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15 Great Filmmakers And Their Thematic Obsessions

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1. Lars von Trier and the martyrdom of women

2. Luis Buñuel and Catholicism

3. Peter Greenaway and painting

4. Wes Anderson and minutiae

5. Stanley Kubrick and bathrooms

6. Jacques Tati and the dehumanization of modern life

7. Alejandro Jodorowsky and castration

8. Martin Scorsese and the dark side of American prosperity

9. Federico Fellini and women

10. Akira Kurosawa and the contrast between childhood and death

11. Terry Gilliam and the struggle between reality and imagination

12. Paul Thomas Anderson and the consequences of success

13. Guillermo Del Toro and clockwork machinery

14. Sofia Coppola and the alienation of comfort

15. Guy Maddin and old-time Canada

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Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 4 15:04
I like this ;)
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 4 17:32
Of course the great director for the oppression of women is Mizoguchi!
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 5 1:38
You could do Spielberg and divorce, Truffaut and lost childhood, Miyazaki and his love of planes and aviation, Tarantino and car trunks and Almodóvar also seems to have an obsession with women.
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 5 8:50
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 8 10:10
i like your list!
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 8 19:04
great list
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 11 3:02
Informative. Gives me new insight to keep in mind when getting to the rest of their body of work. Any other 'obsessions'?...
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 13 3:38
Great list. I like it a lot.
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 13 21:01
Really interesting list.
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 23 16:01
Brilliant list, I'll be sure to watch out for these when I rewatch these directors' flicks.
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 31 13:47
Well done!
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jan 9 1:48
beautiful list!
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jan 20 0:49
Yasujiro Ozu is fixated with the great disparities between the generations.

John Woo loves to use doves as a counterpoint for his violent sequences.

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