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BowserKoopa
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15 Feb 2007, 12:57 pm

I'm an aspiring filmmaker, and a while ago I looked at a list of famous autistics and found that most them were writers, or mathmeticians. Am I the only autistic filmmaker out there?



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15 Feb 2007, 1:04 pm

Look up either Tim Burton or David Lynch
Aspies if I ever saw one.
I've heard of others...
I always liked the idea of Filmmaking but I probably won't pursue it.



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15 Feb 2007, 1:45 pm

Most "auteurs" seem to be stereotypically Asperger's, at least that's what I learned in my film class.



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15 Feb 2007, 2:00 pm

Kubrick was certainly autistic.



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15 Feb 2007, 2:09 pm

paolo wrote:
Kubrick was certainly autistic.


For sure...



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15 Feb 2007, 3:38 pm

I read somewhere Spielberg is Asperger's.



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15 Feb 2007, 4:48 pm

Pug wrote:
I read somewhere Spielberg is Asperger's.


I have read that he is officially diagnosed actually, but could be wrong.



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15 Feb 2007, 6:24 pm

Steven Spielberg
David Lynch
Tim Burton
Guillermo del Toro
Alfonso Cuaron
Charlie Kaufman
Zach Helm



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15 Feb 2007, 6:39 pm

AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Steven Spielberg
David Lynch
Tim Burton
Guillermo del Toro
Alfonso Cuaron
Charlie Kaufman
Zach Helm


Tim Burton an aspie?? humm maybe that is why he is one of my favorite directors. I loved what he did with Batman and Sleepy Hollow.


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15 Feb 2007, 6:45 pm

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Tim Burton an aspie?? humm maybe that is why he is one of my favorite directors. I loved what he did with Batman and Sleepy Hollow.


look up the comments that Helana Bonham-Carter made during the filming of the Magnificent 7 which was a film about AS.
She said he acts autistic and Tim Burton said when viewing the film he felt like the Aspie boy when he was a child.



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15 Feb 2007, 7:15 pm

Not the only one im a aspiring filmaker aswell, im hopefully gonna be better than spielber myself.


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15 Feb 2007, 11:56 pm

AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Steven Spielberg
David Lynch
Tim Burton
Guillermo del Toro
Alfonso Cuaron
Charlie Kaufman
Zach Helm


You sure about Alfonso? He's a great director but how is he aspie?

Guillermo isn't aspie. He's schizophrenic. Watch some interviews with him about Pan's Labyrinth. He's said he had "lucid dreams" (in other words, hallucinations) of a faun as a child. If you have schizophrenia, then that overlays AS like AS overlays OCD. Though, I don't really see how he's AS either.

Kaufman I could definately see as aspie, though. Adaptation was certainly self-absorbed (and strange) enough. (Not necessarily in a bad way, though.)



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16 Feb 2007, 1:25 am

Don't forget David Mamet! :wink:


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16 Feb 2007, 2:49 am

Directing as a profession is very Aspergers. I hear crap all the time about so and so having AS, but the only official diagnosis I can remember hearing about was that of Steven Spielberg. It's hard to find concrete information about this kind of thing.



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16 Feb 2007, 11:29 am

Tarantino- he tries to work his individual obsessions into all of his movies, or so they say...
Spielberg is nerdy, I suppose, but he's more of a rounded individual- whatever that means- than Tarantino.



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16 Feb 2007, 4:21 pm

How many Directors have actually admitted their Asperger's Syndrome?


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