For each director listed below #1-#40, answer the following questions:


  1. Birth and death (if applicable)
  2. Nationality
  3. Number of films they have directed.
  4. Number of films they have written
  5. Number of films they have produced.
  6. Name two films they are most known for.
  7. Where or how were they trained in filmmaking?
  8. What did they do before they directed films?
  9. Notable quote
  10. Cite a one unique aspect of the personís work


Word process your answers within this document. Keep answers to 1-3 max sentences. This assignment is to familiarize yourself with 40 great film directors throughout history. You may copy and paste your answers from ANY web based sources. You must copy and paste the URL of the source. This is required!When you have completed the assignment, save the document locally and email it to me as a MS word document, or save it to a memory stick and take it elsewhere for emailing.


You should be able to complete this assignment by Friday 10/6. Be sure to email it before you leave for break. You should be able to complete it during the three hour block for class. However, you can work on it anytime between now and Friday.

List of Directors:


  1. D.W. Griffith
  2. Eric Von Stroheim
  3. Sergei Eisenstein
  4. Charlie Chaplin
  5. Raoul Walsh
  6. Fritz Lang
  7. Leni Reifenstahl
  8. Frank Capra
  9. George Cukor
  10. John Ford
  11. William Wyler
  12. Michael Curtiz
  13. John Huston
  14. Orson Welles
  15. Ida Lupino
  16. Alfred Hitchcock
  17. Elia Kazan
  18. Nicholas Ray
  19. Vittorio deSica
  20. Ingmar Bergman
  21. Billy Wilder
  22. George Stevens
  23. Federico Fellini
  24. Akira Kurosawa
  25. David Lean
  26. Sergio Leone
  27. Arthur Penn
  28. Francois Truffaut
  29. Jean Luc Godard
  30. Stanley Kubrick
  31. John Schlesinger
  32. Sidney Lumet
  33. Francis Coppola
  34. Martin Scorsese
  35. Milos Forman
  36. Lina Wertmuller
  37. Woody Allen
  38. Robert Altman
  39. Hal Ashby
  40. Jane Campion