3.06.2011

#7 and #6 Greatest Directors

This is the Zodiac speaking...
I've had three views from Vietnam and don't want to disappoint my viewer over there so I intend to do a double drop here and knock out number seven and six on my list. No time for funny or witty banter here, let's get on with it!

#7 John Huston
Quick, what is Humphrey Bogart's greatest film role? If you said Casablanca, you would be correct. John Huston had nothing to do with Casablanca, however he did direct Bogey in other great roles. He directed the iconic Sam Spade in the Maltese Falcon, took us on a hunt for gold across the Mexican wilderness in The Treasure of Sierra Madre, and made us hate, then love, Katharine Hepburn in the African Queen. As if directing wasn't enough he also acted in several movies, most notable, to me anyway, was the role of Gandalf in the animated feature The Hobbit. Maybe just because I was quite fond of the green when I was younger, maybe because it was easier to watch the movie and do a book report than it was to actually read the Tolkien tome. Sure he has made some garbage you probably will never see but the man has, without a doubt, left his mark on the cinema.
Watch this: The Maltese Falcon
Skip this: Moulin Rouge (1952) just watch the remake

#6 Martin Scorsese
Taxi Driver (1976)
Raging Bull (1980)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Goodfellas (1990)
Cape Fear (1991) 
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Casino (1995)
Gangs of New York (2002)
The Aviator (2004)
The Departed (2006)
Shutter Island (2010)
I think I just made my point.
Watch this: see any of the above
Skip this: Bringing out the Dead, they can't all be winners

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lets see if this one works,,i had a feeling someone was hitting the fucking delete button.
Great movies seen most of them,Casino is one of my favorits>maks me realize that is more to life than burning dirt.Baseball anyone

Zodiac said...

I don't delete anyone's comments. Feel free to say whatever you want from under your anonymous security blanket, you fucking coward.

Anonymous said...

hi,lol!! its the only way i could get my post to work is under anonymous,this fucking coward,,i guess can't use his computer very well..lol glad i made someones day..baseball anyone
matt

Cameron said...

Just comment under name/url matt then you can put your name in what's a baseball

Boknows said...

Martin is just as good if not better than speilberg. Great acting, writing, and direction give him more than just hollywood hype and effects. Speilberg good, scorcese great.

Zodiac said...

I think I made it pretty obvious why Scorsese is where he is and why Spielberg is better. You misspelled Spielberg, your argument is invalid.