Filmmaking / Directing : The Coen Brothers! by Nelle Nelle

The Coen Brothers!

So I'm wondering: Who Are Your Favorite Directors? And why? I love the Coens. Their stories are so diverse and complete. When you watch one of their movies you know that you are watching a CB film. It's so specific, detailed and an extension of who they are. I am a huge fan of Barton Fink and I love them equally as screenwriters. Below is a short video of the Coen Brothers discussing aspects of filmmaking. As I was sharing, I got really curious to see who other filmmakers look up to. Of course, there are always the usual suspects but I'm wondering if there are any others. Mostly, I'm interested in the WHY. Why do you look up to these directors? What movie grabbed you? http://filmmakermagazine.com/97780-joel-and-ethan-coen-discuss-how-editi...

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Back to selection "I think it's absurd to say there isn't a difference" between shooting on film and on digital, says Joel Coen in this short interview found on Adobe Create and filmed in the cutting…
Jeremy Dewayne Humphrey

I love Ethan and Joel Cohen because a lot of their character are so non-linear and the stories are left up to interpretation. One of my favorite movies is "No Country for Old Men" because if you notice, the main characters, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin, never actually have frame time together in the movie; however, the movie is so well constructed, that the characters all share the same arc.

Jeremy Dewayne Humphrey

To answer the post, my favorite directors are Dario Argento, David Cronenberg, and Paul Thomas Anderson. To me, Dario is the father of art horror, as his horror movies juxaposes horror movie that preceded him, and they are all classics. Paul Thomas Anderson (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEbD888L5JI) i relate to because of him working in a video store, and training himself how to cut and direct movies. And David Cronenberg's movie are surreal and are anomalies within themselves.

Owen Mowatt

Let me see... No pandering to market demographics No interference from talentless studio execs No adherence to scriptwriting dogma Original voices No clichés Interesting characters/stories As brave as the day is long Not so much favourites, more like heroes to me :)

Nelle Nelle

@Jeremy, that is such a great observation of No Country For Old Men. I will need to check out Dario Argento as I'm writing more horror. And your other two great choices! @Owen all good reasons!

Jeremy Dewayne Humphrey

Thanks @JL Ivory...and here is a link to Dario Argento's documentary " An Eye for Horror" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DljSpS4BDA4

Nelle Nelle

Thanks Jeremy! Good looking out.

Nelle Nelle

Thanks for the input Laura. I want to encourage people to continue to contribute. There's nothing wrong with evaluating a director's work since many of us will not get the opportunity to work alongside some of our greatest influencers. There is still value in expressing love and admiration. Thanks all and keep it coming! Another director I really love is David Fincher. My admiration began with Silence of the Lambs and getting the opportunity to break down the script. From Panic Room to Gone Girl, his work is amazing to me and I really hope he decides to direct the sequel to Girl/Dragon Tattoo.

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