The Oscars are coming around the corner and movie buffs are gearing up in anticipation for the most popular award show in the world. The nominations are in and we’re all debating about who will go home with the coveted statuettes.
One of the most sought after award is that of The Best Director. 2013 saw Ang Lee win the award for his visually stunning adaptation of the classic novel ‘Life of Pi’.
There are many types of directors, generic and original alike. But once in a while, a director emerges from the depths of the dream machine with a style so powerful and original that it unintentionally wins them the power of a brand image.
Here at The Bullet, we’ve collected a small list of auteurs that have undeniably kept a consistent theme throughout their movies that they have become a brand of their own.
In no particular order, here are the brand leaders of the movie industry:
Tim Burton: The Prince Of Darkness
No one else can make darkness seem so charming. From ‘Beetlejuice’ to ‘Edward Scissorhands’ to ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’, all you need to do is look at the set and wardrobe and you can immediately tell that it’s a Tim Burton shindig. Another tell-tale sign of a Tim Burton movie is if Johnny Depp is casted as a bleak, broody, eccentric man that wears excessive make-up.
Quentin Tarantino: Dialogue Driver
One of the most loved directors of our time, it’s difficult to find fault with a Quentin Tarantino movie. Maybe it’s his wonderfully fleshed out characters, maybe it’s his script that is filled with quotables and punchlines, or maybe it’s the one-take action scenes; whatever it is, we love Quentin and his brand of movies.
Wes Anderson: Whimsical Wonder
Probably the least popular on this list, Wes Anderson has created a string of critically acclaimed movies that resonates in the child within us. Many things set this director apart from the rest; from his whimsical backdrops to his unique subject matters, Mr. Anderson is probably one of our favourite on this list.
M. Night Syamalan: King Of The Twist
Do you enjoy being at the edge of your seat? Are you looking for a plot twist to blow your mind? Then go purchase an M. Night Syamalan movie. Although this acclaimed director has had a string of blunders recently, he still is the king of twist. His subject matters often pertain to the supernatural, this aptly name director more than deserves a spot on this list. Just don’t ever watch his version of The Last Airbender.
Michael Bay: Pyro Master
You want a summer blockbuster riddled with land mines and napalm? Look no further; Explosions have never looked so pretty with Michael Bay behind the lens. If ‘Transformers’ didn’t do it for you, check out ‘Armageddon’ or ‘The Rock’ and you’ll agree that Mr. Bay knows action.
Branding is everywhere and that’s why we love it. It’s a part of our daily lives even if we don’t know it. All of us tell a story, but the more defined and distinct the story is, the stronger your branding becomes and this is made apparent from the styles of the directors mentioned above.
Define yourself and you’ve got a brand.
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