John from Hitchcock’s World has started a new relay race, this time asking bloggers to list the most influential directors of all time. The rule is simple: remove one director from the group and replace them with another filmmaker you think is worthy. Some monumental filmmakers are to follow – hope you enjoy my swap!
Francis Ford Coppola
Who I’m Removing
It’s always difficult to remove an artist from a relay of this kind. Because really, I love many of the films John Carpenter has made throughout his career. And while I respect and appreciate John (Hitchcock’s) personal connection with John (Carpenter), he’s the filmmaker that I felt best about cutting here.
Who I’m Adding
Why? Well, because he’s… Martin Scorsese. His films – classics in many different genres – simply speak for themselves. His impact on film (both in the ones he makes and the ones he helps preserve) has been enormous and unparalleled. And, if The Wolf of Wall Street is any indication, Scorsese is showing no signs of slowing down. Keep ‘em comin’, Marty.
Who Gets the Baton Next
Wendell Ottley at Dell on Movies. Have at it!
Contributors Thus Far
John from Hitchcock’s World
Katy from Girl Meets Cinema
Alex from And So it Begins...