Directors Talk Directors

This man they call Mizoguchi is an idiot!

Comments made by directors towards other directors, taken from biographies, essays, interviews, and additional sources.

This list is a repost of the list created by Peter Wilson on My Criterion (Apr 7, 2016). Corrected, reformatted, and added more content (set in italics).

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  • A Woman Is a Woman
  • Seven Samurai
  • Persona
  • I Vitelloni
  • The Sacrifice
  • Jules and Jim
  • That Obscure Object of Desire
  • The Birds
  • L'Avventura
  • Death in Venice
  • The Idle Class
  • Lolita
  • Splendor in the Grass
  • 24 Frames
  • The Fire Within
  • Blind Chance
  • The River
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Pather Panchali
  • M
  • The Red Shoes
  • Repulsion
  • Short Cuts
  • Naked Lunch
  • Testament of Orpheus
  • Following
  • The Conformist
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
  • Brazil
  • The King of Comedy
  • Claire's Knee
  • American Gigolo
  • Side Effects
  • The Shape of Water
  • The Match Factory Girl
  • To Have and Have Not
  • The Piano
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Horse Money
  • Philadelphia
  • Year of the Dragon
  • Kiss Me, Stupid
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • Zodiac
  • The Last Picture Show
  • Harakiri
  • American Honey
  • Jubilee
  • Bad Education
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • Beau Travail
  • Grand Prix
  • Miami Vice
  • Scrooge
  • Shadows
  • Dirty Pretty Things
  • La Haine
  • PlayTime
  • Lust, Caution
  • The Butcher
  • Manhunt
  • Wings of Desire
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Routine Pleasures
  • Eraserhead
  • Revanche
  • The Long Day Closes
  • Network
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • À Nous la Liberté
  • Elephant
  • Out of Africa
  • Diabolique
  • Scarface
  • Trainspotting
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • The Life of Oharu
  • Life During Wartime
  • Bad Timing
  • The Greatest Show on Earth
  • Personal Shopper
  • Ismael's Ghosts
  • Marketa Lazarová
  • Sid & Nancy
  • George Washington
  • Children of Paradise
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Caché
  • In Cold Blood
  • Fargo
  • Onibaba
  • The Spirit of the Beehive
  • The Graduate
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • Hereditary
  • Post Tenebras Lux
  • They Do Not Exist
  • Four Nights of a Dreamer