he selection process for the five members of our charter class in our Directors Hall of Fame followed the methods we've used in the past, where we've gone with a few obvious selections mixed with a few that might surprise you. Alfred Hitchcock won't surprise anyone, nor will Steven Spielberg or Martin Scorcese, but some may question the inclusion of James Cameron and Tim Burton, if only because their résumés may not be of the level of the others. To our way of thinking, both have accomplished quite a lot in their comparably short directorial careers, making them more than worthy of induction.
(Visit the Bullz-Eye Blog for an update on what each of our five charter directors has been up to since their induction in 2007.)
| Tim Burton
"Each (movie) is a personal thing. It has to be, because you spend so much time on it, you have to personalize it."
| James Cameron
"People call me a perfectionist, but I'm not. I'm a rightist. I do something until it's right, and then I move on to the next thing."
| Alfred Hitchcock
"I am a typed director. If I made ‘Cinderella,’ the audience would immediately be looking for
a body in the coach."
| Martin Scorsese
"Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision...and change the way we see things. They open doors and minds."
| Steven Spielberg
"I dream for a living."
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