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101 DIRECTORS' ESSENTIAL FILMS

by Kenji
101 DIRECTORS' ESSENTIAL FILMS by Kenji
Image above from Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. Do click on Read More and the green links. Thanks to all following this list. For now, my 5 favourite directors- Mizoguchi , Renoir, Tarkovsky, Hitchcock, Satyajit Ray- at the top. No particular order otherwise. Partly personal, partly “objective” selection, taking into account importance and general opinion (there are some directors and films i’m not very keen on). I don’t think the Oscars are a good guide to quality, so directors are not always represented by Oscar winning films. Bubbling under: Wes Anderson, P.T.Anderson, Argento, Barnet, Bartas, Brakhage, Cameron, Campion, Cassavetes,… Read more

Image above from Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. Do click on Read More and the green links. Thanks to all following this list. For now, my 5 favourite directors- Mizoguchi , Renoir, Tarkovsky, Hitchcock, Satyajit Ray- at the top. No particular order otherwise.

Partly personal, partly “objective” selection, taking into account importance and general opinion (there are some directors and films i’m not very keen on). I don’t think the Oscars are a good guide to quality, so directors are not always represented by Oscar winning films.

Bubbling under: Wes Anderson, P.T.Anderson, Argento, Barnet, Bartas, Brakhage, Cameron, Campion, Cassavetes, Chabrol, Chahine, Chen Kaige, Chytilova, Cocteau, Costa, Cronenberg, Deren, De Seta, Diaz, Dovzhenko, Dutt, Eastwood, Favio, Fincher, Franju, Garrel, Gomes, Gosho, Guney, Guy-Blaché, Hong Sang-Soo, Ichikawa, Im Kwon-Taek, Inarritu, Ivens, Jackson, Jarman, Jarmusch, Kaboré, Kalatozov, Kaul, Kaurismaki, Kazan, Keiller, Kitano, Kore-eda, Robert Kramer, Leigh, Linklater, Losey, Maddin, M.Makhmalbaf. Mambety, Martel, Masumura, Mekas, Melies, Menzel, Muratova, Nikolaidis, Norstein, Ogawa, Parajanov, Peries, Pialat, Pintilie, Quay brothers, Glauber Rocha, Sanjines, Scott, Sen, Sokurov, P.Sturges, Sun Yu, Suzuki, Svankmajer, Tati, Tourneur, Vigo, Vlacil, Von Stroheim, Von Trier, Wajda, Wang Bing, Wiseman, Yamanaka , , …

Of course, the Directors Cups have showcased a lot now, Nikolaidis and Ruiz the surprise finalists in the first, Monteiro the winner of the 2nd, beating Mizoguchi in the final. (Mubi used to have a tremendous forum, on which the cups took place.)

There should be more by women, from Latin America, and quite a few countries are hard done by. In any event, there is also the list 500 Directors .

My 1000 Favourite Films, Kenji’s Canon

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