|What movies or television shows inspired you to work in this field?
And all the sh*tty educational films that I've watched and simply don't deliver Jack.
Life inspired me before any movie or tv show.
Tex Avery's cartoons inspired me and comic books.
In the early days in would be action films from Hollywood starring Lee Marvin, Steve Mc Queen, Clint Eastwood, Charles Bronson etc. and from HK Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan.
Later stages when I start to appreciate the directors instead of the stars it would be John Woo, Martin Scorsese, Takeshi Kitano, Wong Kar Wai and David Lynch.
And of course playwrights like Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett influences my stylistic approach and writing directions once in a while.
Evil Dead 1&2 and Clerks were my main inspiration to get into filmmaking. These movies showed me that you can be successful without having to become part of an established system. These were films made from passion and enjoyment of the craft- not for immediate monetary gain.
I'm still constantly inspired by content that is created out of passion.
Eraserhead - David Lynch, Chronicles of a Disappearence - Elia Suleiman,
Maya Deren's work... Stan Brackage - Inaugaration at the Pleasure Dome...
Touki Bouki - Mambety, Xala, Black Girl - Ousemane Sembene. Yousef Chahine...
Caramel, West Beirut, Zozo, American Beauty, Dexter, Six Feet Under, Buffy
SHIVA [ south indian film } , GOD FATHER .
The Ascent of Men
the Godfather, Eraserhead
I wouldn't say that others' work inspired me, but the thought of doing my own work hopefully as good as theirs inspired me.
As a kid, I loved Britain's tv series "The Avengers" for its surrealistic tendencies, as well as Blake Edwards "The Party" and - oddly enough - Jerry Lewis' directing when he wasn't being too "pathos"-centric. And of course every creepy horror movie I could get my hands on.
Ingmar Bergman's Persona. Scorsese's Raging Bull. Truffaut's Jules et Jim. Bertollucci's The Conformist. Woody Allens' early work. Too many to mention. On TV, I admire Six Feet Under. Deadwood. The Wire.
I always wanted to make belive a man could fly...
David Lean's work, especially Lawrence of Arabia and Dr. Zivago
and also the God Father series
When I was young, Star Wars Episode IV was my primary inspiration for getting in the field. As I grew older and my tastes changed, Arrested Development, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and This Is Spinal Tap have been the main influence on my current work. They're great examples of amazing entertainment shot on a low budget.
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