A meme that started on Facebook, and has invaded the blogosphere. I last saw it on a great blog, Lazy Thoughts from a Boomer.
As fast as I can:
- Alfred Hitchcock. North by Northwest. Rear Window. Psycho. Vertigo. The Man Who Knew Too Much. Rope. To Catch a Thief. First Hitchcock movie I saw? Family Plot. First movie I saw with my wife to be? The Man Who Knew Too Much. The master.
- Quentin Tarantino. Brilliant audacity.
- David Fincher. Haven't seen "The Social Network" yet, but hell - I even liked "Alien 3."
- Christopher Nolan. Fincher's rival as the director of the moment.
- Sidney Lumet. "Prince of the City" is my favorite.
- Steven Spielberg. Hey, he's the man. What can I say?
- Woody Allen. For all his foibles, he's made some damn great films. Sort of like the Bob Dylan of film - you never know when another masterpiece might jump up and bite you in the ass.
- Blake Edwards. For The Pink Panther movies, "10," and "SOB."
- David Cronenberg. From "Scanners" to "A History of Violence."
- John Ford. You like westerns?
- Martin Scorsese. An obvious choice, sure. But a good one.
- Billy Wilder. "Some Like It Hot?" "The Apartment?"
- Michael Mann. I still think he might have directed the best Hannibal Lecter movie.
- Jonathan Demme. But on the other hand, he might have. And he definitely directed the best Talking Heads movie.
- Peter Weir. "Witness." "Master and Commander." And much more.