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Paul Schrader
PAUL JOSEPH SCHRADER (born July 22, 1946) is an American screenwriter , film director , and film critic . Schrader wrote or co-wrote screenplays for four Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
films: Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver
(1976), Raging Bull (1980), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Bringing Out the Dead (1999). Schrader has also directed 18 feature films, including his directing debut crime drama , Blue Collar (co-written with his brother, Leonard Schrader ), the crime drama Hardcore (a loosely autobiographical film also written by Schrader), his 1982 remake of the horror classic Cat People , the crime drama American Gigolo (1980), the biographical drama Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985), the cult film Light Sleeper
Light Sleeper
(1992), the drama Affliction (1997), the biographical film Auto Focus (2002), and the erotic dramatic thriller The Canyons (2013)
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John Ford
JOHN FORD (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director . He is renowned both for Westerns such as Stagecoach (1939), The Searchers (1956), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), as well as adaptations of classic 20th-century American novels such as the film The Grapes of Wrath (1940). His four Academy Awards
Academy Awards
for Best Director (in 1935, 1940, 1941, and 1952) remain a record. One of the films for which he won the award, How Green Was My Valley , also won Best Picture. In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Ford directed more than 140 films (although most of his silent films are now lost) and he is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential film-makers of his generation
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Jean Renoir
JEAN RENOIR (French: ; 15 September 1894 – 12 February 1979) was a French film director , screenwriter, actor, producer and author. As a film director and actor, he made more than forty films from the silent era to the end of the 1960s. His films La Grande Illusion
La Grande Illusion
(1937) and The Rules of the Game
The Rules of the Game
(1939) are often cited by critics as among the greatest films ever made . He was ranked by the BFI 's Sight "> The young Renoir with Gabrielle Renard in a painting by his father Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
. Renoir was born in the Montmartre
Montmartre
district of Paris, France. He was the second son of Aline (née Charigot) Renoir and Pierre-Auguste Renoir , the renowned painter
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Carl Theodor Dreyer
CARL THEODOR DREYER (Danish: ; 3 February 1889 – 20 March 1968), commonly known as CARL TH. DREYER, was a Danish film director. He is regarded by many critics and filmmakers as one of the greatest directors in cinema. His best known films include The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Vampyr (1932), Day of Wrath (1943), Ordet (1955), and Gertrud (1964). CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Career * 3 Filmography * 3.1 Feature films * 3.2 Short films * 4 Bibliography * 5 References * 6 External links LIFEDreyer was born illegitimate in Copenhagen, Denmark
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UCLA Film School
The UCLA SCHOOL OF THEATER, FILM AND TELEVISION (UCLA TFT), is one of the 11 schools within the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) located in Los Angeles, California . Its creation was groundbreaking in that it was the first time a leading university had combined all three (theater , film and television ) of these aspects into a single administration. The undergraduate program is often ranked among the world's top drama departments. The graduate programs are usually ranking within the top three nationally, according to the U.S. News "> Among the school's resources are the Geffen Playhouse and the UCLA Film & Television Archive , the world's largest university-based archive of its kind, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. The Archive constitutes one of the largest collections of media materials in the United States — second only to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C
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Wild In The Country
WILD IN THE COUNTRY is a 1961 American drama film directed by Philip Dunne and starring Elvis Presley , Hope Lange , Tuesday Weld , and Millie Perkins . Based on the 1958 novel The Lost Country by J. R. Salamanca , the film is about a troubled young man from a dysfunctional family who pursues a literary career. The screenplay was written by playwright Clifford Odets . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 Background * 4 Soundtrack * 4.1 Track listing * 4.2 Personnel * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links PLOTThe movie starts off with Glenn Tyler (Elvis Presley ) getting into a fight with, and badly injuring, his drunken brother. A court releases him on probation into the care of his uncle in a small town, appointing Irene Sperry (Hope Lange ) to give him psychological counselling. Marked as a trouble-maker, he is falsely suspected of various misdemeanors including an affair with Irene
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Dutch American
DUTCH AMERICANS are Americans
Americans
of Dutch descent whose ancestors came from the Netherlands
Netherlands
in the recent or distant past. Whether intentional or not, they usually maintain connections with their Dutch heritage, by having, for example, a Dutch surname or belonging to a Dutch community group. Dutch settlement in the Americas started in 1613 with New Amsterdam
New Amsterdam
, which was exchanged with the British for the current Suriname
Suriname
at the treaty of Breda (1667) and renamed New York City . The British split the Dutch colony of New Netherlands
Netherlands
into two pieces, and named them New York and New Jersey
New Jersey
. Further waves of immigration occurred in the 19th and 20th centuries
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Roberto Rossellini
ROBERTO GASTONE ZEFFIRO ROSSELLINI (8 May 1906 – 3 June 1977) was an Italian film director and screenwriter . Rossellini was one of the directors of the Italian neorealist cinema, contributing to the movement films such as the 1945 Roma città aperta (Rome, Open City). CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Death * 4 Legacy * 5 Filmography * 6 Television credits * 7 Notes * 8 External links EARLY LIFERossellini was born in Rome. His mother, Elettra (née Bellan), was a housewife born in Rovigo, Veneto, and his father, Angiolo Giuseppe "Beppino" Rossellini, who owned a construction firm, was born in Rome from a family originally from Pisa, Tuscany. His mother was of part French descent, from immigrants who had arrived in Italy
Italy
during the Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars

