What does a Director actually do? I mean, we know a cameraman handles the camera, the scriptwriter writes the script, the producer takes care of the finances, the art director designs the sets, the music director looks after the music. But what does a director do? The director is often the captain of the ship if you will. He stands at the helm and decides how the ship will run.
The director has one of the most difficult jobs when it comes to making a movie. He has to manage the producer’s end as well the actor’s end. He has to oversee distributions and after release events. The director is pretty much responsible for all the operations in the production of a movie. And here’s a list of my favourite directors and their style of direction.
1. Christopher Nolan
I mean, who else, right? I find myself being constantly amazed by Christopher Nolan’s direction style. I mean, the attention to detail this director gives is inhuman. Almost godlike. From easter eggs to tiny details that are too hard to notice, Christopher is godlike in his direction style. You can’t just watch his films once.
2. Guy Ritchie
Guy Ritchie keeps it light and on the funny side. He has revolutionised a style of graphic titles that the title has come to be known by his name. Just google “Guy Ritchie style title sequence” if you don’t know what I’m talking about.
3. David Fincher
David Fincher is known for his often explosive climax sequences. From Fight Club to Seven, Fincher’s climaxes are about as good as they come.
4. Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg is known for his realistic movies. Take Saving Private Ryan for example. The war sequences were so close to reality that many war veterans couldn’t sit through the entire movie.
5. Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap is known for his unique concepts and storylines. He makes movies no other director would even dare to think about. His movies have often been in controversy because of his harsh and stark delivery style. His movies are often very thought provoking.
6. Yash Chopra
Yash Chopra has one of the biggest portfolios as a director. He has been in the industry for around 63 years and left behind a legacy very few would even think of competing against. He was one of the most influential filmmakers of his time.
7. Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray is one of the greatest Indian directors of all time. He has had a long and successful career and is often credited with the introduction and growth of the film industry in India.
8. Quentin Tarantino
The unofficial king of all things gore and bloody. Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Kill Bill, Reservoir dogs; each and every one of them stuffed and laced with blood and violence. But that’s not all what he’s about. He sends a clear and strong message with each and every one of his films.
9. James Cameron
The person who brought us Titanic is one of the most talented directors out there. He’s known for his sheer will to get things right. He is actually a good artist and a sketcher. Did you know that all of Jack’s sketches in the film Titanic were actually done by James Cameron himself?
10. Rajkumar Hirani
He takes his time with his films. We all know that. But if you look at his filmography as a collective, we see that he tries to teach us something with every one of his films. Each of his film is made with a strong message at the core of the movie that you can take away,