Quiz 010 :Greatest Film Directors

Questions

01.)He was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor. Widely considered one of the most influential directors of all time, Lean directed the large-scale epics The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and A Passage to India (1984).Who is he?

02.)Known as the “Master of Suspense”, He is one of the most influential and extensively studied filmmakers in the history of cinema. Although he directed successful  films like Dial M For Murder , Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo he never won the Best Director Academy Award. Who is he?

03.)This Indian film maker celebrated for works such as The Apu Trilogy (1955–59), The Music Room (1958), The Big City (1963) and Charulata (1964).His film  Pather Panchali (1955), won eleven international prizes, including the inaugural Best Human Document award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. Who is this director?

04.)He is best known for making science fiction and epic films for the Hollywood mainstream. He first gained recognition for directing The Terminator (1984). . His other big-budget productions include Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009).Name him?

05.)He is acknowledged as a founding father of the American cinema and the most commercially successful producer-director in film history. His first biblical epic, The Ten Commandments (1923), was both a critical and commercial success; it held the Paramount revenue record for twenty-five years. Name him?

06.)He became a household name as the director of Jaws (1975), His subsequent releases such as  Indiana Jones franchise, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Jurassic Park (1993), became archetypes of modern Hollywood escapist filmmaking. Who is this director?

07.)He was a Swiss-German film director and producer. Notable works include Mrs. Miniver (1942), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and Ben-Hur (1959), all of which won him the Academy Awards for Best Director, and Best Picture, making him the only director of three Best Picture winners. Who is he?

08.) He was a Japanese film director and screenwriter, who directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. His film Rashomon, won the Golden Lion at the 1951 Venice Film Festival and Ikiru(1952),Seven Samurai(1954) & Yojimbo(1961) among his notable works. Name him?

09.)He is renowned both for Westerns such as Stagecoach (1939), The Searchers (1956), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), as well as adaptations of classic 20th-century American novels such as The Grapes of Wrath (1940). He was the recipient of five Academy Awards including a record four wins for Best Director. Name him?

10.)He is a Taiwanese film director who became the First Asian to win Best Director for film Brokeback Mountain and won the same award for Life of pi. He is one of four directors to win the Golden Lion twice and the sole filmmaker to have been awarded the Golden Bear twice. Who is he?

Answers

  1. David lean
  2. Alfred Hitchcock
  3. Satyajit Ray
  4. James Cameron
  5. Cecil B. DeMille
  6. Steven Spielberg
  7. William Wyler
  8. Akira Kurosawa
  9. John Ford
  10. Ang Lee

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