16. Robert Aldrich
Chris Fujiwara

Robert Aldrich's films are studies in the simultaneous attraction and terror of destruction. His heroes struggle against committing themselves to courses that they know will destroy them but that prove irresistible. The jarring style of Aldrich's films reenforces the sense of willed discomfort that their narratives generate. Editing and mise en scène manifest a continual restless abandonment of positions, implying the lack of any secure place from which the protagonists can manage to see their problems clearly enough and long enough to solve them.

16. ロバート・アルドリッチ