Aaron Sorkin holds a unique status among contemporary film and television writers due to his trademark style, or “Sorkinisms” as they are both affectionately and derisively called.
An animator whose cartoons were as looney as his imagination, which knew no bounds.
“The creation of a single world comes from a huge number of fragments and chaos.” – Hayao Miyazaki
Through her street interviews and web content, Kahnweiler uses her own sexually charged Jewish girl persona to explore social taboos with comedy.
Blood, guts and dialogue. Tarantino is film’s most distinctive voice. His advice to filmmakers? “If you want to make a movie, make it.”
A cinematographer whose style is as eclectic and versatile as the great directors he works with.
Do you like samurai films? Kurosawa is the master of the genre. His films also introduced the world to the beauty of Japanese cinema.
The prized pupil of the New Hollywood era, Anderson has evolved the techniques pioneered by the movement to make some of the most acclaimed films of the past two decades.
The original manic pixie dream girl wasn’t just on the big screen – she was directing it.
Nykvist’s natural and minimalistic approach to cinematography should be studied by every filmmaker, period.
A filmmaker who showed the world that Indian cinema is more than just singing and dancing.
If the question is “What is cinema?” then the answer is probably Ingmar Bergman.
“Instead of trying to modify what nature brought us, we embraced it…” – Emmanuel Lubezki
“Experiencing life and understanding people. That’s why I’m a director.” – Werner Herzog
How many filmmakers end up with their work in museums? Kubrick’s obsessive mastery of cinema is the stuff of myth.
You may recognize him for his quirky cinematic style, but do you know the “why” behind it all?
“I demand that a film express either the joy of making cinema or the agony of making cinema.” – François Truffaut
For a man of few words, Chaplin did it all…literally. The father of film comedy is remembered for more than just his mustache.
“I think cinema, movies and magic have always been closely associated.” – Francis Ford Coppola
No one has done more for the art of cinema. Scorsese is America’s greatest living director, if not the greatest of all time.
“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn.” – Orson Welles
A literary writer with an unorthodox directing style, Alex Ross Perry gives indie film a voice amid all the mumble.
The Prince of Darkness, an apt title for the man who helped define the cinematic style of 1970’s Hollywood.
If you’ve ever wondered whether cinema can have real impact, Morris’ work has been responsible for freeing an innocent man from death row and forcing Werner Herzog to eat his own shoe.
Even before it was cool, Nancy Buirski has been a tireless champion for low-budget documentary films.
If anyone can make the case for vlogs as a serious art form, it’s definitely this dude.
Pioneers of the Direct Cinema movement, who strove to make their documentaries feel as real as the characters they featured.