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Sunday, December 10, 2006

A few weeks ago I finally finished working my way through every Woody Allen movie. Who's next on the list? What other film directors have a large enough body of work and a meaningful enough role in movies to merit a time investment the size of the Woody Allen project?

There are a lot of possibilities--Bergman, Hitchcock, Altman, Bertolucci--I think I'm going to have to start digging into Scorsese.

So far I've seen:

- Mean Streets
- Taxi Driver
- Raging Bull
- The King of Comedy
- New York Stories (A short-film collaboration with Woody Allen and Francis Ford Coppola)
- Goodfellas
- Cape Fear
- Casino
- Kundun
- Bringing out the Dead
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
- The Departed

It's a pretty good start, but IMDB lists Scorsese as director of 46 movies (although a few of them are for TV only and short films). I figure I have about 25 to go. Any recommendations?

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Blogger Ben said...

Bergman before Scorsese. But I think we all know who the greatest director of all time is: George Lucas. (I had a friend once who seriously contended that Star Wars was the greatest movie ever made.)

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out of Scorsese's recent stuff, I think The Aviator is a must. But, I agree with Ben. You should just watch the entire Lucas oeuvre. No time for love Dr. Jones!

9:26 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Hey wait... So, top five best Allen movies?

1:46 PM  
Blogger Cibbuano said...

The Aviator was wretched, I thought.

The Departed? Sublime...

Scorcese did a music documentary about the Band that was wild.. it had Van Morrison, Eric Clapton and other big names in it...

I watched some Allen movies when I was young with my father, but I couldn't appreciate them back then.

I rewatched Manhattan - fantastic. As good as the hype.

Other directors - how about Spike Lee? I know he's nutty, but damn! Do the Right Thing? Wigga please...

12:36 AM  

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