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  • Screen Shot 2016-11-03 at 5.39.45 PMFrom Kevin Smith to Ava DuVerney: 7 Filmmakers You NEED to Follow on Instagram
    November 7, 2016
    Social media isn’t just a tool for film promotion or connecting with fans. As a visual and performing artist, social media can also be a ...
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  • connect-20333_960_7205 Things We Can Learn From New Director Richard Tanne
    October 1, 2016
    The year 2016 has been very kind to Richard Tanne. In January he debuted his first feature, “Southside With You,” an unauthorized bio-pic of White ...
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  • Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
    June 6, 2014
    Name: Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
    Essential DVDs: The 39 Steps (1935), The Lady Vanishes (1938), Rebecca (1940), Shadow Of A Doubt (1943), Notorious (1946), Strangers On A ...
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  • Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese
    June 6, 2014
    Name: Martin Scorsese
    Essential DVDs: Mean Streets (1973); Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980); King of Comedy (1983), After Hours (1985), Goodfellas (1990), Age of Innocence ...
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  • Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick
    June 6, 2014
    Name: Stanley Kubrick
    Essential DVDs: Paths of Glory (1957); Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964); 2001: A Space ...
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  • Ridley ScottSir Ridley Scott
    June 6, 2014
    Name: Sir Ridley Scott
    Essential DVDs: Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982), Thelma & Louise (1991), Gladiator (2000), Matchstick Men (2003)
    Oscars: Best Picture (Gladiator, 2000)
    In His Own ...
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  • Akira KurosawaAkira Kurosawa
    June 6, 2014
    Name: Akira Kurosawa aka The Emperor
    Essential DVDs: Ikiru (1952); Seven Samurai (1954); Throne Of Blood (1957); Yojimbo (1961); Sanjuro (1962); Ran (1985)
    Oscars: Honorary Award (1990)
    In ...
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  • Peter JacksonPeter Jackson
    June 6, 2014
    Name: Peter Jackson
    Essential DVDs: Braindead (1992); Heavenly Creatures (1994); The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001); The Two Towers (2002); Return Of The King (2003)
    Oscars: Best ...
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  • Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
    June 6, 2014
    Name: Quentin Zastopiul aka Quentin Jerome Tarantino
    Essential DVDs: Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), The Kill Bill Collection (2005), Inglourious Basterds (2009), ...
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  • Orson WellesOrson Welles
    June 6, 2014
    Name: George Orson Welles aka Orson Welles
    Essential DVDs: Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Macbeth (1948); Touch Of Evil (1958)
    Oscars: Best Screenplay (Citizen Kane, ...
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  • Woody AllenWoody Allen
    June 6, 2014
    Name: Allen Stewart Konigsberg aka Woody Allen
    Essential DVDs: Sleeper (1973); Love And Death (1975); Annie Hall (1977); Manhattan (1979); Broadway Danny Rose (1984); Hannah and ...
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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
    June 6, 2014
    Name: Clinton Eastwood Jr. aka Clint Eastwood
    Essential DVDs: Play Misty For Me (1971) ; High Plains Drifter (1973); The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976); Pale Rider ...
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  • Sir David LeanSir David Lean
    June 6, 2014
    Name: David Lean
    Essential DVDs: Brief Encounter (1945); Oliver Twist (1948); Great Expectations (1946); The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957); Lawrence Of Arabia (1962); Doctor ...
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  • The Coen BrothersThe Coen Brothers
    June 6, 2014
    Name: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
    Essential DVDs: Blood Simple (1984), Miller’s Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), ...
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  • James CameronJames Cameron
    June 6, 2014
    Name: James Cameron
    Essential DVDs: The Terminator (1984); Aliens (1986); Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991); True Lies (1994); Titianic (1997); Avatar (2009)
    Oscars: Best Director, Best Picture, ...
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  • Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
    June 6, 2014
    Name: Francis Ford Coppola
    Essential DVDs: The Godfather (1972), The Conversation (1974), The Godfather: Part II (1974), Apocalypse Now (1979), Tucker: The Man and His Dream ...
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  • Oliver StoneOliver Stone
    June 6, 2014
    Name: William Oliver Stone
    Essential DVDs: Salvador (1986); Platoon (1986); Wall Street (1987); Born On The Fourth Of July (1989); JFK (1991); Natural Born Killers (1994); ...
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  • Sergio LeoneSergio Leone
    June 6, 2014
    Name: Sergio Leone
    Essential DVDs: A Fistful of Dollars (1964); For a Few Dollars More (1965); The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966); Once Upon ...
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  • John FordJohn Ford
    June 6, 2014
    Name: John Martin Feeney aka John Ford aka “Pappy”
    Essential DVDs: Stagecoach (1939); My Darling Clementine (1946); She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949); The Searchers (1956); ...
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  • Bill WilderBilly Wilder
    June 6, 2014
    Name: Samuel Wilder aka Billy Wilder
    Essential DVDs: Double Indemnity (1944); The Lost Weekend (1945); Sunset Boulevard (1950); Ace In The Hole (1951); Some Like It ...
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  • Sam PeckinpahSam Peckinpah
    June 6, 2014
    Name: David Samuel Peckinpah aka Sam Peckinpah aka Mad Sam
    Essential DVDs: Ride The High Country (1962), Major Dundee (1965), The Wild Bunch (1969), The Straw ...
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  • Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
    June 6, 2014
    Name: Steven Allan Spielberg
    Essential DVDs: Jaws (1975); Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977); Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981); E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982); ...
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