Monday, September 25, 2006

The Men Behind The Best Films (My Favorite Film Directors)

Yasujiro Ozu. Zhang Yimuo. Francois Truffaut. Akira Kurosawa. Giuseppe Tornatore. Ingmar Bergman. Federico Fellini. Alfred Hitchcock. Vittorio de Sica. Woody Allen. Robert Altman. Wong Kar Wai. Peter Weir. M. Night Shyamalan. Alexander Payne. Majid Majidi. David Mamet. Fabian Bielinsky. Abbas Kiarostami. Ishmael Bernal. Mike de Leon. Jeffrey Jeturian. Celso Ad Castillo. Lino Brocka. (In order of appearance)


Noel Vera said...

On twists: The Sixth Sense is essentially a ripoff of an idea from Carnival of Souls--a far scarier film.

The Others is similar, but it is really stylishly made, far better than Shyamalan's I think, and it has a great performance by Kidman. The real thrill is wondering if she is crazy or not, or, even if the ghosts are real, if she's still crazy...

On Planet of the Apes--you mean the original? Because by the time of the remake, everyone knew the twist (the ones who didn't read Boulle's novel, that is).

Noel Vera said...

Hm. Wrong comment on wrong post. What I meant to say was: Where's Mario O'Hara?

Toto said...

I love "The Others", too. It's the scariest film I've seen lately. And it's well-made too.
Re. Planet of the Apes, I'm referring to the original. I'm one of the few who didn't read the book. Now you know why I was blown away by the ending. I didn't see the remake.
Re. Mario O'Hara, I never got to see many of his films. The only one which really made an impression on me was "Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos".Your post on coming-of-age films sparked my interest in his films though. BTW, the most memorable local coming-of-age film for me is Peque Gallaga's "Oro Plata Mata".