Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Jon Favreau

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As he rolls out his newest project, “Chef”, the multi-talented (equally successful Actor, Producer, Director, Writer!) Jon Favreau becomes the subject of this week’s “Director’s Favourite Films” selection.

Take a look:

  • “Red River” (1948, dir. Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson) – “Red River was great because it showed how they were able to play against people’s expectations of John Wayne. The thing with John Wayne’s character was he made it hard for you to root for him, and yet you were always rooting for him to come around.”  (J. Favreau for Oliver Franklin, 2011, GQ Magazine UK).
  • “Seven Samurai” (1954, dir. Akira Kurosawa) – “[…] like a 3 hour film school” (J. Favreau for Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” session, May 2014)
  • “The Godfather” (1972, dir. Francis Ford Coppola) – You can never go wrong with the Godfather” (J. Favreau for Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” session, May 2014) 
    • “Visions of Light” (1992, dir. Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy, Stuart Samuels) – […] a really good doc that I check out from time to time, as it offers insight into cinematography.” (J. Favreau for Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” session, May 2014)




 
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