Lost in the Movies: The Directors

The Directors


For a more thorough and up-to-date selection, browse ALL featured directors organized by film review, video essay, and podcasts (films in focus and film capsules) in their own respective visual directories.

However, a few entries including visual tributes, written discussions, and "Remembering the Movies" inclusions, are only linked below.

For each of the following directors, I have covered at least two films (or TV shows). Links lead to a page of entries about them or their films/episodes, starting with my most recent. These include reviews, video essays, visual tributes, discussions, and incorporation in my "Remembering the Movies" series (including quotes from reviews, poster art, trailers, or full films), while excluding "32 Days of Movies" clips or inclusion on lists - there was a limit to what I could label. If you want to poke around more for specific titles, perhaps by directors who have only been featured for one film on this site, visit my directories. For a list of my favorite directors for each year, check out 90 Years of Directors (a list of forty of my favorite directors from 2010 also includes some clips). Oh, and if you want to read the punchline to the above cartoon, it's here.

Akira Kurosawa
Fritz Lang
David Lean
Spike Lee
Richard Linklater
Ernst Lubitsch
George Lucas
Sidney Lumet
David Lynch
Louis Malle
Joseph Mankiewicz
Anthony Mann
Michael Mann
Lucrecia Martell
The Maysles Brothers
Jean-Pierre Melville
Vincente Minnelli
Michael Moore
F.W. Murnau
Christopher Nolan
Yasujiro Ozu
G.W. Pabst
Alan Pakula
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Sam Peckinpah
Arthur Penn
Roman Polanski
Michael Powell
Otto Preminger
The Quay Brothers
Nicholas Ray
Satyajit Ray
Robert Redford
Jean Renoir
Tony Richardson
Jacques Rivette
Eric Rohmer
Roberto Rossellini
Martin Scorsese
Ousmane Sembene
Steven Soderbergh
Steven Spielberg
Wladyslaw Starewicz
Josef von Sternberg
Oliver Stone
Preston Sturges
Joe Swanberg
Andrei Tarkovsky
Francois Truffaut
Gus Van Sant
Agnes Varda
King Vidor
Luchino Visconti
Lars Von Trier
Raoul Walsh

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