Filmmaking Advice: Top Directors Reveal How To Find Your Voice

If there is one defining quality that unites the world’s most iconic filmmakers – those who can boast both critical acclaim and cult status – it is a unique, distinctive, unmistakable style that sets them apart from their counterparts.

From the pregnant pauses and surreal dreamscapes of a David Lynch film to the dramatic lighting and chilling suspense of a Hitchcock thriller or the darkly comic, macabre twist of a Tim Burton fantasy, a great director should be instantly identifiable to the audience by his ‘voice’ alone.

Take Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers – so distinctive and influential are their styles they have even earned a place in the dictionary. According to the Collins dictionary, ‘Tarantinoesque’ is “(cinema) referring to or reminiscent of the work of the American film-maker and actor Quentin Tarantino (born 1963), known for the violence, style, and wit of

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