An almost compulsively large list of filmmakers, supplementary to that last film directors post (q.v.)

The following quite exhaustive, definitely exhausting assembly pertains to a just previous posting of a film class syllabus, and to one of its main assignments.

You can see what the students in this class have been assigned to do with this material.  Visitors to this blog are not, of course, under any obligation to do anything.  They might still try watching though.  Or, they might think about the two films that they would have chosen, or of what rationale might have led to the choices made here.


Here’s a link to that previous blog post:


Here’s the class assignment, with the list immediately following.

I have compiled two big fat lists with the names of a ton of significant directors.  They are from long ago and recent, and from all over the world. Almost every name has two titles attached to it.  Students are to pick a name from the first list and two names from the second. They are see the two titles listed with each name.  (Only one title listed?  That’s either for a single-film filmmaker, or because I thought that only one title belonged on this list.  You can write about those guys too.)  That is three names, six titles in total.  They are to write and submit a 1000 word paper on what these two films have taught them about the director, and the way that he or she directs. 



Pt. 1: Short films of an activist or animated or avant garde or documentary nature

Alexeieff, Alexander & Parker, Claire: Night on Bald Mountain (1933), Le Nez (1963)

Álvarez, Santiago: Now! (1965), LBJ (1968)

Anderson, Lindsay: Thursday’s Children (1954), Everyday Except Christmas (1957)

Anger, Kenneth: Fireworks (1947), Scorpio Rising (1964)

Anstey, Edgar: Granton Trawler (1934), Housing Problems (et al., 35)

Arbuckle, Roscoe: Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916), The Cook (1918)

Avery, Tex: I Love to Singa (1936), King-Size Canary (1947)


Back, Frédérick: Crac! (1981), The Mighty River (1993)

Baillie, Bruce: Here I Am (1962), Castro Street (1966)

Barker, Cordell: Strange Invaders (2002), Runaway (2009)

Berman, Wallace: Aleph (1966)

Blank, Les: A Well-Spent Life (1972), Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980)

Borowczyk, Walerian: Les Astronautes (1959), Renaissance (1964)

Brakhage, Stan: Window Water Baby Moving (1959), The Dante Quartet (1987)

Brault, Michel: La Lutte (1961), Éloge de Chiac (1969)

Broughton, James: This is it (1971), High Kukus (1973)

Buñuel, Luis: Un Chien Andalou (with Salvador Dalí, 1929), Land Without Bread (1932)

Bute, Mary Ellen: Sycnchromy No. 2 (1935), Tarantella (1940)


Chomón, Segundo de: Les Kiriki—Acrobates Japonais (1907), The Golden Beetle (1907)

Clampett, Robert: Porky in Wackyland (1938), Kitty Cornered (1946)

Clark, Shirley: Dance in the Sun (1953), Bridges-Go-Round (1958)

Condie, Richard: The Big Snit (1985)

Connor, Bruce: A MOVIE (1958), Report (1963-67)

Cornell, Joseph: Rose Hobart (1936), Children’s Party (1938)


Deren, Maya: Meshes in the Afternoon (1943), At Land (1944)

Duchamp, Marcel: Anemic Cinema (1926)

Dulac, Germaine: The Smiling Madame Beudet (1923), La Coquille et le Clergyman (1928)

Durand, Jean: Onésime, Clockmaker (1912), The Railway of Death (1912)


Eames, Charles & Ray: Parade (1952), Day of the Dead (1957)

Emshiller, Ed: Thanatopsis (1962)

Epstein, Jean: La Glace à trois faces (1927), Le Tempestaire (1947)


Farrokhzad, Forugh: The House is Black (1963)

Feuillade, Louis: The Colonel’s Account (1907), A Very Fine Lady (1908)

Fischinger, Oscar: An Optical Poem (1937)

Fleisher, Dave & Max: A Dream Walking (1934), Choose Yer ‘Weppins’ (1935)

Frank, Robert: Pull My Daisy (1959)

Freleng, Friz: Little Red Riding Rabbit (1944), Ballot Box Bunny (1951)

Franju, Georges: Blood of the Beasts (1949), Hotel des Invalides (1952)


Gehr, Ernie: Serene Velocity (1970), Eureka (1974)

Griffith, D.W.: The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912), The Mothering Heart (1913)

Guy, Alice: Faust and Mephistopheles (1903), The Consequences of Feminism (1906)


Harris, Hilary: Nine Variations (1966), Organism (1975)

Hubley, John & Faith: Moonrise (1961)

Huston, John: The Battle of San Pietro (1945), Let There Be Light (1946)


Ivens, Joris: Misére au Borinage (1933), …A Valparaiso (1965)

Iwerks, Ub: The Gallopin’ Gaucho (1928), Fiddlesticks (1930)


Jackson, Wilfred: Santa’s Workshop (1932), The Wise Little Hen (1934), Woodland Café (1937)

Jacobs, Ken: Little Stabs at Happiness (1960), Perfect Film (1986)

Jennings, Humphrey: Listen to Britain (1942), A Diary for Timothy (1945)

