Filmmaker, provocateur, degenerate, genius: Harmony Korine is the writer of Kids and Ken Park, and the director of Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy, Mister Lonely, Trash Humpers and Spring Breakers — the latter of which also happens to be, thus far, the best American film of 2013. Here are Mr. Korine’s all-time favorite movies.
Brewster McCloud (Robert Altman, 1970; 83% Tomatometer)
After I saw this film when I was a kid, I went hang-gliding with my next door neighbor and we crashed into an abandoned missile silo. My neighbor lost his right leg. This movie was a big influence on that.
Pam & Tommy Lee: Stolen Honeymoon (Tommy Lee (uncredited), 1998; 69% Tomatometer)
I remember seeing this in a Nashville movie theater when it was first released in Dolby. I didn’t know what to expect. I still think it’s very underrated and misunderstood.
Pixote (Hector Babenco, 1981; 100% Tomatometer)
My favorite film of all time.
Battle in Heaven (Carlos Reygadas, 2005; 44% Tomatometer)
This film is next level.
It’s the first time I ever saw an orangutan drink beer out of a can.
Spring Breakers is in theaters now.