steven-spielberg-directing-style-114After making Directing Inspiration in 2013, I’ve decided to put together another list of 10 directors that I enjoy very much.  It was easy for me to pick my top 3 picks on my last list and then it became a little more time consuming narrowing down my top 10 personal favourites.  My list was way over-bloated of course, so now it’s time for Part II.  This time I haven’t dedicated any time to ranking the filmmakers, deciding instead to just list them in the order they came to me.  Basically, this is a list who all really deserved to be on my first if only there were more spots.  Since there weren’t, I felt somewhat guilty as they too inspire me a great deal.  However, I have tried to rank each film from top to bottom in accordance to my preference.

Roger Malcolm’s Directing Inspiration Top 10 Part II

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Psycho (1960) USA / 109 min / Horror Mystery Thriller / B/W

Written by Roger Malcolm

The film that gave birth to the slasher, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho!  The screenplay, written by Joseph Stefano, was based off the novel by Robert Bloch and stars Janet Leigh as Marion Crane, with Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates.  Also, it was produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, in beautiful black and white cinematography.  Psycho would be the director’s last, as he would transition to only color films for the rest of his career.  In the years after Hitchcock’s death in 1980, 3 sequels featuring Anthony Perkins, a made-for-television movie spin-off, a near shot-for-shot remake and television series have been produced.

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