Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Xie Jin

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Xie Jin

One the most influential of the so-called ‘Third generation’ of Chinese directors, Xie first came into the public eye with the release of his movie Woman Basketball Player No. 5 in 1957, which was the first colour sports movie filmed after the formation of the People’s Republic of China.

2015-05-28 12:25:01By Tom Pitts

Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Christopher Nolan

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Christopher Nolan

The Dark Knight of cinema, Christopher Nolan is one of the most popular and influential directors of his time. His work has been as ‘intensely embraced, analysed and debated by ordinary film fans as by critics and film academics’ and is possibly the closest you can come to the oxymoron ‘an art-house blockbuster’.

2015-04-10 10:43:39By Tom Pitts

Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Mary Harron

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Mary Harron

The first female (and Canadian) director on our list, Mary Harron is perhaps best known as the director of the cult classic American Psycho, starring Christian Bale.

2015-04-07 11:00:19By Tom Pitts

Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Martin Scorsese

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Martin Scorsese

Leading the Hollywood Renaissance, or the New Hollywood movement that exploded out of the 1960’s and 70’s, Martin Scorsese is one of the few directors that is as relevant and innovative now, as he was in the 1970’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s.

2015-04-03 13:03:17By Tom Pitts

Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Terry Gilliam

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Terry Gilliam

Gilliam is famed for his extreme low/high angle camera shots, often distorting perspective and creating as surreal angle from an otherwise conventional scene.

2014-07-11 12:47:08By Tom Pitts

Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | David Fincher

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | David Fincher

After working on productions of Star Wars and Indiana Jones, the eighties saw a young David Fincher made a name for himself by directing an anti-smoking ad.

2014-05-30 12:43:15By Tom Pitts

Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | The Coen Brothers

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | The Coen Brothers

Straight out of Minnesota, Joel and Ethan started script-writing and editing in their preliminary years, with Joel working as a production assistant and Ethan penning scripts

2014-04-17 12:53:01By Tom Pitts

Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Danny Boyle

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Danny Boyle

Moving mercilessly onto the letter ‘B’ in this A to Z series of iconic, ground-breaking and innovative film directors, we find ourselves with Northern-born Danny Boyle.

2014-04-01 12:26:55By Tom Pitts

Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Darren Aronofsky

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Darren Aronofsky

Next up in our series of profiles on some of the worlds greatest, most loved or controversial directors is the Harvard educated Darren Aronofsky, director of Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, Black Swan and the upcoming biblical epic, Noah.

2014-03-12 12:32:19By Tom Pitts

Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Wes Anderson

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Zavvi’s A To Z Of Directors | Wes Anderson

When Wes Anderson first entered the world of American cinema – first with 1996’s Bottle Rocket, followed by 1998’s Rushmore – his directorial voice seemed to have come from nowhere...

2014-02-19 12:56:53By Tom Pitts