I wish my life was cool enough for Cameron Crowe to direct it. Sadly, I think I'm stuck with Kubrick.
Originally Posted by pure_mercury
This is a great topic. I would need someone who can shoot the hell out of a picture visually, writes well (I spin out great dialogue, in real life and in writing, but my structure is crap), possesses good stylistic range (could handle my switches from light and funny to dark and disturbing to romantic and sensual), and has a veteran touch to keep everything grounded. I would go with Jonathan Demme.
Sounds like you need Steven Soderbergh!
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Maybe. I tried to think of a more artistic choice but then I realized my life has been pretty straightforward and mostly lighthearted, not really the material a Kurosawa or a Coppola would take on.
I've noticed a number of people picked directors more on what their life is like objectively than what they'd like their life to be like or how they perceive it to be and what filmmaker they think would best capture that. I did more of the latter in the OP. If I had to pick realistically I'd say Todd Solondz.
In other words, Ivy, going for Kurosawa or Coppola wouldn't have been a bad move. I just never pegged you as an Apatow kind of gal is all.
Ingmar Bergman because he could take the plainness of the surface of my life and see through it to the underlying connection to the human condition as a whole, and he'd be able to portray my life as the beautiful, ambivalent, symbolic, bittersweet dance that I see it as.
The one who buggers a fire burns his penis
-anonymous graffiti in the basilica at Pompeii