Zack Snyder recently revealed his four favourite films, which technically reveal his inclination to telling visually charged stories on a massive scale.
If there is one filmmaker who has managed to stay in the headlines throughout the pandemic and even until now, it is Zack Snyder. The reasons weren’t always merry, but the fanfare around him is a topic of dissection. He is probably one of the filmmakers with the strongest fanbase who forced a studio to bring out the Snyder Cut of Justice League by creating a movement and marching at the gates. He now returns to Netflix with Rebel Moon, an original idea divided into two parts.
While he is now away from the DCEU, which was scrapped by James Gunn and Peter Safran to make way for their DCU, he is busy shaping IPs he always wanted to, and Rebel Moon is one of them. So while Rebel Moon: Part One – A Child Of Fire has been released on Netflix and is now garnering mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike, Zack Snyder recently revealed his four favourite films, which technically reveal his inclination to telling visually charged stories on a massive scale.
Today at OTTplay, we list down the four favourite films that Zack Snyder revealed and also give you an overview of them and where you can watch them. Maybe they will help you understand Zack more, or turn you into another Snyder? Well, the chances of the latter are tough but do give it a try.
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977)
Cast - David Prowse, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford.
Director - George Lucas.
Available on - Disney+ Hotstar.
Every filmmaker across the world will have at least one Star Wars film or show on their list of must-watch. For Zack, it is the fourth film where Luke Skywalker and Han Solo unite to rescue Princess Leia. The film was a cinematic treat and story-wise was very rewarding and thrilling for the audience.
All That Jazz (1979)
Cast - Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking, and ensemble.
Director - Bob Fosse.
Available on - Not Available In India. Available On Prime Video Globally.
Who could have thought that the man who made Watchmen and Army Of The Dead has an up-funk musical in his favorite film list? All That Jazz is a musical that follows a creative man who is busy staging and making his latest Broadway play. He is a chain smoker, an alcoholic, and a womanizer. Soon we find out that the movie is about a choice that our hero has to make. A moving celebration of an artist who bounces back.
Cast - Gabriel Byrne, Nigel Terry, Nicole Williamson, and ensemble.
Director - John Boorman.
Available On - Prime Video (on rent)
A king who passes on the magical sword to his bastard heir. The heir brings together an entire Kingdom and rules it well until he falls in love, and it becomes the cause of tragedy. The nation’s survival is at stake, and so is his personal life. Now that aligns with the stories Zack Snyder has aspired to tell.
Blue Velvet (1986)
Cast - Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, and ensemble.
Director - David Lynch.
Available on - Prime Video (On Rent).
A story of homecoming that instantly turns into an investigative thriller when Jeffrey finds a severed ear in an abandoned field upon coming home to see his father, who suffered a stroke. Accompanied by Sandy, he sets out to find out the mystery. Things lead him to a sexually deprived psychopath Frank Booth. What happens later is something you must witness.
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