Example sentences for: directorial

How can you use “directorial” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Hytner doesn't overhype his images or call attention to his own directorial hand, as he did in The Madness of King George (1994) and The Crucible (1996).

  • Playwright David Mamet's fifth cinematic directorial effort--which, like his House of Games and Homicide , concerns a big con--is declared his best.

  • Actor Gary Oldman's directorial debut about a dysfunctional South London family is praised for avoiding the moralizing mawkishness of the typical British working-class drama.

  • Helen Mirren, playing the evil Mrs. Tingle, rises above the weak material--which only makes the film "even more painful" to watch (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). One critic dissents: Kevin Thomas, the Los Angeles Times ' always easy-to-please critic, flouts conventional wisdom and calls the film a "knockout directorial debut."

  • I'm less enchanted by the content than many, but I certainly respect Scorsese's struggle to alter his directorial voice and usual amphetamine rhythms to portray the Dalai Lama.


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