Sunday, September 1, 2013

Top 100 Favorite Directors: Part II (#95 - 91)

Keep yourself updated! Czech out Part I (#100 - 96) here.

95. Rob Reiner

Excellent with comedy, drama, and even horror (to some extent), Rob Reiner seems to be one of the great unsung filmmakers of the late '80s and early '90s. Though his hot streak lasted less than 10 years, with such classics as Stand By Me, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Misery, and A Few Good Men (all consecutive directorial efforts), he's made a lasting impression - even if he isn't often recognized for it.

Favorite films - Misery, A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally

94. Mario Bava

Considered one of the most important directors in development of the modern horror film, Bava is often credited as being a pioneer in developing the giallo and slasher film genres. Though his work never became enormously popular to mainstream audiences, he is a legend in the horror genre, a reputation which few can match.

Favorite films - Black Sunday, Blood And Black Lace

93. Joe Dante

A relatively unknown "cult" filmmaker, and one of the more diverse directors around, Joe Dante's ability to blend comedic, dramatic, horror, and camp elements is almost always a joy to see in action. He may not have ever gained much notoriety for his work, but he will always be appreciated among the film community.

Favorite films - The 'Burbs, Matinee

92. John Hughes

Despite having directed my least favorite of all-time (Ferris Bueller's Day Off), Hughes still contributed to the film world with some of the most nostalgic, iconic, and timely films of the '80s. Though most of his praise comes from his work as a writer and producer, his directorial efforts were still some of the most influential of their time.

Favorite films - Planes Trains And Automobiles, The Breakfast Club

91. Robert Zemeckis

Another incredibly diverse filmmaker, and a pioneer in his utilization of ahead-of-its-time special effects/editing, Zemeckis is still producing strong material to this day. Directing some of the most entertaining films of the '80s, and moving on to powerful dramas and visual works of art, Robert Zemeckis has proven time and time again to be a director with great talent and a passion for breaking new ground.

Favorite films - Back To The Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump

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