Dr B and I watched Stand By Me yesterday. Great film. Did you know that between 1984 and 1992, Rob Reiner made This Is Spinal Tap, The Sure Thing, Stand By Me, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Misery and A Few Good Men? That’s seven classics in eight years.
And then it all went North.
I can’t think of any other film-maker with that kind of run of consistent amazingness. Not Spielberg. Not Hitchcock. Not McG. Kubrick maybe, but that was over the course of approximately a thousand years. Reiner just churned out one era-defining gem after another. Amazing.
That is all.