Communication


Alan J. Pakula 45 min.

Alan J. Pakula’s subjects often drew from the murky and paranoid world of American politics with such classic films as Klute (1971), The Parallax View (1974) and All the President's Men (1976). He was nominated for three Academy Awards for his adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and for Sophie's Choice (1982). His passion for the political thriller continued with John Grisham’s...

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Carol Reed 44 min.

Carol Reed was an English film director known for Odd Man Out (1947), Night Train to Munich (1948),The Fallen Idol (1948), Our Man in Havana (1959), and the musical Oliver! (1968) for which he received the Academy Award for Best Director. However, the film for which he is best known is his adaptation of Graham Greene’s The Third Man (1949) starring Orson Welles and featuring the iconic Anton Karas...

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The Directors (Season 3) 450 min.

This 10-part series explores the career of 10 iconic film directors of the 20th Century.

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Don Siegel 47 min.

The American film director, Don Siegel, is best known for his work with Clint Eastwood, including Coogan’s Bluff (1968), the iconic police thriller Dirty Harry (1971) and the prison drama Escape from Alcatraz (1979). Siegel also directed one of the great sci-fi films, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), the noir classic The Killers (1964) as well as John Wayne's final film, the 1976 Western, Th...

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George Stevens 46 min.

George Stevens was an American film director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer. Like many of his peers, he served inWorld War 2, which was said to have changed his film making style after the 1940s. Among his most notable films are A Place in the Sun (1951; winner of six Academy Awards including Best Director), Shane (1953; Oscar nominated), Giant (1956; Oscar for Best Director) starring...

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John Frankenheimer 45 min.

American Film Director, John Frankenheimer, was known for social dramas and action/suspense films. Among his credits were Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Seven Days in May (1964), The Train (1965), Seconds (1966), Grand Prix (1966), French Connection II (1975), and Ronin (1998). His style was notable for their influence on contemporary thought. A pioneer of the modern-...

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Robert Wise 47 min.

Filmmaker, Robert Wise, won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for his musicals West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965). He was also nominated for Best Film Editing for Citizen Kane (1941). Wise achieved critical success as a director in other genres: horror, noir, western, war, and science fiction. Films include The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), The Sand Pebbles (1...

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Sidney Lumet 45 min.

Sidney Lumet was an American director, producer, and screenwriter. He was nominated for the Academy Award four times, including for 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), which earned Peter Finch a posthumous Best Actor Oscar, and The Verdict (1982) starring Paul Newman. Known as the “actor's director” his films always featured powerful storytelling and social realism.

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Stanley Donen 46 min.

Stanley Donen was an American film director and choreographer who began his career on Broadway. His films include On the Town (1949) with Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), Funny Face (1957) with Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, who also starred in Charade (1963) with Cary Grant. But perhaps his most celebrated and iconic film was Singin' in the Rain (1952), with...

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I Love You, Now Die 140 min.

Directed by Erin Lee Carr (At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal, Mommy Dead and Dearest), I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth vs. Michelle Carter is a captivating two-part documentary about the recent texting suicide case that captured national interest, raising difficult questions about technology, mental health, and whether or not one teenager can be held responsible for the...

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