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"A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet." - Akira Kurosawa

After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sugata Sanshirô.

Roman Polanski by Patrick Swirc

Roman Polanski - Polish and, since naturalized-French film director, producer, writer, and actor. Photo by Patrick Swirc Mehr

Ernst Wilhelm "Wim" Wenders (born 14 August 1945) is a German film director, playwright, author, photographer and film producer. Since 1996, Wenders has been the president of the European Film Academy in Berlin. He won Best Direction for Wings of Desire in the 1987 Bavarian Film Awards and the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.  “I remember saying, `This will change the course of history,' when the towers fell, ... Little did I know, though, how right I had been.”

Just like Andrei Tarkovsky, German filmmaker Wim Wenders, the man behind Paris, Texas, Wings of Desire or Buena Vista Social Club (to quote only a few) shared 50 advice to aspiring filmmakers in th…

Jean-Luc Godard (1930) - French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. (la Nouvelle Vague)

Jean-Luc Godard - French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. Photo by Christian Coigny

El director Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa and the Art of Editing Akira Kurosawa possessed a masterful awareness of the filmmaking process, and those working close to him considered editing to be among his greatest talents.

Film. 1964. S. Beckett

Samuel Beckett on the set of his movie “Film,” 1964 - photograph by Steve Schapiro.