Jones, Chuck: Feed the Kitty (1952), There They Go-Go-Go (1956)


Kiarostami, Abbas: Bread and Alley (1970), Two Solutions to One Problem (1975)

Kirsanoff, Dmitri: Ménilmontant (1926), Brumes d’automne (1928)

Koenig, Wolf: City of Old (et al., 1957), Lonely Boy (1961)

Kove, Torril: My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts (2001), The Danish Poet (2006)

Kroiter, Roman: Paul Tomkowicz, Street-railway Switchman (1953), Stravinsky (1965)

Kuchar, George/Mike: Sins of the Fleshapoids (1965), Hold Me While I’m Naked (1966)


Lamorisse, Albert: White Mane (1953), The Red Balloon (1956)

Lawder, Standish: Corridor (1970), Necrology (1971)

Leacock, Ricky: Jane (with D.A. Pennebaker, 1962), Happy Mother’s Day (1963),

Léger, Fernand: Ballet Méchanique (1924)

Legg, Stuart: The Case of Charlie Gordon (1939), Warclouds in the Pacific (1941)

Levitt, Helen: In the Street 1948)

Leyda, Jay: A Bronx Morning (1931)

Lipsett, Arhur: Very Nice, Very Nice (1961), 21-87 (1964)

Lorentz, Pare: The Plow that Broke the Plains (1936), The River (1937)

Low, Colin: The Hutterites (1964), Standing Alone (1982)

Lye, Len: Rainbow Dance (1936), Trade Tattoo (1937)


Maddin, Guy: The Heart of the World (2000), Night Mayor (2009)

Malle, Louis: Vive le Tour (1962), Humaine, Trop Humaine (1974)

Man Ray: Emak-Bakia (1927), L’Etoile de Mer (1928)

Mason, Bill: Paddle to the Sea (1966), The Rise and the Fall of the Great Lakes (1968)

McCartney-Filgate, Terence: The Days Before Christmas (et al., 1958), The Back-Breaking Leaf (1959)

McKimson, Robert: Gorilla My Dreams (1948), Devil May Hare (1954)

Meliés, Georges: The Magic Lantern (1903), The Impossible Voyage (1904)

Menken, Marie: Notebook (1963), Go! Go! Go! (1964)

Mitry, Jean: Pacific 231 (1949)


Quay brothers: Nocturna Artificiala (1979), Street of Crocodiles (1986)


Painléve, Jean: The Struggle for Survival (1937), Sea Urchins (1954)

Park, Nick: The Wrong Trousers (1993), A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)

Parker, Gudrun: Before They Are Six (1943), The Stratford Adventure (1954)

Pennebaker, D.A.: Daylight Express (1953), Primary (1960)

Polanski, Roman: Two Men in a Wardrobe (1958), The Lamp (1959)

Porter, Edwin: The Life of an American Fireman (1903), The Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)

Potter, Sally: Thrille (1979)


Rafelson, Bob: Head (1968), Five Easy Pieces (1970)

Ramsay, Lynne: Small Deaths (1996), Gasman (1998)

Resnais, Alaine: Toute le Mémoire du Monde (1956), Chant du Styrene

Richter, Hans: Rhythmus 21 (1923),

Rouch, Jean: Le Maitre Fous (1955), Moi, un Noir (1958)

Russell, Ken: Amelia and the Angel (1959), London Moods (1961)


Snow, Michael: Wavelength (1967), La Région Centrale (1971)

Starewicz, Wladyslaw: The Cameraman’s Revenge (1912), The Voice of the Nightingale (1923)

Steiner, Ralph: H2O (1929), Mechanical Principles (1930)

Sucksdorff, Arne: The Gull (1944), The Rhythm of the City (1948)

Svankmajer, Jan: The Flat (1968), The Fall of the House of Usher (1982)


Templeton, Suzie: Peter and the Wolf (2006)

Tezuka, Osamu: Story of a Certain Street Corner (1962), The Drop (1965)

Trnka, Jiri: The Emperor’s Nightingale (1949), The Hand (1965)


Vigo, Jean: Taris (1931), Zero de Conduite (1933)

Vorkapich, Slavko: The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (1928), Moods of the Sea (1941)


Watt, Harry: North Sea (1938), Target for Tonight (1941)

Weinberg, Herman: Autumn Fire (1931)

Wilder, Donald: Nahanni (1962)

Wright, Basil: O’er Hill and Dale (1932), Song of Ceylon (1934)


Part 2: Feature length films

Achbar, Mark, et al.: Noam Chomsky: Manufacturing Consent (1994), The Corporation (2003)

Akerman, Chantal: Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

Aldrich, Robert: Kiss Me Deadly (1955), The Big Knife (1955)

Alfredson, Thomas: Let the Right One In (2008), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Algar, James: The Living Desert (1953), White Wilderness (1958)

Allen, Woody: Broadway Danny Rose (1984), Hannah and her Sisters (1987)

Almodovar, Pedro: All About My Mother (1999), Volver (2006)

