Monday, August 25, 2008

The Director Who Films My Life

**it's scary how accurate this is**

Your result for The Director Who Films Your Life Test...

Roger Corman

Your film will be 46% romantic, 24% comedy, 54% complex plot, and a $ 28 million budget.

An action-complex tale about a complex character that is you. Corman was responsible for a very early Jack Nicholson film, 1963's The Terror (Francis Coppola was associate producer), filmed in three days! The actor who plays you will emote complexity like Jack ... maybe Christian Slater or Gwyneth Paltrow. Also, Roger filmed the original Little Shop of Horrors film -- which in the 1980s was the basis for a hit Broadway musical and another film. All his films were shot for mere thousands of dollars, sometimes completed within the week. Roger knows talent, and knows how to keep costs down with complex stories such as your life story. His versions of Edgar Allen Poe stories are considered classics (The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum), and also directed Deathsport and Bloody Mama in the 1970s. Oh, yeah, man, this guy will make your film a cult classic!

Take The Director Who Films Your Life Test at HelloQuizzy


  1. Sophia Coppola.

    "Your film will be 59% romantic, 16% comedy, 32% complex plot, and a $ 32 million budget."
    # You scored 59% on action-romance, higher than 68% of your peers.
    # 2/100 You scored 16% on humor, higher than 2% of your peers.
    # 38/100 You scored 32% on complexity, higher than 38% of your peers.
    # 60/100 You scored 32% on budget, higher than 60% of your peers.

    Not really sure how "accurate" that is but at least I didn't get Joel Schumacher or something.

  2. Your result for The Director Who Films Your Life Test ...

    John Landis
    Your film will be 52% romantic, 50% comedy, 34% complex plot, and a $ 39 million budget.

    John Landis always loves to go over-budget with his action-comedies (The Blues Brothers, anyone?) that are easy on the brain (Animal House, anyone?). Apparently, there's been a lot of destruction in your life, and it's all been hilarious but not terribly romantic. It's likely someone from the original 1970s Saturday Night Live cast will play your boss or your dad or mom, and Michael Jackson might even write the theme song -- Landis directed the video for Thriller.

  3. I changed one answer and got Alfred Hitchcock as well.

  4. I got David Lynch. From the explanation:

    "We apologize now. Future generations will view your life story by David Lynch and not know what the hell just happened. A lot of events occur around you, but you seem to be involved in all the wrong ways. Even you probably think your life is WEIRD. And if not you, everyone else thnks so and tries to tell you but you won't listen. In your movie: Why does that bald lady insist on sitting on that basketball she carries inside that milk crate? Robert Blake will play your grandfather, and Kyle MacLachlan will play your dad. Go see Wild at Heart, Lost Highway, Mulholland Dr., and, if it's in a town near you, his new film, INLAND EMPIRE with Laura Dern."

  5. Steven Soderbergh

    Your film will be 54% romantic, 26% comedy, 41% complex plot, and a $ 23 million budget.

    Filmography: Sex Lies and Videotape, Traffic, Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, Erin Brockovich, and various other homemade independent films. He may just want to follow you around for a few months and construct a film out of that. Your humor is either dry or non-existant, but your life is somewhat exciting romantically because you're "bad." At least you'll be surrounded by the best-looking people who will be cast as your friends, who in real life are probably just as good-looking. Then when he wins the Academy Award for your film, he won't have to make anymore "Ocean's" films.

  6. Your result for The Director Who Films Your Life Test ...

    Quentin Tarantino
    Your film will be 49% romantic, 21% comedy, 53% complex plot, and a $ 41 million budget.

    Compared to other takers
    You scored 49% on action-romance, higher than 24% of your peers.
    You scored 21% on humor, higher than 6% of your peers. 95/100
    You scored 53% on complexity, higher than 95% of your peers.
    You scored 41% on budget, higher than 88% of your peers.

    Wow! What a life you have led thus far! Action-packed, anti-social with probably dark humor. Quentin hasn't really made many films, but each successive one is a bigger and grander project ... and more violent. Karate CHOP! Your life story will probably star Michael Madsen, Uma Thurman, or some TV or movie star from the 1980s for which your film will be the comeback -- let's say Emilio Estevez. Maybe. Quentin's short directing resume includes Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, and Kill Bill Vols. 1 & 2

  7. Ingmar Bergman

    Your film will be 64% romantic, 35% comedy, 42% complex plot, and a $ 50 million budget.

