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I studied the work of director Ken Loach in my British Cinema class. As an actor, I admire his unique directing style, which centers around the notion of eliciting the most real and honest performance from his actors.

Ida Lupino (1918-1995) was an English-American film actress and director and a pioneer among women filmmakers.

Ida Lupino February 1918 – 3 August was an English-American film actress and director, and a pioneer among women filmmakers. In her forty-eight-year career, she appeared in fifty-nine films.

Irma Vep is a 1996 film directed by the French director Olivier Assayas, starring Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung (playing herself) in a story about the disasters that result as a middle-aged French film director attempts to remake Louis Feuillade's classic silent film serial Les vampires. Taking place as it does largely through the eyes of a foreigner (Cheung), it is also a meditation on the state of the French film industry at that time.  The title of the film is also a anagram for…

According to Wikipedia, Lettrism inspired some of the film's sequences.: "Irma Vep" is an anagram for "Vampire."] Director Assayas would marry star, Maggie Cheung, something he'd repeat with actress Mia Hansen-Love.

Se7en, 1995 (dir. David Fincher) Thriller film starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. The newly transferred David Mills (Pitt) and the soon-to-retire William Somerset (Freeman) are homicide detectives who become deeply involved in the case of a sadistic serial killer whose meticulously planned murders correspond to the seven deadly sins: gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, pride, lust, and envy.

David Fincher) Thriller film starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman.

"Musidora (February 23, 1889 - December 11, 1957) was the professional stage-name of a popular French silent film actress of the early 20th century. She is most remembered for her vamp persona in the roles of Irma Vep and Diana Monti in the early motion picture crime serials Les Vampires (1915) and Judex (1916), respectively. She was also an author, screenwriter and film director."

sbbn: “ Musidora as Irma Vep in the French silent serial Les Vampires.

" Amici miei " (By Mario Monicelli), 1975

" Amici miei " (By Mario Monicelli), 1975

Jeanne Roques (1889 – 1957), better known by her stage name Musidora, was a French actress, film director and writer. She is best known for her acting in silent films, and rose to public attention for roles in the Louis Feuillade serials Les Vampires as Irma Vep and in Judex as Marie Verdier. Her vamp persona has been compared with that of Theda Bara.

Musidora as Irma Vep in "Les Vampires" a French silent film serial.

M:  German thriller film, released in 1931, that was noted for its use of groundbreaking lighting techniques and offscreen sound to maximize a sense of horror. M was German director Fritz Lang ’s first sound film, and it featured Peter Lorre in his first major screen role.

Peter Lorre in "M" ("M: Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder"), directed by Fritz Lang, 1931

THE INNOCENTS Rating: ½    UK. 1961. Director/Producer – Jack Clayton, Screenplay – William Archibald & Truman Capote, Additional Screenplay – John Mortimer, Based on the Novel The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, Photography (b) – Freddie Francis, Music – George Auric, Makeup – Harold Francis, Art Direction – Wilfrid Shingleton. Production Company – Achilles/20th Century Fox.

THE INNOCENTS Rating: ½ UK. 1961. Director/Producer – Jack Clayton, Screenplay – William Archibald & Truman Capote, Additional Screenplay – John Mortimer, Based on the Novel The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, Photography (b) – Freddie Francis, Music – George Auric, Makeup – Harold Francis, Art Direction – Wilfrid Shingleton. Production Company – Achilles/20th Century Fox.

Massimo Troisi (Italian actor, film director, and poet)

Massimo Troisi (Italian actor, film director, and poet)

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