Amoeba Hollywood's new Directors Section
, located on the mezzanine level, gathers directors from across the world in one convenient place. America, Latin America, Asia and Europe are all strongly represented by some of their most praised filmmakers. The genres captured there include horror, drama, comedy, action, cult, documentary, and animation, just to name a few. F
rom A to Z you can find a everything available from director Woody Allen to Zhang Yimou, with cards that list their complete filmography.
We realized that people are more than just curious about the works of certain directors; some look to their work for a distinct and consistent vision that caters to their tastes and standards. In film criticism they call this the "auteur theory
." Certain directors have developed a reputation and a prestige that transcends generations. Many see directors as a film's primary artist, using an assemblage of talented cinematographers, musicians and editors to bring their image to the screen. And while some may disagree with the concept, opting to praise a screenwriter or producer instead, who can deny the feeling one gets from a certain director's work? We recognize that film is a collaborative process, but we'd also like to recognize many directors whose technique and style has influenced more than just cinema.
For horror aficionados there's plenty to discover and revisit. Saturated colors, Giallo influences and dizzy scenarios can be found in practically every Italian horror
film. The Directors Section is home to many influential Italian horror directors who inspired several genres of film. Dario Argento
is arguably the most popular among them. His films Suspiria
and Deep Red
were groundbreaking for '70s horror, and the violent surrealism of all his work remains a comparative staple in the genre. Mario Bava
and Lucio Fulci
are two other Italian directors who share a similar style, though Fulci has a heavy emphasis on gore and Bava, eroticism.