Episode 805: Directors Who Didn’t Pan Out
In this episode, David is joined by Aaron Neuwirth from the Out Now podcast to discuss directors who didn’t pan out.
Calling them directors who didn’t pan out sounds a little mean and, make no mistake, David and Aaron do get a little mean in this episode. But there are various reasons–internal and external, artistic and monetary–that some directors whose careers started out strong eventually petered out, be it in terms of quality and/or box office receipts.
Battleship Pretension is a movie discussion podcast started in 2007 by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Since then, we’ve done live comedy shows, written reviews, commentaries and more.
Battleship Pretension is a film discussion show and a film review website founded by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Beginning in March 2007, Battleship Pretension the show (known to fans simply as “BP”) embodies the type of laidback, free-flowing conversations had by lovers of film around the world. Battleship Pretension the website is dedicated to being a destination for those seeking worthwhile opinions on current releases, be they foreign, independent, studio pictures, theatrical, home video releases, etc. From its meager beginnings in Los Angeles, Battleship Pretension has amassed a worldwide audience and readership. From Germany to Korea to Australia, people have tuned in to share in Tyler and David’s love of film. As Battleship Pretension’s following continues to grow, the purpose remains the same: Reach out to the international cinephile community, invite them to join in the discussion and perhaps even start one of their own.
Thought you might mention Mark Pellington under music video directors. I think The Mothman Prophecies is quite good and one of the few paranormal movies with an actual point of view on the paranormal. Arlington Road is basically a Parallax View remake which has its moments but is problematic in some ways. After that he pretty much disappears
That’s a good one. I remember really liking The Mothman Prophecies.
Antoine Fuqua didn’t “pan out”? I’d argue he’s basically the 2000’s version of Andrew Davis. A journeyman/reliable action director who hit it big exactly once (The Fugitive/Training Day), after starting with reliable actioners (The Replacement Killers & Bait).
i suppose it’s an unfair comparison, as Fuqua’s exceeded Davis by quite a bit. but i find them to be in the same class of director.