Many British directors have, by choice or necessity, turned to Hollywood. Filmmakers from Ridley Scott to Alan Parker and David Puttnam left their native land for the financing that would land their most ambitious visions on screen. Some might call this a sell-out, but it's arguable that some of thes
Richard Lester is the Brian Epstein of film. Or maybe the George Martin. Knowingly pop yet classically grounded, Lester made films with a unique stamp. Artful camera work, action shot simultaneously from several viewpoints, and rapid cutting techniques are hallmarks of his work, which combines elemen
Australian director Baz Luhrmann burst onto the international scene with his hit film, "Strictly Ballroom," a funny, campy romantic fable set in the world of competitive dance. Originally produced by Luhrmann as a 30-minute stage play, "Strictly Ballroom" premiered at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival, w
Everything in the world of Danny Boyle seems at once dark, decaying, and shining with an unfathomable luster. He often exposes his characters to inauspicious conditions, to situations admitting no happy resolution, to encounters that incite every lamentable emotion a young mind can imagine.