Archive for the ‘Directors’ Category

Martin Scorcese and ….. Liza Minelli?

November 8, 2007

Yeah, I don’t get it, either. Was she ever attractive? No way.

For those of you who don’t subscribe to Mental Floss magazine (or who don’t get the awesome RSS feed of its blog), there’s a brief entry on the many battles Scorcese underwent back during his salad days (and even beyond).

It’s all based on Peter Biskind’s book Easy Riders, Raging Bulls. Definitely something to add to the ol’ Amazon wish list.

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9 Awesome Directors Who Temporarily Lost Their Mind

November 6, 2007

When I was growing up, there were basically three parody-style kids’ magazines: Mad, Cracked, and Crazy. (At least I think there was a Crazy.) But over time, with the advent of the Internet and a zillion other ways for kids to get their jollies, the goals and scope of these magazines changed a lot. Mad went corporate and began to include ads (ads!) and color. Cracked, by contrast, became much, much more adult than it’d ever been. It’s clearly aimed much more at twentysomethings than preteens – there’s a lot of profanity and Adult Humor.

The writing is still top notch, though, perhaps more so with Cracked than with Mad. This article is a great example: 9 Awesome Directors Who Temporarily Lost Their Mind.

Very well done, crack Cracked team! I salute you and your verve.

Manly directors

March 19, 2007

Are you a director? Are you a male? Are you on this list?

What, no John McTiernan? I can see leaving James Cameron off, what with that crappy boat movie. What about Robert Aldrich?

Good choices, though. I’m glad people have an appreciation for Sam Peckinpah, who did seem like he wanted to kick everyone’s ass. Hey, how about Herbert Ross? I’m kidding; the dude did chick flicks.