A former roommate of mine was in college was a film minor. One of his film classes was about recent movies and he had this book about the most influential filmmakers of the 1970’s. The book only talked about four filmmakers, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas. It is really hard to look at that list and argue with it. We would then try and discuss come up with our list for the 80’s and 90’s, it was a lot of fun. This conversation actually carried over to my wife and I from time. One thing we did alter was the number from four to five, four just seems like an odd number.
Francis Ford Coppola
Richard Donner – My wife would argue Woody Allen and that is a very valid argument. Woody didn’t make me believe a man could fly and Donner did, so he wins.
Honorable Mention to James Cameron and Tony Scott
Richard Donner, John McTiernan, or Martin Brest would get in there, they did influence a lot of movies. I just can’t put them in there because they influenced a lot of awful movies.
Andy and Larry Wachowski
Honorable Mention to David Fincher and Jonathan Demme
2000’s – I know we aren’t done yet but we’re halfway there.
Might make my list with more work, Brad Bird, Christopher Nolan, or Bryan Singer
Yes my wife and I are dorks and watch too many movies.
Two Days till I leave for
Four Days till I’m at the game
14 days till I’m in Vegas.
What a month!