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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

10 Favourite Directors

It has come to my attention that I've never really paid much homage to the great directors of classic film on my blog previously, so I thought I would remedy that with a list, in no particular order, of my 10 favourite classic directors. Enjoy!

Sir Alfred Hitchcock

Favourite film(s): The 39 Steps (1935), Shadow of a Doubt (1944), Rear Window (1954), The Birds (1963)

Billy Wilder

Favourite film(s): The Lost Weekend (1945), The Apartment (1960)

Preston Sturges

Favourite film(s): The Lady Eve (1941), Sullivan's Travels (1941)

William Wyler

Favourite film(s): These Three (1936), Mrs. Miniver (1942), Detective Story (1951), The Big Country (1958), How To Steal a Million (1966)

Howard Hawks

Favourite Film(s): His Girl Friday (1940), Ball of Fire (1941), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Elia Kazan

Favourite films: Gentlemen's Agreement (1947), Splendor in the Grass (1961)

Leo McCarey

Favourite film(s): Make Way For Tomorrow (1937), The Awful Truth (1937), Love Affair (1939), An Affair to Remember (1957) 

George Cukor

Favourite film(s): The Women (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), I'll Be Seeing You (1944), My Fair Lady (1964)

George Stevens

Favourite film(s): Swing Time (1936), The More the Merrier (1943), I Remember Mama (1948), Giant (1956)

Frank Capra

Favourite film(s): It Happened One Night (1934), Meet John Doe (1941)

Who are your favourite directors? I had to leave several whom I really love of this list, but it had to be done! *sobs* 

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