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Alfred Hitchcock
SIR ALFRED JOSEPH HITCHCOCK KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English and American film director and producer, referred to as the "Master of Suspense". He pioneered many elements of the suspense and psychological thriller genres. He had a successful career in British cinema with both silent films and early talkies and became renowned as England's best director. Hitchcock moved to Hollywood in 1939, and became a U.S. citizen in 1955. Hitchcock became a highly visible public figure through interviews, movie trailers, cameo appearances in his own films, and the ten years in which he hosted the television programme Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
Presents (1955–1965). He also fashioned for himself a recognisable directorial style. Hitchcock's stylistic trademarks include the use of camera movement that mimics a person's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism
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Chinatown (1974 Film)
CHINATOWN is a 1974 American neo-noir mystery film , directed by Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
from a screenplay by Robert Towne , starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
. The film was inspired by the California Water Wars , a series of disputes over southern California water at the beginning of the 20th century, by which Los Angeles interests secured water rights in the Owens Valley . The Robert Evans production, a Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
release, was the director's last film in the United States and features many elements of film noir , particularly a multi-layered story that is part mystery and part psychological drama
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Hollywood
HOLLYWOOD (/ˈhɒliwʊd/ HOL-ee-wuud ) is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California
California
. This ethnically diverse, densely populated neighborhood is notable as the home of the U.S. film industry , including several of its historic studios, and its name has come to be a shorthand reference for the industry and the people in it. Hollywood
Hollywood
was a small community in 1870 and was incorporated as a municipality in 1903. It was consolidated with the city of Los Angeles in 1910, and soon thereafter a prominent film industry emerged, eventually becoming the most recognizable film industry in the world
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Robert Towne
ROBERT TOWNE (born ROBERT BERTRAM SCHWARTZ; November 23, 1934) is an American screenwriter , producer , director and actor . He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. He is best-known for his Academy Award -winning original screenplay for Roman Polanski 's Chinatown (1974), which is widely considered one of the greatest screenplays ever written. He later said it was inspired by a chapter in Carey McWilliams's Southern California Country: An Island on the Land (1946) and a West magazine article on Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles. Towne also wrote the sequel, The Two Jakes (1990); the Hal Ashby comedy-dramas The Last Detail (1973) and Shampoo (1975); and the first two Mission: Impossible films. Towne directed the sports dramas Personal Best (1982) and Without Limits (1998), the crime thriller Tequila Sunrise (1988), and the romantic crime drama Ask the Dust (2006)
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Robert Mitchum
ROBERT CHARLES DURMAN MITCHUM (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an American film actor, director, author, poet, composer, and singer. Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in several classic films noir , and is generally considered a forerunner of the antiheroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s. His best-known films include Out of the Past (1947), The Night of the Hunter (1955), and Cape Fear (1962). Mitchum is rated number 23 on the American Film Institute
American Film Institute
's list of the greatest male stars of Classic American Cinema
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Sam Peckinpah
DAVID SAMUEL PECKINPAH (/ˈpɛkɪnˌpɑː/ ; February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American film director and screenwriter who achieved prominence following the release of the Western epic The Wild Bunch (1969). He was known for the visually innovative and explicit depiction of action and violence as well as his revisionist approach to the Western genre. Peckinpah's films generally deal with the conflict between values and ideals, and the corruption of violence in human society. He was given the nickname "Bloody Sam" owing to the violence in his films. His characters are often loners or losers who desire to be honorable, but are forced to compromise in order to survive in a world of nihilism and brutality. Peckinpah's combative personality, marked by years of alcohol and drug abuse, affected his professional legacy. Many of his films were noted for behind-the-scenes battles with producers and crew members, damaging his reputation and career during his lifetime
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Sydney Pollack
SYDNEY IRWIN POLLACK (July 1, 1934 – May 26, 2008) was an American film director , producer and actor . Pollack directed more than 20 films and 10 television shows, acted in over 30 films or shows, and produced over 44 films. His 1985 film Out of Africa won him Academy Awards for directing and producing; he was also nominated for Best Director Oscars for They Shoot Horses, Don\'t They? (1969) and Tootsie (1982), in the latter of which he also appeared. Some of his other best known works include Jeremiah Johnson (1972), The Way We Were (1973), Three Days of the Condor (1975) and Absence of Malice (1981). His subsequent films included Havana (1990), The Firm (1993), The Interpreter (2005), and he produced and acted in Michael Clayton (2007)
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The Absent-Minded Professor
THE ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR is a 1961 American comic science fiction family film distributed by Walt Disney Productions based on the short story "A Situation of Gravity" by Samuel W. Taylor . The title character was based in part on Hubert Alyea , a professor emeritus of chemistry at Princeton University , who was known as "Dr. Boom" for his explosive demonstrations. The film stars Fred MacMurray as Professor Ned Brainard. The film was a huge success at the box-office, and two years later became the first Disney film to have a sequel, 1963's Son of Flubber . The original 1961 film was one of the first Disney films to be colorized (for the 1986 video release), and, along with 1959's The Shaggy Dog and 1963's Son of Flubber, it is one of Disney's few black-and-white films to be produced after 1941
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