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Directors

Directors to whom conservatives should pay attention:

Clint Eastwood
2016 Sully
2014 American sniper
2008 Gran Torino
1992 Unforgiven
1986 Heartbreak ridge
*1971 Dirty Harry (directed by Don Siegel)

Mike Judge made his name making Beavis & Butthead, which is somewhat difficult to explain. His longest-running show, though, is King of the hill, about a guy from Texas trying to live the American life. Comic vulgarity is what he does best & he seems to want to save America, minus the moralism. The stories you see below are his only feature films, plus his new sitcom (not animated). Two are about losers, two are about winners. All have happy ends, except perhaps Office space, where rebellion seems to earn punishment.
The characters are either sophisticated or vulgar & corrupt or not; it is not always easy to judge which is which, because you have to judge them in relation to one another & their circumstances, but the categories are obvious. Judge does justice to the comedic insight into the goodness of the vulgar without implying that the sophisticated are corrupt.
2014 Silicon Valley
2009 Extract
2006 Idiocracy
1999 Office Space

David Mamet–here’s his famous memo on writing what you see for The Unit.
2008 Redbelt
2006 The Unit
2004 Spartan
2001 Heist
2000 State & Main
1999 The Winslow boy
1997 The Spanish prisoner
*1997 The Edge, written, but not directed by Mamet.
1994 Oleanna
1991 Homicide
1987 House of games

John McTiernan
2003 Basic & part 2.
1999 The Thomas Crown Affair
1999 The 13th Warrior & part 2.
1995 Die Hard: With A Vengeance
1993 Last Action Hero & part 2.
1992 Medicine Man, as well as part 2 & part 3.
1990 The Hunt for the Red October & part 2.
1988 Die Hard, as well as part 2 & part 3.
1987 Predator

Jeff Nichols is a young director from Arkansas who has cornered the market on anguished manliness
2016 Midnight special
Loving
2012 Mud
2011 Take shelter
2007 Shotgun stories

Christopher Nolan
2014 Interstellar, as well as part two (on wisdom) & part three (on love).
2012 The Dark Knight Rises
2010 Inception
2008 The Dark Knight
2005 Batman Begins
2002 Insomnia
2000 Memento

Whit Stillman
2014 The cosmpolitans
2012 Damsels in distress
1998 Last days of disco
1994 Barcelona
1990 Metropolitan

Classics:

John Ford
1960 Sergeant Rutledge

Akira Kurosawa
1954 Seven samurai

Famous directors:

Woody Allen
2013 Blue Jasmine
2003 The Curse of The Jade Scorpion
1999 Sweet & Lowdown
1983 Zelig
1980 Stardust memories
1979 Manhattan
1972 Play it again, Sam

Peter Bogdanovich
2014 She’s funny that way
1992 Noises off

James Cameron
2009 Avatar
1994 True lies
1992 Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1986 Aliens
1984 Terminator

Alfred Hitchcock
1963 The birds
1956 The man who knew too much
1955 To catch a thief, as well as part 2 & part 3.
1954 Dial M for murder
1954 Rear window, as well as part 2 & part 3.
1944 Lifeboat
1940 Foreign correspondent
1935 The 39 steps

Martin Scorsese
2013 The wolf of Wall St.
2011 Hugo
2007 The departed
1990 Goodfellas

Ridley Scott
2015 The Martian
2012 Prometheus
2010 Robin Hood
2001 Black hawk down
1982 Blade Runner
1979 Alien

Steven Spielberg
2012 Lincoln
2011 The adventures of Tintin
1998 Saving Private Ryan
1993 Jurassic Park
Schindler’s list