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Title: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on November 01, 2011, 07:01:48 AM
Please use this thread to post your lists and promote directors you love for the Filmspotters Top 100 Directors: 2011 Edition (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10622.0).

Please remember to PM me your lists in addition to posting here. I'll use this post to maintain a list of submissions I've received. If you've sent me a ballot and don't see your name here, please PM me.

As mentioned over in the other thread, the deadline for entries is November 30th 2011 at 23:59PM EST.

If you're looking for inspiration, these might help.

- 2010 Top Directors List (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9446.0)
- 2010 FYC Thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=8498.0)
- 2009 FYC Thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4880.0)

And most importantly, the Directors Subforum (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?board=27.0)!

Submissions
- iKeith! (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg646766#msg646766)
- 1SO (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg642911#msg642911)
- AAAutin (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg637220#msg637220)
- Bondo (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg637210#msg637210)
- Clovis (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg646874#msg646874)
- Corndog
- dheaton
- duder
- edgar00
- FifthCityMuse (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg645363#msg645363)
- flieger (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg646125#msg646125)
- GothamCity151 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg637562#msg637562)
- jbissell
- jdc
- mañana
- MartinTeller (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg637662#msg637662)
- Melvil
- oldkid (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg646207#msg646207)
- oneaprilday (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg644153#msg644153)
- PeacefulAnarchy (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg644002#msg644002)
- pixote
- roujin
- Sam the Cinema Snob (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg644065#msg644065)
- sdedalus (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg641159#msg641159)
- ses (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg644336#msg644336)
- Shaw13 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg644579#msg644579)
- skjerva (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg646728#msg646728)
- smirnoff (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg644584#msg644584)
- StudentOFilm
- Tim (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg645614#msg645614)
- toro913 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg637235#msg637235)
- Totoro (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=8498.msg637161#msg637161)
- Verite (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg644608#msg644608)
- worm@work (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg646870#msg646870)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on November 01, 2011, 11:41:31 AM
1. Danny Boyle
Best: 28 Days Later
Trainspotting
Sunshine
Slumdog Millionaire
127 Hours
Most Anticipated: Trance

2. Steven Spielberg
Best: Minority Report
Jurassic Park
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
Amistad
Most Anticipated: The Adventures of TinTin

3. Christopher Nolan
Best: Memento
The Prestige
Inception
The Dark Knight
Most Anticipated: The Dark Knight Rises

4. Hayao Miyazaki
Best: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Spirited Away
My Neighbor Totoro
Princess Mononoke
Most Anticipated: Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess

5. Andrea Arnold
Best: Fish Tank
Red Road
Wasp
Dog
Most Anticipated: Wuthering Heights

6. Richard Linklater
Before Sunrise
Before Sunset
Waking Life
A Scanner Darkly
Fast Food Nation
Most Anticipated: SubUrbia

7. Mike Leigh
Best: Another Year
Vera Drake
Naked
Secrets & Lies
High Hopes
Most Anticipated: All or Nothing

8. Edgar Wright
Best: Hot Fuzz
Shaun of the Dead
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Most Anticipated: The World's End

9. David Fincher
Best: The Social Network
Panic Room
Se7en
Zodiac
Most Anticipated: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

10. Martin McDonagh
Best: In Bruges
Six Shooter
Most Anticipated: Seven Psychopaths

11. Kevin Smith
Best: Chasing Amy
Clerks 2
Clerks
Dogma
Red State
Most Anticipated: Hit Somebody

12. M. Night Shyamalan
Best: Unbreakable
The Sixth Sense
The Village
The Happening
Most Anticipated: One Thousand A.E.

13. Alfonso Cuaron
Best: Children of Men
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Most Anticipated: Gravity

14. Joe Wright
Best: Atonement
Hanna
Pride and Prejudice
Most Anticipated: The Soloist

15. Gaspar Noé
Best: Irreversible
Enter The Void
We CINECAST! Alone
Most Anticipated: The Golden Suicides

16. Tomas Alfredsson
Best: Let The Right One In
Most Anticipated: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

17. Jason Reitman
Best: Juno
Up In The Air
Thank You For Smoking
Most Anticipated: Young Adult

18. Akira Kurosawa
Best: Ran
High and Low
Dreams
Ikiru
Most Anticipated: The Bad Sleep Well

19. Denys Arcand
Best: The Barbarian Invasions
The Decline of the American Empire
The Age of Ignorance
Jesus of Montreal
Most Anticipated: Joyeux Calvaire

20. Morgan Spurlock
Best: Super Size Me
30 Days
POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden
Most Anticipated: Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope

21. Hirokazu Koreeda
Best: After Life
Still Walking
Air Doll
Most Anticipated: I Wish

22. John Cameron Mitchell
Best: Shortbus
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Rabbit Hole
Most Anticipated: Lady Grey London

23. Gurinder Chadha
Best: Bend It Like Beckham
Bride and Prejudice
Most Anticipated: It's A Wonderful Afterlife

24. Makato Shinkai
Best: 5 Centimeters Per Second
Voices on a Distant Star
Most Anticipated: Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below

25. Stanley Kubrick
Best: A Clockwork Orange
Full Metal Jacket
Spartacus
Dr. Strangelove
The Killing
Most Anticipated: Barry Lyndon

26. Matt Stone and Trey Parker
Best: Team America: World Police
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
Most Anticipated: The Book of Mormon

27. Joel and Ethan Coen
Best: O Brother Where Art Thou
The Man Who Wasn't There
Miller's Crossing
A Serious Man
True Grit
Most Anticipated: The Hudsucker Proxy

28. Frederick Wiseman
Best: State Legislature
Near Death
La Danse
High School
Most Anticipated: Crazy Horse

29. Baz Luhrmann
Best: Moulin Rouge
Romeo and Juliet
Most Anticipated: The Great Gatsby

30. Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Best: Amelie
Micmacs
A Very Long Engagement
Delicatessen
Most Anticipated: Alien: Resurrection

31. Debra Granik
Best: Winter's Bone
Down To The Bone
Most Anticipated: Pippi Longstocking

32. Billy Wilder
Best: The Apartment
Stalag 17
Some Like It Hot
Witness For The Prosecution
Most Anticipated: The Lost Weekend

33. Alfred Hitchcock
Best: Rear Window
Strangers on a Train
Rope
Psycho
Most Anticipated: Shadow of a Doubt

34. Charles Chaplin
Best: Modern Times
City Lights
The Kid
Most Anticipated: Monsieur Verdoux

35. Mel Brooks
Best: Spaceballs
Blazing Saddles
History of the World Part I
Robin Hood Men In Tights
Young Frankenstein
Most Anticipated: Life Stinks

36. Robert Altman
Best: Gosford Park
A Prairie Home Companion
Most Anticipated: Nashville

37. Quentin Tarantino
Best: Inglourious Basterds
Reservoir Dogs
Kill Bill
Most Anticipated: Django Unchained

38. Curtis Hanson
Best: L.A. Confidential
8 Mile
Wonder Boys
In Her Shoes
Most Anticipated: Too Big To Fail

39. Steven Soderbergh
Best: The Girlfriend Experience
Ocean's Eleven
Bubble
Traffic
Most Anticipated: Contagion

40. Guillermo del Toro
Best: Pan's Labyrinth
The Devil's Backbone
Most Anticipated: Pacific Rim

41. Tom Tykwer
Best: Perfume: Story of a Murderer
Run Lola Run
Most Anticipated: 3

42. Rob Reiner
Best: The Princess Bride
When Harry Met Sally
This Is Spinal Tap
The American President
Misery
Most Anticipated: Ghosts of Mississippi

43. Kim Ki-Duk
Best: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring
The Bow
3-Iron
Most Anticipated: Breath

44. Pedro Almadovar
Best: All About My Mother
Volver
Talk To Her
Most Anticipated: The Skin I Live In

45. Ashutosh Gowariker
Best: Swades
Lagaan
Most Anticipated: Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey

46. Martin Scorsese
Best: The Departed
Kundun
Shutter Island
The Aviator
Gangs of New York
Most Anticipated: Hugo

47. Spike Lee
Best: Do The Right Thing
Inside Man
Malcolm X
When The Levees Broke
Most Anticipated: Oldboy

48. Sidney Lumet
Best: 12 Angry Men
Network
Fail-Safe
Most Anticipated: Equus

49. Neil Jordan
Best: Breakfast on Pluto
The Crying Game
Ondine
Interview With The Vampire
Michael Collins
Most Anticipated: Byzantium

50. Lukas Moodysson
Best: CINECAST!ing Amal
Together
Most Anticipated: Mammoth

51. Matthew Vaughn
Best: Kick-Ass
X-Men: First Class
Stardust
Layer Cake
Most Anticipated: Kick-Ass 2

52. Tim Burton
Best: Big Fish
Mars Attacks!
Vincent
Beetlejuice
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Most Anticipated: Dark Shadows

53. Gus Van Sant
Best: Good Will Hunting
Elephant
Milk
Most Anticipated: My Own Private Idaho

54. The Wachowskis
Best: The Matrix
Most Anticipated: Cloud Atlas

55. Nicole Kassell
Best: The Woodsman
Most Anticipated: A Little Bit of Heaven

56. Peter Greenaway
Best: The Baby of Macon
The Pillow Book
The Draughtsman's Contract
Drowning By Numbers
Most Anticipated: Prospero's Books

57. David Hamilton
Best: Laura, Shadows of a Summer
Tendres Cousines
Most Anticipated: Hildegard Knef und ihre Lieder

58. Kim Ji-Woon
Best: The Bittersweet Life
The Good, The Bad, The Weird
Most Anticipated: The Last Stand

59. Deepa Mehta
Best: Earth
Fire
Most Anticipated: Heaven on Earth

60. Woody Allen
Best: Match Point
Whatever Works
Stardust Memories
Most Anticipated: Midnight In Paris

61. Michael Moore
Best: Bowling For Columbine
Sicko
The Awful Truth
Fahrenheit 9/11
Most Anticipated: Canadian Bacon

62. Judd Apatow
Best: The 40 Year Old Virgin
Knocked Up
Funny People
Most Anticipated: This Is Forty
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 01, 2011, 12:19:12 PM
Frank Capra? Frank Capra! But no Howard Hawks?

