Wednesday, May 04, 2016

I'm Sure You'll All Agree

I mean, you're not gonna disagree with the Directors Guild about directing, are you, punk?
Directors Guild of America Chooses 80 Best-Directed Films, Ever

11 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

As someone who has seen most of them - 76, I believe - I sure don't agree with all of them, though it is a pretty safe list. But FORREST GUMP at #34? One of the "greatest achievements in directing" in history? Nuh uh. It wouldn't make my top 100, or top 500 for that matter. Cut at least half an hour. SOUND OF MUSIC? There are just so many better choices left out compared with some of these.

Bill Crider said...

I had a feeling someone would disagree with FORREST GUMP.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Pretty good list-except Stars Wars 1V, Forrest Gump, Sound of Music.

Don Coffin said...

Not a big fan of either of the movies directed by Victor Fleming, and I didn't care for Forest Gump. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, but not The Maltese Falcon or The African Queen? And an absence of laugh-yourself-silly comedies?

But, overall, that's a list of very-good-to-great movies.

Dan_Luft said...

You could also call this list "80 Films You've Probably Already Seen."

Bill Crider said...

Yes, this is one of the few movie lists that I can say that about.

Elgin Bleecker said...

Bill – The number 80 made me laugh. Why not 100? Or 50? Or 45? Or 33 1⁄3?

Bill Crider said...

Maybe 80 was all they could agree on.

SteveHL said...

Only 6 0f the 80 films are non-English language, and only 1 of the top 65. Rooting for the home team is fine but you can overdo it.

Dan said...

Any list that doesn't include THE FATAL GLASS OF BEER is meaningless anyway,but seriously: Were there any Disney films there? SNOW WHITE? BEAUTY & THE BEAST? And FerCryinOutLoud What about DUCK SOUP???

Lawrence Person said...

I've seen much worse lists. William Friedman's The Excorcist should be on there, and Brazil and Network should be higher.