Stone, Oliver

b. 15 September, 1946, New York City, New York, USA “You can’t be an individual in this world, Huckleberry, and expect to get away with it. Only a few do.” Following in the footsteps of such controversial lum...

Dovzhenko, Alexander

b. 10 September, 1894, Sosnitsa, Ukraine d. 25 November, 1956, Moscow, Russia “I sit down beside Pudovkin,” writes Sergei Eisenstein in 1928, after he and his filmmaking compatriot Vsevolod Pudovkin attend ...

Visconti, Luchino

b. 2 November, 1906, Milan, Lombardy, Italy d. 17 March, 1976, Rome, Lazio, Italy Count don Luchino Visconti di Modrone was born to a life of respectability, authority, and affluence. This noble upbringing, a...
Minnie and Moskowitz 1971

Minnie and Moskowitz

On the surface, the relationship between Minnie Moore (Gena Rowlands) and Seymour Moskowitz (Seymour Cassel) doesn’t seem like a normal romantic engagement – which is just as well, because John Cassavetes was n...
Max Ophuls

Ophuls, Max

6 May, 1902, Saarbrücken, Germany d. 26 March, 1957, Hamburg, Germany Like the elaborate camera manoeuvres that enrich his multinational filmography, the career of Max Ophuls has been one of dynamic fluctuati...
Béla Tarr

Tarr, Béla

21 July, 1955, Pécs, Hungary Béla Tarr insists that his films do not fall into distinctive periods, preferring to identify something akin to a steady evolution rather than marked turning points. Arguing, for e...
Elia Kazan

Kazan, Elia

Elias Kazancioglu, 7 September 1909, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey) 28 September 2003, New York City, USA   “The director tells the movie story more than the man who writes the d...