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500 DIRECTORS

by Kenji
Image above from Sirk’s Tarnished Angels. Click on the green links. Here , for Sri Lankan master Lester James Peries, just one of many international directors deserving to be better known. Now extended from 365 directors. In alphabetical order. Not my favourites but famous, significant and also fine but sadly neglected directors. It’s an extension of my list 101 Directors’ Essential Films, which has been very popular. But somewhere along the way a film and director intended have gone missing, and i can’t remember which! Suggestions welcome. Bubbling under contenders: Merzak Allouache Alejandro Amenábar Joaquim Pedro de Andrade Gillian… Read more

Image above from Sirk’s Tarnished Angels. Click on the green links. Here , for Sri Lankan master Lester James Peries, just one of many international directors deserving to be better known.

Now extended from 365 directors. In alphabetical order. Not my favourites but famous, significant and also fine but sadly neglected directors.

It’s an extension of my list 101 Directors’ Essential Films, which has been very popular. But somewhere along the way a film and director intended have gone missing, and i can’t remember which! Suggestions welcome.

Bubbling under contenders:

Merzak Allouache
Alejandro Amenábar
Joaquim Pedro de Andrade
Gillian Armstrong
Jack Arnold
Dorothy Arzner
Hal Ashby
Don Askarian
Claude Autant-Lara
Pupi Avati
Gabriel Axel
Lloyd Bacon
Aleksei Balabanov
Rakshan Bani-Etemad
Noah Baumbach
Bruce Beresford
Luc Besson
Susanne Bier
Bertrand Blier
Body Gabor
Peter Bogdanovich
João Botelho
Ferid Boughedir
John Brahm
Kenneth Branagh
Catherine Breillat
Julio Bressane
Mel Brooks
Richard Brooks
Nick Broomfield
Clarence Brown
Damien Chazelle
Chang Cheh
Patrice Chereau
Yash Chopra
Alan Clarke
Shirley Clarke
Jack Clayton
Bruce Conner
Meirion Cooper, Ernest Schoedsack
Sergio Corbucci
Roger Corman
Joseph Cornell
Paul Cox
Charles Crichton
Cameron Crowe
Buddhadev Dasgupta
Julie Dash
Rolf De Heer
Jonathan Demme
Gustav Deutsch
Carlos Diegues
Pete Docter
Xavier Dolan
Nelson Pereira Dos Santos
Julien Duvivier
Edwin
Gareth Evans
Valerie Export
Emilio Fernandez
Marco Ferreri
Jacques Feyder
Dave and Max Fleischer
Fliegauf Benedek
Willi Forst
Bill Forsyth
Jesus Franco
John Frankenheimer
Riccardo Freda
Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
Su Friedrich
Lucio Fulci
Subhash Ghai
Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi
Michel Gondry
Marleen Gorris
Paul Greengrass
Sacha Guitry
Bert Haanstra
Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Monte Hellman
Walter Hill
Tatiana Huezo
Zoltan Huszarik
Ishii Sogo
Iwai Shunji
Barry Jenkins
Neil Jordan
Jon Jost
Karel Kachyna
Jan Kadar
Asif Kapadia
Philippe Kaufman
Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Michel Khleifi
Kim Jee-Woon
Kim So-Yong
Elem Klimov
Harmony Korine
Nikos Koundouros
Stanley Kramer
Kumashiro Tatsumi
Harry Kumel
Kurosawa Kiyoshi
Gregory La Cava
John Landis
Yorgos Lanthimos
John Lasseter
Clara Law
Patrice Leconte
Mervyn Leroy
Richard Lester
Barry Levinson
Albert Lewin
Jerry Lewis
Joseph H Lewis
Francisco J Lombardi
Kenneth Lonergan
Konstantin Lopushansky
Colin Low
Baz Luhrmann
José Mojica Marins
Elaine May
Ross McElwee
Fernando Meirelles
Russ Meyer
Lewis Milestone
Anthony Minghella
Lukas Moodysson
Nanni Moretti
Mira Nair
Nakata Hideo
Shirin Neshat
Mike Newell
Phillip Noyce
Oguri Kôhei
Joshua Oppenheimer
Francois Ozon
Marcel Pagnol
Alan Parker
Gordon Parks
Ivan Passer
Alexander Payne
Elio Petri
Antonio Pietrangeli
Sydney Pollack
Gillo Pontecorvo
Pere Portabella
Edwin S Porter
Sally Potter
Alexandre Promio
Bob Rafelson
Sam Raimi
Yvonne Rainer
Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Mani Ratnam
Robert Redford
Nicolas Winding Refn
Rob Reiner
Karel Reisz
Martín Rejtman
Tony Richardson
Hans Richter
Dino Risi
Ben Rivers
Alain Robbe-Grillet
Marta Rodriguez
Jean Rollin
George Romero
Jean Rouch
Alan Rudolph
David O. Russell
Tewfik Saleh
Claude Sautet
Franklin J. Schaffner
Paul Schrader
Mack Sennett
V Shantaram
Jim Sheridan
M Night Shyamalan
Don Siegel
Bryan Singer
Harry Smith
Todd Solondz
Richard Stanley
Andrew Stanton
Henri Storck
John Sturges
Arne Sucksdorff
Elia Suleiman
André Téchiné
Terayama Shūji
Moufida Tlatli
Giuseppe Tornatore
Jan Troell
Margarethe von Trotta
Peter Tscherkassky
Tsui Hark
Tom Tykwer
Edgar G Ulmer
Johan Van der Keuken
W.S. Van Dyke
Melvin Van Peebles
Ram Gopal Varma
Drahomíra Vihanova
Thomas Vinterberg
Pantelis Voulgaris
Vincent Ward
John Waters
Lois Weber
Jiri Weiss
Michael Winterbottom
Doris Wishman
Wu Wenguang
Terence Young
Mark Zakharov

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