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By Jeffrey M. Anderson

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Gus Van Sant
(1952-)
Interview 1 and Interview 2
Selected Filmography:
Mala Noche (1985), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), My Own Private Idaho (1991), Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993), To Die For (1995), Good Will Hunting (1997), Psycho (1998), Finding Forrester (2000), Gerry (2003), Elephant (2003), Last Days (2005), Paranoid Park (2007), Milk (2008), Restless (2011), Promised Land (2012), The Sea of Trees (2015)



Agnes Varda
(1928-)
Interview
Selected Filmography:
La Pointe Courte (1955) Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) Le Bonheur (1965), Les Créatures (1966), Daguerréotypes (1975), One Sings, the Other Doesn't (1977), Vagabond (1985), Jacquot de Nantes (1991), The Gleaners and I (2000), Cinévardaphoto (2004), The Beaches of Agnes (2008)



Jean Vigo
(1905-1934)
Selected Filmography:
À Propos de Nice (1930), Taris (1931), Zero for Conduct (1933), L'Atalante (1934)



Luchino Visconti
(1906-1976)
Selected Filmography:
Ossessione (1943), La Terra Trema (1948), Bellissima (1951), Senso (1954), White Nights (1957), Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Boccaccio '70 (1962), The Leopard (1963), The Damned (1969), Death in Venice (1971), Ludwig (1972), Conversation Piece (1974), The Innocent (1976)



Josef von Sternberg
(1894-1969)
Selected Filmography:
The Salvation Hunters (1925), Underworld (1927), The Last Command (1928), The Docks of New York (1928), Thunderbolt (1929), The Blue Angel (1930), Morocco (1930), Dishonored (1931), An American Tragedy (1931), Shanghai Express (1932), Blonde Venus (1932), The Scarlet Empress (1934), The Devil Is a Woman (1935), Crime and Punishment (1935), The Shanghai Gesture (1941), Macao (1952), Anatahan (1953), Jet Pilot (1957)



Erich von Stroheim
(1885-1957)
Selected Filmography:
Blind Husbands (1919), The Devil's Passkey (1920) [lost], Foolish Wives (1922), Merry-Go-Round (1923), Greed (1924), The Merry Widow (1925), The Wedding March (1928), Queen Kelly (1929), Hello, Sister! (1933)



Raoul Walsh
USA, (1887-1980) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
Regeneration (1915), The Thief of Bagdad (1924), What Price Glory? (1926), Sadie Thompson (1928), In Old Arizona (1929), The Big Trail (1930), Me and My Gal (1932), The Bowery (1933), Klondike Annie (1936), The Roaring Twenties (1939), Dark Command (1940), They Drive By Night (1940), They Died with Their Boots On (1941), The Strawberry Blonde (1941), High Sierra (1941), Manpower (1941), Gentleman Jim (1942), Objective, Burma! (1945), The Man I Love (1947), Pursued (1947), Silver River (1948), White Heat (1949), Colorado Territory (1949), Distant Drums (1951), Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951), The Enforcer (1951), The World in His Arms (1952), Gun Fury (1953), Sea Devils (1953), The Tall Men (1955), Battle Cry (1955), The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956), The King and Four Queens (1956), Band of Angels (1957), The Naked and the Dead (1958), Esther and the King (1960)



Apichatpong Weerasethakul
(1970-)
Selected Filmography:
Mysterious Object at Noon (2000), Blissfully Yours (2002), The Adventure of Iron Pussy (2003), Tropical Malady (2004), Syndromes and a Century (2006), Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010), Mekong Hotel (2012), Cemetery of Splendor (2016)



Peter Weir
(1944-)
Selected Filmography:
The Cars That Ate Paris (1974), Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), The Last Wave (1977), The Plumber (1979, TV), Gallipoli (1981), The Year of Living Dangerously (1983), Witness (1985), The Mosquito Coast (1986), Dead Poets Society (1989), Green Card (1990), Fearless (1993), The Truman Show (1998), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), The Way Back (2010)



Orson Welles
(1915-1985)
Selected Filmography:
Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), The Stranger (1946), The Lady from Shanghai (1948), Macbeth (1948), Othello (1952), Mr. Arkadin (1955), Touch of Evil (1958), The Fountain of Youth (1958), The Trial (1962), Chimes at Midnight (1966), The Immortal Story (1968), F for Fake (1973), Filming Othello (1978)