Altman, Robert: California Split (1974), Popeye (1980)

Anders, Allison: Border Radio (1987), Gas Food Lodging (1992)

Anderson, Lindsay: This Sporting Life (1963), If… (1968)

Anderson, Paul Thomas: Magnolia (1999), There Will Be Blood (2007)

Anderson, Wes: Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tennenbaums (2001)

Angelopoulos, Theo: Landscape in the Mist (1988), Eternity and a Day (1998)

Antonioni, Michelangelo: Le Amiche (1955), L’Eclisse (1962)

Apted, Michael: 42 Up (1998), Amazing Grace (2006)

Arcand, Denys: On est au Coton (1976), Jesus of Montréal (1989)

Argento, Dario: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970), Deep Red (1975)

Armstrong, Gillian: My Brilliant Career (1979), Oscar and Lucinda (1997)

Ashby, Hal: Harold and Maude (1971), Shampoo (1975)

Audiard, Jacques: Ready My Lips (2001), A Prophet (2009)

Avildsen, John G.: Rocky (1976), The Power of One (1992)


Ballantyne, Tania: The Things I Cannot Change (1966)

Ballard, Carol: The Black Stallion (1979), Duma (2005)

Bardem, Juan Antonio: Death of a Cyclist (1955), Seven Days in January (1977)

Barnet, Boris: The House on Trubnaya (1928), Okraina (1933)

Bauer, Evgeni: After Death (1915), The Dying Swan (1916)

Bava, Mario: Black Sunday (1960), Kill Baby, Kill (1966)

Beatty, Warren: Reds (1981), Bulworth (1998)

Beauvoir, Xavier: Of Gods and Men (2010)

Becker, Jacques: Casque d’Or (1952), Le Trou (1960)

Benigni, Roberto: The Monster (1994), Pinocchio (2002)

Benton, Robert: Places in the Heart (1984), Nobody’s Fool (1994)

Beresford, Bruce: Breaker Morant (1980), Tender Mercies (1983)

Bergman, Ingmar: Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), Cries and Whispers (1972)

Berri, Claude: The Two of Us (1967), Germinal (1993)

Bertolucci, Bernardo: Before the Revolution (1964), The Conformist (1970)

Besson, Luc: The Fifth Element (1997), The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)

Bigelow, Kathryn: Point Break (1991), The Hurt Locker (2008)

Bird, Brad: The Iron Giant (1999), Ratatouille (2007)

Blomkamp, Neill: District 9 (2009), Elysium (2013)

Boetticher, Budd: Seven Men from Now (1956), Comanche Station (1960)

Bogdanovich, Peter: Paper Moon (1973), Daisy Miller (1974)

Boorman, John: Point Blank (1967), The General (1998)

Borsos, Philip: The Grey Fox (1982), One Magic Christmas (1985)

Borzage, Frank: Bad Girl (1931), After Tomorrow (1932)

Boyle, Danny: Sunshine (2007), 127 Hours (2010)

Branagh, Kenneth: Henry V (1989), A Midwinter’s Tale (1995)

Brakhage, Stan: Dog Star Man (1962-4), 23rd Psalm Branch (1967)

Brando, Marlon: One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

Brault, Michel: Pour la Suite du Monde (1963), Les Ordres (1974)

Bresson, Robert: Pickpocket (1959), The Devil, Probably (1977)

Brittain, Donald: Memorandum (1967), Volcano: an Enquiry Into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry (1976)

Brooks, Albert: Real Life (1979), Lost in America (1985)

Brooks, James L.: Broadcast News (1987), I’ll Do Anything (1994)

Brooks, Mel: The Producers (1967), History of the World, pt. 1 (1981)

Brooks, Richard: Sweet Bird of Youth (1962), The Professionals (1966)

Brown, Clarence: The Yearling (1946), Intruder in the Dust (1949)

Browning, Tod: The Unknown (1927), Freaks (1932)

Brownlow, Kevin: It Happened Here (co-directed with Andrew Mollo, 1964), Unknown Chaplin (co-directed with David Gill, 1983)

Buñuel, Luis: Nazarin (1959), The Exterminating Angel (1962)

Burton, Tim: Ed Wood (1994), Frankenweenie (2012)


Cameron, James: The Abyss (1989), Avatar (2009)

Campion, Jane: An Angel at My Table (1990), Bright Star (2009)

Capra, Frank: Lady for a Day (1933), Prelude to War (1942)

Carax, Léos: The Lovers on the Bridge (1992), Holy Motors (2012)

Carné, Marcel: Le Jour se lève (1939), Children of Paradise (1945)

Carpenter, John: Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Cassavetes, John: Faces (1968), The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

Cavalcanti, Alberto: Rien que les Heurs (1926), Went the Day Well? (1942)

Chabrol, Claude: Le Boucher (1969), Le Cérémonie (1995)

Chomet, Sylvain: The Triplets of Belleville (2003), The Illusionist (2010)

Chen Kaige: Farewell, My Concubine (1993), The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)

Chow, Stephen: Kung Fu Hustle (2004), CJ7 (2008)

