David Gordon Green: A Career In Review

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In preparation for this year’s Joe (directed by David Gordon Green and not to be confused with the 1970s hippies vs slobs film starring Peter Boyle), in which Nicolas Cage is thought to be nominated for an Academy Award for his performance, I wanted to break down David Gordon Green’s seminar films.  A career unlike any other filmmaker alive today.
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Raiders of the Lost Ark: A Perfect Movie

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My dream has always been to own a movie theater.  And in this dream, I don’t have to worry about ticket sales, attendance, bills or money in any way.  Because it’s a dream.  In my owning-a-movie-theater fantasy, the first movie I always planned on screening was Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Raiders has, to me, always represented precisely the reason why it is that we go to the movies.  We go to the movies for different reasons.  We see comedies to laugh.  We see dramas to cry.  We see horror movies to scream.  We see movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark to experience the full spectrum of human emotion on display, wrapped in an essence of pure fun.


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