They Shoot Pictures Don’t They?
It’s all auteurs all the time at the marvelous film resource They Shoot Pictures Don’t They? Based in Australia and run by cinephile extraordinaire Bill Georgaris, the TSPDT is currently in a transition phase as it’s migrated from an old look to a new look. The good news is that the old site still stands during the transition so they we the readers don’t lose access to this amazing cinema site.
One of the most useful and fun elements of They Shoot Pictures Don’t They? is the annual list of 1,000 greatest films, compiled from a combination of various critic and user polls from, well, all over. There’s a very detailed explanation about where and how the current list was compiled and ranked here, but suffice it to say, Sight & Sound’s got nothing on TSPDT. Plus,there’s another uber-list, the 250 Most Acclaimed Films of the 21st Century. It’s not secret that we love a list here at Pretty Clever Films, so… not a surprise that we can’t get enough of this site.
But the real value of They Shoot Pictures Don’t They? lies in the director’s A-Z. Here you’ll find cinema’s greatest directors categorized and defined, complete with biographical info, reccomended viewing, and tons of other factoids. Currently, most of the directors database is living at the “old” TSPDT, but you can still peruse it here.
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