Otto Preminger was an Austrian-American theatre and film director. After moving from the theatre to Hollywood, he directed over 35 feature films in a five-decade career. He made stylish film noir mysteries such as Laura and Fallen Angel
No matter how much work the director, the assistant director, the cameraman or the lightning technicians put into a film, the audience never knows. What is necessary is to show them something that is complete and has no excess...The art of the cinema has been called an art of time, but time used to no purpose cannot be called anything but wasted time. - Akira Kurosawa #Filmmaking
After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sugata Sanshirô.