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D.W. Griffith is often cited as the father of film. In the early days of cinema, Griffith pioneered multiple techniques and pushed the art of narrative film in a whole new direction. From 1908 to the early 30s, Griffith directed a staggering 520 films including Lady Helen’s Escapade (1909), The…

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Martin Scorsese is the most-nominated living director who dominated Hollywood since his first masterpiece, Taxi Driver in 1976. Over the course of his career as a director, Scorsese has earned numerous accolades from some of the world’s most prestigious award-giving bodies including the Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, and…

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Ridley Scott is regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in recent years who have set the bar high for sci-fi filmmaking. In his 45 years as a filmmaker, Scott directed a total of 27 films including Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982), The Martian (2015) and Gladiator (2000). Even…

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David Lynch is regarded as one of the most eccentric filmmakers in Hollywood with a unique visual style that has inspired other famous filmmakers of our time. In his 56 years as a filmmaker, Lynch or aka The Nightmare Maker directed a total of 41 films including Eraserhead (1977), The…

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We’ve put together some of our favorite quotes from famous actors on their craft. Read them. Reflect on them. And use these lessons to help get the best performance from your cast on your next film. Acting and the Craft Quotes Acting is illusion, as much illusion as magic is,…

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John Ford is regarded as one of the most influential and important filmmakers in history of cinema. In a career that spanned over 50 years, the legendary American director made 142 theatrical films and won 4 academy awards for his direction, more than any other director. Many of Ford’s films…

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Federico Fellini was a film director, screenwriter, and producer who directed more than twenty movies between 1945 and 1991. The Italian filmmaker has earned his rightful place in the pantheon of great auteurs, known for his masterpieces like La Dolce Vita and 8½ which are regularly ranked in lists of the greatest films to…

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Woody Allen is an American film director, writer, actor, and comedian whose career spans six decades. His most notable films include Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Midnight in Paris.  He is known for his comedy-dramas, which often combine dramatic elements with commentary on contemporary life in major urban centers. His works explore philosophical themes…

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