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Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: AAAutin on November 01, 2011, 12:21:14 PM
01. Steven Soderbergh
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02. David Fincher
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03. Christopher Nolan
(http://wfiles.brothersoft.com/m/m_s/memento_58099-160x120.jpg)
04. Albert Brooks
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6023/5997156728_a2ac2201a1_m.jpg)
05. Martin Scorsese
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6125/5998795772_e0f15cf5e4_m.jpg)
06. Paul Thomas Anderson
(http://images.digitalspy.co.uk/08/03/160x120_therewillbeblood.jpg)
07. George Clooney
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08. Noah Baumbach
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6004/5996767801_4dc0697485_m.jpg)
09. Michael Mann
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10. Ridley Scott
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11. David O. Russell
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12. Takeshi Kitano
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13. Francis Ford Coppola
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14. Joel & Ethan Coen
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15. Sidney Lumet
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16. Richard Linklater
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17. Stanley Kubrick
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18. Akira Kurosawa
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19. Tom Tykwer
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20. Guy Ritchie
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21. Spike Jonze
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22. Michael Winterbottom
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23. Wong Kar-Wai
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6362/followqs3.jpg)
24. John Sayles
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6016/5999028820_30b186b3af_m.jpg)
25. Neil Jordan
(http://content.internetvideoarchive.com/content/photos/130/005471_24.jpg)
26. Nicolas Winding Refn
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6009/5998676238_6df94e0315_m.jpg)
27. Danny Boyle
(http://wfiles.brothersoft.com/t/t_s/trainspotting_64493-160x120.jpg)
28. Albert & Allen Hughes
(http://mob853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/letmebreakitdown4you/deadpresidents.jpg)
29. Jean-Pierre Melville
(http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/images/3409a.jpg)
30. Todd Solondz
(http://www.reelcriticreviews.com/reviews/storytelling.jpg)
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31. Werner Herzog
(http://rexee-19.vo.llnwd.net/d1/video_img/924/53318429/53318429_2160.jpg)
32. Ken Burns
(http://instantworlddomination.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/marconi_g.jpg)
33. Alfonso Cuarón
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6125/5996913767_722e39b9cc_m.jpg)
34. Ken Loach
(http://m.popstar.com/Videos/Movies/0000004230.jpg)
35. Alex Gibney
(http://content.internetvideoarchive.com/content/photos/1170/04916714_.jpg)
36. Michael Haneke
(http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Film/Pix/pictures/2007/03/02/hidden460.jpg)
37. Alejandro González Iñárritu
(http://www.kenrosenberg.com/images01/amores3.jpg)
38. Tom DiCillo
(http://www.sonypictures.com/classics/living/multimedia/stills/cast.gif)
39. Terrence Malick
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-d0TiiSWNhQM/ThaSKNU2CJI/AAAAAAAACF8/OL2yj4rN0Uc/s400/Badlands.jpg)
40. Michael Moore
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6071/6043794465_51ee6ce076_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: 1SO on November 01, 2011, 12:57:51 PM
This is perhaps the most interesting list to date. I love nearly all the choices, yet it shows a narrow field of vision. This probably speaks more to my snobby broadening range then to any of your selections. I have no scorn for anyone who puts Takeshi Kitano at #12 and Alex Gibney is an inspired choice. Albert & Allen Hughes is perhaps the most questionable inclusion. (Where did they go?) I'd also like to read some of your reviews for Albert Brooks films since he's all the way up at #4.

God, I realize my submission will be comprised heavily of obscure picks like Pasolini and Kiarostami.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: AAAutin on November 01, 2011, 01:24:45 PM
a narrow field of vision.

I just went with favorites. Sure, Altman, Hitchcock, Chaplin would have been better picks, but I don't have the enthusiasm for their works/abilities as I do these other guys. And where Fernando Meirelles or Kim Ji-woon might have been more inspired picks, having only seen three films from each, I don't think I can safely call them "favorites" yet. (Though I've dug everything I've seen from them so far.) 

Albert & Allen Hughes is perhaps the most questionable inclusion. (Where did they go?)

They made a bad FALLOUT 3 knockoff and then tried unsuccessfully to adapt AKIRA. This pick was based mostly on my (misplaced?) belief in their talent. Given the right project, I think they still have a chance to blow everyone away.

I'd also like to read some of your reviews for Albert Brooks films since he's all the way up at #4.

He has not made a film that I have not liked: a perfect 7/7.

God, I realize my submission will be comprised heavily of obscure picks like Pasolini and Kiarostami.

I believe this is what the kids call a humblebrag.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: toro913 on November 01, 2011, 01:28:28 PM
I put a 4 film minimum on my list (the list would look significantly different and more interesting if I used a 3 film minimum, but there is always next year). My 3 favorite movies from the director are written on the side and if you have a slow internet connection I apologize.

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Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: AAAutin on November 01, 2011, 01:33:47 PM
Wow! Fantastic layout, toro.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on November 01, 2011, 01:36:52 PM
Hot stuff!  Love Kusturica in the 2 spot.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: mañana on November 01, 2011, 01:42:39 PM
I just went with favorites.
Makes sense to me.



Cool list and fun layout, toro913.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on November 01, 2011, 01:50:24 PM
Especially like some of your film choices e.g. The man Who Would Be King for Huston & Dirty Pretty Things for Frears.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on November 01, 2011, 03:31:35 PM
Frank Capra? Frank Capra! But no Howard Hawks?

Howard Hawks is a hack.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Corndog on November 01, 2011, 04:57:36 PM
I am a year or two away from being able to compose a list I can be proud of. But I will still try to compose a list and submit it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Verite on November 02, 2011, 05:34:11 PM
Michael Winterbottom moved up my list, majorly, because Wonderland got me so much.  The Trip is near the top of my favorites of 2011.  And Tristram, 24HPP, and In This World are in my top 101-120 range of all time favorites.  The Trip, too, when I work on my 2012 edition.  Though ITW will probably drop lower out of the top 120.

Offhand, David Fincher probably moves up, too.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
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Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 02, 2011, 07:47:21 PM
Ummm, Scarface is Hawks.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 02, 2011, 07:55:51 PM
Ummm, Scarface is Hawks.

My mistake. I was making a Hawks slide, but decided to change it. I forgot to switch out one of the films.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on November 02, 2011, 08:00:40 PM
Stunning presentation, GC!  Gorgeous!

You folks are setting the bar quite high.  I'm afraid my meager MSPaint skills aren't going to cut it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: 1SO on November 02, 2011, 08:02:04 PM
Wow GC, looking at your Top 3 I just heard Bill howling with pain. Did he know you were one of those people?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on November 02, 2011, 08:04:53 PM
Ugh, whatever happened to simple lists that didn't make my browser choke?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 02, 2011, 08:09:05 PM
Did he know you were one of those people?

He did. One of our many quarreling points.

Ugh, whatever happened to simple lists that didn't make my browser choke?

Pssh....those days are long gone.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Verite on November 02, 2011, 08:35:38 PM
Gotham, beautiful graphic design!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: oneaprilday on November 02, 2011, 10:36:41 PM
Gotham, beautiful graphic design!
Indeed!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: ses on November 03, 2011, 09:07:44 AM
Gotham, beautiful graphic design!
Indeed!

Agreed, you too toro!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on November 03, 2011, 10:30:38 AM
Well I was going to try to do a snazzy presentation with pictures and such, but anything I could whip up would just look pathetic next to the stellar work by CG and toro.  I was also going to wait a couple weeks to see if Noir-vember changed my list at all, but to heck with it.  Maybe for next year. 


#1 - Ingmar Bergman
Scenes from a Marriage, Fanny and Alexander, The Seventh Seal, Shame, Winter Light, Wild Strawberries, Through a Glass Darkly, Sawdust and Tinsel, Saraband, Autumn Sonata, The Silence, Thirst, Smiles of a Summer Night, The Virgin Spring

#2 - Satyajit Ray
Mahanagar, Charulata, Devi, The Music Room, Pathar Panchali, Aparajito, Apur Sansar, Seemabaddha, Jana Aranya, Pratidwandi, Sonar Kella

#3 - Akira Kurosawa
Seven Samurai, Red Beard, High and Low, Ran, Yojimbo, The Bad Sleep Well, Rashomon, Ikiru, Dodes-kaden

#4 - Alfred Hitchcock
Rear Window, Vertigo, Dial M for Murder, Psycho, Notorious, Shadow of a Doubt, Young and Innocent, The Lady Vanishes, The Birds, The 39 Steps, North By Northwest, The Wrong Man

#5 - Ming-liang Tsai
The Hole, Visage, What Time Is It There?, The Wayward Cloud, I Don't Want to Sleep Alone

#6 - Luis Buñuel
The Exterminating Angel, Un Chien Andalou, El, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Simon of the Desert, Viridiana, That Obscure Object of Desire, Los Olvidados, L'Age d'Or, Tristana

#7 - Werner Herzog
Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Even Dwarfs Started Small, La Soufriere, Grizzly Man, Cobra Verde, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Signs of Life, Wings of Hope, Invincible, Encounters at the End of the World, The White Diamond

#8 - Woody Allen
Annie Hall, Love and Death, Sleeper, Husbands and Wives, Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Small Time Crooks, Zelig, Crimes and Misdemeanors, What's Up Tiger Lily?

