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Directors Guide

Here is our guide to our favourite contemporary film directors. Click the names above to read biographies, filmographies and our views of the directors body of work plus individual film reviews, plus links to web sites and the opportunity to buy their Blu-rays, DVDs etc from our DVD store. At the moment we have guides for Ken Loach, Michael Haneke, Mike Leigh, Terry Gilliam, The Coen Brothers, Lindsay Anderson, Stanley Kubrick and Shane Meadows but coming soon we have guides for Michael Winterbottom, Alan Clarke, Danny Boyle and Quentin Tarantino.

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Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick, director of A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Dr Strangelove is perhaps the most complete film director of all time. An artist whose grasp of cinematography was legendary, whose use of music in film was was unparalleled, and who, by fair means or foul, was the director who always got the best out of his actors.

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Lindsay Anderson

Lindsay Anderson, maverick film director, pioneer of the free cinema movement and director of legendary films such as If.., O Lucky Man, This Sporting Life and Britannia Hospital.

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Ken Loach

Ken Loach, legendary realist director of such films as It's A Free World, Kes, Looks And Smiles, My Name Is Joe, The Navigators, Poor Cow, Raining Stones, Riff Raff, Sweet Sixteen and The Wind That Shakes The Barley. For many years Loach has ploughed his solitary field, never for a moment compromising and retaining his integrity at all times.

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Shane Meadows

Shane Meadows, perhaps the best of the new crop of British Directors. He has brought us such great underground films as Twenty four Seven, A Room for Romeo Brass, and Once Upon a Time in the Midlands, and more recently has gained a wider audience with the thriller Dead Man's Shoes and his highly regarded coming of age drama This is England.

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Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh, legendary British director of films as diverse as Vera Drake, Bleak Moments, Career Girls, High Hopes, Life Is Sweet, Naked, Meantime and Secrets and Lies. Continues to make films of the highest quality whether they are Oscar nominated or largely ignored.

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Coen Brothers

The Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan Coen, the multi talented Oscar winning producer / director team behind such great films as The Big Lebowski, Fargo and No Country For Old Men.

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Michael Haneke

Sometimes controversial but always thought provoking Michael Haneke is renowned as one of Europe's premier film directors. From the promise of the uncompromising Benny's Video through the stunning break through of The Piano Teacher, Time of The Wolf and the universally acclaimed Cache (aka Hidden), Haneke has continued to challenge audiences with his unique style of storytelling.

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Terry Gilliam

Like some modern day Michelangelo / Brother Grimm, Terry Gilliam's impact on modern cinema is difficult to overestimate. With his movies enjoying a hugely creative and visually stunning aesthetic, linked to his dark and often warped sense of humour and perspective the likes of Jabberwocky, Brazil, Time Bandits, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Twelve Monkeys and more recently Tideland have continued to challenge, delight and amaze audiences in equal measure. A true genius of modern cinema.

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