Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Zack Snyder

Hello Film Doctor friends. Director Zack Snyder is going to be the focus of our Fun Friday as his latest project, “Man of Steel”opens nationwide today.



After making his feature film debut with the 2004 remake “Dawn of the Dead, he gained wide recognition for his 2007 box office hit “300, adapted from writer-artist Frank Miller‘s Dark Horse Comics miniseries of the same name, and later went on to direct the 2009 superhero-comic-book-adaptation film “Watchmen. He is the co-founder of Cruel and Unusual Films, a production company he established in 2004, together with his wife Deborah Snyder and producing partner Wesley Coller.







Snyder‘s movie picks come with a little comment for each:

“Star Wars” (1977, dir. George Lucas) – “I saw the movie when I was like, what, 11 years old and…that’s why I’m sitting here right now” (in an interview for IGN, 2011)

Clockwork Orange” (1971, dir. Stanley Kubrick) – “the same sort of irony that I like in the movies, where the tone is fun, but the movie itself is super dark. So you have these two worlds, fighting each other…which I find really interesting.” 

“Robocop” (dir. Paul Verhoeven) –“I love the idea of this kind of pop-corn/bubble-gum movie, RoboCop, which is actually a comment on the society, corporate involvement in public works, and all sorts of things of this nature.”

 

 

 

Man of Steel hits the UK screens today, 14 June 2013.

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