Top 10 Film Directors

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6. Ingmar Bergman


Woody Allen described him as “the greatest film artist”, he made films about the human condition and covered all aspects of their lives. Most of his films were set in his country of Sweden and dealt with bleak subjects such as death and despair and insanity. His films such as Winter Light, Persona, Cries and Whispers “depressed” even him, but showed an amazing insight into the workings of the human mind.

7. Akira Kurosowa


Japan’s finest director, his films have enthralled and entertained audiences all over the world. From “Rashomon” to “The Dreams”, his perfectionist techniques, and his dictatorial direction style made him a unique filmmaker. He was considered to be a National Treasure in Japan, and to this day his films have been the guiding light for other Asian film directors


8. Francis Ford Coppola


To talk of films and not add the Godfather series to the list would be sacrilegious. Coppola directed both of them and received critical acclaim and box office success simultaneously. Lately after “Apocalypse now” he has not figured in any renowned films, but he has already been inscribed in the annals of great directors.


9. Charlie Chaplin


The little tramp won his way into our hearts as an actor, but he was also the finest filmmaker during the time of silent films. He directed scripted, produced and also scored the music of all his films. Even today, almost 100 years later, his films are considered classics and a joy to watch.


10. Jean Renoir


A highly underestimated film director when he first starting making films, today Renoir is believed to be one of the classic film-maker of all times. His complex portrayals in films such as’La Regle du jeu’’, and La Grande Illusion, left a profound effect on the audiences.


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