19. Budd Boetticher
Chris Fujiwara

Budd Boetticher's is a cinema of relationships viewed against landscapes. His art lies in creating a frame that holds his half-allegorical figures together and that clarifies their dual existence, a world in which conflicts and sentiments are expressed through the characters' looks at each other and whose meanings are created by the director's look, which takes in all the characters at once and gives them value and nobility. It's as if Boetticher wanted to encapsulate, in a series of small films that flew far beneath the radar of the serious cultural commentators of their day, all the potential of genre cinema as a tragic and elegiac discourse on the absurdity and brevity of life.

19. バッド・ベティカー