By German Torres Ascencio
In cinema, there are conventions and techniques that help filmmakers create experiences for the viewers. These conventions appear in most films and are safe ways to create films. But there are times in which some directors develop a style of their own that lets them create films that are highly unique. Their cinema becomes a universe of their own in which there are other kinds of expectations than in traditional cinema, and thus these films become unique experiences.
These directors normally have both thematic interests and formal techniques that appear again and again in the films, and let us tell them apart from the others. Here is a list of 10 directors whose films are different from all others, and whose style cannot be replicated.
10. Luchino Visconti
One of the greatest Italian directors, as with many other great filmmakers of his time, he started his career in neorealism and ended up developing a style of his own through the years (Fellini is a great example of this phenomena). Visconti became one of the most internationally respected directors and won several awards in distinct film festivals. He worked with the some of the greatest actors of his time, and adapted some of the most challenging novels in literature.
His adaptations of books such as “Der Tod in Venedig” and “L’Étranger” reveal the style that Visconti created in the films of his late career. Visconti was interested in the decadence and crises of the 20th century. His films are full of philosophical meditations and references to Western art and philosophy, and crafted with a mastery that can only be expected of a filmmaker whose career and education are as vast as Visconti’s, one of the great masters.
9. Eric Rohmer
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From:: Taste Of Cinema