Alright, so. I've always known I've loved a few of his films, but looking over his IMDB creds (minus the television work) I'm realyl impressed with the range and quality of his films! I haven't seen all of them, but I'll comments on the ones I have. Can anyone else chime in on the ones I havn't seen?
- The Way Back (2010) (filming)
Obviously, no one has seen this one, but it's a WWII era gulag film. Sounds promising.
- Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
This film is masterful. So well shot, such a great adaptation. Such amazing male characters that run the gamut from brave to coward, brilliant to stupid, faithful to treacherous. Exciting, dramatic, emotionally engrossing. I adore this movie.
- The Truman Show (1998)
Brilliant satire, and the first time a director reigned in Jim Carrey and actually made him act. Simple with a brilliant ending, and a bit before its time in terms of reality shows.
- Fearless (1993)
I've seen this years ago and remember liking it, but a lot of the details escape me. I remember Jeff Bridges turns in a great performance. This was very simple drama, performance-based.
- Green Card (1990)
Never seen it.
- Dead Poets Society (1989)
This is a stunning drama. The suicide scene is burned into my memory from my youth. Such a powerful story and the first "real" performance I remember seeing from Robin Williams.
- The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Great, twisted social commentary on America. River Pheonix and Harrison Ford are great and such a weird, weird plot for a movie. A man moves to Africa to make an ice machine? WTF? But somehow, it works. Great locations and beautiful depressing ending.
- Witness (1985)
Saw it once and remember thinking the plot was very contrived but the acting was good. That's about all I remember, but probably Weir'd biggest hit.
- The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Haven't seen it.
- Gallipoli (1981)
Awesome, heart wrenching war story about a group of men that are hardly talked about. Again, depressing ending, but great youthful performance from a pre-psycho Gibson.
- The Last Wave (1977)
Haven't seen it.
- Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Incredibly basic plot with no resolution, but the direction in this piece is stunning. IT's hot, sweaty, confusing, frightening, supernatural, awe inspiring ... all in the visuals. It's brilliant, even though it has no real story.
Haven't seen the rest:
- The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)
- Three to Go (1971) (segment "Michael")
- Homesdale (1971)