Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Influential Directors


Alfred Hitchcock was an English film director and producer. He was often nicknamed "The Master of Suspense". He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films and early talkies, renowned as England's best director. Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades. Often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker, he came first in a 2007 poll of film critics in Britain's; Daily telegraph.; The magazine; Moviemaker has described him as the most influential filmmaker of all time, and he is widely regarded as one of cinema's most significant artists.

Christopher Nolan is a British American film directorscreenwriter, and 
producer. He has created several of the most critically and commercially successful films of the early 21st century. His nine films have grossed over $4.2 billion worldwide and garnered a total of 26 Oscar nominations and seven awards. He first started by making independent films like "following" but gained considerable attention from his movie "memento" in 2000. He found further popular and critical success with The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception and Interstellar. Nolan has co-written several of his films with his brother, Jonathon Nolan.

Mankiewicz is a film director, screen writer and producer. Mankiewicz worked for seventeen years as a screenwriter for Paramount and as a producer for MGM before getting a chance to direct at Twntieth Century- Fox. Over six years he made 11 films for Fox. He won consecutive Academy awards for Screenplay and Direction for both " A letter to three wives" and " All about Eve", which was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won six.


Palma an American film director and screenwriter. In a career spanning over 40 years, he is probably best known for his suspense and crime 
thriller films. He directed successful and popular films such as Carrie, Dressed to kill, scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito's way, and Mission Impossible.

There are many more influential directors I could talk about but I picked the main directors I thought stood out and really achieved something. Knowing the directors and what they done will help me think about what sort of things to consider in my opening scene such as the atmosphere (dark and mysterious)

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