David Gordon Green (born 9 April 1975) is an American filmmaker.
His films, which are usually coming-of-age tales set in small rural towns, have been categorized as belonging to the Southern Gothic tradition. Green’s dialog often has an obtuse, semi-poetic quality.
While in university, he made the two short films, Pleasant Grove and Physical Pinball, at the North Carolina School of the Arts prior to his feature film debut in 2000, the critically-acclaimed George Washington, which he both wrote and directed. He followed that in 2003 with All the Real Girls and Undertow in 2004. In 2007, Snow Angels, his first film created from a screenplay rather than his own writing, was adapted from a Stewart O’Nan novel. The film debuted at Sundance in January 2007 and stars Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale. It was released by Warner Independent Pictures.
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He's one of the absolute worst directors around. I don't get why some people think he's gone into a decline, when he's been bad from the very get-go. George Washington has to be one of the most overrated American indies in recent memory, standing for everything artificial about what has become the Big Business of Independent Movies in the United States. There was no more passion in that film than there was on display in The Sitter or Your Highness. If the latter were Green's takes on shitty comedies, then the former was just his take on shitty arthouse. Still, shit is shit.
“I think it’s something that’s very closely inspired by Argento’s original movie, and I think fans of that movie will see that we’re taking those concepts — and in some cases those scenes, and in some cases those exact shots and dialogue — and expanding on it and making it very artful. And hopefully, horrifying.” lolololol
*essentially calls Kevin Smith retarded* - *proceeds to make Your Highness and The Sitter*
i love watching wannabe snobs take themselves seriously. one of the best places to do that seems to be here. people scared to admit they like a director because he's starting to do popular efforts, scared to be associated with 'the greatest common demoninator', as that guy said. you'll grow up some day, guys.
Or maybe they're actual people with genuine feelings and opinions. DGG used to make pretty damn good movies, and it's easy to see how someone who was a fan of his older work could object to the drastically different directorial efforts he's put out in recent years. Popular has nothing to do with it. He's changed.