Kurosawa and Francis Ford Coppola
Kurosawa and Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola

The Apartment (Wilder, 1960)

Ashes and Diamonds (Wajda, 1958)

The Bad Sleep Well (Kurosawa, 1960)

The Best Years of Our Lives (Wyler, 1946)

I Vitelloni (Fellini, 1953)

The King of Comedy (Scorsese, 1983)

Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)

Singin’ in the Rain (Donen/Kelley, 19510)

Sunrise (Murnau, 1927)

Yojimbo (Kurosawa, 1961)


Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino

Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)

The Bad News Bears (Ritchie, 1976)

Carrie (de Palma, 1976)

Dazed and Confused (Linklater, 1993)

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (Leone, 1966)

The Great Escape (Sturges, 1963)

His Girl Friday (Hawks, 1939)

Jaws (Spielberg, 1975)

Pretty Maids All in a Row (Vadim, 1971)

Rolling Thunder (Flynn, 1977)

Sorcerer (Friedkin, 1977)

Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)


Edgar Wright
Edgar Wright

Edgar Wright

2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)

An American Werewolf in London (Landis, 1981)

Carrie (de Palma, 1976)

Dames (Enright/Berkeley, 1934)

Don’t Look Now (Roeg, 1973)

Duck Soup (McCarey, 1933)

Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960)

Raising Arizona (Coen, 1987)

Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)

The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah, 1969)


Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro

8 ½ (Fellini, 1963)

La Belle et la Bete (Cocteau, 1946)

Frankenstein (Whale, 1931)

Freaks (Browning, 1932)

Goodfellas (Scorsese, 1990)

Greed (von Stroheim, 1925)

Los Olvidados (Bunuel, 1950)

Modern Times (Chaplin, 1936)

Nosferatu (Murnau, 1922)

Shadow of a Doubt (Hitchcock, 1943)


Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham

Fish Tank (Arnold, 2009)

Days of Heaven (Malick, 1978)

Broadcast News (Brooks, 1987)

Weekend (Haigh, 2011)

(tie) La Pointe Coure, Cleo from 5 to 7, Le bonheur, Vagabond (Varda)

(tie) The Marriage of Maria Braun, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Fassbinder)

Picnic at Hanging Rock (Weir, 1975)

(tie) Straw Dogs (Peckinpah, 1971), Dead Ringers (Cronenberg, 1988)

Through a Glass Darkly (Bergman, 1961)

The War Room (Hegedus/Pennebaker, 1993)


Rian Johnson
Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson

8 ½ (Fellini, 1963)

Brazil (Gilliam, 1985)

F for Fake (Welles, 1975)

Amarcord (Fellini, 1972)

Fanny and Alexander (Bergman, 1982)

M. Hulot’s Holiday (Tati, 1953)

Scenes from a Marriage (Bergman, 1973)

The Third Man (Reed, 1949)

The Bad Sleep Well (Kurosawa, 1960)

Down by Law (Jarmusch, 1986)


Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan

The Hit (Frears, 1984)

Twelve Angry Men (Lumet, 1957)

The Thin Red Line (Malick, 1998)

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Lang, 1933)

Bad Timing (Roeg, 1980)

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Oshima, 1983)

For All Mankind (Reinert, 1989)

Koyaanisqatsi (Reggio, 1983)

Mr. Arkadin (Welles, 1955)

Greed (von Stroheim, 1925)