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The 100 Essential Directors Part 3: George Cukor - John Ford
7 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM
Spiritual possession, screwball comedy, German kinks, and the quintessential American Western genre are among the disparate characters we shine a light on today as PopMatters counts down the 100 Essential Film Directors. Today we look at George Cukor through John Ford. Who falls in the middle might surprise you...
2 Dec 2007 // 2:59 PM
Berlin Alexanderplatz, both serial film and novel, are essential to knowing Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
Essential Female Melodrama: 'The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant'
18 May 2010 // 4:00 PM
Endorsed by the esteemed Susan Sontag as among the best films about women, Fassbinder's unique approach to the feminine psyche remains as daring today as it was when released in 1972.
'Early Fassbinder' Gets us Inside the Developing Mind of a Creative Genius
4 Oct 2013 // 12:10 AM
The frenetically paced director’s first five films, all made within an astonishing 18 month period. The pace continued as Fassbinder made more than 40 feature films in just over a decade.
Fassbinder's Exploration Into the Nature of Dreams: 'World on a Wire'
28 Jun 2012 // 5:12 PM
With its interplay on virtual reality, simulation and existentialism, World on a Wire's psychological and sociological themes suggest that modern sci-fi movies, such as The Matrix, are dated.
100 Essential Directors - Rainer Werner Fassbinder
2 Sep 2011 // 5:00 AM
100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.