Theo Angelopoulos

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Theodoros Angelopoulos (Greek: Θόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος) (born 27 April 1935) is a Greek filmmaker, screenwriter and film producer.Life Angelopoulos studied law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, but after his military service went to Paris to attend the Sorbonne. He soon dropped out to study film at the IDHEC (Institute of Advanced Cinematographic Studies) before returning to Greece. There, he worked as a journalist and film critic. Film career Angelopoulos began making films after the 1967 coup that began the Greek military dictatorship known as the Regime of the Colonels. He made his first short film in 1968 and in the 1970s he began making a series of political feature films about modern Greece: Days of '36 (Meres Tou 36, 1972), The Travelling Players (O Thiassos, 1975) and The Hunters (I Kynighoi, 1977). He quickly established a characteristic style, marked by slow, episodic and ambiguous narrative structures as well as long takes (The Travelling Players, for example, consists of only 80 shots in about four hours of film). These takes often include meticulously choreographed and complicated scenes involving many actors. His regular collaborators include the cinematographer Giorgos Arvanitis, the screenwriter Tonino Guerra and the composer Eleni Karaindrou. Praise Angelopoulos is considered by British film critics Derek Malcolm and David Thomson as one of the world's greatest living directors.

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1. Elia Kazan 9508
2. John Cassavetes 712
3. Theo Angelopoulos 427
4. Pantelis Voulgaris 421
5. Giannis Smaragdis 410
6. Costa Gavras 409
7. Yorgos Lanthimos 0

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103. Federico Fellini 471
104. Ali Hatami 459
105. Nasser Taghvai 451
106. Fatih Akin 451
107. Theo Angelopoulos 427
108. Héctor Babenco 421
109. Julio Medem Lafont 421
110. Pantelis Voulgaris 421
111. Nicolae Margineanu 414

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