UK glossy Total Film has launched an particularly ambitious list â€” the 100 Greatest Directors Ever, each candidate complete with a cutesy little tagline: John Sturges is "The man’s man," Paul Verhoeven is "The flying dutchman" and Roman Polanski is, amusingly, "The poison dwarf," though no one is deemed "The pervert" or "The infamous asshole." Part one is here, part two is here. Fodder for those carrying on the great debate of 7/30: Bergman comes in at number seven, Antonioni is not on the list at all.
Bilge Ebiri at New York offers a list of "verisimilitude tests" of movie representations of the city by field: "New York, New York" is "way off base" as a representation of Gotham showbiz life, while "All That Jazz" is "right on."
+ The Greatest Directors Ever – Part 1 (Total Film)
+ The Greatest Directors Ever – Part 2 (Total Film)
+ Documentary: shaking the world (Sight & Sound)
+ Verisimilitude Test: Is This Really the City You Know? (New York)
+ "I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That": 17 Dangerous Cinematic Computers (Onion AV Club)