#9 - François Truffaut
Jules et Jim, the Antoine Doinel series, The Bride Wore Black, Shoot the Piano Player

#10 - Krzysztof Kieslowski
Three Colors trilogy, The Decalogue, The Double Life of Veronique, Camera Buff

#11 - Martin Scorsese
Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed, The King of Comedy, The Aviator, Mean Streets, Last Temptation of Christ

#12 - Kenji Mizoguchi
My Love Has Been Burning, Sansho the Bailiff, The Life of Oharu, Ugetsu, Utamaro and His Five Women, Street of Shame, The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums, A Geisha

#13 - Terrence Malick
The New World, The Tree of Life, The Thin Red Line, Days of Heaven

#14 - Emir Kusturica
Time of the Gypsies, Underground, Life is a Miracle, Black Cat White Cat

#15 - Aki Kaurismäki
The Match Factory Girl, Leningrad Cowboys Go America, Total Balalaika Show, Drifting Clouds, The Man Without a Past

#16 - Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Syndromes and a Century, Uncle Boonmee Who Recall His Past Lives, Mysterious Object at Noon, Blissfully Yours

#17 - Béla Tarr
Satantango, Werckmeister Harmonies, The Man from London, Damnation

#18 - David Lynch
Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire, Blue Velvet, The Elephant Man

#19 - Robert Bresson
A Man Escaped, Pickpocket, Une femme douce, Mouchette, L'Argent

#20 - Stanley Kubrick
2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, Paths of Glory, Dr. Strangelove, The Killing, Barry Lyndon

#21 - Pedro Almodóvar
All About My Mother, Talk to Her, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Matador

#22 - Peter Greenaway
Drowning By Numbers, The Cook the Thief His Wife and Her Lover, A Walk Through H, A Zed and Two Noughts, Vertical Features Remake

#23 - Joel and Ethan Coen
Fargo, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Barton Fink, A Serious Man, True Grit

#24 - Stan Brakhage
The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes, Window Water Baby Moving, Commingled Containers, Three Homerics, Water for Maya, Persian Series, Black Ice, Naughts, Stellar, Lovesong, Murder Psalm, Boulders Blues and Pearls and…., Prelude series, Autumnal, Deus Ex

#25 - Orson Welles
The Trial, F for Fake, Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, The Lady from Shanghai

#26 - Anthony Mann
Raw Deal, The Furies, Border Incident, T-Men, Side Street

#27 - Quentin Tarantino
Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds, Jackie Brown

#28 - Ritwik Ghatak
The Cloud-Capped Star, The Golden Thread, Nagarik

#29 - Fritz Lang
Metropolis, Die Nibelungen: Siegfried, Human Desire, Secret Beyond the Door, M, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, Spies

#30 - Anh Hung Tran
The Vertical Ray of the Sun, The Scent of Green Papaya

#31 - Federico Fellini
Nights of Cabiria, 8 1/2, Juliet of the Spirits

#32 - Kon Ichikawa
Revenge of a Kabuki Actor, Fires on the Plain, The Burmese Harp

#33 - Wes Anderson
The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rushmore

#34 - Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne
The Son, Rosetta, L'Enfant

#35 - Jacques Tati
Play Time, M. Hulot's Holiday, Mon Oncle

#36 - David Lean
Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Oliver Twist, Doctor Zhivago, Great Expectations

#37 - Agnès Varda
La bonheur, The Beaches of Agnes, Vagabond

#38 - Alain Resnais
Last Year at Marienbad, Night and Fog, My American Uncle, Toute la memoire du monde

#39 - Yasujiro Ozu
Late Autumn, Early Summer, Late Spring, Tokyo Story, Record of a Tenement Gentleman

#40 - Abbas Kiarostami
Close-Up, The Wind Will Carry Us, Through the Olive Trees

#41 - Roy Andersson
Songs from the Second Floor, You the Living, World of Glory, Something Happened

#42 - Steven Soderbergh
And Everything Is Going Fine, Solaris, Schizopolis, Bubble, The Limey

#43 - Elia Kazan
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A Streetcar Named Desire, Wild River

#44 - Michael Powell
A Matter of Life and Death, Black Narcissus, A Canterbury Tale

#45 - Billy Wilder
Double Indemnity, The Apartment, Some Like It Hot

#46 - Douglas Sirk
All That Heaven Allows, Imitation of Life

#47 - Yimou Zhang
The Story of Qiu Ju, Not One Less, Raise the Red Lantern

#48 - Michelangelo Antonioni
Red Desert, The Passenger, L'Avventura

#49 - John Cassavetes
A Woman Under the Influence, Love Streams, Faces

#50 - Wen Jiang
Devils on the Doorstep, The Sun Also Rises, In the Heat of the Sun

#51 - Steven Spielberg
#52 - Masaki Kobayashi
#53 - Hayao Miyazaki
#54 - Buster Keaton
#55 - Roman Polanski
#56 - Robert Siodmak
#57 - Frank Capra
#58 - F.W. Murnau
#59 - Michael Winterbottom
#60 - Louis Malle
#61 - Jean Renoir
#62 - Andrei Tarkovsky
#63 - Mike Leigh
#64 - Michael Curtiz
#65 - Nobuhiko Obayashi
#66 - Max Ophüls
#67 - Milos Forman
#68 - Josef von Sternberg
#69 - Jean-Pierre Jeunet
#70 - Francis Ford Coppola
#71 - Mohsen Makhmalbaf
#72 - John Huston
#73 - John Sturges
#74 - Shohei Imamura
#75 - Marco Ferreri
#76 - Howard Hawks
#77 - William Wyler
#78 - Nicholas Ray
#79 - James Lee
#80 - Sidney Lumet
#81 - Phil Karlson
#82 - Sergio Leone
#83 - Jules Dassin
#84 - Bernardo Bertolucci
#85 - Hiroshi Teshigahara
#86 - Eric Rohmer
#87 - Ermanno Olmi
#88 - Anthony Asquith
#89 - Jean-Pierre Melville
#90 - Djibril Diop Mambéty
#91 - Victor Sjostrom
#92 - Carlos Saura
#93 - Spike Lee
#94 - Robert Wise
#95 - Otto Preminger
#96 - Victor Erice
#97 - Ridley Scott
#98 - Carl Theodor Dreyer
#99 - Zhang Ke Jia
#100 - George Cukor

Last to be cut from the list: Guy Maddin, Jacques Demy, Takeshi Kitano, John Brahm, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Gus Van Sant, Kar Wai Wong, Allan King, Lars von Trier, Michael Haneke
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on November 03, 2011, 10:37:02 AM
Great lists and really cool presentations, GC and toro. Now we're going to have to work extra hard to make the final list pretty!

Please also PM me your lists in in this format (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10622.msg637174#msg637174) in addition to posting here.

toro, we're accepting lists of 50 to make a final list of 100 directors. We found that 50 worked well last time with every director on the list receiving a fair number of votes at the end. So can I just use your top 50?

Edit: Lovely list, MT.  Especially love seeing S. Ray that high on your list :).
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: toro913 on November 03, 2011, 10:44:30 AM
I'm fine with that.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: roujin on November 14, 2011, 11:34:21 PM
Gonna start working on my list!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 14, 2011, 11:38:24 PM
I have already made a list of 51 directors. Also, Corey, I lied. Steven Spielberg is under consideration. But I'll probably cut him out to put Buñuel in instead.

Now just to figure out how I order this mess into a list that is even more messy and incoherent.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on November 16, 2011, 12:55:34 AM
My list (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg637210#msg637210) has been finalized (on the first page) with a bit of presentation. Enjoy.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: AAAutin on November 16, 2011, 12:37:47 PM
Enjoy.

I like the "most anticipated" addition.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on November 16, 2011, 03:38:16 PM
Did Hitch go up quite a bit from last year MT?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on November 16, 2011, 03:42:52 PM
Did Hitch go up quite a bit from last year MT?

Nope, he was #3 on last year's list.

Except for minor reshuffling of the order, the only change in my top 10 is Kieslowski in (up from #15), Mizoguchi out (down to #12).
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: sdedalus on November 17, 2011, 04:22:50 PM
I'll be submitting a list.  A hint: all my past avatars can be found in the top 15.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: sdedalus on November 18, 2011, 02:13:02 AM
This is a harder than usual list to make, because there's so many ways to measure a director's career.  I decided to only include directors from whom I've seen three films, thinking that that was the minimum necessary to get a handle on a director's style and quality.  Unfortunately, I've only seen two films from: Ida Lupino, Chantal Ackerman, Agnes Varda, Jane Campion and Kathryn Bigelow, all of whom have something in common with each other but not with anyone else on my list.

I've included the years when the directors were active (with some arbitrariness around a lot of the start dates, given shorts and TV and student films) because i think it's interesting to compare career lengths (did you know Martin Scorsese has had a career almost as long as Hitchcock and Kurosawa?).  Also included are my three favorite films from each director.


