the Directors

I have this insane, borderline unhealthy, obsession of viewing the entire body of work of filmmakers I love. When I lock onto a director I want to highlight, exceptions for letting one of their films go unseen are very rare. Basically, the movie has to be out of print and in no way available for me to view it. It's a sickness... really.

My point is: I love every single one of these directors, and to fully appreciate their work, I think it is important to view every film they have done. For those of you who may be unaware of some of the films done by these directors, I certainly hope you have as much fun discovering them as I did.










18 comments:

  1. Please do one such feature on Alfred Hitchcock.
    I'll be waiting. :)

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    1. Ohh I LOVE Hitch. One of my all time favorites. But wow, so many films to his name. That would take months of dedication. Someday though :)

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  2. Where's the love for Japanese directors!? How about some Ozu?

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    1. Ozu is one of my all time favorites, but the man has so many films, many of which are very hard to track down. I only write about directors whose entire filmography I've seen. But I should work harder on finding some obscure Ozu.

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  3. Innaritu? He's a great one with only a few films to his credit.

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    1. Was literally going to cover him next in this column. One of my favorite directors, no doubt. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  4. You should do Danny Boyle. His films are all fairly entertaining.

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    1. That's a great call. I've actually been meaning to cover him for a while now.

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  5. What are your thoughts on doing one on John Carpenter? I think his early work certainly earns him a place in film history, at least up to They Live.

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    1. That's so funny, I literally researched Carpenter for this series about two months ago. Ultimately, I decided it may not be a good use of my time, at least right then. Like you say, his work kind of falls off post-They Live (thought I'll always love the trash of Escape from L.A.). But his early stuff...yeah, there's no arguing the importance of those films. I should cover him though. It'd be nice to have a horror director up there.

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  6. You're missing Barry Levinson from this page (just so you know).

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    1. Ahh what would I do without you. Thanks man, nice catch.

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    2. lol, no biggie. I'm just a stickler for things like that. Just out of curiosity, any chance of you ever doing a write up for Kurosawa? I only ask cause you've done write ups for every other director on your favorites list. I know working through all of his films is quite an undertaking to say the least.

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    3. You know, I actually haven't covered a lot of those fellas. Bergman, Herzog, Hitchcock, Chaplin, Kurosawa... all masterful filmmakers with insanely long (and somewhat difficult to track down) filmographies. I have seen all of Bergman's though, so I need to start writing that beast of a post ASAP.

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    4. I was actually going to retract that portion of my statement when I looked through your favorite filmmakers again. But you beat me to it.

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    5. Haha, well, I gotta to on 'em soon!

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