Five Favorite Films with Alex Proyas

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This month, Alex Proyas returns with a new film for sci-fi audiences: Knowing, in which a professor (Nicolas Cage) discovers that predictions sealed 50 year prior in a time capsule had accurately predicted a series of disasters in modern history. Among his influences for the film are William Friedkin, whose Exorcist he says partially inspired him during filming. Below, we talk with Alex Proyas as he shares his Five Favorite Films, discusses Roger Ebert's idea of "generosity" in a filmmaker, and demonstrates his appreciation of the film critic's efforts to seriously analyze his 1998 film, Dark City.Back to Article