You really should know who KING VIDOR (1894-1982) is! King Vidor had one of the most distinctive and impressive careers as a director. Maybe I'm biased because he's one of my favorite directors but I think his films prove his talent. He wasn't afraid to take risks either, and you've got to admire that in a director.
A fine place to start is by viewing: The Crowd (1928). My favorite silent film and one that earned Vidor his first Oscar nomination. It's a pity he didn't win for this. In fact, he never won an Oscar, but many great talents never did.
See that and pay attention to the following four films.
The Big Parade (1925)
Street Scene (1931)
Stella Dallas (1937)
H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)
*Contributed by: "Sarah Berry" Date: Thurs, May 16 2002 / 12:01:04 PST
1927 Nominated for Best Achievement in Directing: THE CROWD
1929 Nominated for Best Achievement in Directing: HALLELUJAH
1931 Nominated for Best Achievement in Directing: THE CHAMP
1938 Nominated for Best Achievement in Directing: THE CITADEL
1956 Nominated for Best Achievement in Directing: WAR AND PEACE
1978 Honorary and Other Awards: For his incomparable achievements as a cinematic creator and innovator. Winner presented a Statuette.