March 21, 2015

Modern Masters #2: Richard Linklater

TSPDT's latest list of the 1000 most-acclaimed films of this century is out. Based on that, I have selected filmmakers with the most impressive filmographies since 2000. Their ranking considers two aspects - how many of their films feature in Top 1000, and what is the respective rank of each of these films on that list.

"You have to keep your faith in the fact that there are a lot of intelligent people who are actively looking for something interesting, people who have been disappointed so many times." 


54-year old American filmmaker

Has directed eleven films since 2000, seven of which feature in Top 1000: Before Sunset (2004) is highest ranked at #38, followed by BoyhoodWaking LifeBefore MidnightSchool of RockA Scanner Darkly, and Bernie.

Trivia: While his latest film has earned fame for being shot and telling a story over twelve years, as many as six of his films are set over less than twenty-four hours, making him among the most audacious film-makers with respect to their experiment with time.

1 comment:

  1. Before trilogy and boyhood amongst favorites. Modern masterpieces by this living legend. His movie grows on you always. I remember the first i watched boyhood. I could relate with the life Mason was leading on a screen across seven seas. And before trilogy, who can make a movie with just two persons walking and talking.