1. Alfred Hitchcock (1925-1976)

Vertigo, Rear Window, North By Northwest

2. Howard Hawks (1926-1970)

Bringing Up Baby, Rio Bravo, The Big Sleep

3. Michael Powell (1931-1978)

The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus, A Canterbury Tale

4. Yasujiro Ozu (1927-1962)

Late Spring, Tokyo Story, Early Summer

5. John Ford (1917-1966)

The Searchers, Stagecoach, The Quiet Man

6. Orson Welles (1941-1978)

Touch of Evil, Chimes at Midnight, Citizen Kane

7. FW Murnau (1919-1931)

Sunrise, Tabu, Nosferatu

8. Akira Kurosawa (1943-1993)

Seven Samurai, Ran, Rashomon

9. Wong Kar-wai (1988-present)

Chungking Express, 2046, Fallen Angels

10. Terrence Malick (1973-present)

Days of Heaven, The New World, The Thin Red Line

11. Eric Rohmer (1962-2007)

The Green Ray, My Night at Maud's, Pauline at the Beach

12. Roberto Rossellini (1942-1977)

Voyage to Italy, Rome, Open City, The Age of the Medici

13. Josef von Sternberg (1925-1957)

The Docks of New York, Morocco, Shanghai Express

14. Charles Chaplin (1914-1967)

City Lights, The Gold Rush, Modern Times

15. Jean-Luc Godard (1960-present)

Pierrot le fou, A Woman is a Woman, Contempt

16. Jacques Tati (1949-1974)

Playtime, M. Hulot's Holiday, Mon Oncle

17. Jean Renoir (1925-1970)

The Rules of the Game, The River, The Grand Illusion

18. Buster Keaton (1920-1965)

The General, Sherlock Jr, Steamboat Bill Jr

19. Hou Hsiao-hsien (1980-present)

Millenium Mambo, Three Times, The Puppetmaster

20. Nicholas Ray (1949-1980)

Johnny Guitar, In a Lonely Place, Bitter Victory

21. Vincente Minnelli (1943-1976)

The Band Wagon, An American in Paris, The Pirate

22. Wes Anderson (1996-present)

Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic

23. Samuel Fuller (1949-1989)

The Steel Helmet, The Big Red One, Park Row

24. Ernst Lubitsch (1914-1948)

The Shop Around the Corner, Trouble in Paradise, Ninotchka

25. Alain Resnais (1948-present)

Last Year at Marienbad, Hiroshima mon amour, Wild Grass

26. Jim Jarmusch (1980-present)

Dead Man, Stranger than Paradise, Ghost Dog

27. Anthony Mann (1939-1968)

Winchester '73, The Black Book, The Naked Spur

28. Frank Borzage (1913-1959)

No Greater Glory, Moonrise, Seventh Heaven

29. Martin Scorsese (1967-present)

Taxi Driver, Mean Streets, The Last Temptation of Christ

30. Carl Theodor Dreyer (1919-1964)

Day of Wrath, Vampyr, Ordet

31. Joel & Ethan Coen (1984-present)

The Big Lebowski, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink

32. Fritz Lang (1919-1960)

The Big Heat, M, Scarlet Street

33. Krzysztof Kieslowski (1966-1994)

Three Colors, The Double Life of Veronique, The Decalogue

34. Stanley Kubrick (1955-1999)

2001, Eyes Wide Shut, The Shining

35. Michelangelo Antonioni (1950-2004)

L'Eclisse, Blow Up, L'Avventura

36. Quentin Tarantino (1992-present)

Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds

37. Jacques Demy (1961-1988)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Lola, The Young Girls of Rochefort

38. Woody Allen (1966-present)

Annie Hall, Manhattan, The Purple Rose of Cairo

39. John Woo (1974-present)

Hard-Boiled, The Killer, Last Hurrah for Chivalry

40. Douglas Sirk (1935-1959)

Written on the Wind, There's Always Tomorrow, All That Heaven Allows

41. Luis Buñuel (1929-1977)

The Exterminating Angel, Un chien andalou, Simon of the Desert

42. Otto Preminger (1931-1979)

Anatomy of a Murder, Laura, Advise & Consent

43. Johnnie To (1980-present)

PTU, Exiled, The Mission

44. Leo McCarey (1921-1962)

The Awful Truth, Make Way for Tomorrow, The Bells of St. Mary's

45. Raoul Walsh (1913-1964)

The Strawberry Blonde, Regeneration, High Sierra

46. Robert Bresson (1943-1983)

Au hasard Balthazar, Pickpocket, Diary of a Country Priest

47. DW Griffith (1908-1931)

Intolerance, The Musketeers of Pig Alley, True Heart Susie

48. King Vidor (1913-1959)

Street Scene, Our Daily Bread, The Big Parade

49. Michael Curtiz (1912-1961)

Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Sea Hawk

50. George Cukor (1930-1981)

The Philadelphia Story, A Star is Born, It Should Happen To You

51. Satyajit Ray (1955-1991)

The Music Room, Charulata, Mahanagar

52. Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2000-present)

Tropical Malady, Blissfully Yours, Uncle Boonmee Who Can recall His Past Lives

53. Kenji Mizoguchi (1923-1956)

Ugetsu, Sansho the Bailiff, Story of the Late Chrysanthemums

54. Sergei Eisenstein (1923-1948)

Alexander Nevsky, Ivan the Terrible, Battleship Potemkin

55. Jacques Tourneur (1931-1966)

Out of the Past, Cat People, Stars in My Crown

56. William Wyler (1925-1970)

The Letter, Dodsworth, The Best Years of Our Lives

57. Preston Sturges (1940-1955)

The Lady Eve, Unfaithfully Yours, Sullivan's Travels

58. Frank Capra (1922-1961)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night

59. Hiroshi Shimizu (1924-1959)

Japanese Girls at the Harbor, Mr. Thank You, Ornamental Hairpin

60. Sergio Leone (1961-1984)

Once Upon a Time in the West, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, For a Few Dollars More

61. Hayao Miyazaki (1979-present)

Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea

62. Hong Sangsoo (1996-present)

Oki's Movie, Hahaha, Like You Know it All

63. Max Ophuls (1931-1955)

Madame de. . ., Letter from an Unknown Woman, Lola Montes

64. Richard Linklater (1988-present)

Dazed and Confused, Slacker, Before Sunrise

65. Steven Spielberg (1971-present)

Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Empire of the Sun

66. Jia Zhangke (1995-present)

The World, Platform, Still Life

67. David Fincher (1992-present)

Fight Club, The Social Network, Se7en

68. Billy Wilder (1942-1981)

Double Indemnity, Sunset Blvd., Some Like it Hot

69. Tsai Ming-liang (1991-present)

What Time is it There?, Goodbye Dragon Inn, I Don't Want to Sleep Alone

70. Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1946-1972)

All About Eve, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, The Barefoot Contessa

71. Abbas Kiarostami (1973-present)

Certified Copy, Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us

72. Werner Herzog (1968-present)

Fitzcarraldo, Aguirre the Wrath of God, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

73. Victor Sjostrom (1912-1937)

The Wind, He Who Gets Slapped, The Phantom Carriage

74. Michael Mann (1981-present)

Miami Vice, Last of the Mohicans, Heat

75. Jean-Pierre Melville (1949-1972)

Le Samourai, Army of Shadows, Bob le flambeur

76. Olivier Assayas (1986-present)

Irma Vep, Carlos, Summer Hours

77. Bob Fosse (1969-1983)

All that Jazz, Cabaret, Lenny

78. Peter Watkins (1956-present)

La Commune (Paris 1971), Culloden, The War Game

79. Stanley Donen (1949-1984)

Singin' in the Rain, Charade, Give a Girl a Break

80. Guy Maddin (1986-present)

Archangel, My Winnipeg, Heart of the World

81. David Lean (1942-1984)

Lawrence of Arabia, Brief Encounter, Doctor Zhivago

82. Clint Eastwood (1971-present)

Unforgiven, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Flags of Our Fathers

83. James Whale (1930-1941)

Frankenstein, Show Boat, The Invisible Man

84. Andrei Tarkovsky (1962-1986)

Andrei Rublev, Stalker, Solaris

85. Whit Stillman (1990-present)

Metropolitan, The Last Days of Disco, Barcelona

86. Lau Kar-leung (1973-present)

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, 8 Diagram Pole Fighter, Drunken Master II

87. David Lynch (1977-present)

Mulholland Dr., Lost Highway, Inland Empire

88. Paul Thomas Anderson (1996-present)

There Will Be Blood, Punch-Drunk Love, Boogie Nights

89. Francis Ford Coppola (1963-present)

Apocalypse Now, The Godfather Part II, Bram Stoker's Dracula

90. George Stevens (1930-1970)

Swing Time, Gunga Din, Giant

91. Robert Altman (1957-2006)

The Long Goodbye, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Popeye

92. Federico Fellini (1950-1990)

8 1/2, Nights of Cabiria, La dolce vita

93. Zhang Yimou (1987-present)

House of Flying Daggers, Hero, The Road Home

94. Joe Dante (1976-present)

Matinee, Gremlins, The Burbs

95. Danny Boyle (1994-present)

Trainspotting, 127 Hours, A Life Less Ordinary

96. Abel Ferrara (1979-present)

New Rose Hotel, The Addiction, Bad Lieutenant

97. Cecil B. DeMille (1914-1956)

The Sign of the Cross, The Ten Commandments, The Cheat

98. Ang Lee (1992-present)

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Sense and Sensibility, Eat Drink Man Woman

99. Sam Peckinpah (1962-1983)

The Wild Bunch, Ride the High Country, Pat Garret & Billy the Kid

100. William Friedkin (1967-present)

The French Connection, To Live and Die in LA, Blue Chips
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: saltine on November 18, 2011, 02:34:35 AM
How many of these films have you written reviews for, Sean?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Lobby on November 18, 2011, 02:55:47 AM
The lack of women on those lists is saddening. I don't think you have anything particluar against female directors. They're just rare spawns, and they've often not done all that many films. It reflects the situation in the film industry with an overwhelming male dominance. But still.

I think there were a couple of people (OAD?) who previously talked earlier losely about running some kind of female-director-marathon here in the forum, to activly look for the female directors in order give them some more attention.  Perhaps it's time to make reality of it?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: sdedalus on November 18, 2011, 03:14:51 AM
How many of these films have you written reviews for, Sean?

Not many that I would call proper reviews.  I've written at least a little about almost all of them.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: sdedalus on November 18, 2011, 03:21:08 AM
The lack of women on those lists is saddening. I don't think you have anything particluar against female directors. They're just rare spawns, and they've often not done all that many films. It reflects the situation in the film industry with an overwhelming male dominance. But still.

I think there were a couple of people (OAD?) who previously talked earlier losely about running some kind of female-director-marathon here in the forum, to activly look for the female directors in order give them some more attention.  Perhaps it's time to make reality of it?

There's really no way to win.  Maybe in another 100 years.  The women I listed have a decent shot at making my list if I see (and like) more of their movies (Elaine May too, I forgot her. Still only seen 2 of hers though).  But that'd still only be 6 out of 100.  More women need to make more great movies.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on November 18, 2011, 08:03:58 AM
Sean, who on your list is female? I'm assuming a couple of the Asian directors (Tsai? their names are not obviously gendered to Western eyes). Still, I'm certain you had none in your top-50. This is the problem with liking classics, women weren't making films nearly as much back in the "classic" era. I mean, I think your point stands, I only have 6 in my top 65. There are plenty of women who could be included (Varda, Bigelow) if I liked their films more than I do or liked what I had seen enough to explore the rest of their filmography.

Lobby: This thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=3609.msg481334#msg481334) would be a good place to start looking.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on November 18, 2011, 08:08:38 AM
Love the list, sdedalus. Did you watch all those Satyajit Ray films over the past year?

Re: women direcors - Last year 5 women directors (Denis, Varda, Bigelow, Ramsay and Campion) made the list. It's a small number but it's something. Am hoping that they'll stay on the list. Ramsay, Campion, Elaine May and Lucile Hadzihalilovic are probably at a disadvantage because of their short filmographies.

I'm currently watching films by Teresa Villaverde who is quite likely to make my list. I want to try and watch more Leni Riefenstahl before the due date. The clips I saw on The Story of Film series look very promising. I also want to try and watch some Vera Chytilova.

I am not a big enough fan but I suspect that Kelly Reichardt and Mira Nair have a shot at least. Maybe Andrea Arnold as well.

@Bondo: Tsai isn't female. As per Sean's disclaimer up top, none of the female directors made his Top 100 list.


Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 18, 2011, 08:32:18 AM
I think the hard thing about female directors is that they're are just so many male directors in comparison. That doesn't mean they're aren't some great ones out there, but for ever Denis and Sophia Coppola, there's 100-150 male directors.

I know right now my list only has a couple of female directors.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on November 18, 2011, 08:46:04 AM
@Bondo: Tsai isn't female. As per Sean's disclaimer up top, none of the female directors made his Top 100 list.

Ah, I misread and thought the 6 out of 100 with May was implying it was 5 out of 100 presently. My bad.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Lobby on November 18, 2011, 08:47:02 AM
Watching those lists I think to myself that I need to look up more films directed by women. And write about them. How else is anything going to change?

It's a male world though, that's for sure. Women and Hollywood recently wrote a post with heavy crticism against The Hollywood Reporter. I don't know if she's right about the criticism of the selection. But it certainly gave me food for thought, especially the rather arrogant answers.

http://blogs.indiewire.com/womenandhollywood/sexism-watch-the-hollywood-reporter-directors-roundtable?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader (http://blogs.indiewire.com/womenandhollywood/sexism-watch-the-hollywood-reporter-directors-roundtable?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 18, 2011, 09:09:19 AM
You should watch some Claire Denis, Lobby.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: roujin on November 18, 2011, 09:38:10 AM
We should all watch some Dorothy Arzner and Ida Lupino.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on November 18, 2011, 10:01:59 AM
Also Breillat.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 18, 2011, 10:14:04 AM
And Leni Riefenstahl....


...or not.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on November 18, 2011, 10:19:28 AM
For Criticker users, this collection (http://www.criticker.com/?fl&filter=e5298) lists 1940 films by female directors... although many are co-director credits and some of those (Werckmeister Harmonies) are pretty debatable.

My favorites:

An Angel at My Table
Innocence
Jellyfish
Sita Sings the Blues
La Bonheur
36 Chowringhee Lane
Wendy and Lucy
The Hitch-Hiker
The Loveless
Orlando

The first two made my top 100 list, but I'm not crazy about Campion's other work and Hadzihalilovic sadly hasn't done any other features.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: sdedalus on November 18, 2011, 02:31:50 PM
Claire Denis, Kelly Reichardt and Catherine Breillat are three more directors I've only seen two films by.  Only one by Lynne Ramsay, Maya Deren, Sally Potter and Mira Nair (and Nina Paley, who's only made one feature).

Denis and Varda are the ones most likely to make next year's list for me.

Worm, I watched those three Ray films this summer, they're still the only three I've seen though.

A rough top 10 films directed by women:

1. Sita Sings the Blues
2. Jeanne Dielman
3. Cleo from 5 to 7
4. Orlando
5. Morvern Callar
6. Meek's Cutoff
7. The Heartbreak Kid
8. Bright Star
9. 35 Shots of Rum
10. The Hitch-hiker
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Verite on November 18, 2011, 02:35:10 PM
Love the list, sdedalus. Did you watch all those Satyajit Ray films over the past year?

Re: women direcors - Last year 5 women directors (Denis, Varda, Bigelow, Ramsay and Campion) made the list. It's a small number but it's something. Am hoping that they'll stay on the list. Ramsay, Campion, Elaine May and Lucile Hadzihalilovic are probably at a disadvantage because of their short filmographies.

Campion has a rather sizable filmography.  Not counting her short films, she has 8 features which is a lot compared to Ramsay, May, and Hadzihalilovic, respectively.  But Filmspotting Forum-wise, majority probably has seen Bright Star and/or The Piano.  The number of fans here of Angel at My Table and/or Sweetie is very small compared to the aforementioned segment.  So it's kind of more like Campion has a filmography of 4 features  ;D
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 18, 2011, 02:37:36 PM
Oh man, sdedalus, you gotta watch more Denis.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: sdedalus on November 18, 2011, 02:38:34 PM
That's what I've been saying!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Verite on November 18, 2011, 02:42:19 PM
Watching those lists I think to myself that I need to look up more films directed by women. And write about them. How else is anything going to change?

Lobby, this poll (http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/top_tens/womens.html) (scroll down about a 1/4 of the way) was a great resource for me years ago.  It's from 2002, though, and is canonical.  Off the top, the biggest omission (lamentable and criminal, really) at the time of publication is Kim Longinotto.  Superlative documentarian.  She already had done 4 great documentaries by 2002.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: mañana on November 18, 2011, 02:50:53 PM
1. Sita Sings the Blues
2. Jeanne Dielman
3. Cleo from 5 to 7
4. Orlando
5. Morvern Callar
6. Meek's Cutoff
7. The Heartbreak Kid
8. Bright Star
9. 35 Shots of Rum
10. The Hitch-hiker
Approximately where do each of these place on your master list?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: sdedalus on November 18, 2011, 04:16:59 PM
173, 116, 183, 383, 384, 446, 549, 772, 666, 983
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on November 18, 2011, 04:22:44 PM
Sorry for linking outside the blog thread but in response to this discussion I wrote on the topic.

Recognizing Female Directors (http://moviereviewwarehouse.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/recognizing-female-directors/)

Includes a list of my top recommended female directed films as well as a long list of female directed films I am looking forward to catching up with, hopefully in the next year.

A brief outline for forum discussion purposes.
1. Women rock at documentaries (and likely short films) because they have lower barriers to entry.
2. There are a fair few directors who are daughters or husbands of other directors, and many actresses turned directors. Connections matter for everyone of course, but I think they'd matter more for women.
3. Women have had a ton of success in comedy when it comes to box-office, not so much elsewhere.
4. I suspect that male directors are remembered more or advertised more with relation to their films than female directors are. Nora Ephron and Nancy Myers are arguably two of the most successful female directors and they don't have near the popular weight as the major male directors.
5. As many female directed films have been made in the past 10 years as the rest of film history.

P.S. I had seen 10% of the films on the Criticker list. I don't think my rate on a similarly comprehensive list of male films would come anywhere close to that.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: sdedalus on November 18, 2011, 05:39:33 PM
Barbara Kopple (seen 2), Penelope Spheeris (seen 2), Amy Heckerling (seen 6, but only 2 are good), Nora Ephron (seen 2), Nicole Holofcener (seen 2), Agnieska Holland (seen 1, but her TV series work is very good).

Larisa Shepitko has her Criterion Eclipse films on Hulu that I've been meaning to watch. If I do, I will have seen. . . two of her films.  This is just getting weird.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on November 18, 2011, 06:27:13 PM

Campion has a rather sizable filmography.  Not counting her short films, she has 8 features which is a lot compared to Ramsay, May, and Hadzihalilovic, respectively.  But Filmspotting Forum-wise, majority probably has seen Bright Star and/or The Piano.  The number of fans here of Angel at My Table and/or Sweetie is very small compared to the aforementioned segment.  So it's kind of more like Campion has a filmography of 4 features  ;D

You're completely right, of course :). I've actually now watched all 4 of those and had all of them in mind but stupidly forgot about the others I haven't watched.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: mañana on November 18, 2011, 07:50:54 PM
173, 116, 183, 383, 384, 446, 549, 772, 666, 983
Cool. Your precision is impressive.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: sdedalus on November 18, 2011, 08:24:49 PM
I'm pretty surprised the order was as close as it was.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on November 19, 2011, 07:48:49 AM
Top 100 Directors with 3 of their best films attached. Including new entries & notable risers;

1) Alfred Hitchcock
(Shadow of a Doubt, Rear Window, Vertigo)

2) Sidney Lumet
(Network, 12 Angry Men, The Verdict)

3) Stanley Kubrick
(2001, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket)

4) Akira Kurosawa
(Seven Samurai, Hidden Fortress, Ikiru)

5) Billy Wilder
(Ace in the Hole, Stalag 17, Double Indemnity)

6) The Coen Brothers
(Fargo, Miller's Crossing, The Big Lebowski)

7) Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger                                                     
(Black Narcissus, A Matter of Life and Death, Peeping Tom)

8  )Francois Truffaut
(Tirez sur le pianiste, Stolen Kisses, Pocket Money)


9) David Fincher
(Fight Club, Se7en, Zodiac)

10) Pedro Almodovar
(Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Talk to Her, All About My Mother)

11) David Lynch
(Blue Velvet, Mullholland Drive, The Elephant Man)

12) Jean-Pierre Melville
(Bob le Flambeur; Léon Morin, Prêtre; Army of Shadows)

13) John Huston
(The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo, The African Queen)

14) Park Chan Wook
(Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, Joint Security Area)

15) Ridley Scott
(Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator)

16) William Friedkin
(The Exorcist, The French Connection, To Live and Die in LA)

17) Francis Ford Coppola
(Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, The Conversation)

18) Ingmar Bergman
(Wild Strawberries, Winter Light, Persona)


19) Sam Fuller
(Shock Corridor, The Naked Kiss, Pickup on South Street, Forty Guns)


20) Steven Soderbergh                                               
(Traffic, Out of Sight, Erin Brokovich)                           

21)Werner Herzog
(Aguirre, The Wrath Of God; Cobra Verde; Fitzcarraldo)

22) Mike Leigh
(Abigail's Party, Secrets & Lies, Another Year)

23) Luis Bunuel
(Viridiana, Belle de Jour, The Exterminating Angel)


24) Gus van Sant
(Drugstore Cowboy, Paranoid Park, Elephant)

25) David Lean
(Laurence of Arabia, Bridge over the River Kwai, Brief Encounter)

26) Michael Mann                                                                                       
(Last of the Mohicans, Manhunter, The Insider)

27) Steven Spielberg
(Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Close Encounters of the Third Kind)

28) Quentin Tarantino
(Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill 2)

29) Roman Polanski
(Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Repulsion)

30) Howard Hawks
(Rio Bravo, His Girl Friday, Only Angels Have Wings)

31) Martin Scorcese
(Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, King of Comedy)

32) Alexander MacKendrick
(Sweet Smell Of Success, The Man in the White Suit, The Ladykillers)

33) John Ford
(The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Quiet Man, The Searchers)

34) John Carpenter
(The Thing, Halloween, Dark Star)

35) PT Anderson
(There Will Be Blood, Punch Drunk Love, Boogie Nights)

36) Wim Wenders
(Paris Texas, Wings of Desire, The American Friend)

