Monday, April 19, 2010

My Own Top Ten Greatest Working Directors

So, after picking apart EW's rankings, I suppose I should make my own list. Here it is:

#10. Paul Thomas Anderson

#9. Steven Soderberg

#8. Quentin Tarantino

#7 Michael Mann

#6. Zhang Yimou

#5. David Cronenberg

#4. Wes Anderson

#3. Joel and Ethan Coen

#2. Clint Eastwood

#1. Martin Scorsese


Patrick said...

Just discovered your blog and am enjoying it. Thank you.

I like the list. My only gripe is that Daron Aronofsky isn't on it!

Good luck with your writing. You'll get back into it. I've got a bad case of "the block"right now and can sympathize. (I'm an academic who's tried his hand at fiction, journalism, blogging, and everything else under the sun. I've convinced myself that every kind of writing is hard, but that's what makes it so damn gratifying.)

Steve Allan said...

Aronofsky? Sure, he's up there, especially after Black Swan. It would be interesting to see what he will do with something like Wolverine or the Robocop revamp.

Writing is difficult, but something one never leaves behind - it's a curse.