Best Movie Directors
There are dozens of names that crop up on the list of “best movie directors”. Some have a preference for older directors, others prefer a mixture of foreign names. But when it comes down to brass tacks, there are three names that are considered reigning champions among movie directors:
Francis Ford Coppola
This individual is most well known for sparking a change in cinema during the 1970’s. Gangster films like “The Godfather” and “Godfather II” revolutionized the industry. His cinema focuses on obscure philosophical topics alongside opulent themes. In addition to the famed Godfather films, he is perhaps most well known for his “Apocalypse Now” piece, whereby he follows a soldier in the Vietnam War along his quest for meaning, trying to figure out what life is amidst the destruction, what his consciousness really has to say. This example of unbridled cinematic work is indicative of just how far an amateur can go in this field.
Martin Scorsese is another trendsetting, known for more recent films like “The Wolf of Wall Street” or the family friendly “Hugo”. Scorsese is known for his true artistic gift, his ability to tell stories in a unique way. But he is also known for his ability to reinvent himself and his work, giving younger peers some heavy competition even in his mid-70’s. This man started early, alongside names like Coppola, but the difference is that he continues to produce hits at the box office, continues to be nominated for Oscars. Films like “Raging Bull” and “Taxi Driver” are just a couple of his top names. “Silence” still exemplifies his ability to work with many genres and challenging ideas without it impacting the final production.
“Citizen Kane” a true masterpiece, remains one of the most popular films of all times. This particular film usurped by “Vertigo” by Alfred Hitchcock because of its now unparalleled understanding of what lies inside the human psyche. Alfred Hitchcock has been said to be a master of suspense. His works continue to break new ground among the world of American cinematography. In fact, he remains one of the few directors to ever experiment with his works, to extend beyond conventional mediums. His films have explored repressed sexuality, the female psyche, a voyeurism that is hidden inside each one of us, and the changing identities that people must contend with regularly. His films, in fact, continue to be debated and serve as lessons for cinematic youths the world over.