Top 10 Most Influential Directors of All Time

Top 10 Most Influential Directors of All Time

They are the people who make the movies that make people realize they want to make movies. Here are our Top 10 Most Influential Directors in Movie History! Subscribe:

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THE LIST

Technological Innovation – The Lumiere Brothers
It doesn’t get much more innovative then 2 of the guys who invented filmmaking.

Minority Filmmaking – Spike Lee
He tackles race issues without fear.

Creating the Epic – Steven Spielberg
Summers have never been quite the same since Spielberg made going to the movies feel like an event.

Bringing Foreign Film to the World – Akira Kurosawa
Using film to successfully blend traditional Samurai stories and Japanese film with the American Western.

Innovations in Film Theorie & Technique – Sergei Eisenstein
The man who really defined montage in film.

Independent Cinema – Jean Luc Godard
His indie films break all the rules and make us think differently about how we see film.

Perfecting Technique – Alfred Hitchcock
He used his deep understanding of his audience to manipulate them at every turn.

Inspiring Generations pt1 – Orson Welles
Took all the best parts of film and meshed them together with an unmatched brilliance.

Inspiring Generations pt 2 – John Ford
He’s a man who influenced the influencers with his filmmaking.

Early Film Pioneer – DW Griffith
He is why people realized you could use film to tell a whole story.

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