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Peter Greenaway

In these twenty-one interviews, filmmaker Peter Greenaway expresses his film aesthetic and discusses his combat with the dominant Hollywood style of filmmaking. His films have run unmistakably against ...

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg has become a brand name and a force that extends far beyond the movie screen. Phrases like “phone home” and the music score from Jaws are now part of our cultural script, appearing ...

Mike Leigh

British filmmaker Mike Leigh began his career in the 1970s as a playwright and theater director. Later he made a number of films of varying lengths for British television and then moved into feature film ...

Robert Altman

Robert Altman is one of the most inventive, unpredictable, and hotly debated American filmmakers of the past thirty years. His movies include popular hits (M. A.S. H., Nashville), critical successes ( ...

Elia Kazan

Amid extraordinary controversy at the Academy Awards ceremony in 1999, Elia Kazan was belatedly presented a Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished career as a director of American films. Despite ...

Bernardo Bertolucci

Collected here are forty years of the thoughts of one of the most influential filmmakers of our time. Although the winner of nine Academy Awards for The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci may ultimately ...

George Lucas

A director, producer, and writer, George Lucas is the power behind “The Force. ” The son of a conservative small-town businessman, he grew up to become arguably the most identifiable and popular filmmaker ...

John Sayles

Nominated for both an Academy Award for scriptwriting and a National Book Award, John Sayles has written screenplays, teleplays, short stories, and novels and has worked as a script doctor for a virtual ...

Jane Campion

In outstanding films that are sharply focused on unusual women Jane Campion has gained worldwide admiration and respect. This New Zealand director first attracted international attention with her 1989 ...

Martin Scorsese

From the moment he captured the film world's attention with Mean Streets (1973), a portrait of life at the fringes of the Mob, it was clear that a dazzling cinematic talent had arrived on the scene. With ...