15 Favorite Directors
So, been tagged by Branden and Sebastian to give my two cents on this latest self-explanatory blog/Facebook meme that all the kids are talkin’ about. Keep in mind that these are in no particular order and just because some may have more “Required Viewings” listed than others doesn’t mean I’m playing favorites, dammit. They’re all seminal in their own ways. These guys are the cream of the crop, still need to get around to reviewing a lot of these movies they’re responsible for, but feel free to check out the ones I’ve covered thus far. Alrighty then, here ya’ go…
Required Viewing: Memento
Required Viewing: Brazil, The Fisher King, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Required Viewing: Pulp Fiction
Required Viewing: Rashomon, Seven Samurai
Required Viewing: Army of Shadows
Required Viewing: Memories of Murder, The Host
Required Viewing: Being There, Harold and Maude
Required Viewing: Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Sunshine
Required Viewing: Mulholland Dr., The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet
Honorable mentions to Luc Besson and John Carpenter. Those dudes need career revivals in a big ol’ way. Was this close to putting Sofia Coppola, too. Definitely need some female representation up in here, but waiting to see how her next effort shapes up before I take that leap (at least the trailer’s looking great).
But David Lynch, man. What a badass. Awesome hair.