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Fritz Lang
Austria-USA, (1890-1976) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
The Spiders (1919), Destiny (1921), Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922), Die Nibelungen (1924), Metropolis (1927), Spies (1928), Woman in the Moon (1929), M (1931), The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933), Liliom (1934), Fury (1936), You Only Live Once (1937), You and Me (1938), The Return of Frank James (1940), Western Union (1941), Man Hunt (1941), Hangmen Also Die! (1943), Ministry of Fear (1944), The Woman in the Window (1944), Scarlet Street (1945), Cloak and Dagger (1946), Secret Beyond the Door (1948), House By the River (1950), American Guerilla in the Philippines (1950), Rancho Notorious (1952), Clash By Night (1952), The Big Heat (1953), The Blue Gardenia (1953), Human Desire (1954), Moonfleet (1955), While the City Sleeps (1956), Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956), The Tiger of Eschnapur (1959), The Indian Tomb (1959), The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)



David Lean
UK, (1908-1991) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
In Which We Serve (1942), This Happy Breed (1944), Blithe Spirit (1945), Brief Encounter (1945), Great Expectations (1946), Oliver Twist (1948), One Woman's Story (1949), Madeleine (1950), Breaking the Sound Barrier (1952), Hobson's Choice (1954), Summertime (1955), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Ryan's Daughter (1970), A Passage to India (1984)



Spike Lee
USA, (1957-) [IMDB]
Interview
Selected Filmography:
She's Gotta Have It (1986), School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Malcolm X (1992), Crooklyn (1994), Clockers (1995), Girl 6 (1996), Get on the Bus (1996), 4 Little Girls (1997), He Got Game (1998), Summer of Sam (1999), The Original Kings of Comedy (2000), Bamboozled (2000), A Huey P. Newton Story (2001), 25th Hour (2002), She Hate Me (2004), Inside Man (2006), When the Levees Broke (2006), Miracle at St. Anna (2008), Kobe Doin' Work (2009), Passing Strange (2009), If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise (2010), Red Hook Summer (2012), Bad 25 (2012), Oldboy (2013), Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2015), Chi-Raq (2015)



Sergio Leone
Italy, (1929-1989) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
The Colossus of Rhodes (1961), A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Once Upon a Time in the West (1969), Duck, You Sucker (1971), Once Upon a Time in America (1984)



Jerry Lewis
USA, (1926-) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
The Bellboy (1960), The Ladies Man (1961), The Errand Boy (1961), The Nutty Professor (1963), The Patsy (1964), The Family Jewels (1965), Three on a Couch (1966), The Big Mouth (1967), One More Time (1970), Which Way to the Front? (1970), The Day the Clown Cried (1972), Hardly Working (1980), Cracking Up (1983)



Joseph H. Lewis
USA, (1907-2000) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
Navy Spy (1937), Courage of the West (1937), The Singing Outlaw (1937), The Spy Ring (1938), Border Wolves (1938), The Last Stand (1938), Two-Fisted Rangers (1939), Blazing Six Shooters (1940), The Man from Tumbleweeds (1940), Texas Stagecoach (1940), The Return of Wild Bill (1940), Boys of the City (1940), That Gang of Mine (1940), Pride of the Bowery (1940), Invisible Ghost (1941), Criminals Within (1941), Arizona Cyclone (1941), The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942), Bombs Over Burma (1942), The Silver Bullet (1942), Boss of Hangtown Mesa (1942), Secrets of a Co-Ed (1942), Minstrel Man (1944), The Falcon in San Francisco (1945), My Name Is Julia Ross (1945), So Dark the Night (1946), The Swordsman (1948), The Return of October (1948), The Undercover Man (1949), Gun Crazy (1950), A Lady Without Passport (1950), Retreat, Hell! (1952), Desperate Search (1952), Cry of the Hunted (1953), Man on a Bus (1955), The Big Combo (1955), A Lawless Street (1955), 7th Cavalry (1956), The Halliday Brand (1957), Terror in a Texas Town (1958)



