film programmer and critic
|Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
|Gone to Earth
|Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
|Giulietta degli spiriti
Howard Hawks, Ernst Lubitsch, and Jacques Rivette are my favorite directors yet are absent from this list. Like all good directors, their films are variations on a theme, or parts of a whole, so it is impossible to single out one. And Lubitsch and Hawks had too refined tastes to ever make anything as pompous as a masterpiece.