Cimino, Michael: The Deer Hunter (1978), Heaven’s Gate (1980)

Clair, René: Le Million (1931), À Nous la Liberté (1931)

Clark, Shirley: The Cool World (1963), Portrait of Jason (1967)

Clayton, Jack: Room at the Top (1959), The Innocents (1961)

Clouzot, Henri-Georges: Quai des Orfèvres (1947), The Mystery of Picasso (1956)

Cocteau, Jean: Beauty and the Beast (1946), Orpheus (1950)

Coen, Ethan & Joel: Intolerable Cruelty (2003), A Serious Man (2009)

Coolidge, Martha: Valley Girl (1983), Rambling Rose (1991)

Cooper, Merian C., & Ernest Schoedsack: Chang (1927), King Kong (1933)

Coppola, Francis Ford: The Rain People (1969), The Conversation (1974)

Coppola, Sofia: Lost in Translation (2003), Marie Antoinette (2006)

Corman, Roger: A Bucket of Blood (1959), X-The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)

Costa-Gavras, Konstantin: Z (1969), Missing (1972)

Crichton, Charles: Hue and Cry (1947), A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Cronenberg, David: Naked Lunch (1991), Spider (2002)

Crow, Cameron: Say Anything… (1989), Almost Famous (2000)

Cuarón, Alfonso: A Little Princess (1995), Gravity (2013)

Cukor, George: The Women (1939), Pat and Mike (1952)

Curtiz, Michael: Doctor X (1932), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)


Dante, Joe: Piranha (1978), Gremlins 2: A New Batch (1990)

Davaa, Byambasuren, & Falorni, Luigi: The Story of the Weeping Camel (2003)

Davies, Terence: Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), The House of Mirth (2000)

Dardenne, Luc and Jean-Pierre: Rosetta (1999), The Kid with a Bike (2011)

Dassin, Jules: Thieves’ Highway (1949), Night and the City (1950)

De Antonio, Emile: In the Year of the Pig (1968), Millhouse (1971)

DeMille, Cecil: King of Kings (1927), This Day and Age (1933)

Demme, Jonathan: Melvin and Howard (1980), Married to the Mob (1988)

Demy, Jacques: Bay of Angels (1963), Model Shop (1969)

Denis, Claire: Beau Travail (1999), White Material (2009)

De Palma, Brian: Sisters (1973), The Fury (1978)

De Sica, Vittorio: Shoeshine (1946), Umberto D. (1952)

Dickinson, Thorold: Gaslight (1940), Queen of Spades (1949)

Dieterle, William: Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet (1940), Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Dmytryk, Edward : Tender Comrade 1943), Crossfire (1947)

Donen, Stanley: It’s Always Fair Weather (1955), Two for the Road (1967)

Douglas, Bill: My Ain Folk (1973), Comrades (1986)

Dovzhenko, Alexander: Zvenigora (1928), Earth (1930)

Duvall, Robert: The Apostle (1997)

Dwan, Alan: Silver Lode (1954), Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)


Eastwood, Clint: Bronco Billy (1980), White Hunter, Black Heart (1990)

Edwards, Blake: The Great Race (1965), Micki + Maude (1984)

Egoyan, Atom: The Adjuster (1991), The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Eisenstein, Sergei: Old and New (1929), Ivan the Terrible, pt. 2 (1958)


Farrelly, Bobby & Peter: Shallow Hal (2001), Stuck on You (2003)

Farrow, John: The Big Clock (1948), Hondo (1953)

Fassbinder. R.W.: Love is Colder than Death (1969), The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

Favreau, Jon: Elf (2003), Chef (2014)

Fellini, Federico: La Dolce Vita (1960), Juliet of the Spirits (1965)

Feuillade, Louis: Les Vampires (1915), Judex (1916)

Feyder, Jacques: Faces of Children (1925), La Kermesse Héroique (1935)

Fincher, David: The Game (1997), Zodiac (2007)

Flaherty, Robert: Moana (1926), Louisiana Story (1948)

Ford, John: Young Mr. Lincoln (1938), The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

Forman, Milos: The Fireman’s Ball (1967), Taking Off (1971)

Forsythe, Bill: That Sinking Feeling (1979), Breaking In (1989)

Frampton, Hollis: Zorns Lemma (1970), (nostalgia) (1971)

Frankenheimer, John: All Fall Down (1962), Seven Days in May (1964)

Franju, Georges: Eyes Without a Face (1960), Judex (1963)

Frears, Stephen: Dangerous Liaisons (1993), High Fidelity (2000)

Freund, Karl: The Mummy (1932), Mad Love (1935)

Friedkin, William: The French Connection (1971), Sorcerer (1977)

Fuller, Samuel: The Steel Helmet (1951), The Big Red One (1980)


Gance, Abel: J’Accuse (1918), La Roue (1923)

Gardner, Robert: Dead Birds (1963), Forest of Bliss (1985)

Gibson, Mel: The Passion of the Christ (2004), Apocalpyto (2006)

