Hello Film Doctor friends.
With based-on-a-true story Formula 1 roller-coaster “Rush“ out in the UK this weekend, the Film Doctor team have chosen its director for this week’s Fun Friday – Ron Howard!
For those new to Fun Friday, here’s the deal: each Friday we share a list of one renowned director’s favourite films. Your job is simply to note and watch them! Expand your cinematic knowledge and experience, creatively, technically and historically!
Ron Howard was born to an acting family and went on to successfully emerge from being a child actor to a recognised adult one and, ultimately, a recognised director. Not surprisingly, his film legacy is full to the brim with family values.
In fact, Ron’s list comes with a little “message to the future generation” and what he’d hope to see on his grandchildren’s list:
(This list appeared in USA Weekend on 22 Feb 2013)
When the grandchildren are little:
And as they get older:
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (dir. Milos Forman, 1975)
- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (dir. Frank Capra, 1939)
- Schindler’s List (dir. Steven Spielberg, 1993)
- The Graduate (dir. Mike Nichols, 1967)
- Star Wars: Episode IV (dir. George Lucas, 1977)
- Slumdog Millionaire (dir. Danny Boyle, 2008)
- Dog Day Afternoon (dir. Sidney Lumet, 1975)