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Technological Innovation – The Lumiere Brothers
It doesn’t get much more innovative then 2 of the guys who invented filmmaking.
Minority Filmmaking – Spike Lee
He tackles race issues without fear.
Creating the Epic – Steven Spielberg
Summers have never been quite the same since Spielberg made going to the movies feel like an event.
Bringing Foreign Film to the World – Akira Kurosawa
Using film to successfully blend traditional Samurai stories and Japanese film with the American Western.
Innovations in Film Theorie & Technique – Sergei Eisenstein
The man who really defined montage in film.
Independent Cinema – Jean Luc Godard
His indie films break all the rules and make us think differently about how we see film.
Perfecting Technique – Alfred Hitchcock
He used his deep understanding of his audience to manipulate them at every turn.
Inspiring Generations pt1 – Orson Welles
Took all the best parts of film and meshed them together with an unmatched brilliance.
Inspiring Generations pt 2 – John Ford
He’s a man who influenced the influencers with his filmmaking.
Early Film Pioneer – DW Griffith
He is why people realized you could use film to tell a whole story.
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