Francis Ford Coppola. Alfonso Cuarón. William Friedkin. John Huston. Ang Lee. Steven Spielberg. Billy Wilder. Fred Zinnemann. BAFTA Award for Best Direction. Academy Award for Best Director. Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director. Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film. General.
Best DirectorBest Director – Motion PictureBest Director - Motion Picture
directorial debutdebut filmfeature directorial debut
Jean-Luc Godard† – À bout de souffle. John Wayne – The Alamo. Mel Welles – Code of Silence. Michael Winner – Shoot to Kill. Yoji Yamada – Zero no shôten. Yoshishige Yoshida – Rokudenashi. Luis Alcoriza – Los jóvenes. William Alland – Look in Any Window. Marlon Brando – One-Eyed Jacks. Jack Couffer - Nikki, Wild Dog of the North. Jacques Demy† – Lola. Richard Donner♦ – X-15. Bryan Forbes – Whistle Down the Wind. Kinji Fukasaku – Hakuchu No Buraikan. Susumu Hani† – Bad Boys. Andrei Konchalovsky – The Boy and the Pigeon. Buzz Kulik♦ – The Explosive Generation. Claude Lelouch – Le propre de l'homme. Sergio Leone# – The Colossus of Rhodes. Pier Paolo Pasolini – Accattone.
List of film directorsList of directorsList of film directors by name
Michael Cimino. Claudio Cipelletti. Souleymane Cissé. René Clair. Larry Clamage. Bob Clark. Larry Clark. Shirley Clarke. Jack Clayton. William Clemens. René Clément. Ron Clements. Elmer Clifton. Edward F. Cline. George Clooney. Robert Clouse. Henri-Georges Clouzot. Enrico Cocozza. Jean Cocteau. Coen Brothers. Larry Cohen. Rob Cohen. Keri Collins. Lewis D. Collins. Mary Collins. Chris Columbus. Luigi Comencini. Bill Condon. Bruce Conner. Jack Conway. Fielder Cook. Josh Cooley. Merian C. Cooper. Francis Ford Coppola. Sofia Coppola. Frank Coraci. Roger Corman. Alain Corneau. Joe Cornish. Lloyd Corrigan. Raiya Corsiglia. Don Coscarelli. George Pan Cosmatos. Pedro Costa. Costa-Gavras.
1001 Films You Must See Before You Die
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is a film reference book edited by Steven Jay Schneider with original essays on each film contributed by over 70 film critics. It is a part of a series designed and produced by Quintessence Editions, a London-based company, and published in English-language versions by Cassell Illustrated (UK), ABC Books (the publishing division of Australian Broadcasting Corporation), and Barron's (US). The first edition was published in 2003; the most recent edition was published in 2018. Contributors include Adrian Martin, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Richard Peña, David Stratton, and Margaret Pomeranz.
Best DirectorDirectorAcademy Award
John Ford has received the most awards in this category with four. William Wyler was nominated on twelve occasions, more than any other individual. Damien Chazelle became the youngest director in history to receive this award, at the age of 32 for his work on La La Land. John Singleton became the youngest director to be nominated for this award, at age 24 for his work on Boyz n the Hood. Two directing teams have shared the award; Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for West Side Story in 1961 and Joel and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men in 2007. The Coen brothers are the only siblings to have won the award.
Best DirectionBest DirectorBAFTA Award for Best Director
The BAFTA Award for Best Direction is a British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). John Schlesinger, Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Alan Parker, Louis Malle, Joel Coen, Peter Weir, Ang Lee, and Alfonso Cuarón tie for the most wins in this category, with two each. Martin Scorsese holds the record for most nominations, with nine.
Golden PalmPalme d’OrGolden Palm Award
Chips, La Piste du Nord, Lenin in 1918, The Four Feathers, The Wizard of Oz, Union Pacific, and Boefje. 1946 & 1951 Alf Sjöberg (Sweden). 1974 & 1979 Francis Ford Coppola (United States). 1988 & 1992 Bille August (Denmark). 1985 & 1995 Emir Kusturica (Serbia). 1983 & 1997 Shohei Imamura (Japan). 1999 & 2005 Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Belgium). 2009 & 2012 Michael Haneke (Austria). 2006 & 2016 Ken Loach (United Kingdom). 14 Nominations. Ken Loach. 9 Nominations. Carlos Saura. Lars von Trier. 8 Nominations. Joel Coen. Jean-Pierre Dardenne. Luc Dardenne. Jean-Luc Godard. 7 Nominations. Robert Altman. Olivier Assayas. Marco Bellocchio. Luis Buñuel. Pietro Germi. Michael Haneke.
Michael Cimino. Souleymane Cissé. Jean-Paul Civeyrac. René Clair. Larry Clark. Alan Clarke. Shirley Clarke. René Clément. Edward F. Cline. Henri-Georges Clouzot. Jean Cocteau. Coen brothers. Isabel Coixet. Bruce Conner. Tony Conrad. Francis Ford Coppola. Sofia Coppola. Anton Corbijn. Alain Corneau. Panos Cosmatos. Pedro Costa. Costa-Gavras. Saverio Costanzo. David Cronenberg. Alfonso Cuarón. Jonás Cuarón. Michael Cuesta. Chris Cunningham. Stephen Daldry. Mircea Daneliuc. Georgiy Daneliya. Dardenne brothers. Buddhadeb Dasgupta. Terence Davies. Assi Dayan. Rolf de Heer. Storm de Hirsch. Manoel de Oliveira. Brian De Palma. Vittorio De Sica. Benoît Delépine. François Delisle. André Delvaux.
