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Film Comment’s Trivial Top 20® (expanded to 40): Best Directors Who Died Young

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Votes cast by Geoff Andrew, Michael Chaiken, Chris Chang, Scott Foundas, J. Hoberman, Alexander Horwath, Kent Jones, Laura Kern, Nathan Lee, Olaf Möller, Jonathan Romney, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Gavin Smith, and Amy Taubin.

 

1. F.W. Murnau (42)
2. Jean Vigo (29)
3. Sergei Eisenstein (50)
4. R.W. Fassbinder (36)
5. Maya Deren (44)
6. Jean Eustache (42)
7. Ritwik Ghatak (50)
8. Humphrey Jennings (43)
9. Glauber Rocha (42)
10. Hollis Frampton (48)
11. Barbara Loden (48)
12. Larisa Sheptiko (41)
13. Andrzej Munk (40)
14. Paul Sharits (50)
15. Thomas H. Ince (42)
16. Yilmaz Güney (47)
17. Seth Holt (48)
18. Fabián Bielinsky (47)
19. Ron Rice (29)
20. Michael Reeves (26)
21. Marlon Riggs (37)
22. Theo van Gogh (47)
23. Shuji Teryama (47)
24. Warren Sonbert (47)
25. Cristian Nemescu (27)
26. Barbara Rubin (35)
27. Cyril Collard (36)
28. Forough Farrokhzad (32)
29. Fei Mu (45)
30. Marjorie Keller (43)
31. Juan Pablo Rebella (32)
32. Vasili Shukshin (45)
33. Kent MacKenzie (50)
34. James Blue (49)
35. Antonio Pietrangeli (49)
36. Werner Hochbaum (47)
37. Artie Mitchell (45)
38. D’Urville Martin (45)
39. Michel Bena (41)
40. Kenneth Hawks (31)

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