Let Them Fight! Amy Heckerling vs. Catherine Hardwicke

Welcome to “Let Them Fight!”, where we pit two directors with similar backgrounds against one another and let YOU, the commenters decide on who reigns supreme! For an overview of past fights and what’s coming up, click here .

What to Consider

Obviously, which director do you think is better than the other? But what film of theirs proves your point. Remember, it isn’t so much about which film made the most money or was a critical darling, but in your mind which director is better than the other in terms of style, risk, scope, etc.

How I Tally the Votes

I look at the comments posted (only first comments, no replies) to see who they picked. I don’t count comments that don’t give a clear answer on who they chose. If you want your comment to count make sure it is not a reply to someone else’s comment and has a clear definite winner.

Now on to today’s fighters, a pair of directors known for directing some female favorites like Clueless and Twilight: Amy Heckerling and Catherine Hardwicke.


Amy Heckerling

Date of Birth: May 7, 1954 (age 63)

First Directorial Feature: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Latest Directorial Feature: Vamps (2012)


Photo Credit: Gregory Pace

Catherine Hardwicke

Date of Birth: October 21, 1955 (age 62)

First Directorial Feature: Thirteen (2003)

Latest Directorial Feature: Miss You Already (2015)


Alright, FIGHT!