While on break from his new movie, Nightmare Alley, renowned director Guillermo del Toro has been reading a vast list of books and watching numerous films. While we haven’t heard much from him during the global lockdown and quarantine brought about by the novel coronavirus, the director published a giant Twitter thread of media reccos and asked contemporaries like Darren Aronofsky, Ari Aster, Ava DuVernay, Sarah Polley, Edgar Wright, Rian Johnson, Brad Bird, Scott Derickson and James Mangold to weight in.

“Been rewatching Mitchell Leisen: Easy Living, Death Takes a Holiday, Midnight, Hold back the Dawn, etc Leisen was (in his time) relegated as being a “Stylist” and unfavourably compared to Sturges or Wilder (sometimes by Wilder himself) with whom he collaborated,” the director wrote on the micro-blogging app.

“I’ve been rewatching Sopranos season 3, which is a supreme work of art. Also been rewatching the TV version of ‘Scenes from a Marriage.’ It’s been a comfort to watch two morbidly disenchanted people decimate each other in the comfort and privacy of THEIR homes,” wrote Ari Aster who also contributed to the thread.

Follow the entire thread below:


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