Topics for Consideration

From Jan. 12 – May 4 we will explore over a dozen award winning filmmakers, but you will help to steer this course. I have already selected a few filmmakers I’d like for us to examine, but I wanted each of you to provide some input as well. Listed here, you will find a list of directors, actors, composers, and producers.

I would like for each student to check out this list and offer five (5) suggestions for consideration for us to investigate this semester (in the comments section). You are also welcome to add a personal bonus award winning filmmaker not listed as well.

You should also think about a filmmaker you would like to study for your final project. We’ll talk more about that in week 2 & 3.

  • Directors –
  1. Kathryn Bigelowkathryn-bigelow
  2. Kenneth Branaugh
  3. Tim Burton
  4. Frank Capra
  5. Charlie Chaplin
  6. Francis Ford Coppola
  7. Lee Daniels
  8. Brian Depalma
  9. Clint Eastwood
  10. Nora Ephron
  11. Jodie Fosterantoinefuqua02
  12. Antoine Fuqua
  13. Mel Gibson
  14. Terry Gilliam
  15. Amy Heckerling
  16. Stanley Kubrick
  17. Spike Lee
  18. Penny Marshall
  19. Robert Redford
  20. Martin Scorsesemaxresdefault
  21. Ridley Scott
  22. John Singleton
  23. Barbra Streisand
  24. Julie Taymor
  25. Robert Zemeckis

 

Actors –

  1. Marlon Brandomaxresdefault-1
  2. Jeff Bridges
  3. Richard Burton
  4. Daniel Day Lewis
  5. Robert De Niro
  6. Leonardo DiCaprio
  7. Michael Clarke Duncan
  8. Robert Duvall
  9. Morgan Freemanfevatv-djimonhounsou2-e1416518395466
  10. Dustin Hoffman
  11. Djimon Hounsou
  12. Anthony Hopkins
  13. Jack Lemmon
  14. Paul Newman
  15. Jack Nicholson
  16. Lawrence Olivier
  17. Al Pacino
  18. Gregory Peckgregory-peck-658111
  19. Sean Penn
  20. Will Smith
  21. Kevin Spacey
  22. Spencer Tracy
  23. Denzel Washington
  24. Forest Whitaker
  25. Robin Williams

 

  1. Amy Adamscate_blanchett_592054
  2. Angela Bassett
  3. Ingrid Bergman
  4. Cate Blanchett
  5. Bette Davis
  6. Viola Davis
  7. Judo Dench
  8. Sally Field
  9. Jane Fonda
  10. Jodie Foster
  11. Audrey Hepburn
  12. Katharine Hepburncleopatra
  13. Holly Hunter
  14. Angelina Jolie
  15. Nicole Kidman
  16. Jennifer Lawrence
  17. Julianne Moore
  18. Gwyneth Paltrow
  19. Natalie Portman
  20. Julia Roberts
  21. Octavia Spencer
  22. Meryl Streetoctavia-spencer-book-series
  23. Elizabeth Taylor
  24. Emma Thompson
  25. Kate Winslet

 

  • Writers –
  1. J. J. Abrams
  2. Ben Affleck
  3. Woody Allenwoody-allen-text-pic
  4. Paul Thomas Anderson
  5. Wes Anderson
  6. James L. Brooks
  7. James Cameron
  8. The Coen Bros.
  9. Sofia Coppola
  10. Cameron Crowe
  11. Alfonso Cuaron
  12. John Hughes
  13. Peter Jackson011-sofia-coppola-theredlist
  14. Steven King
  15. Richard Linklater
  16. John Logan
  17. Nancy Meyers
  18. Christopher Nolan
  19. Alexander Payne
  20. Rob Reiner
  21. Aaron Sorkin
  22. Tom Stoppard
  23. Quentin Tarantino
  24. Joss Whedon51e200e0-cd9c-4744-a479-3233cdbab12d
  25. Billy Wilder

 

  • Composers –
  1. John Barry
  2. Danny Elfman
  3. Jerry Goldsmith
  4. James Horner
  5. James Newton Howard
  6. Thomas Newman
  7. Steven Pricejohn-williams-star-wars-128438
  8. Howard Shore
  9. Alan Silvestri
  10. John Williams
  11. Hans Zimmer

 

  • Producers –
  1. Judd Apatow
  2. Michael Baykathleen-kennedy_jurassic-park
  3. Jerry Bruckheimer
  4. George Clooney
  5. Walt Disney
  6. Kathleen Kennedy
  7. Ang Lee
  8. Frank Marshall
  9. Brad Pitthqdefault
  10. Harvey Weinstein

 

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17 thoughts on “Topics for Consideration

  1. Hi Dr. Manning,
    My top 5 picks that I would like to learn about this semester are Walt Disney, Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Afleck, Jennifer Lawrence!
    My wild card pick would be Ryan Reynolds!
    Thanks,
    Kate Lamar

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