Sam Mendes

American Beauty; Jarhead

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400 Blows, The

1959

François Truffaut

Blue Velvet

1986

David Lynch

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

Fanny and Alexander

1984

Ingmar Bergman

Godfather: Part II, The

1974

Francis Ford Coppola

Kes

1969

Ken Loach

Rosemary's Baby

1968

Roman Polanski

Taxi Driver

1976

Martin Scorsese

There Will Be Blood

2007

Paul Thomas Anderson

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

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