Kubrick - Stanley Kubrick,
as an intellectual and an artist, has contrived to win over the public
without sacrificing any of his ambitions. Which is surely because
as a visionary film-maker bringing personal obsessions to life on
the screen of his fantasy, he has been able to apprehend the underlying
tensions of his period and tap its collective unconscious.
Burton - Tim Burton is the
young director known for his comic-strip visual sensibility (rooted
in his early apprenticeship as a cartoonist and a Disney animator)
and black, surreal humor.
Allan Poe - a southerner, shares with Melville a darkly metaphysical
vision mixed with elements of realism, parody, and burlesque. He refined
the short story genre and invented detective fiction. Many of his
stories prefigure the genres of science fiction, horror, and fantasy
so popular today.