Richard Linklater
USA, (1960-) [IMDB]
Interview
Selected Filmography:
Slacker (1991), Dazed and Confused (1993), Before Sunrise (1995), subUrbia (1996), The Newton Boys (1998), Waking Life (2001), Tape (2001), School of Rock (2003), Before Sunset (2004), Bad News Bears (2005), A Scanner Darkly (2006), Fast Food Nation (2006), Me and Orson Welles (2009), Bernie (2012), Before Midnight (2013), Boyhood (2014), Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)



Ernst Lubitsch
Germany-USA, (1892-1947) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
The Oyster Princess (1919), I Don't Want to Be a Man (1919), Madame Dubarry (1919), The Doll (1919), Sumurun (1920), Anna Boleyn (1920), The Wildcat (1921), Rosita (1923), The Marriage Circle (1924), Lady Windermere's Fan (1925), So This Is Paris (1926), The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927), The Patriot (1928), Eternal Love (1929), The Love Parade (1929), Monte Carlo (1930), The Smiling Lieutenant (1931), Broken Lullaby (1932), If I Had a Million (1932) [segment], One Hour with You (1932), Trouble in Paradise (1932), Design for Living (1933), The Merry Widow (1934), Angel (1937), Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938), Ninotchka (1939), The Shop Around the Corner (1940), That Uncertain Feeling (1941), To Be or Not to Be (1942), Heaven Can Wait (1943), Cluny Brown (1946), That Lady in Ermine (1948)



Sidney Lumet
USA, (1924-2011) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
12 Angry Men (1957), Stage Struck (1958), That Kind of Woman (1959), The Fugitive Kind (1960), A View from the Bridge (1962), Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962), The Pawnbroker (1964), Fail-Safe (1964), The Hill (1965), The Group (1966), The Deadly Affair (1966), Bye Bye Braverman (1968), The Sea Gull (1968), The Appointment (1969), Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (1970), King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970), The Anderson Tapes (1971), Child's Play (1972), The Offence (1973), Serpico (1973), Lovin' Molly (1974), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), Equus (1977), The Wiz (1978), Just Tell Me What You Want (1980), Prince of the City (1981), Deathtrap (1982), The Verdict (1982), Daniel (1983), Garbo Talks (1984), Power (1986), The Morning After (1986), Running on Empty (1988), Family Business (1989), Q & A (1990), A Stranger Among Us (1992), Guilty as Sin (1993), Night Falls on Manhattan (1996), Critical Care (1997), Gloria (1999), Strip Search (2004), Find Me Guilty (2006), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)



David Lynch
USA, (1946-) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
Eraserhead (1977), The Elephant Man (1980), Dune (1984), Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), Twin Peaks (TV Series) (1990), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992), Lost Highway (1997), The Straight Story (1999), Mulholland Drive (2001), Inland Empire (2006)



Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Iran, (1957-) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
Boycott (1985), The Cyclist (1987), Marriage of the Chosen (1989), The Peddler (1989), Once Upon a Time, Cinema (1992), The Actor (1993), Salaam Cinema (1995), Gabbeh (1996), A Moment of Innocence (1996), The Silence (1998), The Apple (1998) [writer/editor], Blackboards (2000) [writer/producer], The Day I Became a Woman (2000) [writer/producer], Kandahar (2001), Sex & Philosophy (2005), Scream of the Ants (2006), The President (2014)



Terrence Malick
USA, (1943-) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
Badlands (1973), Days of Heaven (1978), The Thin Red Line (1998), The New World (2005), The Tree of Life (2011), To the Wonder (2013), Knight of Cups (2016), Song to Song (2017)



