With this list, I’m challenging myself to pick my #1 film for all of my favourite auteurs. Not a supremely difficult challenge, but there’s still some tough choices to make – especially when having to choose my personal favourite that might already be a poplar choice for a given director, when I’d sometimes rather champion a lesser know/regarded film that I also love. Maybe I’ll create a follow-up list of some unsung favourites.
A couple rules I’ve set for myself:
1. I have the right to change my mind. Because I often do.
2. If the site doesn’t have my favourite film for an auteur, I’ll choose the next best one until I can replace it (if I think the runner-up is a worthy placeholder).
3. I need to have seen at least 3 films by the auteur before choosing the 1.