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The Worlds Top 10 Best Directors of Motion Pictures

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Top 10 Greatest Film Directors in the World

The most powerful medium of art in the world, motion picture, is ultimately and literally in the hands of a small number of people for each film, with the most influential upon the look of the film generally being the editor, the cinematographer, and the director and producer. As the star system came to replace the studio system, the auteur director began to emerge more powerfully than ever before. Films were no longer merely a 'name of a studio' picture, they were now often a 'name of a famous director' picture. The director, with their vision and artistry, is responsible for the overall look, feel, and tone of a film.

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Art of the Director

They may tell the cinematographer how to shoot the look they want, they may tell the actors what is wanted from them, and they may direct the editor, sound, and special effects department down to the most minuscule of detail. There are no rules that all directors do and follow, because every director is different and works in a different manner to get his or her unique vision out of the lens, and across the screen for millions to see around the world. As a conductor for music guides the orchestra, the director; even more importantly, may direct light, shadows, and anything beyond and in between to create a vision that is at times unique, and is at times fewer still- an everlasting triumph to the art and culture of humankind. In commendation to the craft of filmmaking, and to the great significance of the art of cinema, we give you here our tribute to the masterful men and women who make it happen; The Top 10 Greatest Film Directors in the World.

Jean-Luc Godard- King of French New Wave

The King of the French New Wave style of cinema, Jean-Luc Godard has had a profound effect on modern cinema that shall last as long as cinema itself. Before directing, Godard was an ethnology student and a film critic for 'Cahiers du cinéma,' which he co-founded. His approach to filmmaking reflects his interest in how cinematic form intertwines with social reality. His groundbreaking debut feature, 'Breathless,' was his first mainstream success, and has proven to be one of the most influential films of all time. Film critic Roger Ebert stated that after Orson Welles' 'Citizen Kane,' no motion picture has ever had a greater influence on cinema than 'Breathless.'

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Bruce Edwin is editor of The Hollywood Sentinel and President of Starpower Management, the celebrity model and talent firm. Contact Bruce at www.TheHollywoodSentinel.com. Read more stories by Bruce Edwin.

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