37) Jules Dassin
(Brute Force, Night & the City, Rififi)

38) Jack Clayton
(The Innocents, Room At The Top, The Pumpkin Eater)


39) Danny Boyle
(28 Days Later, Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire)

40) Spike Lee
(25th Hour, Do the Right Thing, She's Gotta Have It)

41) Luchino Visconti
(Rocco & his Brothers, The Leopard, Death In Venice)


42) Alfonso Cuaron
(Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Harry Potter 3)

43) Richard Linklater                                                                           
(Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise, School of Rock)                         

44) Michael Curtiz
(Captain Blood, Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood)

45) Terence Mallick
(Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line)

46) Orson Welles
(Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, Touch of Evil)

47) James Cameron
(The Abyss, The Terminator, Terminator 2)

48) Woody Allen
(Annie Hall, Manhattan, Crimes And Misdemeanors)

49) Agnes Varda
(The Beaches of Agnes, Cleo à 5 de 7, Le Bonheur)

50) Michael Haneke
(Cache, The White Ribbon, Funny Games)


51) George Cukor
(Adam's Rib, Pat and Mike, The Philadelphia Story)

52) Preston Sturges
(The Lady Eve, Sullivan's Travels, Hail the Conquering Hero)

53) Hal Ashby
(The Last Detail, Being There, Harold & Maude)


54) Stephen Frears
(Dirty Pretty Things, The Grifters, High Fidelity)

55) Kathryn Bigelow
(Point Break, Near Dark, The Hurt Locker)

56) Paul Greengrass
(United 93, Bourne2&3)

57) Peter Jackson
(Lord of the Rings Trilogy)

58) Guillermo Del Toro
(The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth, Cronos)

59) Atom Egoyan
(The Sweet Hereafter, Ararat, Felicia's Journey)

60) Rob Reiner
(This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride, A Few Good Men)

61) George Romero
(Night, Dawn and Day of the Dead)

62) Jacques Becker
(Casque d'or, Le trou, Tocuhez pas au grisbi)


63) Carol Reed
(The Third Man, Night Train To Munich, Our Man In Havana)

64) Sam Raimi
(Spiderman 2, Evil Dead 2, Drag Me To Hell)

65) Robert Altman
(Gosford Park, The Player, Nashville)

66) Alan Parker
(Midnight Express, Angel Heart, The Commitments)

67) Peter Weir
(The Year of Living Dangerously, Master and Commander, Dead Poets Society)

68) Jim Sheridan
(My Left Foot, In The Name of the Father, In America)

69) Christopher Nolan
(Insomnia, Memento, The Dark Knight)

70) David Cronenberg
(The Fly, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises)

71) Phillip Kaufman
(Invasion of the Body Snatchers{1978}, The Right Stuff, The Unbearable Lightness Of Being)

72) Spike Jonze
(Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Where The Wild Things Are, The Beastie Boys Videos)

73) Wes Craven
(Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, Red Eye)

74) Milos Foreman
(One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus, The People vs Larry Flynt)

75) Luc Besson
(The Fifth Element, Nikita, Leon)

76) Terry Jones
(Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life)

77) Vincente Minnelli
(The Bad and the Beautiful, Meet Me In St. Louis, An American In Paris)


78) Michael Winterbottom
(24 Hour Party People, A Cock & Bull Story, Welcome to Sarajevo)

79) Jason Reitman
(Thank You For Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air)

80) Cameron Crowe
(Say Anything, Singles, Jerry MacGuire)

81) Fred Zinnemann
(From Here to Eternity, High Noon, Day of the Jackal)

82) Stanley Donen
(Singin In The Rain, On The Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers)

83) Ang Lee
(Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Ride with the Devil; Lust/ Caution)

84) Oliver Stone
(JFK, Platoon, Wall Street)

85) Tim Burton
(Beetle Juice, Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks)

86) Clint Eastwood
(The Outlaw Josey Wales, Unforgiven, Gran Torino)

87) Barry Levinson
(Diner, Tin Men, Bandits)

88) John Landis
(An American Werewolf In London, The Blues Brothers, Trading Places)

89) Johnathon Demme
(Something Wild, Silence of the Lambs, Rachel Getting Married)

90) Kevin Smith
(Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma)

91) Walter Hill
(48 Hours, Southern Comfort, Brewster's Millions)

92) Don Siegel
(Dirty Harry, Invasion of the Body Snatchers {1956}, Escape from Alcatraz)

93) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(All About Eve, Guys and Dolls, Cleopatra)

94) Bryan Singer
(The Usual Suspects, X-Men 2, Valkyrie)

95) Ron Shelton
(Bull Durham, White Men Can't Jump, Tin Cup)

96) Jim Jarmusch
(Ghost Dog, Broken Flowers, Night on Earth)

97) Mike Figgis
(Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, Leaving Las Vegas)

98) John Hughes
(Weird Science, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Planes, Trains & Automobiles)

99) Mike Hodges
(Get Carter, Flash Gordon, Croupier)

100) John Sturges
(Bad Day at Black Rock, The Great Escape, The Eagle has Landed)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on November 19, 2011, 09:53:31 AM
Great list, verbALs... esp. loving the new additions.

Also, FYC.. another woman director.
http://vimeo.com/32366124
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: sdedalus on November 19, 2011, 04:23:49 PM
John Carpenter!  I knew I was forgetting someone.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on November 21, 2011, 08:34:28 PM
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99) Mike Hodges
Flash Gordon

That movie looks outrageous!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: StudentOFilm on November 21, 2011, 10:39:43 PM
After 90 minutes...

DIRECTOR (MY FAVORITE FILM OF THEIRS)
1. Alfred Hitchcock (Vertigo)
2. Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men)
3. Martin Scorsese (Raging Bull)
4. Werner Herzog (Aguirre Wrath of God)
5. Robert Altman (Nashville)
6. Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai)
7. Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (No Country for Old Men)
8. Woody Allen (Annie Hall)
9. Howard Hawks (His Girl Friday)
10. Steven Soderbergh (Traffic)
11. Billy Wilder (The Apartment)
12. Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List)
13. Stanley Kubrick (A Clockwork Orange)
14. Gus Van Sant (Elephant)
15. Orson Welles (Citizen Kane)
16. Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather Part II)
17. David Lean (The Bridge on the River Kwai)
18. Elia Kazan (On the Waterfront)
19. Michael Mann (The Insider)
20. Jean-Luc Godard (Breathless)
21. Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away)
22. Jean Renoir (The Rules of the Game)
23. Krzysztof Kieslowski (Three Colors)
24. Wong Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love)
25. David Lynch (Blue Velvet)
26. Francois Truffaut (The 400 Blows)
27. Roman Polanski (Chinatown)
28. Ingmar Bergman (The Seventh Seal)
29. Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry)
30. Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line)
31. Michael Haneke (The White Ribbon)
32. Pedro Almodovar (Talk to Her)
33. Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction)
34. David Fincher (The Social Network)
35. Christopher Nolan (Memento)
36. Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
37. John Cassavetes (A Woman Under the Influence)
38. Mike Leigh (Naked)
39. Park Chan-wook (Oldboy)
40. Lars Von Trier (Dancer in the Dark)
41. Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums)
42. Terrence Malick (Days of Heaven)
43. Sergio Leone (The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly)
44. Federico Fellini (8 1/2)
45. Charlie Chaplin (City Lights)
46. Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia)
47. Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream)
48. Paul Greengrass (United 93)
49. Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation)
50. Bong Joon-ho (Mother)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: sdedalus on November 21, 2011, 11:24:57 PM
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99) Mike Hodges
Flash Gordon

That movie looks outrageous!

It's so good!  Can't believe you haven't seen it.  I bet you love it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on November 22, 2011, 09:00:37 AM
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99) Mike Hodges
Flash Gordon

That movie looks outrageous!

It's so good!  Can't believe you haven't seen it.  I bet you love it.

I listened to the FilmSack episode... so I kind of got the gist of it. But I guess there's no substitute for seeing some of those crazy visuals! ;D
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: jim brown on November 22, 2011, 09:32:39 AM
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99) Mike Hodges
Flash Gordon

That movie looks outrageous!

It's so good!  Can't believe you haven't seen it.  I bet you love it.
I listened to the FilmSack episode... so I kind of got the gist of it. But I guess there's no substitute for seeing some of those crazy visuals! ;D

Flash Gordon is ridiculously fun to watch.  It's been a while but just thinking about it makes me want to check it out again with the kids.

Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on November 22, 2011, 09:58:01 AM
I saw Flash Gordon in the theater as a kid, I remember it so well.  It felt like the greatest thing ever (and for a young man on the verge of puberty, Ornella Muti awakened some special feelings).

It all seems incredibly cheesy now, but not in an entirely unpleasant way.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on November 22, 2011, 11:13:19 AM
Did any of you own something like this:

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CBBP02015lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: mañana on November 22, 2011, 11:31:13 AM
No, but I am wearing something like that.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on November 22, 2011, 12:01:25 PM
Casual Tuesdays. Win!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on November 23, 2011, 05:56:00 PM
We are trying to find the best date and time to unveil the the Top 100 directors 2011 list. Please vote in the poll (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10622.0) and try and join us in chat or at least here on the forums.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: 1SO on November 25, 2011, 02:07:10 AM
Submitted a list of 50 (narrowed down from 80). This is a mixture of midnight list making, a little gaming and obscure directors who will probably only appear on my list. Top 6 is solid.

1. Sergio Leone
2. Akira Kurosawa
3. Alfred Hitchcock
4. Billy Wilder
5. Stanley Kubrick
6. Howard Hawks
7. Quentin Tarantino
8. James Cameron
9. Francois Truffaut
10. David Fincher
11. The Coen Brothers
12. Takeshi Kitano
13. Pier Paolo Pasolini
14. Michael Curtiz
15. Mike Nichols
16. John Ford
17. David Lynch
18. Buster Keaton
19. Wong Kar Wai
20. F.W. Murnau
21. Don Siegel
22. Frank Borzage
23. Abbas Kiarostami
24. Christopher Nolan
25. Brian DePalma
26. Alain Resnais
27. Andrei Tarkovsky
28. Powell & Pressburger
29. John Huston
30. Frank Capra
31. Ridley Scott
32. Robert Bresson
33. Robert Altman
34. Martin Scorsese
35. Satoshi Kon
36. The Dardennes
37. Mohsen Makhmalbaf
38. Milos Forman
39. Kathryn Bigelow
40. Kenneth Anger
41. Jacques Tati
42. Roy Andersson
43. Stanley Donen
44. Steven Spielberg
45. Peter Greenaway
46. Paul Thomas Anderson
47. Robert Zemeckis
48. Danny Boyle
49. Edgar Wright
50. Alejandro Jodorowsky
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 25, 2011, 10:07:14 AM
At least you put Hawks above Capra. Also, Nolan above De Palma. Boo.

