5 x 5 Director Challenge: Styles

A look into how they developed their distinct styles over time. Read the description for more info. 

1. Malick
After seeing A New World and later Song to Song, Malick is definitely one of a kind, stylistically. His transcendent, naturesque, spiritual and philosophical themes have somewhat resonated with me, and I'd like to explore more of his work to understand his style and progression into developing that style. The Tree of Life is not on here because I want to see his entire filmography before seeing it. From reading about his life and learning that he was a philosophy major, Harvard Graduate, and Oxford dropout because of a dispute with his advisor about his thesis titled: The Essence of Reasons, I’m…

  • Badlands
  • Days of Heaven
  • The Thin Red Line
  • To the Wonder
  • Knight of Cups
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Wild Strawberries
  • Shame
  • Cries and Whispers
  • Autumn Sonata
  • Eraserhead
  • The Elephant Man
  • Wild at Heart
  • Lost Highway
  • Inland Empire
  • Joint Security Area
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  • Thirst
  • The Little Drummer Girl
  • Raising Arizona
  • Miller's Crossing
  • Barton Fink
  • The Hudsucker Proxy
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?