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"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
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Gruesome tenderness, explosively joyful.

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Don’t hate him because he’s ambitious.

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chaplin

Auteur of the unforgettable fork-dance of dinner rolls.

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Entertainment, grand landscapes, and dialectical troubles.

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Performances congruent with camera.

Jacques Tourneur

His horror movies were unimaginably eerie.

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He discovered a universe out of space-time.

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His films assume a state of undoing.

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In 1968, a year of riots, he reached his ascendancy.

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He explored the near impossibility of connection.

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His Cold War movies predict Pynchon’s seriocomic acuities.

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Director of quirky, moving, political, philosophical documentaries.

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He defined or refined the dialogue comedy, the war picture, the detective yarn, and more.

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Dedicated to pursuing the truth about sex and desire.

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kentridgekentridge

“An art of ambiguity, contradiction, uncompleted gestures.”

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tarkovskytarkovsky

He “invented a new language, true to the nature of film.”

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One of the greatest comedic actors and directors of all time.

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He gave Surrealism its smell.

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“I’m a whore. I go where I’m kicked.”

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He loved a good story, no matter what form it took.

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A gift for pacing and episodic structure, a deadpan sense of humor.

lynchlynch

His flat sub-ironic tone is at once his method and “message.”

coencoen

Deliverance from chaos and meaningless is their obsession.

UlmerUlmer

Revenge and cruelty are the wicked core of his films.