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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

15 Directors Meme

The idea here, which initially started on Facebook and is now spreading through us nutty bloggers, is to list the first 15 Directors that come to your mind that have shaped the way you look at movies. And you can't take too long to think about it. I was inspired to make this list by this posting over at Radiator Heaven. Such a great blog if you haven't checked it out already.

In no real order:

John Carpenter on the set of his latest, The Ward.

 Alfred Hitchcock, master of suspense of silliness.

Brian De Palma with then main squeeze, Nancy Allen.

 Woody Allen posing with a statue of himself in Spain.

 Howard Hawks (left) learning some sweet moves from Gary Cooper.

Paul Mazursky (middle) with his family in the 80s
(though I'm sure you figured that part out)

 Quentin Tarantino at the New Beverly Cinema, a theater he helped save from closing.

 Paul Verhoeven as evil robot on the set of Robocop.

 Preston Sturges, courtesy of a great old LIFE portrait.

 Bob Fosse, unapologetic as always.

Sidney Lumet with Brando.
Like Hitchcock, Lumet has never won an Oscar for Best Director.

 John Hughes with his young stars of Sixteen Candles.

 Adrian Lyne with Jodie Foster, his star from Foxes.

 William Friedkin directing Linda Blair in The Exorcist.

Larry Cohen posing with some of his creature creations.


Professor Brian O'Blivion said...

Awesome list with some great pictures. Thank you for the inspiration as well.

J.D. said...

Fantastic list! I had forgotten about Lumet and Woody Allen... d'oh! good call on those guys.

Cinema Du Meep said...


Tommy Salami said...

Great list. Thanks for the idea, I just did the same on my blog!

TNUC said...

Cool post.....man, you've gotta come out to LA and make it to a few New Beverly Cinema screenings. Place is the absolute best!!!

Be sure to take a peek at my post on Percy Rodrigues!

Cinema Du Meep said...

Mr. Salami--

Thanks Tommy! I really enjoyed your list. I tried to leave a comment on it but for some reason it wouldn't allow me to.


I'll be in LA over the holidays, so maybe that will be my chance to finally get to this place!

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