Gilliam, Terry: Jabberwocky (1977), Twelve Monkeys (1995)

Gilliatt, Sidney: Millions Like Us (co-directed with Frank Launder, 1943), I See a Dark Stranger (1946)

Girard, François: Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)

Godard, Jean-Luc: Vivre Sa Vie (1962), Pierrot le Fou (1965)

Gondry, Michel: Be Kind Rewind (2008), Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? (2013)

Gorris, Marleen: Antonia’s Line (1995), Mrs. Dalloway (1997)

Greenaway, Peter: The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982), Prospero’s Books (1991)

Greengrass, Paul: United 93 (2006), Captain Phillips (2013)

Grierson, John: Drifters (1929), Industrial Britain (with Robert Flaherty, 1933)

Griffith, D.W.: True Heart Susie (1919), Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Guest, Christopher: Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003)

Guitry, Sacha: The Story of a Cheat (1936), The Pearls of the Crown (1937)

Guzmán, Patricio: The Battle of Chile (1975-79), Nostalgia for the Light (2010)


Hallström, Lasse: Once Around (1991), The Cider House Rules (1999)

Haneke, Michael: Caché (2005), Amour (2012)

Hanson, Curtis: LA Confidential (1997), The Wonder Boys (2000)

Haskin, Byron: The Naked Jungle (1954), Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

Hathaway, Henry: Call Northside 777 (1948), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

Hawks, Howard: Only Angels Have Wings (1939), To Have and Have Not (1944)

Heckerling, Amy: Clueless (1995)

Herzog, Werner: Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Hess, Jared: Nacho Libre (2006), Gentleman Broncos (2009)

Hill, George Roy: The Sting (1973), The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)

Hitchcock, Alfred: The Farmer’s Wife (1928), Stage Fright (1950)

Holland, Agnieszka: Angry Harvest (1985), The Secret Garden (1993)

Howard, Ron: Night Shift (1982), Splash! (1984)

Hsiao-Hsien Hou: City of Sadness (1989), The Puppetmaster (1993

Huston, John: Key Largo (1948), Fat City (1972)


Ichikawa, Kon: Fires on the Plain (1959), Being Two Isn’t Easy (1962)

Imamura, Shohei: Pigs and Battleship (1961), The Insect Woman (1963)

Ivory, James: Shakespeare-Wallah (1965), The Remains of the Day (1993)


Jackson, Peter: Heavenly Creatures (1994), King Kong (2005)

Jacobs, Ken: Star Spangled to Death (2004)

James, Steve: Stevie (2002), The Interrupters (2011)

Jancsó, Miklós: The Red and the White (1967), Red Psalm (1971)

Jarman, Derek: Jubilee (1978), Blue (1993)

Jarmusch, Jim: Stranger than Paradise (1984), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

Jewison, Norman: The Cincinnati Kid (1965), In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Jia Zhangke: Platform (2000), The World (2004)

Joffé, Roland: The Killing Fields (1984), The Mission (1986)

Johnson, Rian: Brick (2005), Looper (2012)

Jonze, Spike: Adaptation (2002), Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Jordan, Neil: Mona Lisa (1986), The Butcher Boy (1997)


Kalatazov, Mikhail: The Cranes are Flying (1957), I Am Cuba (1964)

Karlson, Phil: 99 River Street (1953), The Phenix City Story (1955)

Kasdan, Lawrence: The Accidental Tourist (1988), Wyatt Earp (1994)

Kaurismaki, Aki: The Man Without a Past (2002), Le Havre (2011)

Kazan, Elia: Boomerang! (1947), A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Keaton, Buster: Our Hospitality (1923), The Cameraman (1928)

Kiarostami, Abbas: Where Is the Friend’s House (1987), Life, and Nothing More… (1992)

Kieslowski, Krzysztof: Camera Buff (1979), A Short Film About Killing (1988)

King, Allan: Warrendale (1967), A Married Couple (1969)

King, Henry: Tol’able David (1921), The Gunfighter (1950)

Kitano, Takeshi: Sonatine (1993), Kikujiro (1999)

Kon, Satoshi: Perfect Blue (1997), Paprika (2006)

Kopple: Winter Soldier (Kopple et al., 1972), Harlan Couty, USA (1976)

Kozintsev, Grigori: Hamlet (1964), King Lear (1971)

Kramer, Stanley: The Defiant Ones (1958), It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Kubrick, Stanley: The Killing (1956), Barry Lyndon (1975)

Kuleshov, Lev: The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (1924), By the Law (1926)

Kunuk, Zacharias: Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner (2001)

Kurosawa, Akira: Ikiru (1952), High and Low (1963)


Lang: The Woman in the Window (1944), Clash by Night (1952)

Lang, Walter: The Blue Bird (1940), Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

Lanzmann, Claude: Shoah (1985), The Last of the Unjust (2013)

Laughton, Charles: Night of the Hunter (1955)

Launder, Frank: Millions Like Us (co-directed with Sidney Gilliat, 1943), Green for Danger (1946)

Lean, David: This Happy Breed (1944), The Sound Barrier (1952)

