INSPIRATIONS

IMAG0362I am inspired by film, like dreams, I believe that it taps into our subconscious.  It is visual storytelling and uses preverbal language to communicate emotion.  Film often has a message and many directors are contributing to the positive evolution of humankind.  We all want meaning in our lives and film is like a shared dream, one in which we can explore meaning.

Some favourite directors:

  • Hal Ashby
  • David Lynch
  • Hal Hartley
  • Nic Roeg
  • Verner Herzhog
  • Richard Linklater
  • Luc Besson
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Pedro Almodovar
  • Stanley Kubrick

A small list of some favourite films:
A Matter of Life and Death
Adaptation
All About my Mother  – Almodovar
Alphaville – J L Godard
Amelie –  JP Jeunet
American Beauty
Bad Timing –  Nik Roeg
Beau Travail – Claire Denis
Being John Malkovich – Spike Jonze
Being There –  Hal Ashby
Betty Blue  – Jean Jacque Beineix
Blade runner – Ridley Scott
Blow up – Antonioni
Blue Velvet –  David Lynch
Bonnie and Clyde
Boogie Nights – Paul Thomas Anderson
Breaking the Waves  – Lars von Trier
Caravaggio  – Derek Jarman
Deliverance – Coen Brothers
Diary of a Country Priest – Robert Bresson
Diva  –  Jean Jacque Beineix
Dog Day Afternoon – Sidney Lumet
Donnie Darko  – Richard Kelly
Don’t Look Now – Nik Roeg
Dr No
Eraserhead  – David Lynch
Fight Club – David Fincher
Freaks – Todd Browning
Get Carter
Gregory’s Girl –  Bill Forsyth
Harold and Maude  –  Hal Ashby
Human Traffic –  Justing Kerrigan
If –  Lindsay Anderson
It’s a Wonderful Life – Frank Capra
Kes – Ken Loach
Lars and the Real Girl
Leon  –  JL Besson
Life of Brian –  Terry Gilliam
Litle Voice – Mark Herman
Little Big Man  – Arthur Penn
Little Miss Sunshine
Live Flesh – Almodovar
Local Hero  – Bill Forsyth
Mad Max – George Miller
Mishima – Paul Schrader
Momento – Christopher Nolan
Mullholland Drive – David Lynch
My Left Foot
My Life as a Dog  –  Lasse Halstrom
Of Freaks and Men  – Alxei Balabanov
Oh Brother Where art Thou? –  Coen Brothers
Oh Lucky Man – Lindsay Anderson
Old Boy – Park Chan-Wook
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Stanley Kubrick
Pan’s Labyrinth – Guillermo Del Torro
Paris Texas – Wim Wenders
Performance – Nik Roeg
Pulp Fiction – Q Tarantino
Rope – Alfred Hitchcock
Sex Lies and Videotape – Steven Soderbergh
Sexy Beast  – Jonathon Glazer
Short Cuts – Robert Altman
Slumdog Millionairre – Danny Boyle
Solaris  –  Alexander Tarkovsky
Sring Summer Winter Fall & Spring  – Kim Ki-Duk
Star Wars – George Lucas
Talk to Her – Almodovar
Terminator  – James Cameron
The Asphalt Jungle
The Big Chill – Lawrence Kasdan
The Big Sleep – Howard Hawks
The Birds – Alfred Hitchcock
The Blues Brothers – John Landis
The Fall
The Kings Speech
The Lady Killers – Alexander Mackendrick
The Last Woman on Earth – Roger Corman
The Matrix – Wachowski Brothers
The Meaning of Life  – Terry Gilliam
The Piano – Jane Campion
The Rocky Horror Show –  Jim Sharman
The School of Rock – Richard Linktater
The Shining – Stanley Kubrick
The Wall
This Beautiful Life
This Filthy Earth – Nik Kotting
Total Recall – Paul Verhoeven
Trainspotting – Danny Boyle
True Stories – David Byrne
Underground
Under the Skin –  Jonathan Glazer
Vertigo – Alfred Hitchcock
West World –  Michael Crichton
You the Living – Ingmar Bergman
2010 a Space Odyssey  – Stanley Kubrick