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30 Directors

by Tom JF
Inspired by my good friend Trolley Freak, here is a list of my favourite 30 directors. TOD BROWNING (1880-1962) The Unknown (1927) Dracula (1931) Freaks (1932) MICHAEL CURTIZ (1886-1962) The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) Casablanca (1942) FRITZ LANG (1890-1976) Metropolis (1927) M (1931) The Testament of Dr Mabuse (1933) JOHN FORD (1894-1972) Stagecoach (1939) My Darling Clementine (1946) The Searchers (1956) HOWARD HAWKS (1896–1977) His Girl Friday (1940) The Big Sleep (1946) Rio Bravo (1959) ALFRED HITCHCOCK (1899-1980) The 39 Steps (1935) Rear Window (1954) Frenzy (1972) YASUJIRO OZU (1902-1962) Late… Read more

Inspired by my good friend Trolley Freak, here is a list of my favourite 30 directors.

TOD BROWNING (1880-1962)
The Unknown (1927)
Dracula (1931)
Freaks (1932)

MICHAEL CURTIZ (1886-1962)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Casablanca (1942)

FRITZ LANG (1890-1976)
Metropolis (1927)
M (1931)
The Testament of Dr Mabuse (1933)

JOHN FORD (1894-1972)
Stagecoach (1939)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
The Searchers (1956)

HOWARD HAWKS (1896–1977)
His Girl Friday (1940)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Rio Bravo (1959)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK (1899-1980)
The 39 Steps (1935)
Rear Window (1954)
Frenzy (1972)

YASUJIRO OZU (1902-1962)
Late Spring (1949)
The Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
Tokyo Story (1953)

JACQUES TOURNEUR (1904-1977)
Cat People (1942)
Out of the Past (1947)
Night of the Demon (1957)

JOHN HUSTON (1906-1987)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Wise Blood (1979)

CAROL REED (1906-1976)
The Fallen Idol (1948)
The Third Man (1949)
Our Man in Havana (1959)

AKIRA KUROSAWA (1910-1998)
Stray Dogs (1949)
Yojimbo (1961)
RAN (1985)

DON SIEGEL (1912-1991)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

ORSON WELLES (1915-1985)
Citizen Kane (1941)
A Touch of Evil (1958)
The Trial (1962)

JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE (1917-1973)
Bob le Flambeur (1956)
Le Samourai (1967)
Army of Shadows (1969)

ROBERT ALDRICH (1918-1983)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
The Big Knife (1955)
The Dirty Dozen (1967)

ROBERT ALTMAN (1925-2006)
McCabe & Mrs Miller (1971)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Popeye (1980)

SAM PECKINPAH (1925–1984)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Straw Dogs (1971)
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

NICOLAS ROEG (1928- )
Walkabout (1971)
Don’t Look Now (1973)
The Man who Fell to Earth (1976)

SERGIO LEONE (1929-1989)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

ROMAN POLANSKI (1933- )
Repulsion (1965)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Chinatown (1974)

GEORGE A. ROMERO (1940- )
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Martin (1977)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)

WERNER HERZOG (1942- )
Aguirre – The Wrath of God (1972)
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Fitzcarraldo (1982)

MARTIN SCORSESE (1942- )
Mean Streets (1973)
Taxi Driver (1976)
The King of Comedy (1982)

DAVID CRONENBERG (1943- )
Videodrome (1983)
The Fly (1986)
A History of Violence (2005)

DAVID LYNCH (1942- )
The Elephant Man (1980)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Lost Highway (1997)

TAKESHI KITANO (1947- )
Violent Cop (1989)
Boiling Point (1990)
Hana-Bi (1997)

STEVEN SPIELBERG (1946- )
Jaws (1975)
Close Encounter of the Third Kind (1977)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

JOHN CARPENTER (1948- )
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Escape from New York (1981)
The Thing (1982)

JOEL COEN (1954- )
Blood Simple (1984)
Miller’s Crossing (1990)
The Big Lebowski (1998)

ALEX COX (1954 – )
Repo Man (1984)
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Three Buisnessmen (1998)

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