Monthly Archives: August, 2015
This is the first time I’ve attempted a ranking of a director’s filmography, and it’s harder than I thought it would be – one movie isn’t necessarily better than another. Both can be appreciated, meaning a list that ranks them is essentially redundant. Nevertheless, I thought I’d give it a go since I am a man. And as a man, I love ranked lists and top tens and such.
I’ve started with one of my favourite directors – John Carpenter. Most commonly associated with horror and science fiction films from the 1970s and 1980s, “King” Carpenter is a cult classic movie specialist. Dabbling in both studio films and B-movies, Carpenter, who also scored most of his films, has provided audiences with thrills and scares that have been imitated and referenced to this day. What is really likable about the man is that he is essentially just a dude who, at a point in his life, enjoyed making movies. He wasn’t a superhero or an ultra-cinephile like most who work in Hollywood. He even shared his opinion on his own work, citing what he thought was good and what he felt didn’t work.