Anthony Mann
USA, (1906-1967) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
Strangers in the Night (1944), Sing Your Way Home (1945), Two O'Clock Courage (1945), The Great Flamarion (1945), The Bamboo Blonde (1946), Strange Impersonation (1946), Railroaded! (1947), Desperate (1947), T-Men (1947), Raw Deal (1948), He Walked by Night (1948), Border Incident (1949), Reign of Terror/The Black Book (1949), The Furies (1950), Side Street (1950), Devil's Doorway (1950), Winchester '73 (1950), The Tall Target (1951), Bend of the River (1952), Thunder Bay (1953), The Naked Spur (1953), The Far Country (1954), The Glenn Miller Story (1954), The Last Frontier (1955), The Man from Laramie (1955), Strategic Air Command (1955), Serenade (1956), The Tin Star (1957), Men in War (1957), Man of the West (1958), God's Little Acre (1958), Cimarron (1960), El Cid (1961), The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), The Heroes of Telemark (1965), A Dandy in Aspic (1968)



Leo McCarey
USA, (1896-1969) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
Big Business (1929), Indiscreet (1931), Duck Soup (1933), Ruggles of Red Gap (1935), The Milky Way (1936), Make Way for Tomorrow (1937), The Awful Truth (1937), Love Affair (1939), Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942), Going My Way (1944), The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), Good Sam (1948), My Son John (1952), An Affair to Remember (1957), Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958)



Jean-Pierre Melville
France, (1917-1973) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
Le silence de la Mer (1949), Les enfants terribles (1950), Bob le flambeur (1955), Two Men in Manhattan (1959), Léon Morin, Priest (1961), Le doulos (1962), L'aîné des Ferchaux (1963), Le deuxième souffle (1966), Le samourai (1967), Army of Shadows (1969), Le cercle rouge (1970), Un flic (1972)



Bennett Miller
USA, (1966-) [IMDB]
Interview
Selected Filmography:
The Cruise (1998), Capote (2005), Moneyball (2011), Foxcatcher (2014)



George Miller
Australia, (1945-) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
Mad Max (1979), The Road Warrior (1981), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) [segment], Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Lorenzo's Oil (1992), Babe (1995) [writer/producer], Babe: Pig in the City (1998), Happy Feet (2006), Happy Feet Two (2011), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)



Vincente Minnelli
USA, (1903-1986) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
Cabin in the Sky (1943), Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), The Clock (1945), Ziegfeld Follies (1945), Undercurrent (1946), The Pirate (1948), Madame Bovary (1949), Father of the Bride (1950), An American in Paris (1951), Father's Little Dividend (1951), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), The Long, Long Trailer (1953), Brigadoon (1954), The Cobweb (1955), Lust for Life (1956), Designing Woman (1957), Gigi (1958), Some Came Running (1958), Bells Are Ringing (1960), Home from the Hill (1960), Two Weeks in Another Town (1962), The Sandpiper (1965), On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)



Hayao Miyazaki
Japan, (1941-) [IMDB]
Interview
Selected Filmography:
The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), Porco Rosso (1992), Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001), Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Ponyo (2008), The Wind Rises (2013)



Kenji Mizoguchi
Japan, (1898-1956) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
Osaka Elegy (1936), Sisters of the Gion (1936), The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (1939), The 47 Ronin (1941), Women of the Night (1948), The Life of Oharu (1952), Ugetsu (1953), A Geisha (1953), Sansho the Bailiff (1954), The Crucified Lovers (1954), Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955), Street of Shame (1956)



Errol Morris
USA, (1948-) [IMDB]
Interview 1 and Interview 2
Selected Filmography:
Gates of Heaven (1978), Vernon, Florida (1981), The Thin Blue Line (1988), A Brief History of Time (1991), The Dark Wind (1991), Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997), Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999), The Fog of War (2003), Standard Operating Procedure (2008), Tabloid (2010), The Unknown Known (2013)



F.W. Murnau
Germany-USA, (1888-1931) [IMDB]
Selected Filmography:
Journey Into the Night (1921), The Haunted Castle (1921), Burning Soil (1922), Nosferatu (1922), Phantom (1922), The Finances of the Grand Duke (1924), The Last Laugh (1925), Faust (1926), Tartuffe (1926), Sunrise (1927), 4 Devils (1928), City Girl (1930), Tabu (1931)


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