"Godard can be cerebral(in fact, sometimes I can't follow his thoughts at all) and thought provoking. Contains many of his Cahiers reviews, its interesting to read how his opinions on cinema change as he goes from critic to filmmaker."
"After reading this Orson Welles is a bigger mystery. He intentionally contradicts himself, has much love for making films, but seems to not like watching most movies(then again, he'll also speak loving about other filmmaker's movies after trashing the art form as worthless)."
"I didn't read this but I am curious about it. Kubrick made a few movies(almost all masterpieces) but was always reclusive about dealing with the press. A true cinephile, loved movies so much he would literally watch EVERYTHING and anything."
"Coppola's movies are hit and miss (But when they Hit, they are some of the best). He is truly inspiring to listen to and along with Lucas has been funding the improvement of film Technology for decades. We can thank him for helping to create many of our newer cinematic advancements."
"Ford is old school and a legend. When Orson Welles first set out to make Citizen Kane, he found most movies to be boring, except Ford's Stagecoach which he screened hundreds of times to learn filmmaking. I haven't read this, but I want to."
"German filmmaker who is still going strong today making movies. I don't think any book can truly capture what you can find in behind the scenes footage from his early films. how herzog isn't dead yet is amazing(Once he was shot during a rooftop interview and finished the interview before going to the hospital)."
"Canadian odd ball director was not initially recognized for how deep his trashy genre pictures were. Looking back, many can't help but acknowledge how brilliant and subtle his intellect was in those early films."
"i haven't read this, but its by the master himself. His career became very Tragic later especially since he was still making great films, except no one wanted to fund them. Who wouldn't try killing themselves under those circumstances."
"One of the few Filmmakers who has made a career in America of doing political films consistently (and made money at it despite being polarizing in his views). Stone's greatest strengths come from his ability to write good films first, and being a visionary director hasn't hurt either."
"Son of a famous actor, Huston would make Bogart a star and have a long career making classic films. Some of his later films are still very ahead of their time and only lately being acknowledge for the brilliance."