Kısa Film İnsanları

by theblockade | created - 27 Feb 2018 | updated - 16 Apr 2018 | Public

1. Man Ray

Director | Home Movies

American painter and artist in various media who participated in a few films. He helped found the Dada movement and was the prime American participant in the Surrealist movement. An American expatriate to Paris in the 1920s, he was a member of the so-called "Lost Generation" of creative minds ...

2. Maya Deren

Director | Meshes of the Afternoon

Maya Deren came to the USA in 1922 as Eleanora Derenkowsky. Together with her father, a psychiatrist, and her mother, an artist, she fled the pogroms against Russian Jews. She studied journalism and political science in at Syracuse University in New York, finishing her BA at NYU in June 1936 and ...

3. Stan Brakhage

Director | The Loom

Stan Brakhage was born on January 14, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Robert Sanders. He was a director and cinematographer, known for The Loom (1986), The God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him (2000) and Persian Series (2001). He was married to Marilyn Jull and Jane Brakhage. He died on March 9,...

4. Michael Snow

Director | Wavelength

Central figure of the American avant-garde. An artist who made an isolated animated short, A to Z (1956), Snow concentrated on his painting career until moving to New York in 1963. After attending avant-garde film screenings organized by critic-filmmaker Jonas Mekas and turning out a second film, ...

5. Joyce Wieland

Director | The Far Shore

Joyce Wieland was born on June 30, 1931 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was a director and editor, known for The Far Shore (1976), Sailboat (1967) and 1933 (1967). She was married to Michael Snow. She died on June 27, 1998 in Toronto.

6. Jean Cocteau

Writer | La belle et la bête

Jean Cocteau was one of the most multi-talented artists of the 20th century. In addition to being a director, he was a poet, novelist, painter, playwright, set designer, and actor. He began writing at 10 and was a published poet by age 16. He collaborated with the "Russian Ballet" company of Sergei...

7. Dudley Murphy

Director | Stocks and Blondes

Dudley Murphy was born on July 10, 1897 in Winchester, Massachusetts, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Stocks and Blondes (1928), Alex the Great (1928) and High Speed Lee (1923). He was married to Katharine Hawley and Virginia. He died on February 22, 1968 in Mexico City, Mexico.

8. Alexander Hammid

Director | Power Among Men

Alexander Hammid was born on December 17, 1907 in Linz, Austria-Hungary as Alexander Siegfried Georg Smahel. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Power Among Men (1959), Crisis (1939) and The Forgotten Village (1941). He was married to Hella Heyman and Maya Deren. He died on July 26, ...

9. Bill Morrison

Director | The Village Detective

Bill Morrison was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a director and editor, known for Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016), The Great Flood (2013), The Miners' Hymns (2011), Spark of Being (2010), Light Is Calling (2004) and Decasia (2002). Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016) won a Critics' Choice Award ...

10. Kenneth Anger

Director | Fireworks

Kenneth Anger grew up in Hollywood and started out as a child actor, but his interest in filmmaking was evident at an early age: he made his first film, "Who's Been Rocking My Dreamboat?", at age 9. Anger developed into one of the pioneers of the American underground film movement. His gritty, ...

11. Ritwik Ghatak

Director | Meghe Dhaka Tara

Ritwik Ghatak was born on November 4, 1925 in Dacca, Bengal Presidency, British India as Ritwik Kumar Ghatak. He was a director and writer, known for The Cloud-Capped Star (1960), Madhumati (1958) and Reason, Debate and a Story (1974). He was married to Surama Ghatak. He died on February 6, 1976 in...

12. Béla Balázs

Writer | L'opéra de quat'sous

Béla Balázs was born on August 4, 1884 in Szeged, Austria-Hungary as Herbert Bauer. He was a writer and actor, known for L'opéra de quat'sous (1931), Sonntag des Lebens (1931) and The Blue Light (1932). He died on May 17, 1949 in Budapest, Hungary.

13. Humphrey Jennings

Director | Fires Were Started

Humphrey Jennings, born in 1907, was a writer, set designer, painter, editor and, perhaps most famously, a director of ground-breaking documentary films for the renowned GPO film unit: Listen to Britain (1942), Fires Were Started (1943) and A Diary for Timothy (1945), films that changed the face of...

14. Edgar Anstey

Producer | Wild Wings

Documentary producer Edgar Anstey was one of the pioneers of the British documentary movement. His mentor was famed documentarian John Grierson at the Empire Marketing Board Film Unit, for which he made Uncharted Waters (1933) and Granton Trawler (1934), among others. Anstey later worked as a film ...

15. Alberto Cavalcanti

Director | O Canto do Mar

Born in Brazil in 1897, Alberto Cavalcanti began his film career in France in 1920, working as writer, art director and director. He directed the avant-garde documentary Nothing But Time (1926) ("Nothing but Time"), a portrait of the lives of Parisian workers in a single day. He moved to England in...

17. Pare Lorentz

Writer | The River

Pare Lorentz was born on December 11, 1905 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA as Leonard McTaggart Lorentz. He was a writer and director, known for The River (1938), The Fight for Life (1940) and Nuremberg: The 60th Anniversary Director's Cut (2007). He died on March 4, 1992 in Armonk, New York, USA.



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