Lee, Spike: Get On the Bus (1996), 25th Hour (2002)

Leigh, Mike: Secrets and Lies (1996), Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

Leisen, Mitchell: Easy Living (1937), Midnight (1939)

Leni, Paul: Waxworks (1924), The Man Who Laughs (1928)

Leonard, Robert Z.: The Great Ziegfeld (1936), Maytime (1937)

Leone, Sergio: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

LeRoy, Mervyn: Five Star Final (1931), (1932)

Lester, Richard: Petulia (1968), Juggernaut (1974)

Levinson, Barry: Diner (1982), The Bay (2012)

Linklater, Richard: Slacker (1991), Bad News Bears (2005)

Litvak, Anatole: Mayerling (1936), The Battle of Russia (1943)

Loach, Ken: Kes (1969), Black Jack (1979)

Logan, Joshua: Picnic (1955), Bus Stop (1956)

Losey, Joseph: Accident (1967), Don Giovanni (1979)

Lubitsch, Ernst: The Doll (1919), One Hour with You (1932)

Lucas, George: American Graffiti (1973), Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Luhrmann, Baz: Romeo + Juliet (1996), The Great Gatsby (2013)

Lumet, Sidney: The Verdict (1982), Running On Empty (1988)

Lupino, Ida: The Hitchhiker (1953), The Bigamist (1953)

Lynch, David: Elephant Man (1980), Inland Empire (2006)


Mackendrick, Alexander: The Man in the White Suit (1951), The Maggie (1954)

McQueen, Steve: Hunger (2008), 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Maddin, Guy: Careful (1992), My Winnipeg (2007)

Makhmalbaf, Mohsen: The Cyclist (1987), Gabbeh (1996)

Malick, Terrence: Badlands (1973), Days of Heaven (1978)

Malle, Louis: Zazie dans le Metro (1960), My Dinner with Andre (1981)

Mamoulian, Rouben: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), Love Me Tonight (1932)

Mankiewicz, Joseph: No Way Out (1950), Guys and Dolls (1955)

Mann, Anthony: Bend of the River (1952), El Cid (1961)

Marker, Chris: Le Joli Mai (1963), Grin Without a Cat (1977)

Marshall, John: The Hunters (1962), N!ai, the Story of a K!ung Woman (1980)

Marshall, Penny: Big (1988), A League of Their Own (1992)

May, Elaine: A New Leaf (1971), The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

Maysles, Albert & David: Salesman (1968), Gimme Shelter (1970)

Mazursky, Paul: Harry and Tonto (1974), An Unmarried Woman (1978)

McCarey, Leo: The Awful Truth (1937), An Affair to Remember (1957)

McKellar, Don: Last Night (1998)

Melville, Jean-Pierre: Le Deuxième Souffle (1966), Army of Shadows (1969)

Mehrjui, Darius: The Cow (1969), Leila (1997)

Milestone, Lewis: Hallelujah, I’m a Bum (1933), A Walk in the Sun (1945)

Miller, George: Lorenzo’s Oil (1992), Babe, Pig in the City (1998)

Minelli, Vincente: The Clock (1945), Some Came Running (1958)

Minghella, Anthony: Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990), Cold Mountain (2003)

Miyazaki, Hayao: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), The Wind Rises (2013)

Mizoguchi, Kenji: Sisters of the Gion (1936), Five Women Around Utamaro (1947)

Moore, Michael: Bowling for Columbine (2002), Sicko (2007)

Moore, Thom, & Nora Twomey: The Secret of Kells (2009)

Morris, Errol: Mr. Death (1999), The Fog of War (2002)

Moskowitz, Mark: Stone Reader (2002)

Mulligan, Robert: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

Mungiu, Cristian: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

Murnau. F.W.: Faust (1926), City Girl (1930)


Nair, Mira: Salaam, Bombay! (1988), Monsoon Wedding (2001)

Needham, Hal: Hooper (1978), Stoker Ace (1983)

Negulesco, Jean: The Mask of Dimitrios (1944), Humoresque (1946)

Neill, Roy William: Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), Sherlock Holmes and the House of Fear (1945)

Newman, Paul: Rachel, Rachel (1968), Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)

Nichols, Mike: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), Silkwood (1983)

Noyce, Phillip: Rabbit Proof Fence (2002), The Quiet American (2002)


Obomsawin, Alanis: Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993), Is the Crown at War with Us? (2002)

Olivier, Laurence: Hamlet (1948), Richard III (1955)

Olmi, Ermanno: Il Posto (1961), The Tree of the Wooden Clogs (1978)

Ophuls, Marcel: The Sorrow and the Pity (1969), Hotel Terminus (1988)

Ophuls, Max: Caught (1949), La Ronde (1950)

O’Rourke, Dennis: Cannibal Tours (1988), Land Mines: a Love Story (2005)

Oz, Frank: The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)


Pabst, G.W.: The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927), Westfront, 1918 (1930)

Pagnol, Marcel: César (1936), The Baker’s Wife (1938)

Pakula, Alan: The Parallax View (1974), All the President’s Men (1976)

