Francis Ford Coppola.
All 5 of the above names will be instantly recognisable to any self-respecting cinephile. Even if you don’t like their work, each name commands respect, and it’s undeniable that their influence will exert itself on the world of film for decades to come. So, with this in mind, surely the chance to find out each director’s favourite films would be good? Well, it turns out that you’re in luck. The excellent ‘The Playlist‘ blog at Indiewire has reproduced each director’s top ten favourite films from the pages of Sight & Sound, and it certainly makes fascinating reading. We here at RBT are big fans of the directors in question, and would advise you to read the full Playlist article, to find out their choices. To do so, click here.
A veritable cornucopia of truly classic films are on display – as are a few lesser-known gems – and it certainly serves as a great insight into the inner workings of each director’s mind. Anyone looking to broaden their filmic horizons could do a lot worse than getting to know the films on these lists.
Now, if only it were simply the case that watching these films would imbue us all with their powers of creating art, why, we’d all be millionaires! I don’t know about you, but my Amazon shopping basket has just had a few new additions, and hopefully next year, we’ll all be vying for the best Oscar win. May the best person win!
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