Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – John Maclean

Hi Film Folk!

With the upcoming UK release of new Michael Fassbender movie Slow West the Film Doctor team thought it right to share the director’s favourite film influences.

At a Jameson Film Club Q&A yesterday, Director John Maclean shared these words and influences:

“I pretty much just used to watch RoboCop, Die Hard and Predator, so I didn’t feel like a real film fan, as all my arty friends were watching Three Colours Red, Blue, Green and Orange (laughs). Then in the early 90s, Tarantino did a talk at the Cameo cinema and I realised you’re allowed to shoot people in art-house cinema. That was a huge breakthrough for me. Then I started watching all those films that influenced him and those that influenced those ones and now I’m watching some old Japanese cinema!”

Maclean also cited the Coen Bros as a key reference/influence for Slow West.

Slow West is released in the UK on Friday June 26th.
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