Even though he’s one of my favorites I find it hard to express quite why Steven Spielberg is one of my favorite directors.  I’m not even quite sure why.  It goes without saying he’s one of the finest directors ever to work, his films are filled with visual style and a heart and soul.  I adore his use of close ups and camera movement.  I love that there is no ONE kind of Spielberg film.  Yet, none of this is what makes him so important to me.
Perhaps what I love so much about Spielberg is that his films feel like a part of me.  I grew up watching Steven Spielberg films and loving them before I knew who Steven Spielberg was, or what it meant to be a director.  I soared with Pan in Hook, I wanted to be Short Round in Temple of Doom, I picked my feet up off the vibrating theatre floor to get away from the T-rex in Jurassic Park and I was afraid of the water because of Jaws. 
The imagination of Steven Spielberg has been a part of me for as long as I can remember and I still crave it on a regular basis.  There is not a Spielberg film I won’t see.

Even though he’s one of my favorites I find it hard to express quite why Steven Spielberg is one of my favorite directors.  I’m not even quite sure why.  It goes without saying he’s one of the finest directors ever to work, his films are filled with visual style and a heart and soul.  I adore his use of close ups and camera movement.  I love that there is no ONE kind of Spielberg film.  Yet, none of this is what makes him so important to me.

Perhaps what I love so much about Spielberg is that his films feel like a part of me.  I grew up watching Steven Spielberg films and loving them before I knew who Steven Spielberg was, or what it meant to be a director.  I soared with Pan in Hook, I wanted to be Short Round in Temple of Doom, I picked my feet up off the vibrating theatre floor to get away from the T-rex in Jurassic Park and I was afraid of the water because of Jaws

The imagination of Steven Spielberg has been a part of me for as long as I can remember and I still crave it on a regular basis.  There is not a Spielberg film I won’t see.

Billy Wilder is the director I idolize the most and unfortunately he’s the one I have no chance of meeting.  However, through the magic of film I can still have his movies.
The first Billy Wilder film I ever saw was Double Indemnity, followed quickly by Sunset Blvd.,  The Apartment, Fortune Cookie & Ace in the Hole. I became versed in all that was Wilder very quickly and loved every frame.
What captures me so much about Wilder is that despite story, location or even technology, every one of his films seems utterly timeless as you watch them.  They retain a biting sense of humor, impeccable dialogue, memorable performances, and stories that seem relevant to the human condition.
If I can be half the storyteller that Wilder was, I will be a satisfied artist.

Billy Wilder is the director I idolize the most and unfortunately he’s the one I have no chance of meeting.  However, through the magic of film I can still have his movies.

The first Billy Wilder film I ever saw was Double Indemnity, followed quickly by Sunset Blvd.,  The Apartment, Fortune Cookie & Ace in the Hole. I became versed in all that was Wilder very quickly and loved every frame.

What captures me so much about Wilder is that despite story, location or even technology, every one of his films seems utterly timeless as you watch them.  They retain a biting sense of humor, impeccable dialogue, memorable performances, and stories that seem relevant to the human condition.

If I can be half the storyteller that Wilder was, I will be a satisfied artist.

So I’ve realized that I really like planning some of my posts, the 30 days of female awesome meme was really fun.  So I’ve decided that as I am a director, one of the things I really want to do it think more about directing, the art, craft, & people.
So I’m going to try to post more frequently about the directors I love, the things they make, and why I love them.
I hope you enjoy as I go along!

So I’ve realized that I really like planning some of my posts, the 30 days of female awesome meme was really fun.  So I’ve decided that as I am a director, one of the things I really want to do it think more about directing, the art, craft, & people.

So I’m going to try to post more frequently about the directors I love, the things they make, and why I love them.

I hope you enjoy as I go along!