bearbeiten] Kindheit, Jugend und Ausbildung[Bearbeiten] Alfred Hitchcock wurde am 13. 1915 nahm Hitchcock eine Stelle als technischer Angestellter bei der W. Anstellung beim Film[Bearbeiten] Im Frühjahr 1920 hörte Hitchcock von der Neugründung eines Studios der amerikanischen Produktionsgesellschaft Paramount Famous Players-Lasky im Londoner Stadtbezirk Islington. Zurück in England übertrug Michael Balcon Hitchcock 1925 die Regie für einen eigenen Film. Karriere in England[Bearbeiten] Leben und Arbeit in England[Bearbeiten]

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