37. Ernst Lubitsch
Chris Fujiwara

The cinema of Ernst Lubitsch marks a joyous triumph of flowing architecture. This architecture slowly unfolds over the course of a film, generating its own distinctive rhythms, a certain theatrical solidity, and spirals of forms that echo one another. Within this architecture, gesture becomes a dance of life that celebrates its own impermanence. The renowned “Lubitsch touch,” generally thought to consist in his subtle wit regarding sexual matters, lies just as much in his complete mastery of the materiality of cinematic space.

37. エルンスト・ルビッチ