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No matter how much work the director, the assistant director, the cameraman or the lightning technicians put into a film, the audience never knows. What is necessary is to show them something that is complete and has no excess...The art of the cinema has been called an art of time, but time used to no purpose cannot be called anything but wasted time. - Akira Kurosawa

"The role of the artist is to not look away. Japanese filmmaker Kurosawa is considered one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.

Federico Fellini

Had he only come out w/ 'La Dolce Vita' he'd still be in my Top 10 directors.

Louis Malle was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. He won Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1956. Malle worked in both French cinema and Hollywood, and produced both French and English language films. Atlantic City (1981), My Dinner with Andre (1981), Au revoir, les enfants (1987).

Louis Malle was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer.

Wim Wenders by Christophe von Hohenberg, Portraits of New York Director of two of my favourite movies - Paris, Texas (1984) and Wings of Desire(1987)

Wim Wenders by Christophe von Hohenberg, Portraits of New York Director of two of my favourite movies - Paris, Texas and Wings of

Akira Kurosawa: "THE MAN"!

Akira Kurosawa was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, proucer…

“ "My films are not a personal expression but a prayer. When I make a film, it’s like a holy day. As if I were lighting a candle in front of an icon, or placing a bouquet of flowers before it. The...

«My films are not a personal expression but a prayer. As if I were lighting a candle in front of an icon, or placing a bouquet of flowers before it

Akira Kurosawa working as an assistant director to Mikio Naruse (right) on his 1937 film Avalanche.  Akira Kurosawa working as an assistant ...

Akira Kurosawa working as an assistant director to Mikio Naruse (right) on his 1937 film Avalanche. “ Akira Kurosawa working as an assistant director to Mikio Naruse (right) on his 1937 film.

Working with Marty is quite something.  It’s tumultuous, passionate, funny…it’s like being in the best film school in the world. —Thelma Schoonmaker

Italian America ~ Martin Scorsese - American Italian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian.

Roman Polanski by Patrick Swirc

Roman Polanski - Polish and, since naturalized-French film director, producer, writer, and actor. Photo by Patrick Swirc Mehr

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