I realize this is a bit late, considering the whole thing actually happened a while ago, but Turner Classic Movies is running an event this month featuring "guest programmers" who choose the slate of films for the day and give a little interview about why the movies are among their favorites. Back on November 11th, Alton Brown was the featured programmer and his movies certainly fit the bill of a child of the Sixties who grew up to be a filmmaker.
What's Up, Tiger Lilly?
Closely Watched Trains
Antonioni's Blow-Up, in particular, is a logical favorite for a highly-visual former cinematographer.
Alton's interview, which you can see on the TCM site (click on the calendar for the 11th and then on "Video Interview"), discusses his decision to go to culinary school and get into food TV. He also talks about his love of What's Up, Tiger Lilly?, the classic Woody Allen film.
Another food personality, Martha Stewart, will be running the ship this Friday. While Alton's films all came from the mid-to-late Sixties, Martha goes way back in the archives.
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