What I find most interesting is which movie people consider the best movie from a particular director, as it is usually very telling and polarizing in a different way, so to this point I will propose a new personality test where you reblog your favorite movie from each of these directors:
- Joel Coen: No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, The Hudsucker Proxy, Miller’s Crossing, Raising Arizona, etc
- Wes Anderson: The Darjeeling Limited, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Royal Tennenbaums, Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, etc
- Hal Ashby: Being There, Shampoo, Harold and Maude, etc
- Kevin Smith: Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Dogma, Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Clerks, etc
- Quentin Tarantino: Grindhouse, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, etc
6. Stanley Kubrick: 2001, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, Dr. Strangelove, Lolita, etc.
7. P.T. Anderson: Boogie Nights, Hard Eight, There Will Be Blood, Punch-Drunk Love, Magnolia.
8. Errol Morris: The Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War, Mr. Death, Fast, Cheap and Out of Control, Gates of Heaven, etc.
I figure, for the sake of decimality, I will add a couple more directors:
9. Jean-Pierre Jeunet: Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children, Amelie, etc.
10. David Lynch: The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire
So, here are my choices:
- The Royal Tennenbaums (by default since it’s the only one I’ve seen!)
- Harold and Maude
- Jackie Brown (again, the only one I’ve seen – Quentin Tarantino’s films appear to violent for my tastes)
- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (one of my favorite movies of all time)
- There Will Be Blood (see parenthetical for #2 & 5)
- A Brief History of Time (the trend continues)
- The City of Lost Children
- Wild at Heart
Neither of the original blog posts said anything about what this test actually says about one’s personality, so I won’t either. I’m getting the feeling though, that it says loud and clear that I don’t see enough movies.