Paley, Nina: Sita Sings the Blues (2008)

Panahi, Jafar: The Circle (2000), Offside (2006)

Parajanov, Sergei: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964), The Legend of Suram Fortress (1984)

Park, Nick: Chicken Run (2000), The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

Parker, Alan: Bugsy Malone (1976), Shoot the Moon (1982)

Pasolini, Pier Paolo: Accatone (1961), Teorema (1968)

Payne, Alexander: Election (1999), The Descendants (2011)

Peckinpah, Sam: Ride the High Country (1962), The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)

Penn, Arthur: Mickey One (1965), Night Moves (1975)

Pennebaker, D.A.: Don’t Look Back (1967), Company (1970)

Perry, Frank: The Swimmer (1968), Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)

Petersen, Wolfgang: In the Line of Fire (1993), Air Force One (1997)

Polanski, Roman: Tess (1979), The Ghost Writer (2010)

Pollack, Sydney: The Way We Were (1973), Tootsie (1982)

Polley, Sarah: Away from Her (2006), Stories We Tell (2012)

Polonsky, Abraham: Force of Evil (1948), Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)

Pontecorvo, Gillo: Battle of Algiers (1966), Burn! (1970)

Powell, Dick: Split Second (1953)

Powell, Michael: 49th Parallel (1941), Tales of Hoffman (1951)

Preminger, Otto: Whirlpool (1949), Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

Protazanov, Yakov: Father Sergius (1917), Aelita, Queen of Mars (1924)

Pudovkin, V.I.: The End of St. Petersburg (1928), Deserter (1933)

Puiu, Cristi: The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu


Raimi, Sam: A Simple Plan (1998), The Gift (2000)

Ray, Nicholas: They Live By Night (1948), Bigger Than Life (1956)

Redford, Robert: Ordinary People (1980), Quiz Show (1994)

Reed, Carol: The Fallen Idol (1948), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

Reiner, Rob: The Sure Thing (1985), Misery (1990)

Reiniger, Lotte: The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

Reisz, Karel: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), Who’ll Stop the Rain (1978)

Resnais, Alain: Last Year at Marienbad (1961), Same Old Song (1997)

Richardson, Tony: The Entertainer (1960), Tom Jones (1963)

Riggs, Marlon: Ethnic Notions (1986), Tongues Untied (1989)

Ritchie, Michael: The Candidate (1972), Smile (1975)

Ritt, Martin: Hud (1963), Hombre (1967)

Rivette, Jacques: Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974), La Belle Noiseuse (1991)

Robbins, Tim: Dead Man Walking (1995), Cradle Will Rock (1999)

Robson, Mark: The Seventh Victim (1943), The Ghost Ship (1943)

Roeg, Nicolas: Walkabout (1971), The Witches (1990)

Rohmer, Eric: My Night at Maud’s (1969), The Green Ray (1986)

Romero, George: The Crazies (1973), The Knightriders (1979)

Room, Abram: Bed and Sofa (1927)

Rosi, Francesco: Salvatore Giuliano (1962), Mani Sulla Città (1963)

Ross, Herbert: The Sunshine Boys (1975), Pennies from Heaven (1981)

Rossen, Robert: Body and Soul (1947), The Hustler (1961)

Rouch, Jean: Chronique d’un Éte (1961), Jaguar (1971)

Rubbo, Michael: Sad Song of Yellow Skin (1970), Wet Earth, Warm People (1971)

Ruiz, Raul: The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1979), Mysteries of Lisbon (2011)

Russell, David O.: The Fighter (2010), Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Russell, Ken: The Debussy Film (1965), The Music Lovers (1970)


Salles, Walter: Central Station (1998), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

Sandrich, Mark: The Gay Divorcée (1934), Top Hat (1935)

Saura, Carlos: Peppermint Frappé (1967), Blood Wedding (1981)

Sautet, Claude: Class Tous Risques (1960), A Simple Story (1978)
Sayles, John: Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979), Lone Star (1996)

Schaffner, Franklin: The Best Man (1964), Patton (1970)

Schepisi, Fred: The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith (1978), A Cry in the Dark (1988)

Schlesinger, John: Billy Liar (1963), Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971)

Schrader, Paul: Light of Day (1987), Affliction (1997)

Scorcese, Martin: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), King of Comedy (1982)

Scott, Cynthia: The Company of Strangers/Strangers in Good Company (1990)

Scott, Ridley: The Duellists (1977), White Squall (2006)

Scott, Tony: Man on Fire (2004), Unstoppable (2010)

Sembéne, Ousmane: Black Girl (1966), Mooladé (2004)

Shyamalan, M. Night: Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002)

Sidney, George: The Harvey Girls (1946), Scaramouche (1952)

Siegel, Don: Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954), The Beguiled (1971)

Sirk, Douglas: All That Heaven Allows (1955), Written on the Wind (1956)

Siodmak, Robert: People on Sunday (Siodmak et al., 1930), The Killers (1946)

Sheridan, Jim: In the Name of the Father (1993), The Boxer (1997)

