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Aaron Sorkin

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.

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John Kricfalusi

An animator, writer and director who never backed down when it came to preserving his creative vision. And what a vision it was!

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Chuck Jones

An animator whose cartoons were as looney as his imagination, which knew no bounds.

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Hayao Miyazaki

“The creation of a single world comes from a huge number of fragments and chaos.” – Hayao Miyazaki

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Anna Akana

“Being a filmmaker in the digital platform has given me complete creative control. I can make what I want, when I want. I don’t have to wait to book an audition.” – Akana

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Jessie Kahnweiler

Through her street interviews and web content, Kahnweiler uses her own sexually charged Jewish girl persona to explore social taboos with comedy.

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Quentin Tarantino

Blood, guts and dialogue. Tarantino is film’s most distinctive voice. His advice to filmmakers? “If you want to make a movie, make it.”

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Robert Richardson

A cinematographer whose style is as eclectic and versatile as the great directors he works with.

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Akira Kurosawa

Do you like samurai films? Kurosawa is the master of the genre. His films also introduced the world to the beauty of Japanese cinema.

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Paul Thomas Anderson

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.

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Agnès Varda

The original manic pixie dream girl wasn’t just on the big screen – she was directing it.

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Sven Nykvist

Nykvist’s natural and minimalistic approach to cinematography should be studied by every filmmaker, period.

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Satyajit Ray

A filmmaker who showed the world that Indian cinema is more than just singing and dancing.

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Ingmar Bergman

If the question is “What is cinema?” then the answer is probably Ingmar Bergman.

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Emmanuel Lubezki

“Instead of trying to modify what nature brought us, we embraced it…” – Emmanuel Lubezki

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Werner Herzog

“Experiencing life and understanding people. That’s why I’m a director.” – Werner Herzog

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Stanley Kubrick

How many filmmakers end up with their work in museums? Kubrick’s obsessive mastery of cinema is the stuff of myth.

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Wes Anderson

You may recognize him for his quirky cinematic style, but do you know the “why” behind it all?

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François Truffaut

“I demand that a film express either the joy of making cinema or the agony of making cinema.” – François Truffaut

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Charlie Chaplin

For a man of few words, Chaplin did it all…literally. The father of film comedy is remembered for more than just his mustache.

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Martin Scorsese

No one has done more for the art of cinema. Scorsese is America’s greatest living director, if not the greatest of all time.

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Orson Welles

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn.” – Orson Welles

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Oprah Winfrey

Look under your seat, because everybody is getting a profile on a mega-media-mogul!

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Alex Ross Perry

A literary writer with an unorthodox directing style, Alex Ross Perry gives indie film a voice amid all the mumble.

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Gordon Willis

The Prince of Darkness, an apt title for the man who helped define the cinematic style of 1970’s Hollywood.

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Errol Morris

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.


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