Contributor's Corner: Who directs the film adaptation of your life?
During the dawn of Viddy Well, we asked each interested contributor to fill out the same questionnaire. The questions spanned from grave to goofy, but the replies were nearly always unexpected. This week we'll take a look at the following question:
Your life is being turned into a film. Who directs the film?
Barry Jenkins. Those intimate shots, the use of scenery, and the incorporation of screwed and chopped classical music (which was very much appreciated in Moonlight). I think those elements could work for a movie about a girl raised in Houston.
I'm a boring zilch so I don't know how interesting a Scorsese-paced sequence of me cooking Ramen and watching Dark Souls' "Let's Play" on YouTube would be. Let's go with Uwe Boll because we have similar opinions on Kickstarter, or Werner Herzog cause he can make anything interesting and the film of my life would desperately need someone with that skill.
Kubrick. The way his mind worked was always interesting to me. While some directors didn’t always agree with his adaptations, his meticulous style of directing always called to me. I feel as if he could encapsulate everything I’ve been through and do it with details. If I were to solely focus on color and aesthetics, I’m rolling with Wes Anderson though.
For some reason I'd want Derek Cianfrance to direct my life's movie. He's a very intimate director, and his characters always seem so real to me... I want people to cry when they watch my life movie! Alright!? I said it!
My life is pretty boring as I become more and more of a recluse, but there's usually some fucked up shit that randomly pops up here and there. Ideally, it'd be great if someone like Jodorowski would come in and script doctor my life and make it more profound, but realistically, I'd probably have some mumblecoreish guy like Baumbach or a more understated "mumblecore" dude that's more "everyday." I don't really know any mumblecore directors or what mumblecore even is or why I've used the word mumblecore so much...
Tommy Wiseau. Because life doesn't make sense to me, and he's the only one who could make the movie and show how it doesn't make any sense.
I guess I'd have to go with someone like Harmony Korine. On the whole, I feel like my life is fairly straight-laced and boring, but I also have a magnet to the weird circumstantial -- situations and people just come into my life or are drawn to me. I think that Harmony Korine would be able to work with both those extremes; he'd be able to catch the beauty and the grime, the odd and the mundane, with effortless, simultaneous ease.
Who would direct your life if it was adapted into a film? We want to know. Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section below, and, as always, remember to viddy well.