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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Wim Wenders

A true giant of European cinema, Wim Wenders has, in a career spanning over 50 years, made a plethora of different kinds of films. From features to documentaries, he has made well over 45 movies, nearly averaging a film every year since 1970.

2016-03-23 12:23:37By Tom Pitts

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Katsuhiro Otomo

The name of Katsuhiro Otomo might not resonate with many non-manga readers out there but you might be familiar with his greatest work Akira, considered by many to be one of the greatest sci-fi/anime films of all time.

2015-08-27 10:56:07By Tom Pitts

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | David Lynch

Lynch is perhaps best known as the figurehead of surrealist cinema. Drawing on dreamlike, sensual and violent imagery, both Twin Peaks and Lynch’s feature length films are renowned for the combination of horror and light-heartedness, the absurd and the familiar.

2015-08-26 10:52:14By Tom Pitts

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Terence Young

The British director, born in Singapore in 1915 and educated in Cambridge, cuts a Bond-esque figure in himself. This upbringing gave Young the suave to sharpen unknown entity and rough diamond Sean Connery into the archetypal Bond, who is still hailed as the most refined Bond as of yet.

2015-07-22 12:13:07By Tom Pitts

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Luchino Visconti

Born in Milan into a rich, aristocratic family, Visconti grew up with a love of theatre and music. He moved to Paris in the 1930s, where he met prominent creative types such as Coco Chanel and Jean Renoir, who introduced him to the art of filmmaking.

2015-07-17 10:58:15By Tom Pitts

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Quentin Tarantino

From humble video shop origins to the Academy Awards, Quentin Tarantino is a master of dialogue and architect of influence, crafting cult classics across multiple genres and more than happy to add some of his non-linear flair to very delicate subject matters.

2015-07-09 12:10:59By Tom Pitts

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Alejandro González Iñárritu

After the international success of films like Amores Perros, Babel and more recently Birdman: Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu has been branded as igniting the ‘Mexican movie renaissance’ by The Guardian, being the second Mexican film director in a row to win the Oscar for Best Director.

2015-06-22 10:37:50By Tom Pitts

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Clint Eastwood

To date Clint Eastwood has directed 34 films, from his début Play Misty for Me, up to his most recent and perhaps most controversial, the Iraq War drama American Sniper. However Clint has stayed true to his acting origins, playing the lead role in 21 of them.

2015-06-18 10:47:54By Tom Pitts

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Stanley Kubrick

There aren’t many directors that can be truly labelled as ‘masters of cinema’, but Stanley Kubrick is certainly one of them.

2015-06-07 14:47:43By Tom Pitts

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Jean Renoir

Despite initial controversy, Jean Renoir’s films have been critically acclaimed, and his work from this period is said to be amongst the best films ever made by reputable critics and reviewers.

2015-06-05 10:54:42By Nicole Peeters