For well over a century, those who create motion pictures have touched our hearts and souls; they have transported and transformed our minds, intoxicated and entranced our senses. One artist's vision is the single most prominent force behind the scenes: the director.
The Essential Directors illuminates the unseen forces behind some of the most notable screen triumphs from the aesthetic peak of silent cinema through the New Hollywood of the 1970s. Considering each artist's influence on the medium, cultural impact, and degree of achievement, Turner Classic Movies presents a compendium of Hollywood's most influential filmmakers, with profiles offering history and insight on the filmmaker's narrative style, unique touches, contributions to the medium, key films, and distinc
Featured directors include Charlie Chaplin, Cecil B. DeMille, Oscar Micheaux, Lois Weber, Dorothy Arzner, Frank Capra, Howard Hawks, Ernst Lubitsch, W. S. Van Dyke, John Ford, Orson Welles, William Wyler, Alfred Hitchcock, Ida Lupino, Billy Wilder, Federico Fellini, Stanley Kramer, David Lean, Robert Altman, Hal Ashby, Peter Bogdanovich, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg.
Turner Classic Movies is the definitive resource for the greatest movies of all time. We entertain and enlighten to show how the entire spectrum of classic movies, movie history, and movie-making touches us all and influences how we think and live today.
Sloan De Forest is an actress, film historian, and the author of Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Sci-fi and Dynamic Dames. She lives in Hollywood, CA.