What makes for a great shot? Beauty? The lens? Lighting? Combine them and you have something that amounts to more than just an image.
In terms of genre, few films are as influential film as Fritz Lang’s M. Where would The French Connection, LA Confidential and Se7en be without it?
John Huston’s film of Dashiell Hammett’s classic novel was the third adaptation of the hard-boiled mystery. How did he succeed where others had failed?
Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon is celebrated for asking what is truth. Which is more than a little ironic, because that’s not what it is really about.
Steven Benedict is a well-known radio broadcaster, college lecturer, writer, producer, and director of films and documentaries.