Great episode. I like seeing the same visual and storytelling style in a director's work, as long as it doesn't go too far. Tim Burton is a good example of a director who goes too far sometimes, especially with the horizontal stripes and stuff.
Grand Theft Auto is the Ron Howard film Trey was thinking of.
This space left empty for Elijah.
Peter Bogdanovich said that auteur theory is probably a big part of why French directors complain that have a hard time finding good scripts. Who wants to write a script when all the credit goes to the director? (I don't love Bogdanovich as a film maker, but he's a good journalist.)
Regarding Tony Scott, I highly recommend The Hunger. Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie are vampires. and Catherine Deneuve seduces Susan Sarandon.
Screw Steven Soderbergh. I liked Ocean's 11 and Out of Sight, and that's it.
Screw Woody Allen. I can hardly stand anything he's made since Zelig, and even his early stuff was better when Sid Caesar was doing it.
I so want to love Martin Scorsese, but he's really hit and miss for me.
If Charlie Kaufman was anymore Charlie Kaufman, he wouldn't be David Lynch, he'd be Rain Man.
"If you peel back all the layers of Fincher movie, instead of a mushy beating heart, you find a perfectly round, steel ball bearing that's always somehow two degrees below room temperature." LMFAO. That needs to be on a T-shirt.
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