Friday, June 05, 2009

Top 15 Overlooked Directors

TCM lists 15 overlooked directors - "Turner Classic Movies this week unveiled its list of 15 of what is says are some of the most overlooked classic Hollywood directors.

The list includes stylish visionary Frank Borzage, who helmed 'Seventh Heaven,' sci-fi director Jack Arnold, whose credits include 'The Incredible Shrinking Man,' the prolific Allan Dwan, who headed up 'Sands of Iwo Jima,' Disney stalwart Robert Stevenson, who gave the world 'Mary Poppins,' screwball-comedy director Gregory La Cava, of 'My Man Godfrey' fame and blacklisted filmmaker Robert Rossen, who shot 'All the King's Men.'

The list also includes Clarence Brown, John Cromwell, John Farrow, Edmund Goulding, Henry King, Mitchell Leisen, Fred Niblo, W.S. Van Dyke and Sam Wood."


Todd Mason said...

Given the source, it's unsurprising that it's a solid list.

Among the more recent examples, I'd suggest George Roy Hill and Robert Wise, but they are hardly overlooked by serious film folk.

Unknown said...

I was glad to see Jack Arnold on there.

Todd Mason said...

Sam Wood might actually be overstating his case, though.