Thursday, June 02, 2005

I Will Make It Through the Entire Entry without Ragging on Spielberg

Encouraging news! The Brits are as aesthetically challenged and historically ignorant as Americans! Check out Empire Magazine's poll of the Top 40 Directors of All-Time. Yes, that's both Ridley and Tony Scott (I'm sure for helming Top Gun alone). Yes, that's Robert Zemeckis above Fritz Lang, not to mention Anthony Minghella, Ron Howard and Sam Raimi above both Chaplin and Bergman. I mean, I really like The Evil Dead, but let's have some perspective folks.

Noticeably missing in action, and this is just a quick list:
Preston Sturges
George Cukor
Jean-Luc Godard
Wenrer Herzog
Wim Wenders
Jean Renoir
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Luis Buñuel
Vincente Minnelli
Ernst Lubitsch
Buster Keaton
F.W. Murnau
Yasujiro Ozu
and either Nicholas or Satyajit Ray (not brothers)


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