Welcome. From Capra to Coen, Burton to Bergman, Kazan to Kurosawa, Sayles to Spielberg, FilmDirectorsSite.Com provides an insightful study of our greatest directors, as originally selected by the often controversial and always enlightening Andrew Sarris and expanded for this site. The most important role in any film is arguably that of the director, the creative center whose inspiration, vision and control can make the difference between mediocre and masterful. Sarris selects the worthiest careers from the motion picture industries of five continents over a hundred years of film history.
If you appreciate well-crafted films and are intrigued by the creative minds behind them, FilmDirectorsSite.Com is sure to enhance your enjoyment of the art of film direction. Contributors include Affron, Charles; Andrew, Dudley; Armes, Roy; Basinger, Jeanine; Baxter, John; Bock, Audie; Bodeen, De Witt; Bordwell, David; Bowles, Stephen E; Burgoyne, Robert; Ciment, Michel; Conley,Tom; Costa, Kevin J; Cousins, R.F; D?Arpino, Tony; Derry, Charles; Doll, Susan M; Durgnat, Raymond; Edelman, Rob; Ellis, Jack C.; Elsner-Sommer, Gretchen; Erens, Patricia; Estrin, Mark W.; Faller, Greg S.; Farnsworth, Rodney; Felleman, Susan; Felperin, Leslie; Foreman, Alexa; Frampton, Saul; Glaessner, Verina; Gomery, Douglas; Hanson, Patricia King; Hanson, Stephen L.; Heck-Rabi, Louise; Holdstein, Deborah; Hong, Guo-Juin; Kaminsky, Stuart M.; Kanoff, Joel; Kehr, Dave; Kemp, Philip; Khanna, Satti; Kupferberg, Audrey E.; Lanza, Joseph; Lockhart, Kimball; Lorenz, Janet E.; Lowry, Ed; Macnab, G.C.; Mancini, Elaine; Manvell, Roger; Marchetti, Gina; Mast, Gerald; McCarty, John; Merritt, Russell; Michaels, Lloyd; Milicia, Joseph; Miller, Norman; Monty, lb; Morrison, James E.; Murphy, William T.; Nastav, Dennis; Newman, Kim; Obalil, Linda J.; O?Brien, Daniel; O?Kane, John; O?Leary, Liam; Palmer, R. Barton; Petley, Julian; Petrie, Duncan J.; Phillips, Gene D., S.J.; Polan, Dana B.; Reynolds, Herbert; Rubenstein, E.; Saeli, Marie; Sarris, Andrew; Schiff, Lillian; Schuth, H. Wayne; Selig, Michael; Shipman, David; Silet, Charles L.P.; Simmon, Scott; Sitney, P. Adams; Skvoreck?, Josef; Slide, Anthony; Smoodin, Eric; Szymczak, Jerome; Taylor, Richard; Telotte, J. P.; Tomlinson, Doug; Tudor, Andrew; Tyrkus, Michael J.; Urgo??kov?, Bla?ena; Vincendeau, Ginette; Welsh, James M.; White, M.B.; Williams, Colin; Wine, Bill; Winning, Rob; and Wood, Robin.
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