Filmmakers as children
1: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Spike Lee
2: David Cronenberg, Kinuyo Tanaka, Sergei Eisenstein
3: Glauber Rocha, Věra Chytilová, Krzysztof Kieślowski
4: Shuji Terayama, Guru Dutt, Buster Keaton
5: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Orson Welles, Jia Zhangke
6: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Agnès Varda
7: Sergei Parajanov, Larisa Shepitko, Ritwik Ghatak


"Tell the story. That’s always the goal with the films I do. That’s what I tell my students at NYU… Tell the story you’re trying to tell, and try to tell interesting stories in interesting new ways. If you want to be a great director, you have to be a great storyteller. It’s not just about angles and stuff. You need both… it’s a delicate balance."
Spike LeeBorn March 20, 1957

"Tell the story. That’s always the goal with the films I do. That’s what I tell my students at NYU… Tell the story you’re trying to tell, and try to tell interesting stories in interesting new ways. If you want to be a great director, you have to be a great storyteller. It’s not just about angles and stuff. You need both… it’s a delicate balance."

Spike Lee
Born March 20, 1957

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Spike Lee and Anthony Quinn at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.

Spike Lee and Anthony Quinn at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.

Do the Right Thing // dir. Spike Lee

Do the Right Thing // dir. Spike Lee