Thursday, June 21, 2007

Sarah Polley and then some.


One of my students asked if I'd met Robert Rodriguez. Nope. Never. "But wouldn't that be awesome?". Not for me. No, not really. He doesn't leave me weak in the knees. I think he probably has plenty of fans and admirers.

So I tried to come up with a list of directors that would render me speechless. Ang Lee, Wong Kar Wai, Hirokazu Koreeda, John Sayles, Terrence Malick (already met him and I couldn't form words, but if I met him again, it'd probably be the same), Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Martin Bell, Wes Anderson, Hal Hartley, Brad Bird, Albert Maysles, Guillermo Del Toro, Judd Apatow, and then of course there's a long list of dead directors (Robert Altman in particular). I'm sure I'm missing a bunch. New to my list would be Sarah Polley. I'm crazy excited about her as a director. I've loved her since The Sweet Hereafter. And now she's making equally amazing films as a director. And she just seems like a really wonderful human being. You can feel it in her film.

1 comment:

Alison said...

She's a big time activist too. I think socialist. I always that was cool about her.