Denis Villeneuve’s Favorite Movies: 20 Films the Director Wants You to See
Villeneuve selected "No Country for Old Men" as one of the best films of the 21st century: "The image of the policeman’s boots making dark marks on the floor as he is being strangled by the nightmarish killer has haunted me since [the first watch].”
For #Sicario, Villeneuve channeled his love for Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai": "There are scenes where you’re waiting for violence. Nothing is happening; everything is still...The feeling of that, waiting for that moment to happen, was so strong."
Villeneuve salutes "Dunkirk" and "Inception": "Christopher Nolan is a very impressive filmmaker, he is able to keep his identity and create his own universe in that large scope...Every movie that he comes out with, I have more admiration for his work."
Yorgos Lanthimos is one of Villeneuve's favorite working directors: "The madness in ‘Dogtooth’ is the most refreshing thing I’ve seen in a long time...Lanthimos may be one of the most exciting filmmakers working today."
Count Villeneuve among the biggest fans of Bradley Cooper's #AStarIsBorn: "It is hard to believe this movie is the work of a first-time director. The level of precision of camera work and mise-en-scene are truly impressive."
Villeneuve on Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood": "There are specific shots that went directly through my skull... Like the shot of Daniel Day-Lewis baptizing a baby with oil, making ‘There Will Be Blood’ an instant new classic.”
"That’s one of my favorite films of all time. There are pieces I am still struggling to try and find the meaning of. I understand different meanings of it as I grow up." Denis Villeneuve's love for Hitchcock's #Vertigo was a launch pad for "Enemy":
Villeneuve named Jonathan Glazer's #UnderTheSkin one of the best films of the 21st century, noting he's never been able to get the image of “Scarlett Johansson in a pool of darkness” out of his head:

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with IndieWire

IndieWire Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @IndieWire

10 Feb
‘Buffy’ and ‘Angel’ Star Charisma Carpenter Says Joss Whedon ‘Abused His Power’ on Set
Carpenter released a statement in support of Ray Fisher, writing Whedon "has a history of being casually cruel” and “created hostile and toxic work environments since his early career. I know because I experienced it first-hand. Repeatedly.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar issued a statement on Joss Whedon: "While I am proud to have my name associated with Buffy Summers, I don't want to forever be associated with [Whedon]...I stand with all the survivors of abuse and am proud of them for speaking out."
Read 4 tweets
9 Feb
#Oscars2021 Shortlists Revealed: International Feature, Documentary, Original Score, and More
The 2021 #Oscars shortlist for Best International Feature Film includes Denmark's "Another Round," Taiwan's "A Sun," and more. See the shortlists here:
The Best Documentary shortlist includes #Time, Garrett Bradley's portrait of mass incarceration in America, "Dick Johnson is Dead," and "Boys State." Take a look at the full list below and more categories here:
Read 4 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!