Bryan Singer is one of those Director’s who has successfully managed to incorporate in his body of work both low-budget psychological thrillers (“The Usual Suspects“, “Apt Pupil“) and Hollywood blockbusters (“X-Men”, “X-Men: First Class“, “X2“). Singer also has acclaimed TV producing credits under his belt, bringing to the small screen series like “House M.D.” and “Dirty Sexy Money“. With his latest project, “Jack the Giant Slayer” finally premiering in the UK & Europe today (22 March), Film Doctor turns your attention to the cinematic preferences that shaped Mr. Singer as filmmaker.
- Jaws (1975, dir. Steven Spielberg) – quoted to be Singer’s favourite movie of all time. His production company, Bad Hat Harry, is named after a line in the film.
- Star Trek (1979, dir. Robert Wise), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982, dir.Nicholas Meyer), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984, dir. Leonard Nimoy), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986, dir. Leonard Nimoy)
- “I love journey movies” (Bryan Singer, 27 Feb 2013, © Cover Media Group) – amongst some of the mentioned “journey movies” are “Journey to the Center of the Earth“ (1959, dir. Henry Levin) and “King Kong”
- “Anything with James Mason in it” (B. Singer) – that would be “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” (1954, dir. Richard Fleischer), “A Star is Born” (1954, dir. George Cukor), “North by Northwest” (1959, dir. Alfred Hitchcock), “Lolita” (1962, dir. Stanley Kubrick), “Heaven Can Wait” (1978, dir. Warren Beatty & Buck Henry).
“Jack the Giant Slayer” opens in UK cinemas today, 22 March.
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