List of noted film director and composer collaborationscollaborationcollaborations between a director and a composer
Chu Michael Cimino Bob Clark Jack Clayton George Clooney Coen Brothers Larry Cohen Etan Cohen Rob Cohen Chris Columbus Bill Condon Jack Conway James L. Conway Ryan Coogler Martha Coolidge Francis Ford Coppola Frank Coraci Roger Corman Don Coscarelli George P. Cosmatos Alex Cox Wes Craven Destin Daniel Cretton Michael Crichton John Cromwell David Cronenberg Cameron Crowe Alfonso Cuarón George Cukor Sean S. Cunningham Dan Curtis Michael Curtiz Rod Daniel Lee Daniels Joe Dante Frank Darabont Jules Dassin Delmer Daves Andrew Davis John A.
Annual Top 10 ListCahiers du Cinéma Award for Best FilmCahiers du cinéma'' annual top ten list
The following is a list of the top 10 films chosen annually by the critics of Cahiers du Cinéma, a French film magazine. The magazine started the lists in 1951, but did not publish a list from 1952–1954 and from 1969–1980.
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Damien Chazelle Michael Cimino Bob Clark Larry Clark George Clooney Henri-Georges Clouzot Coen Brothers Martha Coolidge Bill Condon Chris Columbus Ryan Coogler Scott Cooper Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Coppola Anton Corbijn Wes Craven John Cromwell David Cronenberg Cameron Crowe Alfonso Cuarón George Cukor Irving Cummings Michael Curtiz Stephen Daldry Joe Dante Frank Darabont Dardenne Brothers Delmer Daves Andrew Davis Garth Davis Álex de la Iglesia Manoel de Oliveira Brian De Palma Vittorio De Sica Guillermo del Toro Jonathan Demme Claire Denis Roger Donaldson Richard Donner Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Carl Theodor Dreyer Gordon Douglas Ava DuVernay Clint Eastwood Blake Edwards Robert Eggers
In 2017, Spielberg, along with fellow directors Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass and Lawrence Kasdan were featured in the Netflix documentary series Five Came Back, which discussed the contributions of film directors Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston, George Stevens and William Wyler towards recording the events of World War II. Spielberg also served as an executive producer on the series. Apart from being an ardent gamer Spielberg has had a long history of involvement in video games.
film historianfilm historyHistory of cinema
This led to some great critical and commercial successes, like Scorsese's Taxi Driver, Coppola's The Godfather films, William Friedkin's The Exorcist, Altman's Nashville, Allen's Annie Hall and Manhattan, Malick's Badlands and Days of Heaven, and Polish immigrant Roman Polanski's Chinatown. It also, however, resulted in some failures, including Peter Bogdanovich's At Long Last Love and Michael Cimino's hugely expensive Western epic Heaven's Gate, which helped to bring about the demise of its backer, United Artists.
RosebudCharles Foster KaneCitizen Kane (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Numerous film directors have cited the film as influential on their own films, including Theo Angelopoulos, Luc Besson, the Coen brothers, Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, John Frankenheimer, Stephen Frears, Sergio Leone, Michael Mann, Ridley Scott, Martin Scorsese, Bryan Singer and Steven Spielberg. Ingmar Bergman disliked the film and called it "a total bore. Above all, the performances are worthless. The amount of respect that movie has is absolutely unbelievable!" William Friedkin said that the film influenced him and called it "a veritable quarry for filmmakers, just as Joyce's Ulysses is a quarry for writers." The film has also influenced other art forms.
The Academy Awards, more popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", although more commonly referred to by its nickname "Oscar". The statuette depicts a knight rendered in Art Deco style.
Best PictureBest Picture OscarOutstanding Production
Clint Eastwood. Dede Gardner. Jeremy Kleiner. Branko Lustig. Albert S. Ruddy. Robert Wise. 10 nominations. Steven Spielberg. 9 nominations. Scott Rudin. 8 nominations. Kathleen Kennedy. 6 nominations. Eric Fellner. Dede Gardner. Stanley Kramer. 5 nominations. Tim Bevan. Francis Ford Coppola. Clint Eastwood. Jeremy Kleiner. Frank Marshall. 4 nominations. Warren Beatty. James L. Brooks. David Brown. Megan Ellison. Ethan Coen. Donna Gigliotti. Peter Jackson. Norman Jewison. Graham King. Sydney Pollack. David Puttnam. Sam Spiegel. George Stevens. Irwin Winkler. 3 nominations. Lawrence Bender. Jason Blum. Robert Chartoff. Joel Coen. Bruce Cohen. Christian Colson. Michael De Luca. Steve Golin.
