Wednesday, September 29, 2010

15 Directors

Like my previous Albums and Movies post, I jumped on the 15 directors note that was floating around Facebook. Here was my crack at it:

1. Jean-Luc Godard
2. Howard Hawks
3. Raoul Walsh
4. David Gordon Green
5. Robert Bresson
6. Jean Renoir
7. Abbas Kiarostami
8. William Friedkin
9. Michael Mann
10. George Cukor
11. Brian De Palma
12. Andrew Bujalski
13. Roberto Rossellini
14. Hal Ashby
15. Wim Wenders


  1. I hope you don't mind if I have a go here Jeffrey. Here's my best 15:

    1 Jean-Luc Godard (!)
    2 Andrei Tarkovsky
    3 George Lucas
    4 Hayao Miyazaki
    5 Hou Hsiao Hsien
    6 David Lynch
    7 Jacques Rivette
    8 Kenji Mizoguchi
    9 Jacques Tati
    10 Robert Bresson
    11 Les Freres Dardenne
    12 Chantal Akerman
    13 Wong Kar Wai
    14 Steven Spielberg
    15 Lotte Reiniger

  2. OK Jeffrey, I'll play this game too. Your own list (and Stephen's and quite wonderful)

    1. Ingmar Bergman/Charles Chaplin
    2. Robert Bresson
    3. Yasujiro Ozu
    4. Carl Theodor Dreyer
    5. F. W. Murnau
    6. Jean Renoir
    7. Luis Bunuel
    8. Krzysztof KieĊ›lowski
    9. Buster Keaton
    10. Kenji Mizoguchi
    11.Satyajit Ray
    12.Orson Welles
    13.John Ford
    14.Alfred Hitchcock
    15.Yoshishige Yoshida
    16.Powell & Pressberger
    17.Max Ophuls
    18.Franticek Vlacil
    19.Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
    20.Preston Sturges
    21.Ernst Lubitsch
    22.Andrei Tarkovsky
    23.Abbas Kiarostami
    24.Abel Gance
    25.Federico Fellini
    26.Anthony Mann
    27.Jacques Rivette
    28.Carol Reed
    29.Mikio Naruse
    30.Stanley Kubrick

  3. Stephen, a wonderful list. Mine could have certainly included Lynch, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Mizoguchi, too. Thanks so much for sharing. It's a wonderful addition.

  4. Sam, great to have your list. Mine could have definitely included Mann, Welles, Hitchcock, Mizoguchi, and Dreyer. Wonderful stuff here. 15 is really too limiting, isn't it? Thanks, Sam. Always a treat to have you here.