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Masters of cinema

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MASTERS OF CINEMA: CLINT EASTWOOD - BENOLIEL, B.

"Clint Eastwood (USA, b. 1930) is a veteran among the grand masters of contemporary American cinema, whose rise through the system took a highly unusual form. After playing iconic roles in Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns of the 1960s, he returned to Hollywood and underwent a controversial reincarnation as the ultraviolent cop Harry. In the 1970s Eastwood began to direct and,in the style of the great directors of the past, made masterpieces in genres ranging from the western (""Unforgiven"", 1...

MASTERS OF CINEMA: ORSON WELLES - MEREGHETTI, P.

Welles began his direting career in 1940, at the age of twenty-five, with Citizen Kane, an undisputed, ground-breaking masterpiece of cinema history. Welles' satture as a baroque, impetuous and profoundly free artist made the sudios uncomfortable. He had control of every detail on the twelve feature films he was able to make, including Lady from Shanghai with Rita Hayworth (1947), Touch of Evil with Charlton Heston (1958), adaptations of Shakespeare's plays including Macbeth (1948), Othello (19...

MASTERS OF CINEMA: PEDRO ALMODOVAR - SOTINEL, T.

"Pedro Almodovar (Spain, b. 1951) single-handedly represents the revival of Spanish cinema as part of the cultural flowering of the Movida Madrilena in the 1980s. New York was first to hail the unbridled imagination of this provocative director, whose films are filled with transsexuals, neurotics (""Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown"", 1988) and even drug-addicted nuns (""The Law of Desire"", 1987). In his maturity, Almodovar has continued to draw inspiration from his underprivileged ch...

MASTERS OF CINEMA: CHARLIE CHAPLIN - LARCHER, J.

Charlie Chaplin (UK, 1889-Switzerland, 1977) is one of cinema's mythical figures, while the character he played so often has become an icon. After a childhood in Dickensian London and early work on the stage, it was his move to Hollywood that enabled him to express his rich talent to the maximum, becoming the undisputed master of the burlesque genre in its golden age. His best known feature films, including City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936) and The Great Dictator (1940), were made in the ...

MASTERS OF CINEMA: STEVEN SPIELBERG - COHEN, C.

"Steven Spielberg (USA, born 1946) was the boy wonder of the new Hollywood of the 1970s. Taking Orson Welles as his model, he made Duel aged only 25, following it up with a string of successes that brought him the adulation of the studios. As a fan of special effects, and entirely attuned to the shift towards younger film audiences, he took entertainment to new heights with films such as ""Jaws"" (1975), ""Close Encounters of the Third Kind"" (1977), ""ET"" (1982) and ""Jurassic Park"" (1993). ...

MASTERS OF CINEMA: STANLEY KUBRICK - KROHN, B.

"Stanley Kubrick (USA, 1928-99) was a master who took the art of filmmaking further than any other contemporary director, a creative perfectionist whose work now fascinates new generations. He started out as a photographer before moving into film noir aged barely 25, after which the power and originality of his work soon brought him box-office success. In the 1960s, he lived and worked in London, away from the scandal caused by his adaptation of Lolita (1962) and from the major studios, from wh...

MASTERS OF CINEMA: BILLY WILDER - SIMSOLO, N.

"Billy Wilder (USA, 1906-2002) is an undisputed master of American comedy, taking situation comedy to the edge of the absurd in ""Some Like it Hot"" (1959). But he also made pessimistic melodramas such as ""Sunset Boulevard"" (1950), in which Gloria Swanson gives a moving performance as a fallen star, and a few fine examples of film noir, such as ""Double Indemnity"" (1944) et ""Witness for the Prosecution"" (1957). Wilder worked with the greatest stars and his filmography is studded with class...

MASTERS OF CINEMA: WOODY ALLEN - COLOMBANI, F.

"Woody Allen (USA, b. 1935) has been a major comic director since the 1970s. Writer, director and actor, his self-portrayal as a neurotic, intellectual, sex-obsessed, Jewish New Yorker seeking comfort in psychoanalysis brought him immense popular success and acknowledged status as a writer (""Manhattan"", 1979; and ""Deconstructing Harry"", 1997). In the 2000s, he left New York to work in Europe, winning over a new audience with fresh inspiration and young actors, including Scarlett Johansson i...