ByJonathan J Moya, writer at Creators.co
Movie loving owner of a fashion boutique.
Jonathan J Moya

What I Love About Movies is the imagination, the variation and the constant surprise (and sometimes disappointment) that comes when something truly creative, innovative and captivating hits the right mark on my movie loving soul and the right mark on that of an appreciative audience.

I have no allegiance to a particular genre, director or actor. I just want to see a good movie.

No one sets out to make a crappy movie, a movie without spark, just plain boring. The long process that takes to make a movie weeds out the many who have bad ideas, bad scripts, bad directors and casts-- those that can't fire on every point.

Movie making is a marathon and only 20% of movies make it to the finish line a winner. The rest started with mostly good intentions but just couldn't sustain it long enough to make something great. They quit-- and on a collaborative process that spells death.

So a good director/producer knows how to get his crew and cast to finish as a winner. He knows how to persist in the face of failure and the unexpected.

That is why the question "What I Love About Movies?" is an important and easy one for good directors and actors to answer. It shows why they have an eternal spark for what they do.

David Jenkins and Adam Woodward asked that question of 50 directors/actors. The result is a beautiful and wonderfully illustrated tribute to the craft they love.

The cover illustrations enlisted the talents of 50 talented poster artists and are shown below. For the interviews, I recommend that you read the book.

You can purchase a copy of What I Love About Movies here.


William Friedkin Illustrated by Rick Berkelmans
William Friedkin Illustrated by Rick Berkelmans
Wes Anderson Illustrated by Andrew Fairclough
Wes Anderson Illustrated by Andrew Fairclough
Francis Ford Coppola Illustrated by We Buy Your Kids
Francis Ford Coppola Illustrated by We Buy Your Kids
Walter Murch Illustrated by Boris Pelcer
Walter Murch Illustrated by Boris Pelcer
Viggo Mortensen Illustrated by Luke Brookes
Viggo Mortensen Illustrated by Luke Brookes
Tom Hardy Illustrated by James Wilson
Tom Hardy Illustrated by James Wilson
Tim Burton Illustrated by Bradley Jay
Tim Burton Illustrated by Bradley Jay
Terry Gilliam Illustrated by Dan Mumford
Terry Gilliam Illustrated by Dan Mumford
Tsai Ming-liang Illustrated by Jensine Eckwall
Tsai Ming-liang Illustrated by Jensine Eckwall
Terence Davies Illustrated by Sam Pash
Terence Davies Illustrated by Sam Pash
Steven Soderbergh by Samuel Rogers
Steven Soderbergh by Samuel Rogers
Steve McQueen Illustrated by Telegramme
Steve McQueen Illustrated by Telegramme
Spike Jonze Illustrated by Chris DeLorenzo
Spike Jonze Illustrated by Chris DeLorenzo
Simon Pegg Illustrated by Miss Lotion
Simon Pegg Illustrated by Miss Lotion
Shane Carruth Illustrated by Diego Patiño
Shane Carruth Illustrated by Diego Patiño
Ryan Gosling Illustrated by Tim McDonagh
Ryan Gosling Illustrated by Tim McDonagh
Richard Linklater Illustrated by Nicholas John Frith
Richard Linklater Illustrated by Nicholas John Frith
Richard Ayoade Illustrated by Oivind Hovland
Richard Ayoade Illustrated by Oivind Hovland
Rian Johnson Illustrated by Mat Pringle
Rian Johnson Illustrated by Mat Pringle
Ralph Fiennes Illustrated by Thomas Danthony
Ralph Fiennes Illustrated by Thomas Danthony
Quentin Tarantino Illustrated by I Love Dust
Quentin Tarantino Illustrated by I Love Dust
Philip Seymour Hoffman Illustrated by RAID71
Philip Seymour Hoffman Illustrated by RAID71
Pedro Almodóvar Illustrated by Alec Doherty
Pedro Almodóvar Illustrated by Alec Doherty
Park Chan-wook Illustrated by Elena Gumeniuk
Park Chan-wook Illustrated by Elena Gumeniuk
Olivier Assayas Illustrated by Karolin Schnoor
Olivier Assayas Illustrated by Karolin Schnoor
Nicolas Winding Refn Illustrated by Will Haywood
Nicolas Winding Refn Illustrated by Will Haywood
Mila Kunis Illustrated by Bec Winnel
Mila Kunis Illustrated by Bec Winnel
Michel Gondry Illustrated by Elliot Wyatt
Michel Gondry Illustrated by Elliot Wyatt
Michael Fassbender Illustrated by Paul X. Johnson
Michael Fassbender Illustrated by Paul X. Johnson
Mia Wasikowska Illustrated by Eleanor Taylor
Mia Wasikowska Illustrated by Eleanor Taylor
Kristen Stewart Illustrated by Rik Lee
Kristen Stewart Illustrated by Rik Lee
Juliette Binoche Illustrated by Kareena Zarefos
Juliette Binoche Illustrated by Kareena Zarefos
Jude Law Illustrated by Mario Zucca
Jude Law Illustrated by Mario Zucca
Joseph Gordon Levitt Illustrated by Grzegorz Domaradzki
Joseph Gordon Levitt Illustrated by Grzegorz Domaradzki
John Hurt Illustrated by Rupert Smissen
John Hurt Illustrated by Rupert Smissen
Joanna Hogg Illustrated by Essy May
Joanna Hogg Illustrated by Essy May
Jia Zhang-ke Ilustrated by Moose & Yeti
Jia Zhang-ke Ilustrated by Moose & Yeti
Jake Gyllenhaal Illustrated by Adam Cruft
Jake Gyllenhaal Illustrated by Adam Cruft
Helen Mirren Illustrated by Grace Helmer
Helen Mirren Illustrated by Grace Helmer
Harmony Korine Illustrated by Dilraj Mann
Harmony Korine Illustrated by Dilraj Mann
Darren Aronofsky Illustrated by Luke Drozd
Darren Aronofsky Illustrated by Luke Drozd
Danny Boyle Illustrated by Steven Wilson
Danny Boyle Illustrated by Steven Wilson
Daniel Radcliffe Illustrated by Sam Dunn
Daniel Radcliffe Illustrated by Sam Dunn
The Coen Brothers Illustrated by Studio Muti
The Coen Brothers Illustrated by Studio Muti
Alexander Payne Illustrated by Paul Blow
Alexander Payne Illustrated by Paul Blow
Alfonso Cuarón Illustrated by Zoran Nova
Alfonso Cuarón Illustrated by Zoran Nova
Carey Mulligan Illustrated by Kelly Thompson
Carey Mulligan Illustrated by Kelly Thompson
Casey Affleck Illustrated by Oliver Stafford
Casey Affleck Illustrated by Oliver Stafford
Claire Denis Illustrated by Miss LED
Claire Denis Illustrated by Miss LED

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