^ LOL Why do you do that?
to bump the thread
And it also means “And……………….. Anyone else have something to add?”
“Not surprisingly, the films that most inform on my own style are from the late 60s, early 70s…”
How old are you?
More than individual films , it is the work of certain filmmakers that has influenced me:
During my High School and film school years (74-83) these were the filmmakers that shaped my ideas about film.
Watkins – Saw Privilige in my first year of High School. The film I blame for my vocation
Russell – It WAS the 70s!
Altman- California Split was the film I learned more about acting and directing actors. Which is basically let them do what they do best- act.
John Carpenter- Because to our generation, he was an example of a way to make films within our means. Dark Star and Assult on Precint 13 made major damage to our young minds.
Weir-Belive it or not, the guy was at the top of the game up to Witness.
Scott- Alien and Bladerunner. What more is there to say?
I was born in 73, and the aesthetic of that era seems to feed me best
Do you we have so few filmmakers on this site, that basically no one can respond to this query?
My biggest influence is Angelopoulos, VERY apparent in the film I a currently making
I am strongly influenced by the works of modern auteurs like Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson, on a cinematic, visual level and in written form. These are three directors who are well aware that story is key to film, and characters are key to story. Every film has a wealth of depth in characters, either serving their purpose to the film, or the film is serving its purpose to the characters.
I am also heavily influenced by the works of noir legends such as Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, Henry Hathaway and
Alfred Hitchcock, as well as a pair of fantastic contemporaries in the Coen brothers (cheating, I know).
I guess you could also say I’m influenced by Monty Python, as they were the original reason I fell in love with film and decided I wanted to become a filmmaker.
Bresson and Godard.
Novelists: Gaddis, Pynchon, Joyce and Melville taught me how to build stories.
The thing they all taught me, Bresson more than anyone, was how to be sensitive.