Film 101: A compass

American Film Directors:

Oliver Stone – “Natural Born Killers”,  “JFK” and “Platoon”

Martin Scorsese – “Gangs of New York”,  “Taxi Driver”, “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” and "The Last Movie" 
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" and  "McCabe & Mrs. Miller"

Mel Brooks- “Blazing Saddles” and "Space Balls"

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”, "The Shining" and “Full Metal Jacket”

Alfred Hitchcock – “The Birds’,  “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”

1 comment:

bennett said...

A beautiful and very personal list. Obviously I love all these as well, and I am so glad to see A Matter of Life and Death here. That film keeps resonating! Remember the descent into the maelstrom? I can see why some people think it's the greatest film ever made (not that there is such a thing, of course, not really). Anyway, glad I checked in on this. You give me hope, Jason. Since I have closed Digital Fallout, I wonder if this will even show up on your page. I guess it's time to see!