Isleworth, Middlesex, United Kingdom
ABOUT ROB DANIEL
Rob Daniel was born in Plymouth, UK in 1975. The same year Jaws was released, although that has nothing to do with the fact it’s his second favourite film. Rob realised cinema’s power when first seeing Jaws in 1981, and later seeing his mum bolting from the living room aghast at the climax of David Cronenberg’s The Brood.
Since then he has completed a film degree, managed a movies on demand service and written for magazines, books, and various websites, including Sky Movies online and his own site, Electric Shadows.
His love of film encompasses all genres, but he finds horror flicks, martial arts movies and films from Japan and Korea most consistently deliver the wonders that make cinema so thrilling.
Favorite Films: if…., Jaws, Mary Poppins, A Clockwork Orange, The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Ikiru, Suspiria, Audition, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, The Thing (1982), The Brood, Monty Python’s The Life of Brian, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, Touch of Evil, Peking Opera Blues (1986), Apocalypse Now, Black Narcissus, GoodFellas, Fist of Fury
Favorite Actors: Christian Bale, Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Bruce Lee, Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung, Anna Karina, Lillian Gish, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Orson Welles, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Jimmy Stewart, Jean Arthur, Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Doona Bae
Favorite Directors: Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, Tsui Hark, Takashi Miike, David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, Martin Scorsese, Hayao Miyazaki, Steven Spielberg, Dario Argento, Park Chan-wook, Orson Welles, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan
Favorite Writers: Paul Schrader, Orson Welles, Rian Johnson, The Coen Brothers, Joss Whedon, Oliver Stone, Ben Hecht, Paul Thomas Anderson
Favorite Techs: John Williams, Roger Deakins, Christopher Doyle, Jack Cardiff, Joe Hisaishi, Denise Cronenberg, Michael Kahn
Twitter Handle: @rob_a_daniel