Coming Attractions: The Favorite Directors Blogathon
Since I had so much fun with Hitchcock, I'm going to plow on. Each month until next June I'll spotlight the work of a favorite film artist. In cases where he has many films to his name (usually 20 or more), I'll do a "top" list which ranks his very best. In cases where he has few (usually 10 or less), I'll do a "full" list which ranks all of them from best to worst. As with Hitchcock, my rankings won't kow-tow to critical consensus or wide opinion; this exercise will be narcissistic to the core.
Here are my 11 favorite film directors, and what I have planned for them. I encourage other bloggers to write up their own lists, and I already know one sharp cinephile waiting in the wings: Carson Lund, who drops in occasionally, and whose critical acumen always inspires.
July -- Alfred Hitchcock. The Top 10 (out of 53).UPDATE: See what Jake Cole has in store.
August -- David Lynch. The Full 10.
September -- Ingmar Bergman. The Top 10 (out of 45).
October -- Stanley Kubrick. The Full 10 (from Paths of Glory and beyond).
November -- William Friedkin. The Top 10 (out of 20).
December -- Terrence Malick. The Full 5.
January -- David Cronenberg. The Top 10 (out of 20).
March -- Quentin Tarantino. The Full 7.
April -- Todd Solondz. The Full 7.
May -- Martin Scorsese. The Top 10.
June -- Kathryn Bigelow. The Top 5.
July -- Roundup.