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I decided to copy Joel…

MY TOP 10 MOVIE DIRECTORS (and my favorite of their movies)·

  1. NICOLAS WINDING REFN - Drive (2011)
  2. PARK CHAN-WOOK - Oldboy (2003)
  3. QUENTIN TARANTINO - Inglourious Basterds (2003)
  4. DANNY BOYLE - Trainspotting (1996)
  5. STANLEY KUBRICK - Paths of Glory (1957)
  6. SHANE MEADOWSThis Is England (2006)
  7. SPIKE LEE - Do The Right Thing (1989)
  8. EDGAR WRIGHT Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  9. JODY HILL - The Foot Fist Way (2006)
  10. ZACK SNYDER - Watchmen (2009)
Breaking Bad is like watching Shakespeare but not on stage. I think it’s absolutely wonderfully written, directed, acted and photographed. It pushed the limit of how we view television: it went completely out of the episodic [structure] and every season peeled the layers away from Walter White’s inevitable destiny. That I find very inspiring. It’s what made me see television as a medium now to work with.

Nicolas Winding Refn

I don’t believe that art makes people violent, but I believe art can show people how to act violently. It can initiate, but not create the behavior. That’s where it becomes tricky. Because every time something bad happens we’re always looking for a reason why, and then we’re looking for a mechanical way to solve it. But emotions you can never mechanicalize. It’s just…who we are as people, the DNA of our brains.

Nicolas Winding Refn