The first week of voting for the director to be given a month-long retrospective this week is behind us (vote now! poll in the sidebar), and the results are a little surprising. Miyazaki Hayao has been running away with it pretty much since voting opened, but Alan Pakula has managed to scrape by with a one-point lead. Meanwhile, Spike Lee has overcome a very shocking slow start to come within swiping distance of first, as Ang Lee has begun to stall out. And I’m still at a loss to explain how the crazy stylistic genius Pedro Almodóvar is staying trapped in a very firm and very distant fifth place.
But there are still weeks to go! So go out there and vote for your favorite – find a bunch of unused computers if you want, cheat the poll as much as possible; it’s America, dammit.