6 Greatest Movie Directors
Quentin Tarantino, Christopher
Nolan, Wes Anderson, Martin
Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch
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A director operates a complex universe of actors, camera operators, editors, and many, many others. Every production stage has its risks, but the heroes of this course deal with them with aplomb. In the process, they create pure masterpieces.
About the Course
In this course, you will explore the filmography of the six listed movie directors. You will find out what makes a legendary movie that is not forgotten a week after its release. You will be able to unravel hidden significance in movies and, most importantly, we promise you’ll never be ever tortured by, „What should I watch tonight?”
Daniel Le Fevre, speaker
Film historian, director and editor. Author of the book „Film Language: How to understand the movie and enjoy watching”, articles for Esquire and Cosmopolitan. Regular participant of international film studies conferences.
Education: Master’s degree in film studies (Paris 8 University Vincennes-Saint-Denis). Daniel impresses audiences with his brilliant presentations, erudition and subtle irony. His lectures are a revelation even to those who considered themselves connoisseurs of cinema.
How does Quentin Tarantino explore inequality and discrimination in his works?
How Cristopher Nolan owns over 10% of the modern cinema with his works?
How did Stanley Kubrick take the sci-fi genre to a new level?
Why is Wes Anderson so fond of stop-motion cartoons?
What You Will Learn
How did David Lynch become famous creating independent movies?
Course Curriculum
lesson 1
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The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick once said the only way to become as good as he is, is „not letting anyone interfere with your work process”. This confident director put the sci-fi genre on a new level, created a chilly and mind-twisting „The Shining'' and became a living legend of cinematography study books. In this webinar you will:
break down twelve of Kubrick’s movies;
distinguish the director’s main motives;
how to use reframing and categorization techniques.
lesson 2
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The Grand Budapest Hotel, The French Dispatch, Isle of Dogs, Moonrise Kingdom, Fantastic Mr. Fox
Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson is famous for his well-balanced and detailed frames. An aesthet director, Anderson pays careful attention to colouring the scene: for example, „The Grand Budapest Hotel” is shot in purple hues, „The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” is in light blue, whereas, „The Fantastic Mr. Fox” has an amber gold tone. But this visual style is not the only distinguishing feature of his cinematography. In this webinar you will:
explore the peculiarities of Wes Anderson’s work besides his famous visual language;
learn why the director is so fond of stop-motion cartoons;
how to protect your boundaries;
find hidden quotes in his movies;
learn why Anderson's characters always jot down notes.
lesson 3
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Taxi Driver, The Irishman, The Departed, Goodfellas, The Aviator, Gangs of New York
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese is a master of gangster movies. He became a king of this field and even wrote an epitaph to this genre in his movie „The Irishman”. In this webinar you will learn:
how „bad guy movies” work and why the protagonist is always the city of New York;
why Scorsese has been carrying the idea for some of his movies for 30 years while creating some others within two weeks;
why he doesn't like superhero movies.
lesson 4
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Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, The Elephant Man
David Lynch
The director of the iconic „Twin Peaks” occupies a very special place in the independent American cinema. He made the whole world wonder who kolld Laura Palmer. On the other hand, he is a well-known avangardist, the creator of the surrealistic „Eraserhead”. Here’s a director who is not afraid to truly shock the audience. In this webinar we will:
learn how Lynch became famous creating independent movies;
go through the eclectic filmography and signature moves of Lynch;
discuss American pop-culture as the embodiment of the desire for miracles and happy endings.
lesson 5
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The Dark Knight, Interstellar, Tenet, Inception, Memento, Dunkirk
Christopher Nolan
Nolan’s movies gathered almost five billion dollars, were nominated for an Oscar 34 times, and won ten awards. Viewers continue to place him in the „250 Best Movies in History” list. The director experiments by adding new narratives into mass cinematography. In this webinar, you will:
break down Nolan’s most used tropes;
learn how Nolan owns over 10% of modern cinema with his works;
find out how he blazed a path from independent movies to blockbusters.
lesson 6
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Pulp Fiction, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds
Quentin Tarantino
Tarantino’s films are quotable, people recite spell-binding dialogues, and the looks from „Pulp Fiction” and „Kill Bill” are eagerly used for parties and fashion photoshoots. In this webinar, we will:
discuss Tarantino’s role in forming modern American mentality;
find out how the director reflected on such triggering topics as slavery and holocaust;
learn the difference between plagiarism and homage;
find many hidden references in Tarantino’s movies.
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Bethanie O.
Great picture and sound quality. Amazing lecturer, I have been watching him for two hours, never getting bored. Sharing such valuable content, Daniel is a great storyteller. He is really skilled at holding a logical narration till the end of a lecture. I’m beyond satisfied with this learning experience, thank you!
Jane B.
I’m absolutely amazed by the lecture and the course in general! Appreciating the work of the team. I learned a lot of new things, I got inspired, I fell in love with cinema even more than before. Such a great project.
Dina J.
I absolutely love each of Daniel’s lectures. I discovered some new movie directors I’ve never heard of, and some were surprisingly rediscovered. Every lecture is a massive amount of information, still it’s well-composed and easy to comprehend. I really feel like an explorer. Danila’s lectures made me look at cinema from a new perspective, now it’s pure art to me!
Maria H.
Very informative and captivating. The teacher really draws your attention to every word he’s saying. Even though the information is complicated, the lectures are well-designed without missing important bits of knowledge. Daniel gave me the keys to understanding the art of a cinematographer. Thank you so much.
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Dina J.
I absolutely love each of Daniel’s lectures. I discovered some new movie directors I’ve never heard of, and some were surprisingly rediscovered. Every lecture is a massive amount of information, still it’s well-composed and easy to comprehend. I really feel like an explorer. Danila’s lectures made me look at cinema from a new perspective, now it’s pure art to me!
Bethanie O.
Great picture and sound quality. Amazing lecturer, I have been watching him for two hours, never getting bored. Sharing such valuable content, Daniel is a great storyteller. He is really skilled at holding a logical narration till the end of a lecture. I’m beyond satisfied with this learning experience, thank you!
Jane B.
I’m absolutely amazed by the lecture and the course in general! Appreciating the work of the team. I learned a lot of new things, I got inspired, I fell in love with cinema even more than before. Such a great project.
Maria H.
Very informative and captivating. The teacher really draws your attention to every word he’s saying. Even though the information is complicated, the lectures are well-designed without missing important bits of knowledge. Daniel gave me the keys to understanding the art of a cinematographer. Thank you so much.
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