James Whale
(1889-1957)
Selected Filmography:
Journey's End (1930), Frankenstein (1931), Waterloo Bridge (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Impatient Maiden (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933), By Candlelight (1933), One More River (1934), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Remember Last Night? (1935), Show Boat (1936), The Great Garrick (1937), The Road Back (1937), Sinners in Paradise (1938), Wives Under Suspicion (1938), Port of Seven Seas (1938), The Man in the Iron Mask (1939), Green Hell (1940), They Dare Not Love (1941), Hello Out There (1949)



Billy Wilder
(1906-2002)
Selected Filmography:
The Major and the Minor (1942), Five Graves to Cairo (1943), Double Indemnity (1944), The Lost Weekend (1945), The Emperor Waltz (1948), A Foreign Affair (1948), Sunset Boulevard (1950), Ace in the Hole (1951), Stalag 17 (1953), Sabrina (1954), The Seven Year Itch (1955), The Spirit of St. Louis (1957), Love in the Afternoon (1957), Witness for the Prosecution (1957), Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), One, Two, Three (1961), Irma La Douce (1963), Kiss Me, Stupid (1964), The Fortune Cookie (1966), The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970), Avanti! (1972), The Front Page (1974), Fedora (1978), Buddy Buddy (1981)



Robert Wise
(1914-2005)
Interview
Selected Filmography:
The Curse of the Cat People (1944), Mademoiselle Fifi (1944), The Body Snatcher (1945), A Game of Death (1945), Criminal Court (1946), Born to Kill (1947), Blood on the Moon (1948), Mystery in Mexico (1948), The Set-Up (1949), Three Secrets (1950), Two Flags West (1950), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), The House on Telegraph Hill (1951), Something for the Birds (1952), The Captive City (1952), So Big (1953), The Desert Rats (1953), Destination Gobi (1953), Executive Suite (1954), Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), Tribute to a Bad Man (1956), Helen of Troy (1956), Until They Sail (1957), This Could Be the Night (1957), Run Silent Run Deep (1958), I Want to Live! (1958), Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), West Side Story (1961), Two for the Seesaw (1962), The Haunting (1963), The Sound of Music (1965), The Sand Pebbles (1966), Star! (1968), The Andromeda Strain (1971), Two People (1973), The Hindenburg (1975), Audrey Rose (1977), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Rooftops (1989)



Wong Kar-wai
(1956-)
Selected Filmography:
As Tears Go By (1988), Days of Being Wild (1991), Chungking Express (1994), Ashes of Time (1994), Fallen Angels (1995), Happy Together (1997), In the Mood for Love (2000), 2046 (2004), Eros (2004), My Blueberry Nights (2007), Ashes of Time Redux (2008), The Grandmaster (2013)



John Woo
(1946-)
Interview
Selected Filmography:
Hand of Death (1976), Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979), From Riches to Rags (1980), Laughing Times (1981), Run, Tiger, Run (1985), Heroes Shed No Tears (1986), A Better Tomorrow (1986), A Better Tomorrow II (1987), Just Heroes (1989), The Killer (1989), Bullet in the Head (1990), Once a Thief (1991), Hard Boiled (1992), Hard Target (1993), Broken Arrow (1996), Face/Off (1997), Mission: Impossible II (2000), Windtalkers (2002), Paycheck (2003), Red Cliff (2009), Reign of Assassins (2010), The Crossing (2014), The Crossing 2 (2015)



Edward Yang
(1947-2007)
Selected Filmography:
That Day, on the Beach (1983), Taipei Story (1985), The Terrorizers (1986), A Brighter Summer Day (1991), A Confucian Confusion (1994), Mahjong (1996), Yi Yi (2000)



Robert Zemeckis
(1952-)
Interview
Selected Filmography:
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978), Used Cars (1980), Romancing the Stone (1984), Back to the Future (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Death Becomes Her (1992), Forrest Gump (1994), Contact (1997), What Lies Beneath (2000), Cast Away (2000), The Polar Express (2004), Beowulf (2007), A Christmas Carol (2009), Flight (2012), The Walk (2015), Allied (2016)



Terry Zwigoff
(1949-)
Selected Filmography:
Louie Bluie (1985), Crumb (1995), Ghost World (2001), Bad Santa (2003), Art School Confidential (2006), Budding Prospects (2017)


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