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Whether or not you ascribe to the auteur theory of directing (Auteur? What is this, film school?), there’s no doubt America has produced some visionary filmmakers. They’re even branded – a Capra comedy, a Ford western, a Spielberg epic. The director says, “Action!” and memories are made.

Director: Frank Capra

Posted by on Jun 25, 2010 in Director | 1 comment

Frank Capra saw himself as a member of the “gee whiz” school of filmmaking, and made no apologies for it. Capra’s movies...

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Director: Ken Burns

Posted by on May 18, 2010 in Director | Comments Off on Director: Ken Burns

It’s not as if Ken Burns invented the long-form, multi-part documentary. What he did was to bring a sense of style to archive...

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Director: Steven Spielberg

Posted by on Jul 22, 2009 in Director | 1 comment

As a medium, film is not much more than 100 years old. But you’ll be hard pressed to find any director who’s produced better...

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