Click above for "To Be Young" performed by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
Click above to hear "Look At Miss Ohio" by Gillian Welch
Click above for Joe Buck's intro in "Midnight Cowboy"
Click above for Bill Monroe's "Bluegrass Breakdown"
Click above to hear Patsy Cline perform Bob Wills' "San Antonio Rose"
Click above for "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out Of Hand" by Waylon Jennings
Click above for "Carry Me Back to Virginia" by Old Crow Medicine Show
Click above for "Magnolia Mountain" by Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
Click above for "Jubilation Day" by Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
Click above for "Speed Trap Town" by Jason Isbell
Click above for a scene from "A Face In The Crowd" by Elia Kazan
Sidney Lumet's "Network"
The work of the Dardenne Brothers, John Cassavetes, and Robert Altman have been inspirations for the film's loose, naturalistic approach to camera and storytelling.
Click above for a scene from "L'Enfant" by the Dardenne Brothers
Click for a scene from "A Woman Under The Influence" by John Cassavetes
Click for a scene from "Nashville" by Robert Altman
I love how Fritz Lang's "M," makes its serial killer more haunting and real by portraying him as a normal everyday person.
Click for a scene from "M" by Fritz Lang
The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake
I admire Scott Cooper's "Crazy Heart," and Bruce Beresford's "Tender Mercies" for their explorations of musicians outside of the industry, as opposed to exploring an industry through musicians.
The photography of William Eggleston
The work of Andrew Wyeth
The work of Carlos Reygadas (especially "Silent Light") and Gus Van Sant have been influential for their composition and minimalism.
Click for a scene from "Silent Light" by Carlos Reygadas
Click for a scene from "Elephant" by Gus Van Sant
"The Last Picture Show" and "Giant" have been influential for the way they capture and romanticize Texas.
Click for a scene from "The Last Picture Show" by Peter Bogdanovich
Click for a scene from "Giant" by George Stevens
Click above for an excerpt from "Stay Awake"
Click above for an excerpt from "Farewell Ferris Wheel"