If it's crap ... We'll tell you
There has been a bit of back and forth in another thread about Quentin Tarantino and his use of the nigger ('n') word. Much has been said, I personally think that he actually thinks he is black. Like J-Roc from Trailer-park Boys. He is a white boy and he seriously is convinced he is black. He has acted this way for so long hat those around him do not even notice anymore. I feel it is fairly well reflected in his work. BUT this is not a thread about QT, oh no.
I want to ask what impressions you get about a director from the way in which their work is presented. A kind of auteur theory kind of question.
Example: Kevin Smith is a closet homosexual and his way of dealing with this sexuality issues come forth in the form of super bromance films.
The work of Gregg Araki clearly displays his sexual tendencies also but in my opinion that is so obvious you would be a fool to not think that as you watch anything he has done.
I have also heard that Alfred Hitchcock is a fecofeliac, but cannot think of any evidence to back up this claim (it came in a lecture from a professor and was stated in such a matter of fact, everyone knows this way that it stuck with the person who told me about it...).
Many directors are accused of being racist (QT), misogynistic (SP), paranoid (OS)... and I could list more of the obvious examples but for now I turn over to you, so who do think these film directors think they are?
What does the work of a director tell YOU about the director as a person?
Applying your logic, I would say m night shamalamadingdong was a genius then! in sort of the same way that jas man from babylon zoo is (in their own minds) he is clearly over compensating for a lack of something, I mean take 'the happening' Bee's go missing then the evil flowers with their abundance of pollen, that isn't being distributed any more, they have to evolve bloody quick to survive so they find a way to do this AND kill the human race at the same time! I don't know about you but this prediction blew my mind. Plus most of his films are so intelligent he aims them at all age ranges, if I'm not mistaken, some do have so much genius behind them that 15 is the age of comprehension but for the most part he makes them simple enough for kids to understand.
Oh wait, my sarcastic muscle went into overdrive oops
sarcastamuscle or no, you have a point. M Night Shamalamahaanan clearly thinks himself to be a smart cunt if you go by what his films tell you. Not had the pleasure of 'the happnin' but sounds a bit over my head so will leave it well alone...
even if it's a bit over your head, if memory serves me well the first 10 minutes has some spectacular deaths (I think he secretly filmed folks coming out of his previous filums) then switch it off, SWITCH IT OFF I TELL THEE!
I have no evidence of this, but my friends and I believe that Tommy Wiseau is a retired hitman who used the production of The Room in order to hide the blood money he earned from his assassination jobs.
I don't have any particular theory's that come to mind just yet, but I would be fascinated to see somebody impliment your theory to Takeshi Miike, cos his movies are all kinds o fucked up... The first 10 minutes of Visitor Q features somebody having sex with a dead body till fecal matter starts comin out of it... I mean, WTF?!?!? And that's just one example from about a dozen that come to mind (Gozu, Ichi the Killer, Audition etc)
If you really can get a window into a filmmaker's psyche from their work in the way you suggest, I think Miike should be locked up and the key thrown away just to be on the safe side.
Fun facts Takeshi Miike make family movies.
So what does the work of Miike tell me about him as a person?
I would say he has severe ADD and takes many prescribed drugs to keep him focused, this would explain his incredibly high and diverse level of creative output OR he is an absolute speed freak, this would explain his incredibly high and diverse level of creative output.
He is just lucky enough to work in a society where he can get an idea from his brain and onto the screen in a very short time, whether family film, TV show, yakuza, horror, musical or based on a computer game. The man has talent, harnessed by the power of amphetamines!!
Christopher Nolan has a dead wife fixation.
I can buy that, so we can conclude he wants to kill his wife?
from one Batman director to another, Tim Burton has severe father issues... or a dead father fixation!