Venice International Film FestivalVolpi CupVenice
. * Golden Lion (Leone d'Oro), awarded to the best film screened in competition at the festival. See list of winners at Golden Lion. Silver Lion (Leone d'Argento), awarded to the best director in the competitive section. See list of winners at Silver Lion. Grand Jury Prize. See list of winners at Grand Jury Prize (Venice Film Festival). Volpi Cup (Coppa Volpi), awarded to the best actor/actress. See – Best Actor. See – Best Actress. Special Jury Prize, awarded to one or two films. See list of winners at Special Jury Prize (Venice Film Festival). Golden Osella, awarded to the Best Technical Contribution (to cinematographers, composers, etc.) and for the Best Screenplay.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 MoviesAFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movies100 Years...100 Movies
The first of the AFI 100 Years... series of cinematic milestones, AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies is a list of the 100 best American movies, as determined by the American Film Institute from a poll of more than 1,500 artists and leaders in the film industry who chose from a list of 400 nominated movies. The 100-best list was unveiled in 1998.
Feature FilmOutstanding Directing – Feature FilmOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Francis Ford Coppola. Alfonso Cuarón. Clint Eastwood. Miloš Forman. Ron Howard. Alejandro González Iñárritu. David Lean. Ang Lee. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. George Stevens. Oliver Stone. Robert Wise. Fred Zinnemann. 11 Nominations. Steven Spielberg. 9 Nominations. Martin Scorsese. 7 Nominations. Elia Kazan. William Wyler. Fred Zinnemann. 6 Nominations. Stanley Donen. John Huston. Billy Wilder. Robert Wise. 5 Nominations. Woody Allen. Richard Brooks. Francis Ford Coppola. Stanley Kubrick. Sidney Lumet. 4 Nominations. George Cukor. Clint Eastwood. Alfred Hitchcock. Ron Howard. David Lean. Ang Lee. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Vincente Minnelli. Robert Mulligan. Christopher Nolan. Ridley Scott.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition)AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition)AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies
Francis Ford Coppola. John Huston. Martin Scorsese. 2 films. Robert Altman. Michael Curtiz. Victor Fleming. John Ford. Elia Kazan. David Lean. George Lucas. Sidney Lumet. Mike Nichols. Alan J. Pakula. George Stevens. Robert Wise. William Wyler. Of the films that remained on the list, 36 improved their ranking, 38 saw their ranking decline, and three kept their positions: Citizen Kane, The Godfather Part II, and The Best Years of Our Lives. Steven Spielberg has the most films of any director on the list with five films.
American New Wave1970s Hollywoodanti-establishment film
Peter Bogdanovich. James Bridges. Mel Brooks. John Boorman. James Cameron. John Carpenter. John Cassavetes. Michael Cimino. Francis Ford Coppola. Roger Corman. Joe Dante. Brian De Palma. Miloš Forman. Bob Fosse. William Friedkin. Monte Hellman. George Roy Hill. Walter Hill. Arthur Hiller. Tobe Hooper. Henry Jaglom. Norman Jewison. Stanley Kubrick. John Landis. George Lucas. Sidney Lumet. David Lynch. Terrence Malick. Elaine May. Paul Mazursky. John Milius. Ralph Nelson. Mike Nichols. Alan J. Pakula. Arthur Penn. Roman Polanski. Sydney Pollack. Sam Peckinpah. Bob Rafelson. George A. Romero. Stuart Rosenberg. Alan Rudolph. Richard C. Sarafian. Franklin J. Schaffner. Jerry Schatzberg.
Vietnamwar in VietnamSecond Indochina War
Further cinematic representations were released during the 1970s and 1980s, including Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter (1978), Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979), Oliver Stone's Platoon (1986) – based on his service in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987), Hamburger Hill (1987), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Casualties of War (1989), and Forrest Gump (1994). Later films would include We Were Soldiers (2002) and Rescue Dawn (2007). The war also influenced a generation of musicians and songwriters in Vietnam and the United States, both anti-war and pro/anti-communist.
The Story of FilmEpisode 1
Jean-Luc Godard. Life of an American Fireman (1903) (introduced in Episode 1) dir. Edwin S. Porter. Arsenal (1929) (introduced in Episode 3) dir. Alexander Dovzhenko. Une femme mariée (1964) dir. Jean-Luc Godard. American Gigolo (1980) dir. Paul Schrader. Accattone (1961) dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) (introduced in Episode 2) dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer. A Fistful of Dollars (1964) dir. Sergio Leone. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) (introduced in Episode 1) dir. Sergio Leone. Johnny Guitar (1954) (introduced in Episode 6) dir. Nicholas Ray. Senso (1954) dir. Luchino Visconti.
This is a list of film remakes: *
EclipseList of Eclipse releasesCriterion Collection
The Criterion Collection is a video distribution company which specializes in licensing and selling "important classic and contemporary films" in "editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements." Janus Films and the Voyager Company established The Criterion Collection in 1984 as a privately held company concentrating exclusively upon the North American home video market. Between 1984 and 1998, Criterion published home video releases in LaserDisc format, pioneering now-standard home video features such as letterboxing, audio commentary tracks, and other supplemental content.