Shindo, Kaneto: The Naked Island (1960), Onibaba (1964)

Sjostrom, Victor: Ingeborg Holm (1913), The Sons of Ingmar (1919)

Soderbergh, Steven: Contagion (2011), Haywire (2011)

Spheeris, Penelope: The Decline of Western Civilization (1981), Wayne’s World (1992)

Spielberg, Steven: Sugarland Express (1974), The Terminal (2004)

Stevens, George: Swing Time (1936), I Remember Mama (1948)

Stone, Oliver: Salvador (1986), W. (2008)

Stoney, George: All My Babies (1949), How the Myth Was Made (1978)

Streisand, Barbra: Yentl (1983), The Prince of Tides (1991)

Sturges, Preston: Christmas in July (1940), The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)

Sucksdorff, Arne: The Great Adventure (1953), My Home is Copacabana (1965)

Suzuki, Seijun: Youth of the Beast (1963), Tokyo Drifter (1966)

Syberberg, Hans-Jurgen: Hitler: a Film from Germany (1977), Parsifal (1982),

Szabó, István: Mephisto (1981), Colonel Redl (1984)


Takahata, Isao: Pom Poko (1994), My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)

Tarantino, Quentin: Reservoir Dogs (1992), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

Tarkovsky, Andrei: Ivan’s Childhood (1962), Solaris (1972)

Tarr, Béla: Satantango (1994), Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)

Tashlin, Frank: Son of Paleface (1952), Hollywood or Bust (1956)

Tati, Jacques: Jour de Féte (1947), Mon Oncle (1958)

Taurog, Norman: Boys Town (1938), Girl Crazy (1943)

Tavernier, Bertrand: The Clockmaker (1974), Life and Nothing But (1989)

Taviani, Paolo & Vittorio: Padre, Padrone (1977), The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)

Taymor, Julie: Titus (1999), Frida (2002)

Teshigahara, Hiroshi: Pitfall (1962), Antonio Gaudi (1985)

Téchiné, André: My Favorite Season (1993), Wild Reeds (1994)

Thornton, Billy Bob: Sling Blade (1996)

To, Johnnie: Election (2005), Vengeance (2009)

Tourneur, Jacques: The Flame and the Arrow (1950), Wichita (1955)

Tourneur, Maurice: The Wishing Ring (1914), The Last of the Mohicans (1920)

Trinh T. Min-ha: Naked Spaces: Living is Round (1985), Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)

Troell, Jan: The Emigrants (1971), Everlasting Moments (2008)

Truffaut, François: The Bride Wore Black (1968), The Wild Child (1970)

Tsui Hark: Peking Opera Blues (1986), Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)


Van Dyke, W.S.: The Thin Man (1934), San Francisco (1936)

Van Sant, Gus: Drugstore Cowboy (1989), Elephant (2003)

Varda, Agnes: Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962), Vagabond (1985)

Verbinski, Gore: Mousehunt (1997), Rango (2011)

Vertov, Dziga: Kino Eye (1924), One Sixth of the World (1926)

Vidor, King: The Crowd (1927), Stella Dallas (1937)

Visconti, Luchino: La Terra Trema (1948), Rocco and his Brothers (1960)

Von Sternberg, Josef: The Last Command (1928), The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Von Stroheim, Erich: Foolish Wives (1922), The Wedding March (1925)

Von Trier, Lars: Breaking the Waves (1996), Dancer in the Dark (2000)


Wachowski, Larry & Lana: The Matrix (1999), Speed Racer (2008)

Wajda, Andrzej: Kanal (1957), Man of Iron (1981)

Walsh, Raoul: High Sierra (1941), Colorado Territory (1949)

Walters, Charles: Lili (1953), High Society (1956)

Weir, Peter: The Last Wave (1977), Master and Commander (2003)

Welles, Orson: Othello (1952), The Trial (1961)

Wellman, William: Story of GI Joe (1945), The Track of the Cat (1954)

Wenders, Wim: The American Friend (1977), Lisbon Story (1994)

Whale, James: The Invisible Man (1933), Show Boat (1936)

Wilde, Cornell: The Naked Prey (1965), Beach Red (1967)

Wilder, Billy: A Foreign Affair (1948), Avanti! (1972)

Wise, Robert: The Set Up (1949), Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Wiseman, Frederick: Law and Order (1969), Hospital (1970)

Wong Kar Wai: In the Mood for Love (2000), The Grandmaster (2013)

Woo, John: The Killer (1989), Hard Target (1993)

Wood, Sam: A Night at the Opera (1935), Kings Row (1935)

Wyler, William: Dead End (1937), Jezebel (1938)


Yates, Peter: Bullitt (1968), Breaking Away (1979)

Young, Terence: Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963)


Zanussi, Krzysztof: The Illumination (1973), The Constant Factor (1980)

Zemeckis, Robert: Used Cars (1980), Flight (2012)

Zhang Yimou: Raise the Red Lantern (1991), To Live (1994)

Zinneman, Fred: Oklahoma! (1955), The Nun’s Story (1959)



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