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Reprise » A Meme of 15 (Directors)

John Carpenter

John Carpenter

About five years ago, my friend J.D. — he of the wonderful RADIATOR HEAVEN blog — wrote about a particular meme that had arisen in the ether back then. Since it shows up, or like it, fairly regularly in the blogosphere, I thought it still was applicable. So, I’ll reprise my response from awhile ago here:

“This 15 Directors meme originally started on Facebook and has now found a life of its own in the blogosphere.”

There were impressive meme results five years ago, which you can scan here.

J.D. put together one pretty fantastic list in his 15 Directors Meme post, which sadly no longer exists online. Wish it did as this blogger never fails to inspire. Still, I did partake, natch. We shared some directors in our own lists, including the one headlining this post. No surprise that this blogger had an extraordinarily successful John Carpenter Week blogathon of his back in 2010.

Here then were the simple rules for anyone who’d like to join in:

  • List off the first 15 directors that come to your head that have shaped the way you look at movies. You know, the ones that will always stick with you.
  • Don’t take too long to think about it.

The rest of my list came pretty quickly into my head (and in no particular order I might add):

hhawks

Howard Hawks

rscott

Ridley Scott

tburton

Tim Burton

akurosawa

Akira Kurosawa

sleone

Sergio Leone

mmann

Michael Mann

ceastwood

Clint Eastwood

wwyler

William Wyler

bdepalma

Brian De Palma

sspielberg

Steven Spielberg

ahitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

qtarantino

Quentin Tarantino

amann

Anthony Mann

cnolan

Christopher Nolan

How about you? Name your favorite 15.

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23 Responses to “Reprise » A Meme of 15 (Directors)”

    • le0pard13

      Obviously, I need to look more at Anurag Kashyap’s work. Thanks so much for contributing to the stream of great filmmakers, Vipul. Much appreciated.

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      • Vipul Mishra

        It’s always a pleasure. And regarding Mr. Kashyap, I’d strongly suggest movies like shaitan, udaan and dev d. All these three are must watch movies according to me.

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      • Vipul Mishra

        It’s always a pleasure. And regarding Mr. Kashyap, I’d strongly suggest movies like shaitan, udaan and dev d. All these three are must watch movies accIt’s always a pleasure. And regarding Mr. Kashyap, I’d strongly suggest movies like shaitan, udaan and dev d. All these three are must watch movies according to me.ording to me.

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  1. Rick Ouellette

    Kubrick, Wes Anderson, Richard Linklater, Richard Lester, Hal Ashby, Kurosawa, Altman, W. Herzog, the Maysles, DA Pennebaker, Robert Flaherty, Peckinpah, Errol Morris, Hitchcock, Godard. (Excuse the documentary slant, but that’s a big genre for me).

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  2. wilberfan

    Kubrick, Hitchcock, P.T. Anderson, Bob Fosse, Spielberg, George Roy Hill, Copolla, Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Billy Wilder, Tarantino, Wes Anderson, James Cameron, Coen(s), Sidney Lumet

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    • wilberfan

      Glad I got to be the first to sing the praises of PT Anderson (although don’t get me started on “Inherent Vice”!). Boogie NIghts is still one of my all-time favorites. And Kubrick? We’re not worthy! 😉

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  3. broadandhigh

    You named 3 of mine: Howard Hawks, Steven Spielberg, and Hitchcock. The director whose name shows up most frequently among movies I own is Michael Curtiz. I think I have about 30 of his films, and if you run down his imdb credits, you can see why. Others are Frank Capra, George Cukor, Richard Lester, John Huston, Stanley Donen, John Ford, Sydney Pollack, and Ron Howard. That’s only 12 or so, but after that I had to start thinking too hard about it.

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    • le0pard13

      Oh, yes. Michael Curtiz is more than worthy. So many of his are faves of mine, too. Great to see Stanley Donen there, as well. Another great contribution, Naomi! Many thanks.

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