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The Best Directing of Every Year

by Kilgore Trout
The Best Directing of Every Year by Kilgore Trout
2015 (so far): Alexei German -Hard to Be a God 2014: Jonathan Glazer -Under The Skin 2013: Alfonso Cuaron -Gravity 2012: Gerardo Naranjo -Miss Bala 2011: Terrence Malick -The Tree of Life 2010: Olivier Assayas -Carlos 2009: Michael Haneke -The White Ribbon 2008: Matteo Garrone -Gomorrah 2007: Paul Thomas Anderson -There Will Be Blood 2006: Alfonso Cuaron -Children of Men 2005: Terrence Malick -The New World 2004: Ken Jacobs -Star Spangled to Death 2003: Fernando Meirelles -City of God 2002: Wen Jiang -Devils on the Doorstep 2001: David Lynch -Mulholland Drive 2000: Bela Tarr & Ágnes Hranitzky -Werckmeister Harmonies 1999: Paul Thomas… Read more

2015 (so far): Alexei German -Hard to Be a God
2014: Jonathan Glazer -Under The Skin
2013: Alfonso Cuaron -Gravity
2012: Gerardo Naranjo -Miss Bala
2011: Terrence Malick -The Tree of Life
2010: Olivier Assayas -Carlos
2009: Michael Haneke -The White Ribbon
2008: Matteo Garrone -Gomorrah
2007: Paul Thomas Anderson -There Will Be Blood
2006: Alfonso Cuaron -Children of Men
2005: Terrence Malick -The New World
2004: Ken Jacobs -Star Spangled to Death
2003: Fernando Meirelles -City of God
2002: Wen Jiang -Devils on the Doorstep
2001: David Lynch -Mulholland Drive
2000: Bela Tarr & Ágnes Hranitzky -Werckmeister Harmonies
1999: Paul Thomas Anderson -Magnolia
1998: Alexander Sokurov -Mother and Son
1997: Quentin Tarantino -Jackie Brown
1996: Joel Coen -Fargo
1995: David Fincher -Se7en & Michael Mann -Heat (tie)
1994: Quentin Tarantino -Pulp Fiction
1993: Edward Yang -A Brighter Summer Day
1992: Spike Lee -Malcolm X
1991: Oliver Stone -JFK
1990: Martin Scorsese -GoodFellas
1989: Spike Lee -Do The Right Thing
1988: Krzysztof Kieślowski -The Decalogue
1987: Souleymane Cisse -Yeelen
1986: Andrei Tarkovsky -The Sacrifice
1985: Elem Klimov -Come and See
1984: Wim Wenders -Paris, Texas
1983: Ingmar Bergman -Fanny and Alexander
1982: Jean-Jacques Beneix -Diva
1981: Brian De Palma -Blow Out
1980: Martin Scorsese -Raging Bull
1979: Francis Ford Copolla -Apocalypse Now
1978: Terrence Malick -Days of Heaven
1977: Werner Herzog -Aguirre: The Wrath of God
1976: Martin Scorsese -Taxi Driver
1975: Stanley Kubrick -Barry Lyndon
1974: Roman Polanski -Chinatown
1973: Jacques Tati -Playtime
1972: Luis Bunuel -The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie
1971: Peter Bogdanovich -The Last Picture Show
1970: Bernardo Bertolucci -The Conformist
1969: Andrei Tarkovsky -Andrei Rublev
1968: Stanley Kubrick -2001: A Space Odyssey
1967: Gillo Pontecorvo -The Battle of Algiers
1966: Ingmar Bergman -Persona
1965: Jean-Luc Godard -Pierrot Le Fou
1964: Hiroshi Teshigahara -A Woman in The Dunes
1963: Luchino Visconti -The Leopard
1962: David Lean -Lawrence of Arabia
1961: Alain Resnais -Last Year at Marienbad
1960: Federico Fellini -La Dolce Vita
1959: Francois Truffaut -The 400 Blows
1958: Alfred Hitchcock -Vertigo
1957: Ingmar Bergman -Wild Strawberries & The Seventh Seal
1956: John Ford -The Searchers
1955: Satyajit Ray -Pather Panchali
1954: Kenji Mizoguchi -Sansho The Bailiff
1953: Henri-Georges Clouzot -Wages of Fear
1952: Akira Kurosawa -Ikiru
1951: Yasujiro Ozu -Early Summer
1950: Akira Kurosawa -Rashomon
1949: Carol Reed -The Third Man
1948: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger -The Red Shoes
1947: Jacques Tourneur -Out of The Past
1946: Alfred Hitchcock -Notorious
1945: Marcel Carne -Children of Paradise
1944: Billy Wilder -Double Indemnity
1943: Carl Theodor Dreyer -Day of Wrath
1942: Orson Welles -The Magnificent Ambersons
1941: Orson Welles -Citizen Kane
1940: John Ford -The Grapes of Wrath
1939: Jean Renoir -The Rules of The Game
1938: Sergei Eisenstein -Alexandr Nevsky
1937: Jean Renoir -The Grand Illusion
1936: Charlie Chaplin -Modern Times
1935: James Whale -Bride of Frankenstein
1934: Jean Vigo -L’Atalante
1933: Fritz Lang -Testament of Dr. Mabuse
1932: Mervyn LeRoy -I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang
1931: Charlie Chaplin -City Lights
1930: Alexander Dovzhenko -Earth
1929: Dziga Vertov -The Man With The Movie Camera
1928: Carl Theodor Dreyer -The Passion of Joan or Arc
1927: Fritz Lang -Metropolis
1926: F.W. Murnau -Faust
1925: Erich Von Stroheim -Greed
1924: René Clair -Entr’acte
1923: Buster Keaton -Our Hospitality
1922: F.W. Murnau -Nosferatu
1921: Fritz Lang -Between Two Worlds
1920: Robert Weine -The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
1919: D.W. Griffith -Broken Blossoms
1918: Victor Sjostrom -Eyvand of The Hills
1917: John Ford -Straight Shooting
1916: D.W. Griffith -Intolerance
1915: Louis Feuillade -Les Vampires
1914: Giovanni Pastrone -Cabiria
1913: Mario Caserini & Eleuterio Rodolfi -The Last Days of Pompei
1912: D.W. Griffith -The Musketeers of Pig Alley

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