I aim to list here films I watched as the first ones from every director of any significance for me, films that were my first encounters with their work, no matter if good or bad, no matter also if I’ve seen only that one or director’s whole filmography. Listed alphabetically by director’s last names and permanently in progress as I still have many first encounters ahead.
Director’s absence on the list means that either I haven’t seen any of his/her films or the person is rather anonymous to me (and may appear on the list after I get to know his/her works better).
In the following cases, these are only my assumptions as I do not remember for sure which one was the first one: Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Luc Besson, Clint Eastwood, Miloš Forman, Jim Jarmusch, Juliusz Machulski, Arthur Penn, Roman Polański, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Peter Weir, Robert Zemeckis. Also, in a few other cases from various reasons I deliberately chose the one I watched second, for example first Kubrick film was for me “Spartacus”, but while watching it I had no idea it was his; therefore “The Shining” is more suitable here as my first conscious encounter with Kubrick (and it is far more Kubrickian than his least auteur film ever).
PS Although I usually omitted some directors’ participation in anthology films such as “Lumière and Company”, I decided to include “Far from Vietnam” as my first Chris Marker film.Read less