Surprised by the Tati love.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on November 25, 2011, 11:51:34 AM
Kon but no Miyazaki?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: 1SO on November 25, 2011, 12:17:52 PM
Surprised by the Tati love.

Separating out the director from the film I have a lot of respect for Tati. Much like Kitano, I love the approach to filmmaking more than any particular film.



Kon but no Miyazaki?

Gamed that one. I expect Miyazaki will do fine without my support. I already like Kon a lot, but Paranoia Agent (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9988.msg608723#msg608723) was one of the highlights of the year.  Isao Takahata is the best director at Ghibli, but that's only based on the 2 films of his I've seen. (Both are in my Top 100.)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: AAAutin on November 25, 2011, 12:52:05 PM
21. Don Siegel

Interesting.

The man had a lengthy career; are you a fan of it all? Personally, I've only seen the latter portion, his '70s stuff.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: 1SO on November 25, 2011, 02:34:47 PM
I recently watched The Lineup and it reminded me that he's one of my favorites. I've seen 10 of his films (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9084.msg641885#msg641885). Like 5 of them. Love 4 of them.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on November 29, 2011, 09:10:49 PM
Having never made a top directors list this took more effort than I imagined, I'm not entirely satisfied but it has certainly been worth it to give me some directors who I need to see more from.

1. Eric Rohmer
Seen 24, 17 Great films (2 Top Tier) Top 3:(Conte d'été (http://www.criticker.com/film/A_Summers_Tale/), Le Rayon vert (http://www.criticker.com/film/Summer/), L' Ami de mon amie (http://www.criticker.com/film/L_Ami_de_mon_amie/))

2. Akira Kurosawa
 18-11(9) (Dodes'ka-den (http://www.criticker.com/film/Dodesukaden/), Ikiru (http://www.criticker.com/film/Ikiru/), The Bad Sleep Well (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Bad_Sleep_Well/))

3. Ingmar Bergman
 17-10(4) (Persona (http://www.criticker.com/film/Persona/), Fanny and Alexander (http://www.criticker.com/film/Fanny_and_Alexander/), Wild Strawberries (http://www.criticker.com/film/Wild_Strawberries/))

4. Billy Wilder
 13-11(5)(The Lost Weekend (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Lost_Weekend/), Sunset Blvd. (http://www.criticker.com/film/Sunset_Blvd/), Ace in the Hole (http://www.criticker.com/film/Ace_in_the_Hole/))

5. Alfred Hitchcock
 32-11(8 )(Shadow of a Doubt (http://www.criticker.com/film/Shadow_of_a_Doubt/), Vertigo (http://www.criticker.com/film/Vertigo/), Strangers on a Train (http://www.criticker.com/film/Strangers_on_a_Train/))

6. Paul Thomas Anderson
 5-3(2)(Magnolia (http://www.criticker.com/film/Magnolia/), There Will Be Blood (http://www.criticker.com/film/There_Will_Be_Blood/), Punch-Drunk Love (http://www.criticker.com/film/Punch_Drunk_Love/))

7. Sam Peckinpah
 8-8(5)(Straw Dogs (http://www.criticker.com/film/Straw_Dogs/), The Wild Bunch (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Wild_Bunch/), The Getaway (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Getaway/))

8. Michael Powell
 13-4(3)(The Red Shoes (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Red_Shoes/), A Matter of Life and Death (http://www.criticker.com/film/A_Matter_of_Life_and/), Peeping Tom (http://www.criticker.com/film/Peeping_Tom/))

9. Preston Sturges
 7-5(3)(Sullivan's Travels (http://www.criticker.com/film/Sullivans_Travels/), The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Miracle_of_Morgans_Creek/), The Palm Beach Story (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Palm_Beach_Story/))

10. David Fincher
 8-6(3)(Fight Club (http://www.criticker.com/film/Fight_Club/), Seven (http://www.criticker.com/film/Seven/), The Game (http://www.criticker.com/film/Being_John_Malkovich/))

11. Luis Buñuel
 19-6(2)(El Ángel exterminador (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Exterminating_Angel/), Le Fantôme de la liberté (http://www.criticker.com/film/Phantom_of_Liberty/), Los Olvidados (http://www.criticker.com/film/Los_Olvidados/))
12. Woody Allen
 32-13(3)(Hannah and Her Sisters (http://www.criticker.com/film/Hannah_and_Her_Sisters/), Midnight in Paris (http://www.criticker.com/film/Midnight_in_Paris/), Annie Hall (http://www.criticker.com/film/Annie_Hall/))
13. Alain Resnais
 10-7(4)(L'Année dernière à Marienbad (http://www.criticker.com/film/Last_Year_in_Marienbad/), Muriel ou Le temps d'un retour (http://www.criticker.com/film/Muriel_ou_Le_temps_dun/), Hiroshima mon amour (http://www.criticker.com/film/Hiroshima_mon_amour/))
14. Christopher Nolan
 7-5(3)(Memento (http://www.criticker.com/film/Memento/), The Prestige (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Prestige/), The Dark Knight (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Dark_Knight/))
15. Stanley Kubrick
 14-7(4)(Dr. Strangelove (http://www.criticker.com/film/Dr_Strangelove_or_How_I/), Full Metal Jacket (http://www.criticker.com/film/Full_Metal_Jacket/), A Clockwork Orange (http://www.criticker.com/film/A_Clockwork_Orange/))
16. Jean Renoir
 17-8(2)(Les Bas-fonds (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Lower_Depths/), Partie de campagne (http://www.criticker.com/film/A_Day_in_the_Country/), Le Crime de Monsieur Lange (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Crime_of_Monsieur_Lange/))
17. Marcel Carné
 7-4(2)(Les Enfants du paradis (http://www.criticker.com/film/Children_of_Paradise/), Le Jour se lève (http://www.criticker.com/film/Le_Jour_se_leve/), Les Visiteurs du soir (http://www.criticker.com/film/Les_Visiteurs_du_soir/))
18. Satyajit Ray
 7-6(3)(Charulata (http://www.criticker.com/film/Charulata/), The World of Apu (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_World_of_Apu/), The Music Room (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Music_Room/))
19. David Lean
 11-5(2)(Lawrence of Arabia (http://www.criticker.com/film/Lawrence_of_Arabia/), The Bridge on the River Kwai (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Bridge_on_the_River/), Doctor Zhivago (http://www.criticker.com/film/Doctor_Zhivago/))
20. Krzysztof Kieslowski
 6-5(3)(A Short Film About Love (http://www.criticker.com/film/A_Short_Film_About_Love/), The Decalogue (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Decalogue/), Trois couleurs: Rouge (http://www.criticker.com/film/Three_Colors_Red/))

21. William Wyler
 18-5(2)(Detective Story (http://www.criticker.com/film/Detective_Story/), The Best Years of Our Lives (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Best_Years_of_Our/), Dodsworth (http://www.criticker.com/film/Dodsworth/))
22. Georg Wilhelm Pabst
 4-4(3)(Joyless Street (http://www.criticker.com/film/Joyless_Street/), Diary of a Lost Girl (http://www.criticker.com/film/Diary_of_a_Lost_Girl/), Pandora's Box (http://www.criticker.com/film/Pandoras_Box/))
23. Masaki Kobayashi
 6-5(5)(The Human Condition (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Human_Condition_I_No/), Samurai Rebellion (http://www.criticker.com/film/Samurai_Rebellion/), Harakiri (http://www.criticker.com/film/Harakiri/))
24. Mikhail Kalatozov
 3-3(3)(The Letter Never Sent (http://www.criticker.com/film/Neotpravlennoye_pismo/), The Cranes Are Flying (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Cranes_Are_Flying/), Soy Cuba (http://www.criticker.com/film/I_Am_Cuba/))
25. Terrence Malick
 5-5(2)(Badlands (http://www.criticker.com/film/Badlands/), The Thin Red Line (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Thin_Red_Line/), The Tree of Life (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Tree_of_Life/))
26. Ernst Lubitsch
 10-3(1)(Trouble in Paradise (http://www.criticker.com/film/Trouble_in_Paradise/), Design for Living (http://www.criticker.com/film/Design_for_Living/), The Shop Around the Corner (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Shop_Around_the_Corner/))
27. Victor Sjöström
 4-3(2)(The Phantom Carriage (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Phantom_Carriage/), He Who Gets Slapped (http://www.criticker.com/film/He_Who_Gets_Slapped/), The Wind (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Wind/))
28. Charles Chaplin
 16-5(1)(Limelight (http://www.criticker.com/film/Limelight/), The Great Dictator (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Great_Dictator/), Monsieur Verdoux (http://www.criticker.com/film/Monsieur_Verdoux/))
29. Erich von Stroheim
 4-4(1)(Greed (http://www.criticker.com/film/Greed/), The Wedding March (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Wedding_March/), Foolish Wives (http://www.criticker.com/film/Foolish_Wives/))
30. Henri-Georges Clouzot
 4-4(1)(Le Corbeau (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Raven_1943/), Quai des Orfèvres (http://www.criticker.com/film/Quai_des_Orfevres/), Le Salaire de la peur (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Wages_of_Fear/))

