Paul Greengrass is an English writer and director who is known for specialising in docu-drama and his partiular hand-held camera style. He started out directing made-for tv movies, and co-authored a book called Spycatcher that the British government tried unsuccessfully to ban. But he came to prom
A World War I flying ace, a piano-factory worker who earned a degree in medicine, a published anthropologist, a scenarist with Hungarian silents, and most notably, a Hollywood filmmaker for Universal Studios, Paul Fejos appears in film histories as a short footnote. He's remembered, and occasional
Sometimes an artist's greatest works arise out of a short whirlwind of creative activity, a kind of concentrated period of labor. For example, Faulkner produced his most acclaimed novels in the short span of eight years. Carol Reed is another prime example -- between 1947 and 1952, this director mad
Vienna-born actor, writer, and director Erich Von Stroheim worked mainly in the silent film genre (only one of his films was a "talkie"), but he seemed nevertheless to make a lot of noise. As an actor in Hollywood during World War I, he was often typecast as the leering, be-monocled Prussian villain.