Paul Verhoeven: filmography, awards, career start
Many moviegoers know the American directorof Dutch origin Paul Verhoeven. The filmography of this director has about twenty films. This is not so much, but many of his paintings have acquired the status of cult. Everyone knows such films by Paul Verhoeven as "Basic Instinct", "Showers", "Flesh + Blood". We will study in more detail the filmography of this extraordinary director and see what else from his creations worthy of attention.
His first feature film "The Case Is a Business"Verkhovene took off in 1971. This picture is not very popular. However, two years later the novice director made a film that won both recognition of critics and commercial success, the drama "Turkish Delights". In the picture there are a lot of frank scenes, for which she received a hard age rating. But this did not prevent the "Turkish Delights" from deserving the Oscar nomination.
None of the films over which the next 12years worked Verhoeven, failed to win international fame. The next notable project in the director's career is the historical drama "Flesh + Blood", over which Gereard Sutean and Paul Verhoeven worked together. The filmography of the director was supplemented by another very naturalistic film. Frank scenes brought the picture a tough rating - X, which did not allow it to recoup even its small budget. However, critics took the new project of an extraordinary director for "Hurray" and appropriated the status of a cult film.
Work in Hollywood
A year later, Paul Verhoeven moved to Hollywood andimmediately decided to try myself in a new genre. His first American project was a fantastic action movie "Robocop". The film again received a tough age rating, but the box office exceeded the budget fourfold. When the picture won the "Oscar", one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood was Paul Verhoeven. The filmography of the director soon replenished with another fantastic action movie - "Remember All". This picture also won an Oscar and raised more than $ 250 million at the box office.
In 1992, Paul Verhoeven took one of the mostfamous erotic thrillers in the history of cinema - "The basic instinct." Critics took the picture ambiguously, but the audience appreciated it very highly. And it's not surprising, because a strong cast, a non-trivial storyline and beautiful erotic scenes made the film very attractive.
The first failure
Not all subsequent projects of the director receivedworld recognition. The loudest failure in Verhoven's career was the movie "The ShouGuery", which critics, for various reasons, were blown to the nines. There was a disgusting actor's play, an unsuccessful soundtrack, and a bad direction. "Golden Raspberry" as the worst director in 1995 was Paul Verhoeven. Paul's filmography replenished with the first unsuccessful project, and among his awards appeared "Golden Raspberry" (more precisely, not even one). The director took this failure with humor and personally ascended to the stage for all the assigned antinograds.
A few years later, critics rehabilitated the "Shougerles." Like many of Verkhovyn's films, he acquired the status of a cult film not for everyone.