A couple weeks ago The Rain Delays were discussing who would be regarded as the best american film director....according to you. Not the hip choice or the critc's darling, but who is your favorite director of American films? We received lots of differing opinions (shocker!).
I'm nominating Martin Scorcese. I'm a huge fan of Goodfellas. It's almost the perfect film in my eyes, just tremendous. Shutter Island was amazing, as was The Departed. I found The Aviator to be very interesting. The Gangs of New York also. (does Marty work with anyone else other than DiCaprio?)
Casio was solid, if a tad too long. Cape Fear is underrate, a tremendous performance by Bobby De
Niro. The Color of Money finally earned my favorite actor his first Academy Award. Raging Bull...Taxi Driver...Mean Streets.
That's 11 top notch flicks by my count. I know some can argue the merits of films that would rank toward the bottom of those eleven, but i find them all strong films.
I'll put a list below for those i think warrant top director consideration. Its my list and i'm sticking to it! Now, i'd love to hear your opinion about your favorite director, who is it and why?