Jean-Pierre Melville favorites
This appeared on page 60 of October 1961 issue of Cahiers du Cinema No 124. Personally, I think Melville should have made it easier for us by just telling us who he did not like.
J-P Melville's 63
The 63 (which are in reality 64) pre-war American filmmakers, preferred by Jean-Pierre Melville, are, (in alphabetical order)
Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley, Richard Boleslavski, Frank Borzage, Clarence Brown, Harold S Bucquet, Frank Capra, Jack Conway, Merian C Cooper, John Cromwell, James Cruze, George Cukor, Michael Curtiz, William Dieterle, Allan Dwan, Ray Enright, George Fitzmaurice, Robert Flaherty, Victor Fleming, John Ford, Sidney Franklin, Tay Garnett, Edmond Goulding, Alfred Green, Edward Griffith, Henry Hathaway, Howard Hawks, Ben Hecht, Garson Kanin, william Keighley, Henry King, Henry Koster, Gregory La Cava, Fritz Lang, Sidney Lanfield, Mitchell Leisen, Robert Z Leonard, Mervyn Le Roy, Frank Lloyd, Ernest Lubitsch, Leo McCarey, Norman Z McLeod, Reuben Mamoulian, Archie Mayo, Cecil B De Mille, Lewis Milestone, Elliot Nugent, Henry C Potter, Roy Del Ruth, Gregory Ratoff, Mark Sandrich, Alfred Santell, Ernest Schoedsack, John M Stahl, Josef Von Sternberg, Goerge Stevens, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, W S Van Dyke, King Vidor, William Wellman, James Whale, Sam Wood, William Wyler