Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Meme of 15 (Directors)

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.

1 comment:

le0pard13 said...

A fantastic list of directors, Jeff! It's great to see Sidney Lumet and David Cronenberg on another meme list. So many great films represented here, my friend. Thanks for this, and the shout-out.