72. Max Ophuls
LOLA MONTES, LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN, LA RONDE, LE PLAISIR
Iconic German filmmaker Max Ophuls’s influence is still felt today. Over the course of 30 films, the director—a direct influence of the works of Kubrick and Scorsese—perfected a certain brand of cinematic fluidity, most stemming from his pioneering efforts in the fields of camera movement and editing. Whimsical and often overwhelming with their sieges of emotion and composition, Ophuls’s cinema has palpable doses of heartache and wistfulness in its bloodstream.
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