There are a number of film directors that have their own distinctive styles when it comes to their film, but what if they moved away from the big screen and turned their creative talents to designing cars instead?
Using the DALLE2 artificial intelligence platform we entered prompts to discover just what the cars would look like, choosing 15 directors with the most recognisable styles in cinema. Which director’s car would you drive and which one is only worth scrap value?
1. Tim Burton
Tim Burton’s style is one of the most recognisable in the film industry, with his gothic theme, directing films such as Edward Scissorhands (1990), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and Alice in Wonderland (2010).
Artificial Intelligence has created a car that looks like it straight out of The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). It truly captures Burton’s artistic style. Anyone with any prior knowledge of Tim Burton’s work would be able to identify its link with him.
2. Quentin Tarrantino
Tarantino is one of the world’s favourite directors, with his filmography including famous titles such as Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994) and Django Unchained (2013).
Looking at this car, you just can’t think of anything else but Vincent Vega and his partner in crime Jules Winnfield riding in it. It’s a car that looks like it’s experienced drama filled action- with a couple of Big Kahuna burgers on the side- just as Tarantino likes it.
3. Wes Anderson
Despite being less known than our previous two, Wes Anderson has directed his fair share of successful films. He’s the brains behind Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Isle of Dogs (2018).
AI produced this pink wagon, which we’re sure you’d agree, would fit right in a Wes Anderson film. Its colour scheme is definitely inspired by The Grand Budapest Hotel.
4. Guillermo Del Toro
Guillermo Del Toro has been involved in a wide range of films, from Hellboy (2004) to Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) and the more recently released Netflix series, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities.
He’s known for fantasy/sci-fi movies which theAI car captures perfectly. It looks like nothing that we will see on normal planet earth, which as we know Del Toro doesn’t do normal.
5. Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock is one of the pioneers of film making, directing classics like To Catch A Thief (1955) and Psycho (1960).
This car shows Hitchcock’s which is now traditional style brilliantly, with a black retro car which wouldn’t be out of place driving up to the Bates motel.
6. Steven Spielberg
Perhaps the most recognised and the most popular director ever is Steven Speilberg. He’s directed that many hits, it would take up an entire article just to list them. But if you somehow haven’t heard of his work, it includes Jaws (1975), E.T (1982) and Jurassic Park (1993).
The car itself looks futuristic, like we’ve seen in a number of Speilberg releases. Whilst at the same time having a number of traditional features as if it would have been futuristic for the 80s, it represents the wide range of films that Speilberg has directed quite well.
7. Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese is part of the Hollywood furniture, when you think of the best directors his name will always get a mention. His work includes Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980) and Goodfellas (1990).
When looking at this car, you can definitely imagine some mobster from Goodfellas or The Irishman at the wheel. Fitting the mafia genre to a tee.
8. Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick was one of the most influential directors of all time, he directed multiple classics such as Spartacus (1960), The Shining (1980) and Full Metal Jacket (1987).
However I think this car, created by AI best represents 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). It shares that futuristic look, with a dash of red to represent The Shining.
9. M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan is another much loved director, his most famous releases are The Sixth Sense (1999) and Split (2016).
This more futuristic AI designed car looks straight from the set of After Earth (2013) and would be great in a post-apocalyptic world. In fact, it shares many similarities with the Tesla Cyber truck.
10. James Cameron
James Cameron has directed some of the most popular blockbuster films of all time, including Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009).
This car designed by AI, gives that sci-fi feeling that we’re so used to when watching a James Cameron film.
11. John Lasseter
When people think of their favourite animated film, Toy Story often comes up. You can thank John Lasseter for this who has directed many animated films including A Bug’s Life (1998), Cars (2006) and the Toy Story franchise.
This car would not go amiss in Andy’s room, and definitely looks like it could be part of the gang. AI has created a bright, fresh, toy looking car that is perfect for Toy Story.
12. John Hughes
John Hughes is most remembered for his comedies, where he worked with John Candy numerous times directing films such as Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) and Uncle Buck (1989). He also was behind The Breakfast Club (1985) and Ferris Buellers Day Off (1986), which both have become cult classics.
Now we don’t know about you, but this car is definitely something we could see Uncle Buck driving. It screams American, 80s and comedy.
13. Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola was originally an actor who most famously portrayed Mary Corleone, the daughter of Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III (1990). She then switched to film making and directed the hit comedy Lost In Translation (2003).
The car created by AI really does show Coppola’s background in fashion, which is also seen in a lot of her films. If there were cars in the 18th century then we’re sure this is what Marie Antoinette would have driven.
14. David Fincher
David Fincher can direct, and that’s just it. His work including Alien (1992), Fight Club (1999) and Gone Girl (2014) all have a cult following.
The car itself, created by AI, looks like it’s fresh from the set of Fight Club. It looks like the type of car you’d see Tyler Durden pull up in. “I am Tyler’s imaginary car”.
15. Christopher Nolan
Last but definitely not least, we have Christopher Nolan. The British born director is best known for his Batman trilogy (2005-2012), Interstellar (2014) and Dunkirk (2017).
The car created by AI could easily be mistaken as the Batmobile. It perfectly represents his trilogy of Batman and why it continues to receive so much praise even today. It’s modern, clean and most importantly to Batman, it’s black.
If your current car looks like it has been designed in the style Edward D. Wood Jr. (a wreck) then get a scrap value quote to see what you could get.