Friday, May 16, 2008

The Next Director Shelf - YOU Decide!

As our customers know, Rocket isn't your average video store. We don't exactly have our catalogue of titles arranged in the most conventional manner. Sure, we have your basic sections like Comedy, Drama, Action, and what not... but we have a lot of special sections too. One of those special sections is the Director shelves.

People often ask how we decide who gets a shelf and who doesn't. The reasons vary and some are more obvious than others. One of the general criteria is that there is something unique about that director and his or her films. You know a Woody Allen movie when you see one. So they usually fall into the auteur category , like Godard and Fellini... and then there are Scorsese, Coppola, Hitchcock... those don't need much explanation. Some we give shelves to just because they deserve it from the shear volume of their work - Ford, Spielberg, Capra...

Usually the staff decides who gets the next shelf. We thought we'd try something new, and let you pick this time. Below you'll find our poll with ten directors we've considered for, er, shelf-hood.

Voting will run until June 1st or until a clear winner is decided.
If you feel we've slighted your favorite director by leaving him or her off the list, feel free to submit them in the comment section, and we'll consider them for the future.


Which Director should have a shelf next at Rocket Video?

Hal Ashby
Peter Bogdanovich
William Friedkin
Terry Gilliam
Howard Hawks
Spike Lee
Michael Mann
Otto Preminger
Ridley Scott
William Wyler

(View Results)

Create a Poll

No comments: