Friday, June 28, 2013

Film 101: A Compass

(In case you need some inspiration for your weekend viewing pleasure - a guest post by Jason)

American Film Directors:
Oliver Stone – “Natural Born Killers” and “JFK” and “Platoon”
Martin Scorsese – “Gangs of New York” and “Taxi Driver” and “Goodfellas” and “The Departed”
William Friedkin – “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist”
John Ford – “The Searchers” and “The Lost Patrol”
Sam Peckinpah – “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid” and “Straw Dogs”
Dennis Hopper - “Easy Rider”
Steven Spielberg – “Schindler’s List” and “AI”
Francis Ford Coppola - “Apocalypse Now” and “The Godfather”
Ridley Scott - “Blade Runner” and “Alien”
Robert Altman - “The Long Goodbye”
Mel Brooks - “Blazing Saddles” and "Spaceballs"
Ethan and Joel Cohen –“Barton Fink” and “Raising Arizona”
Orson Welles – “Citizen Kane” and “Touch of Evil”
Clint Eastwood – “Unforgiven”

Foreign Film Directors:
Jean-Luc Godard – “Weekend” and “Contempt”
Fellini – “8 ½” and “Toby Dammit”
Michelangelo Antonioni - “The Passenger” and “Zabrinskie Point”
Stanley Kubrick - “A Clockwork Orange”, “Dr. Strangelove” and “Full Metal Jacket”
Alfred Hitchcock – “The Birds’ and “Psycho” and “Vertigo”
Ingmar Bergman – “Persona” and “The Seventh Seal”
Roman Polanski – “The Tenant” and “Rosemary’s Baby”
Alejandro Jodorowsky – “The Holy Mountain” and “El Topo”
Francois Truffaut – “The 400 Blows” and “Shoot The Piano Player”
Michael Powell – “A Matter of Life and Death” and “Peeping Tom”
Sergio Leone – “Once Upon A Time in the West” and “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”
Akira Kurosawa – “Seven Samurai”
Luis Bunuel – “Un Chien Andalou”
Jean Cocteau – “Orpheus”
Guillermo del Toro – “Pan’s Labyrinth”

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