With hits such as Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, and The Departed, Martin Scorsese has become one of the most influential American film directors and screenwriters of our generation. Born in New York City in 1942, Scorsese has always wanted to work in film. His love of films helped him to create brilliant works of art all throughout his career. His films have won many academy awards and BAFTA awards Through filming and editing techniques to the neorealism aspect of the films and Scorsese's personal influence into his storytelling are what makes him incredibly unique compared to the rest of the world's directors.
Mr. Walt Disney was born on December 5th 1901 in Chicago Illinois to his mother Flora Call Disney and his father Elias Disney. He was one of five children and his family soon move after his birth to Marceline Missouri. Disney went to McKinley High School where he took
Anyone who is even vaguely aware with film usually has a favorite director. Why? What distinguishes one director from another? A director is “the person who determines and realizes on the screen an artistic vision of the screenplay; casts the actors and directs their performances; works closely with production design in creating the look of the film…and in most cases, supervises all postproduction activity, especially editing” (Barsam and Monahan 496). Clearly, the director of a film is lead visionary in how the film is made. But what makes some directors truly memorable and instantly recognizable? Those directors take advantage of all different kinds creative possibilities and signatures to become the true “author” of the film, also known
As one of the most widely acclaimed and influential directors of the postwar era, Stanley Kubrick enjoyed a reputation and a standing unique among the filmmakers of his day. He had a brilliant career with relatively few films. An outsider, he worked beyond the confines of Hollywood, which he disliked, maintaining complete control of his projects and making movies according to his own ideas and time constraints. To him, filmmaking was a form of art and unlike Hollywood, not a business.
Martin Scorsese is an award-winning film director and writer, who has created culture shaping movies over the past six decades. His work is dark, gritty, real, and sometimes misinterpreted, which lead to a large scandal in the 1980’s. However, its hard to deny the impact this director has left on American culture. Martin Scorsese is an inspirational for his film directing and producing, screenwriting, and his effect on American culture. Martin Scorsese began his career as a producer and director in 1967, with his first major film, “Who’s That Knocking at My Door”.
Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois but later moved to Missouri where he spent most of his childhood. Walter Elias “Walt” Disney was born on December 5, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois to Elias and Flora Call Disney (“Walt Disney”). Soon after his birth the family moved to Marceline, Missouri where Disney lived most of his childhood. In 1911, they moved to Kansas City where he developed a love of trains because his uncle, Mike Martin, was a train engineer in the area (“Biography”). Disney attended McKinley High School in Chicago, where he took drawing and photography classes and was a cartoonist for the school paper. During the night, he took classes at the Chicago Art Institute. At the age of 16, he dropped out of high school to join the army but was turned down for being
In these films, Steven Spielberg uses hard lighting and two shot close ups to show different emotions of the characters. For example, in the film Jaws he uses a hard lighting to show that Brody is happy. The shark in the movie killed 5 people. The town mayor and police chief were having a conflict, because the
Tim Burton is well known for his work as a director. He has been nominated for several awards. Among these are; two Oscars, one Golden Globe, five Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, and several Hugo Awards (Tim Burton Awards). Besides being a director of many of Hollywood 's greatest films, he is also an accomplished illustrator, painter, screenwriter, and producer. From his early days at The California Institute of Arts, to his current film projects, Burton has always had an ability to transfer his perceptions in to a visual medium. His visual style is often a mix of fantasy, Gothic, and horror (Tim Burton Bio A&E).
Humans have strived for perfection in every aspect of society, yet it has never been attained. There is a thin line between perfection and disaster and the result is ultimately based upon decisions made by people in authority. The film Minority Report, directed by Steven Spielberg, is set in Washington D.C. in 2054, where police utilize a psychic technology to arrest and convict murderers before they commit their crime. Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury published in 1953. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any books that are found.
Steven Allen Spielberg was born on December 18, 1946. His mother Leah Posner was a restaurateur and concert pianist. His father Arnold Spielberg was an electrical engineer which involved the development of computers. He was an Orthodox Jew and he often got smacked and kicked around by classmates. At the age of twelve, he did his first home movie of a train wreak involving his Lionel trains. At the age of sixteen, he wrote and directed his first independent film, a 140 minute science fiction called Firelight. His parents divorced while he was still in school. H then went to live with his dad while his three sisters stayed with his mother. While in college he was offered a small intern job at Universal Studios with
Steven Allan Spielberg, an Academy winning filmmaker, director, and producer of many films. Such as, Schindler’s list, The Color Purple, E. T.: The Extra-Terrestrial and Saving Private Ryan. Spielberg was born on December 18, 1946, in Cincinnati Ohio. Eldest of four, and the only son. Spielberg’s father was an electrical engineer, who focused in the new field of computers. His mother had been a major concert pianist.
Steven Spielberg is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular directors and producers in film history. He is also one of the co-founders of DreamWorks Studios.
It is hard to imagine a person who has not heard of Steven Spielberg. He is one of the most renown, if not the most renown, American filmmakers of the century. His films have captivated and helped develop imaginations of contemporary society and remain among the most successful films ever made.