Directors on Directors

[Kubrick, Scorsese, Kurosawa, Bergman, Godard, Satyajit Ray, Welles, Tarkovsky, Truffaut, Antonioni]

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There are very few directors, about whom you’d say you automatically have to see everything they do. I’d put Fellini, Bergman and David Lean at the head of my first list, and Truffaut at the head of the next level.  (1966)

I believe Ingmar Bergman, Vittorio De Sica, and Federico Fellini are the only three filmmakers in the world who are not just artistic opportunists… Continue reading “Directors on Directors”

I Heart Movies

There’s a kinda health report that went out to Directors Guild of America members which really includes first ADs and 2nd ADs and said something to the extent of the average life expectancy of a DGA member is 58 years. I think the assistant directors, with all the stress they had, brought the median age way down with like premature heart attacks- for being screamed at probably by producers and directors, I think it can take a lot out of you.–Paul Thomas Anderson 

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The following legendary filmmakers (29 directors, 2 producers) died of a heart attack. Continue reading “I Heart Movies”