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One Shot Wonders

Here’s a very interesting list of feature films — all directed by people who never made another feature, for one reason or another. Blast of Silence is one of the titles, and a good one; the list ranges from the good, to the bad, to the downright terrible, but it’s an interesting overview of something that’s often overlooked in film history – people who get one shot at directing, and then either never get another chance, or walk away from it. Worth checking out; there are lots of surprises here.

Just click on the image above to go to the list.

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Wheeler Winston Dixon

Wheeler Winston Dixon, Ryan Professor of Film Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is an internationally recognized scholar and writer of film history, theory and criticism. He is the author of thirty books and more than 100 articles on film, and appears regularly in national media outlets discussing film and culture trends. Frame by Frame is a collection of his thoughts on a number of those topics. All comments by Dixon on this blog are his own opinions. To contact Prof. Dixon for an interview, reach him at or

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