Top 5 Directors You’ve Broken Up With

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Anderson and Bryan discuss the TOP 5 DIRECTORS YOU’VE BROKEN UP WITH.  The relationship was exciting in the beginning but has since gone sour.  Before that, the guys go through the assigned viewing list from the film class Logan is taking, and more Oscar nominees are flickfessed.

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Click here for a list of the films and directors discussed in this episode.



20 thoughts on “Top 5 Directors You’ve Broken Up With

  1. someone please send this to anderson and bryan “the beeeeeeeezzzzz not the beeeeeeeezzzzzzzz”

    Nicolas Cage Losing His Shit


    Posted by chris | February 20, 2012, 11:40 AM
  2. Bryan – you MUST see Last of the Mohicans. Easily the best of Daniel and to this day I pronounce Yankee, yonkeeee.

    Always great insight and Sin Nombre (just saw it the other day) has got to be one of my top 5 favorite movies – thanks Anderson.


    Posted by Booch | February 16, 2012, 10:04 AM
  3. John Carpenter is my break up. For a stretch he could do NO wrong-Halloween, the Fog, Christine, The Thing, Assualt on Precinct 13 and my personal favorite, Prince of Darkness. Even his experiments outside of his genre, Memoirs of An Invisible Man, Starman were good. I even eventually loved the corny and loving tribute to Mortal Combat and East/West attitude in Big Trouble in Little China! I still get sucked into it whenever it’s on.

    But when IN the Mouth of Madness came out, I knew something had gone seriously wrong. I even went to Village of the Damned and sat through Christopher Reeve looking as confused as I was. But Escape from LA, Vampires and the worst- Ghosts of Mars are UNWATCHABLE. Before, his releases were ‘must sees’. Now I wait and expect the worst. I wont see the WARD and I’m not surprised he’s got nothing on the burner right now.

    Wes Craven is still on my dance card!!!


    Posted by dacrusher | February 15, 2012, 2:32 PM
  4. Enter The Void is my all time favourite intro. The music is also sampled in Hard Candy when the chick turns the stereo on.


    Posted by SteveP | February 14, 2012, 8:57 PM
  5. How is it that neither one of you (especially Bryan) didn’t break up with Rob Reiner? He started so strong with:
    – Spinal Tap
    – Sure Thing
    – Stand By Me
    – Princess Bride
    – When Harry Met Sally
    – Misery
    – A Few Good Men

    and then hit “North”, sorta rebounded with “American President” and then has gone downhill since then. Seventeen years without a good movie – We’re done.


    Posted by Howard | February 13, 2012, 12:01 PM
  6. I just saw Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles based on Anderson’s raving Flickfession. It was a big let down. Not really an interesting “mystery” and there was no payoff what so ever. Shut Up Little Man was much better.

    Otherwise, I love the podcast and look forward to it each week. Keep up the great work!


    Posted by Mike Glee | February 12, 2012, 10:57 AM
  7. Best time to listen to the film vault? DRUNK. You guys are genius. And the whole throwing the number in the bush thing I believe you are thinking of Reality Bites. Unless that happens in Singles too. I type faster with alcohol. I fucking love anderson. Eh I’d do Bryan too. Odd.


    Posted by AO | February 11, 2012, 11:47 PM
    • Oh but WTF with the tree of life anderson? SERIOUSLY? NO!

      JUST NO!

      THIS ANGERS ME SO MUCH. I was happy with your not super excited attitude towards Avatar in fact it made me like you after that first film vault episode but this fucking makes everything different. AH so much anger.


      Posted by AO | February 11, 2012, 11:48 PM
      • Ah! Couldn’t agree with you more. Anderson has brought so many gems into my life, and to hear that he liked Tree of Life was disappointing. The movie was astoundingly beautiful, but that was all. It was 2 and 1/2 hours of staring at a beautiful naked women (cinematography), but never being able to have sex with her (story).


        Posted by Garrett | February 27, 2012, 7:50 AM
    • yep it was reality bites. I thought I was going nuts! thank you!


      Posted by LP | February 13, 2012, 1:46 PM
  8. One of the better podcasts.


    Posted by Johnny | February 11, 2012, 11:45 PM
  9. I would think that Anderson’s way of watching movies in two halves would lead to him being into a movie at night, then not so into it the next morning. Like he said with Tree of Life, sometimes you’re just not in a mood to enjoy something, while other times you would enjoy it. Losing momentum of enjoyment by stopping a movie seems like a bad way to watch movies to me. It always irritates me when my girlfriend decides in the middle of a scene that she has to use the bathroom, instead of going between scenes, where we can pause more reasonably and not lose the momentum so much.

    I love Tim Burton’s style, but his movies don’t have anything but style anymore.

    I think that it might be better to watch all of a director’s movies after they’ve all been made, instead of seeing them as they come out. I find that with bands if I get their back catalog all at once I’m less picky about individual albums or periods than I am when I get a brand new album that doesn’t click with me. I’ve been watching Blake Edwards movies lately, and I’m more willing to watch the several crappy ones as I go through to the better ones later on.


    Posted by Scott S | February 10, 2012, 8:21 PM
  10. The listener top 5 caused me to realize something for once: Tim Burton is #1 for me on this list.

    As for the flickfession, to me, the major problem with “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is the fact that it takes so long to conclude after the climax. The girl chases dude down, he wrecks, his car explodes– then, according to screenwriting (sniff) professionals the film’s loose ends should be wrapped up in a matter of a few minutes. In this case, the professionals are correct. There were three loose ends at the end of the movie: the girl’s relationship with the journalist/investigator, the fate of the guy who slammed Daniel Craig’s character and accused him of plagiarism, and the location/fate of the woman who went missing decades earlier.
    I didn’t give a shit about the guy who accused Daniel Craig’s character of plagiarism ( I had almost forgotten about him because I NEVER cared about it), yet they dwelt on it FOREVER, and by the time they moved onto the details about the missing woman and the girl’s relationship with the investigator it felt like they were making a fourth act. In my mind, it went from a good movie to an average movie during its last thirty(?) minutes.


    Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | February 10, 2012, 4:53 PM
  11. Glad to hear BB read my update to his wikipedia page! Ha!
    I also found it funny that Anderson doesn’t have a Wiki page.


    Posted by RayZ | February 10, 2012, 2:04 PM
  12. I saw Last of the Mohicans for the 1st time a couple weeks ago. It does not hold up. It kinda made me think of the similarly dated yet superior Far and Away. Hawk eye and his family running everywhere made me marvel at their cardiovascular fitness and reminded me of the Nordic track commercial parody from the Ben Stiller show.


    Posted by Hot Nikks | February 10, 2012, 11:47 AM
  13. Prometheus is absolutely a prequel to Alien, there is no way around it guys. Look at the trailer, you see the Space Jockey from Alien (the petrified giant alien in the chair of the derelict spaceship they get the alien from in the original film) rise up out of the floor, plus the inside of that ship is shown multiple times. Whether it will show the aliens at all is an open question, I believe they won’t appear in this one, but the plan is for at least one more film if this one does well (last I heard).


    Posted by Max Maxwell | February 10, 2012, 10:32 AM
  14. The conversation about alternate ways to view videos online could have been a whole episode for me. Good times!

    Completely on board with Bryan’s #1, especially in light of today, February 10th.

    Tree of Life should be renamed “Hipster Training Video 2011” Thumbs down.


    Posted by LFC | February 10, 2012, 5:50 AM

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