10 Most Influential Directors Of All Time

9. Federico Fellini

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KXCLKXj6eA The term "Felliniesque" entered the popular lexicon(isn't that an awesome word?) long ago but it has never been more prominent than now. Every highly visual and stylized film will be compared to Fellini because he is the master of dream sequences and moments of non-sequiter beauty. Terrence Malick and Terry Gilliam are two very obvious directors who have been enormously influenced by Fellini. Gilliam's Brazil and Malick's The Tree of Life both feature scenes of visual mastery that can be traced back to the work of Fellini. His influence goes much deeper than that though. Harmony Korine has a film out now called Spring Breakers that features highly visual moments that hark back to the heyday of Fellini with films like Le Dolce Vita and 8 1/2.
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My favorite movies are Before Sunrise, Pulp Fiction, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien and Her so don't be surprised to see those pop up in my writing from time to time. I'm currently in school for Journalism/English and I have an obsession with all things cinematic on the side.