Classic Film : Favorite Directors From The 1930s?

Favorite Directors From The 1930s?

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Bill Jones

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Charlie Chaplin, Victor Fleming who for some reason nobody really talks about, Tod Browning and Fritz Lang also had a couple good movies.

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Jean Vigo
Alfred Hitchcock
George Cukor

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Alfred Hitchcock
James Whale

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Michael Curtiz. Casablanca.

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Fun Facts:

* Michael Curtiz is the only person ever to get a write-in nomination for Best Director (Captain Blood, 1935)

* He was also the first director to score two directing nominations in one year (Four Daughters and Angels With Dirty Faces, 1938). Frank Lloyd had won the second Oscar (1928/29) for The Divine Lady, as well as being nominated for Drag and Weary River, but even the academy has stated that that year's nominations list was discretionary rather than official. Steven Soderbergh is the only other person with two directing nominations in one year, being nominated for Erin Brockovich and winning for Traffic (2000).

* Curtiz directed Tenderloin (1928), a part-talkie which was promoted as being the first feature film to contain acted dialogue. It flopped and is now lost.

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I'll second Curtiz, the most underrated director of all time.

His career spanned some fifty years during which he helmed some of the greatest movies ever made, despite the fact that no one could understand a single word he said.

And This, Too, Shall Pass Away

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John Ford……He made Westerns Oscar worthy.

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