Film personality test

Via this guy, via Kottke:

I will propose a new personality test where you reblog your favorite movie from each of these directors:

  1. Joel Coen: No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, The Hudsucker Proxy, Miller’s Crossing, Raising Arizona, etc
  2. Wes Anderson: The Darjeeling Limited, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Royal Tennenbaums, Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, etc
  3. Hal Ashby: Being There, Shampoo, Harold and Maude, etc
  4. Kevin Smith: Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Dogma, Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Clerks, etc
  5. Quentin Tarantino: Grindhouse, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, etc
  6. Stanley Kubrick: 2001, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, Dr. Strangelove, Lolita, etc.
  7. P.T. Anderson: Boogie Nights, Hard Eight, There Will Be Blood, Punch-Drunk Love, Magnolia.
  8. Errol Morris: The Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War, Mr. Death, Fast, Cheap and Out of Control, Gates of Heaven, etc.

For me, it’s Raising Arizona, Royal Tennenbaums, ?, Clerks, Pulp Fiction, The Shining, Boogie Nights and ?.

Is there a pattern? Not really – Raising Arizona and Boogie Nights are in my top five movies eva, and I LOVED Clerks first time around and it’s v. hard to choose a favorite Kubrick. Ashby and Morris are obviously gaping holes in my filmic landscape, etc. Better watch that Harold and Maude torrent ASAP.

5 responses

  1. J Rod Avatar

    I like it, because it has Hal Ashby, and these things never have him in them.

    I’ll go, Fargo, life aquatic, being there, Clerks, Reservior dogs, Dr Strangelove, magnolia, The fog of war.

  2. Richard Irvine Avatar
    Richard Irvine

    You see I just didn’t enjoy Life Aquatic at all – have you seen any of Noah Bambauch’s films, ie Squid And The Whale or Margo At The Wedding? You enjoy them in the same way you enjoy The Office (UK), ie watching through your fingers.

    I will have another look @ TLA soon.

  3. J Rod Avatar

    I’ve seen the Life Aquatic so many times, love squid and the whale, haven’t seen margo at the wedding yet.

    On another note, have you heard of the band Noah & the whale.

  4. Richard Irvine Avatar
    Richard Irvine

    Heh yeah Squid + Whale is class – when the Dad swears in front of his kids playing Tennis and Ping Pong? That’ll be me one day.

    I’ll check out band out also…

  5. Richard Irvine Avatar
    Richard Irvine

    Close calls – Raising Arizona v Fargo (+ No Country), Tenebaums v Dahjeeling, Pulp Fiction v Resovoir Dogs, Shining v 2001 (+ Jacket), Boogie Nights v Magnolia (+ TWBB). Phew!

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