Director's Trademarksby IMDb-Editors | created - 6 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
IMDb takes a closer look at the signature trademarks of the world's greatest film directors.
From 'Road Trip' to 'Joker,' we track the evolution of director Todd Phillips through crazy car rides, delirious dream sequences and shots inspired by Scorsese.
From feature films 'Apollo 13' and 'A Beautiful Mind' to his documentaries 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years' and 'Pavarotti,' Academy Award-winner Ron Howard reveals his process for bringing real-life stories to the silver screen.
Throughout one of the most storied careers in Hollywood history, visionary director Terrence Malick has challenged audiences with his epic, poetic and humanitarian films like 'Badlands,' 'The Thin Red Line,' and 'The Tree of Life'.
Guy Ritchie has been known for his larger-than-life characters who talk fast and fight hard through films like 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,' 'Snatch,' and 'RocknRolla.' More recently, the versatile director has expanded his craft with Hollywood blockbusters like 'Sherlock Holmes,' 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' and Disney's 'Aladdin.'
Through films like 'Psycho,' 'Vertigo,' and 'The Birds,' legendary director Alfred Hitchcock has horrified audiences and inspired generations of filmmakers with his taste for the macabre and innovative cinematic techniques.
It's showtime! From his wacky debut 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure' to his latest outing, 'Dumbo,' we welcome you to the gothic, fairy-tale worlds of macabre master filmmaker, Tim Burton.
Make it! Make it! Don't fake it! From his directorial debut 'Gummo,' to his new film 'The Beach Bum,' writer and director Harmony Korine has plunged audiences into his unique, decadent worlds filled with out-of-control characters.
Awkward adults, dark humor, and absurd circumstances: Welcome to the films of Yorgos Lanthimos. From 'Dogtooth' to 'The Favourite,' we break down the auteur director's cinematic trademarks.
From the teenage outcasts of 'Thirteen' and 'Twilight' to the fearless female leads of 'Miss You Already,' and 'Miss Bala,' IMDb showcases visionary director Catherine Hardwicke's cinematic trademarks.
Snoochie Boochies! Welcome to the Askewniverse. From the crass dialogue of 'Clerks,' 'Mallrats,' and 'Dogma,' to the pop culture references of 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' and 'Tusk,' writer, director and actor Kevin Smith sits down with IMDb to discuss his filmmaking trademarks.
From the low-budget chills of 'Saw' and 'The Conjuring' to the big-budget thrills of 'Furious 7' and 'Aquaman,' director James Wan continues to expand his cinematic style and push boundaries to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
What's in the box? IMDb has the answers. Through the gritty, urban settings of 'Se7en,' the cool color palettes of 'Fight Club' and shocking reveals of 'Gone Girl,' master director David Fincher has dazzled audiences with his taste for the macabre and his eye for technical precision.
From the stunning landscapes of 'Fargo' and 'No Country for Old Men' to the peculiar characters of 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Raising Arizona,' Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen have dazzled audiences with their offbeat cinematic stylings for more than 30 years.
From the dazzling locations of 'I Am Love' and emotionally truthful characters of the Oscar-nominated 'Call Me by Your Name,' to a taste for horror in 'Suspiria,' director Luca Guadagnino breaks down his cinematic trademarks for IMDb.
With his breakthrough hit, 'Whiplash,' his Oscar-winning follow-up, 'La La Land,' and his latest outing, 'First Man,' writer and director Damien Chazelle has shown audiences his fierce love for music and cinema through his vibrant and definitive dedication to filmmaking craft.
From his humble beginnings as a gore auteur, to the master innovator of some of Hollywood's grandest spectacles, Peter Jackson has dazzled audiences with his distinct, visionary style for more than 30 years. Through 'Bad Taste' and ' The Frighteners', two 'Lord of the Rings' trilogies and 'King Kong', IMDb explores the unique trademarks of the Oscar-winning writer and director.
With his signature pop-culture references, iconic dance scenes, and memorable dialogues, Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino has crafted some of Hollywood's most legendary films. From 'Reservoir Dogs' to 'The Hateful Eight,' and his latest, 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,' IMDb dives into the trademarks of actor, writer, and director, Quentin Tarantino.
Through detailed close-ups, single-take dialogues, and powerhouse performances, Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen has shown audiences his unflinching perspectives on real-world drama. From 'Hunger' and 'Shame' to ' 12 Years a Slave' and his latest, 'Widows,' IMDb dives into the trademark stylings of the writer, producer, and director.
Through innovative long takes, a constantly moving camera and brilliant natural light, Oscar-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón has taken audiences on some of cinema's most ground-breaking adventures. From 'Y Tu Mamá También' to 'Children of Men,' 'Gravity' and his latest, 'Roma,' IMDb dives into the trademark stylings of writer, director, producer, and editor Alfonso Cuarón.
Wake up! Wanna know how to 'Do the Right Thing'? From 'She's Gotta Have It' to 'BlacKkKlansman,' IMDb dives deep into films of Spike Lee.
Ready for action? Let's cut to the chase. From America to the Amazon, through the Middle East, the oceans and beyond, actor-turned-director Peter Berg has shown audiences the world with his unflinching human dramas and non-stop action spectacles. From 'The Rundown' to 'Lone Survivor' to 'Mile 22,' IMDb dives into the trademarks of writer, director, producer, and actor Peter Berg.
Here's a plot twist: M. Night Shyamalan has a unique visual style threaded through his disparate supernatural, thriller, and genre films that goes much deeper than his surprise endings. From 'The Sixth Sense' to 'Unbreakable' to 'Glass,' IMDb dives into the trademarks of writer, director, producer, and actor M. Night Shyamalan.
What do 'The Dark Knight,' 'Inception,' and 'Memento' have in common? IMDb dives into the distinct trademarks of Christopher Nolan's directorial style, including IMAX cinematography, mind-bending visuals, and practical special effects.