Influential Filmmakers

By David Thomson

As we assembled our list of the top 100 influential figures in American history, we asked critic David Thomson whom he sees as America’s most influential filmmakers. Here are his Top Five:

See below for more on America’s most influential musicians, critics, architects, and poets—along with The Atlantic’s full list of the 100 most influential figures in American history, the top living influentials, and more.

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This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2006/12/influential-filmmakers/305383/