The art of filmmaking is certainly a technical one. A lot can go into a single frame or a single sequence. Behind a talented director is an equally talented team that is willing to push boundaries in order to bring their creative vision to life. Of course, there are other factors to consider, such as finding the right actors, financing, and scheduling everything so that production runs smoothly. Needless to say, it takes more than a village to create a movie.
On this list, we’ll give credit to some of the industry’s greatest masterpieces that have left its mark on every moviegoer’s collective consciousness.
MULHOLLAND DRIVE – DAVID LYNCH, 2001
Filmmaker David Lynch has built a reputation for himself as one of the masters of surrealism in films. Among his greatest work? The neo-noir mystery, Mulholland Drive. It stars Naomi Watts and Laura Elena Harring in a revealing look at how our greatest dreams can also become the cause of our miseries.
People watching it for the first time might find it a degree confusing. After all, we are watching someone’s subconscious unfold and everything that’s happening follows dream logic. Aside from the story, there’s plenty of memorable scenes that’ll keep your eyes on the screen—even when you want to turn away.