Saturday, October 11, 2008

Top 10 Directors Over 60

This is the second list in a series of randomly ordered top 10 movie lists

1. Martin Scorsese
2. Ingmar Bergman
3. Akira Kurosawa
4. Alfred Hitchcock
5. Stanley Kubrick
6. Robert Altman
7. Krzysztof Kieslowski
8. Terrence Malick
9. Werner Herzog
10. Jean-Luc Godard

Honorable Mention - Fran├žois Truffaut, Clint Eastwood, Charles Chaplin, Orson Welles, Howard Hawks


Weaverman said...

I see dead people! Only joking. A
very worthy list. I know nothing of Kieslowski, sadly. Scorsese, Bergman, Kurosawa and Hitchcock would certainly be in my pantheon. Kubrick would rate highly with me as a director but I really think Malick is way, way over-rated. Among the honourable mentions I would replace Chaplin with Keaton as I acknowledge Chaplin more than I like him and even then prefer his sound films to his silents.

Aaron White said...

I really fought back and forth between a few sets of directors. I fought whether Godard or Truffaut would be in the 10 or honorable mention. I fought whether I would put Chaplin or Keaton on it and whether it was going to be Hawks or John Ford.

In hind-sight, I should have just expanded the honorable mention. As for Malick, he's probably an iffy choice given he has four films in thirty years, but I find them beautiful. With Kieslowski, I highly reccomend his Three Colors Trilogy, the Decalouge and Double Life of Veronique. Outside of those films, I don't know his work well, but they more than make up for it.

Weaverman said...

You know, for some reason I didn't even notice that Ford wasn't on the list. Shame on me! Making lists of this kind is quite difficult - I always want to keep changing them. I will take your recommendation of Kieslowski and check him out first opportunity.
So many films, so little time!