    Your life will be portrayed on film as an intense psychological drama, likely with some actresses screaming at the camera (Persona), or maybe a pleasant chess game between the Grim Reaper and a Crusader (The Seventh Seal). This Swedish director's films are intensely scrutinzed and studied in colleges all over the world to this day. This means that most Americans still don't understand his films! Still alive, he released in the U.S. in 2005 his first film in 23 years (Saraband), and he can still take on one more project to make your film biography. If curious, start with his films Wild Strawberries and Smiles of a Summer Night.

  8. Awesome!

    Akira Kurosawa

    Your film will be 50% romantic, 45% comedy, 24% complex plot, and a $ 41 million budget.

    # You scored 50% on action-romance, higher than 28% of your peers.

    # 89/100 You scored 45% on humor, higher than 89% of your peers.

    # 9/100 You scored 24% on complexity, higher than 9% of your peers.

    # 88/100 You scored 41% on budget, higher than 88% of your peers.

    Action-packed, light romance maybe with situation humor but with a moral to your story, this Japanese master filmmaker would make your film an instant cult classic -- were he still alive. This is the guy who made the movie on which George Lucas' Star Wars is based (The Hidden Fortress). Also his movie Seven Samurai inspired the American classic The Magnificient Seven. I think you now have a hint how your bio film is gonna turn out. Rather than hire George Lucas, let's dig up Kurosawa to create the classic spectacle that is your life. A simple drama with light touches of comedy, but a big budget.

  9. I'm not sure what to think about this...

    Edward D. Wood, Jr.
    Your film will be 50% romantic, 34% comedy, 27% complex plot, and a $22 million budget.

    Ed Wood will get your film done waaaaay under budget, and will likely make it into a classic film of all time -- for all the wrong reasons. Let's face it, your life isn't terribly exciting to begin with, and it needs some camping up. His resume includes classics such as Plan Nine From Outer Space and Glen or Glenda? He's not afraid to tackle controversial topics, and may insist on portraying a transvestite in your film -- even if you've never seen a transvestite before. He was immortalized in the Academy Award winning Tim Burton film, Ed Wood -- go see it.

  10. Dean, I'm just impressed that your life story inspired someone to give Ed Wood 22 million dollars.

  11. I got Woody Allen...

    "Your film will be 55% romantic, 42% comedy, 22% complex plot, and a $ 20 million budget.

    "Be prepared to have your life story shot entirely in New York City -- though lately Woody's been loving shooting in London. Also, your music soundtrack is all jazz from before 1949. Filmography: Annie Hall, Manhattan, Stardust Memories, Everyone Says I Love You, Match Point, Scoop, etc. Woody has released one film per year consistently for the past 35 years. For the past 15 years he's been trying to make films like his older, funnier ones, just like characters in his Stardust Memories film suggest throughout. Regardless of his personal life, his films are American classics."

    Well, I have spent a lot of time in New York City, though I haven't been there since 2004 and I never lived in NYC, only New Jersey. Moreover, I do enjoy a lot of vintage jazz...

    Wonder if Ernst Lubitsch was one of the possibilities? (Though I doubt many of the folks taking this test would've ever heard of him.)

  12. HA!

    Kevin Smith
    Your film will be 52% romantic, 40% comedy, 30% complex plot, and a $ 33 million budget.

    Kevin will take your slacker life and turn it into the cult classic it deserves to be --- like Mallrats (just kidding). If you can handle the menacing presence of Jay and Silent Bob all throughout your film, then Kevin is willing to oblige. Basically, he can take the lives of people who don't have much of a life and make it entertaining, so you're in good hands. Go watch your copy of Clerks, now.

    I got Kevin Smith! Whoo whoo wh-

    Wait, Val, you got Roger Corman? ROGER FREAKIN' CORMAN?! O.o

  13. So, Val, who will play you?

    Myself, if I'm making a movie of my life, it's gonna be made by ME! And be animated! With a cool soundtrack that's all over the place! With dancing, some comedy, cool acrobatic special effects... uh oh... Bollywood.