Federico Fellini – Influence and Legacy

Federico Fellini is truly one of the most influential film directors to have ever walked on this planet. His vision and experience for film reflected on all of his observations of his life experiences. He has influenced some of the greatest directors of today’s generation of great filmmakers. Fellini is a world-renowned film director who […]

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Most Influential Film Directors – The Coen Brothers

The Coen brothers The Coen brothers are one of the most popular and most awarded film maker tandems in the industry. Joel David Coen and Ethan Jesse Coen are American film makers that are recognised for creating similar visions and concepts and executing them perfectly in a film. The brothers started their professional film making […]

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Frank Capra’s gift to the World – It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life – Frank Capra’s gift to the world. Frank Capra’s 1946 Masterpiece, ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, has rightly gone down in film history as one of the greatest feel good movies of all time. From its humble beginnings as a short story, ‘The Greatest Gift’, which its author Philip Van Doren Stern […]

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"The Quiet Man" Is a Love Story Set in the Emerald Isle of Ireland

  The Quiet Man No one ever said that film-making was easy, only that it could be very good and sometimes enduring, as in “The Quiet Man”, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara with legendary Director John Ford. Like a lot of great films, this is a story of the conflict and conquest in the […]

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Great Film Noir Directors of the 1940’s

For fans of the Film Noir genre, including myself, there is little doubt that the 1940’s produced a wealth of noir directed by many of the greatest film noir directors in the genres history. It was these early noir efforts that would take the genre well into the 1950’s. The success of the following directors […]

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International Cinema in the Greek Islands

International cinema in the Greek islands The unique Greek landscape is in itself the ideal back for cinematic productions with varied content. Greece, of course, is identified abroad with the sun, the sea, the Greek lifestyle, the excitation, the good food and the hospitality of the locals. All the above refer to the Greek islands, […]

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The Best Auteur Directors in the World

The following is a list of some of my favourite auteur directors, and the movies that have made them famous (or in some cases, infamous!) (1) Quenten Tarantino The modern godfather of auteur directors, Tarantino has developed a cult following and almost God like status amongst film enthusiasts. With his 1992 film, Reservoir Dogs, paving […]

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On International Philippine Cinematic Milestones

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson A country’s cinema is a symbol of identity which represents the whole populace’ thriving potentials; its aspirations and its desire to institute global connections. The movie industry is a voice declaring that somewhere in this planet, are artistically conscious creatures armed with

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Timeless Classics: World Cinema – The Message (1977)

  The Message (1977) Director: Moustapha Akkad Cast: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas and Michael Ansara [ad_1] This movie raised a lot of controversy while being made and after being released. Director Mustafa Akkad had to hire 4-5 Islamic clergymen to make it correctly. In the end movie came out as a definite winner. Personally, I […]

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