Thursday, August 4, 2011

12 Apostles of Film - According to Alek

Alright! Here it is. My list of directors that have changed the world of cinema forever, and inspired the greatest directors today.This list of extraordinary people was very difficult to narrow down, but it's here. Just so everybody knows the rules (my rules at least) for the list.

-Their first film has to have come out before 1970
-They must have a steady career of many great films under their belt.
-They must have explored a wide array of themes and genres in their films.
-I judge not on my favorites, but who I believe has affected cinema the greatest (basically who has inspired and influenced the great directors after them), and who has the best cinematic form.

And now, in no particular order-

Carl Theodore Dreyer
Stanley Kubrick
Akira Kurosawa
Ingmar Bergman
Federico Fellini
John Ford
Alfred Hitchcock
Charlie Chaplin
Billy Wilder
Frank Capra
Orson Welles
F.W. Murnau
Howard Hawkes

Please tell me if I have made a huge oversight! (Though I doubt this will be read by anyone.)