31. Kon Ichikawa
 4-4(1)(The Burmese Harp (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Burmese_Harp/), Fires on the Plain (http://www.criticker.com/film/Fires_on_the_Plain/), Revenge of a Kabuki Actor (http://www.criticker.com/film/An_Actors_Revenge/))
32. Fritz Lang
 23-9(3)(M (http://www.criticker.com/film/M/), Der Müde Tod (http://www.criticker.com/film/Destiny/), Spione (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Spy/))
33. Martin Scorsese
 21-7(3)(Taxi Driver (http://www.criticker.com/film/Taxi_Driver_1976/), A Personal Journey Through American Movies (http://www.criticker.com/film/A_Personal_Journey_with_Martin/), The King of Comedy (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_King_of_Comedy/))
34. Jean-Pierre Melville
 7-5(2)(Le Cercle rouge (http://www.criticker.com/film/Le_Cercle_rouge/), Armée des ombres (http://www.criticker.com/film/Army_in_the_Shadows/), Le Deuxième souffle (http://www.criticker.com/film/Le_Deuxieme_souffle/))
35. Luchino Visconti
 8-5(3)(The Leopard (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Leopard/), Le Notti Bianche (http://www.criticker.com/film/White_Nights/), Sandra of a Thousand Delights (http://www.criticker.com/film/Sandra_of_a_Thousand_Delights/))
36. Stanley Kramer
 5-4(3)(Inherit the Wind (http://www.criticker.com/film/Inherit_the_Wind/), Judgment at Nuremberg (http://www.criticker.com/film/Judgment_at_Nuremberg/), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (http://www.criticker.com/film/Guess_Whos_Coming_to_Dinner/))
37. Yasujiro Ozu
 11-6(3)(Late Autumn (http://www.criticker.com/film/Late_Autumn/), Tokyo Story (http://www.criticker.com/film/Tokyo_Story/), An Autumn Afternoon (http://www.criticker.com/film/An_Autumn_Afternoon/))
38. Hayao Miyazaki
 9-5(4)(Kiki's Delivery Service (http://www.criticker.com/film/Kikis_Delivery_Service/), Porco Rosso (http://www.criticker.com/film/Porco_Rosso/), Nausicaä (http://www.criticker.com/film/Nausicaa/))
39. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
 6-5(3)(The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Bitter_Tears_of_Petra/), Berlin Alexanderplatz (http://www.criticker.com/film/Berlin_Alexanderplatz_1980/), The Marriage of Maria Braun (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Marriage_of_Maria_Braun/))
40. Kar Wai Wong
 8-6(1)(Chungking Express (http://www.criticker.com/film/Chungking_Express/), Fallen Angels (http://www.criticker.com/film/Fallen_Angels/), In the Mood for Love (http://www.criticker.com/film/In_the_Mood_for_Love/))

41. Chan-wook Park
 5-5(2)(Oldboy (http://www.criticker.com/film/Oldboy/), Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (http://www.criticker.com/film/Sympathy_for_Mr_Vengeance/), Joint Security Area (http://www.criticker.com/film/Joint_Security_Area/))
42. Elia Kazan
 12-4(1)(A Face in the Crowd (http://www.criticker.com/film/A_Face_in_the_Crowd/), Boomerang! (http://www.criticker.com/film/Boomerang/), Panic in the Streets (http://www.criticker.com/film/Panic_in_the_Streets/))
43. Buster Keaton
 31-8(1)(The Navigator (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Navigator/), Steamboat Bill, Jr. (http://www.criticker.com/film/Steamboat_Bill_Jr/), One Week (http://www.criticker.com/film/One_Week/))
44. François Truffaut
 9-5(3)(Jules et Jim (http://www.criticker.com/film/Jules_et_Jim/), Les quatre cents coups (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_400_Blows/), La mariée était en noir (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Bride_Wore_Black/))
45. Robert Bresson
 13-9(1)(Procès de Jeanne d'Arc (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Trial_of_Joan_of/), Pickpocket (http://www.criticker.com/film/Pickpocket/), Un condamné à mort s'est échappé (http://www.criticker.com/film/A_Man_Escaped/))
46. Orson Welles
 11-4(2)(The Stranger (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Stranger/), Touch of Evil (http://www.criticker.com/film/Touch_of_Evil/), Citizen Kane (http://www.criticker.com/film/Citizen_Kane/))
47. Otto Preminger
 6-4(3)(Laura (http://www.criticker.com/film/Laura/), Anatomy of a Murder (http://www.criticker.com/film/Anatomy_of_a_Murder/), Fallen Angel (http://www.criticker.com/film/Fallen_Angel/))
48. Joel & Ethan Coen
 16-5(3)(A Serious Man (http://www.criticker.com/film/A_Serious_Man/), Miller's Crossing (http://www.criticker.com/film/Millers_Crossing/), Fargo (http://www.criticker.com/film/Fargo/))
49. William Castle
 5-4(0)(House on Haunted Hill (http://www.criticker.com/film/House_on_Haunted_Hill/), When Strangers Marry (http://www.criticker.com/film/When_Strangers_Marry/), Strait-Jacket (http://www.criticker.com/film/Strait_Jacket/))
50. Joseph Losey
 7-3(1)(The Servant (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Servant/), The Prowler (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Prowler/), The Go-Between (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Go_Between/))

51. Quentin Tarantino
 10-4(1)(Pulp Fiction (http://www.criticker.com/film/Pulp_Fiction/), Inglourious Basterds (http://www.criticker.com/film/Inglourious_Basterds/), Kill Bill: Volume 2 (http://www.criticker.com/film/Kill_Bill_Volume_2/))
52. Luis García Berlanga
 3-2(1)(Bienvenido Mister Marshall (http://www.criticker.com/film/Bienvenido_Mister_Marshall/), Plácido (http://www.criticker.com/film/Placido/), El Verdugo (http://www.criticker.com/film/El_Verdugo/))
53. Werner Herzog
 10-6(1)(The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Enigma_of_Kaspar_Hauser/), Aguirre: The Wrath of God (http://www.criticker.com/film/Aguirre_The_Wrath_of_God/), Fitzcarraldo (http://www.criticker.com/film/Fitzcarraldo/))
54. Howard Hawks
 16-5(1)(Rio Bravo (http://www.criticker.com/film/Rio_Bravo/), The Big Sleep (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Big_Sleep/), His Girl Friday (http://www.criticker.com/film/His_Girl_Friday/))
55. Samuel Fuller
 8-4(2)(The Crimson Kimono (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Crimson_Kimono/), Underworld U.S.A. (http://www.criticker.com/film/Underworld_USA/), The Big Red One (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Big_Red_One/))
56. Josef von Sternberg
 12-4(0)(Underworld (http://www.criticker.com/film/Underworld/), Anatahan (http://www.criticker.com/film/Anatahan/), The Scarlet Empress (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Scarlet_Empress/))
57. Georges Méliès
 20-4(0)(Une nuit terrible (http://www.criticker.com/film/Une_nuit_terrible/), L'auberge ensorcelée (http://www.criticker.com/film/Lauberge_ensorcelee/), Barbe-bleue (http://www.criticker.com/film/Barbe_bleue/))
58. Robert Altman
 10-3(2)(MASH (http://www.criticker.com/film/MASH/), Nashville (http://www.criticker.com/film/Nashville/), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (http://www.criticker.com/film/McCabe_and_Mrs_Miller/))
59. Ridley Scott
 9-4(2)(Blade Runner (http://www.criticker.com/film/Blade_Runner/), Kingdom of Heaven (http://www.criticker.com/film/Kingdom_of_Heaven/), American Gangster (http://www.criticker.com/film/American_Gangster/))
60. Shohei Imamura
 3-3(1)(Black Rain (http://www.criticker.com/film/Kuroi_ame/), Vengeance Is Mine (http://www.criticker.com/film/Vengeance_Is_Mine/), Ballad of Narayama (http://www.criticker.com/film/Ballad_of_Narayama/))

61. Kenji Mizoguchi
 7-5(0)(Sansho the Bailiff (http://www.criticker.com/film/Sansho_the_Bailiff/), Yôkihi (http://www.criticker.com/film/Yokihi/), The Crucified Lovers (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Crucified_Lovers/))
62. Max Ophüls
 7-2(1)(Letter from an Unknown Woman (http://www.criticker.com/film/Letter_from_an_Unknown_Woman/), Madame de... (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Earrings_of_Madame_de/), Liebelei (http://www.criticker.com/film/Flirtation/))
63. Edward Dmytryk
 4-3(2)(Cornered (http://www.criticker.com/film/Cornered/), Murder, My Sweet (http://www.criticker.com/film/Murder_My_Sweet/), The Caine Mutiny (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Caine_Mutiny/))
64. Nicholas Ray
 8-3(1)(Rebel Without a Cause (http://www.criticker.com/film/Rebel_Without_a_Cause/), In a Lonely Place (http://www.criticker.com/film/In_a_Lonely_Place/), Bigger Than Life (http://www.criticker.com/film/Bigger_Than_Life/))
65. Douglas Sirk
 6-3(1)(A Time to Love and a Time to Die (http://www.criticker.com/film/A_Time_to_Love_and/), Imitation of Life (http://www.criticker.com/film/Imitation_of_Life_1959/), There's Always Tomorrow (http://www.criticker.com/film/Theres_Always_Tomorrow/))
66. Sidney Lumet
 9-4(2)(12 Angry Men (http://www.criticker.com/film/12_Angry_Men/), Dog Day Afternoon (http://www.criticker.com/film/Dog_Day_Afternoon/), The Pawnbroker (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Pawnbroker/))
67. Robert Wise
 11-5(1)(Odds Against Tomorrow (http://www.criticker.com/film/Odds_Against_Tomorrow/), Born to Kill (http://www.criticker.com/film/Born_to_Kill/), The Set-Up (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Set_Up/))
68. Louis Malle
 6-2(1)(Au revoir les enfants (http://www.criticker.com/film/Goodbye_Children/), Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (http://www.criticker.com/film/Elevator_to_the_Gallows/), My Dinner with Andre (http://www.criticker.com/film/My_Dinner_with_Andre/))
69. Sergio Corbucci
 3-2(1)(The Great Silence (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Great_Silence/), Django (http://www.criticker.com/film/Django/), Compañeros (http://www.criticker.com/film/Companeros/))
70. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
 5-4(3)(Sleuth (http://www.criticker.com/film/Sleuth/), All About Eve (http://www.criticker.com/film/All_About_Eve/), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Ghost_and_Mrs_Muir/))

71. Don Hertzfeldt
 10-4(1)(Lily and Jim (http://www.criticker.com/film/Lily_and_Jim/), Everything Will Be Ok (http://www.criticker.com/film/Everything_Will_Be_Ok/), Rejected (http://www.criticker.com/film/Rejected/))
72. Mike Leigh
 4-3(1)(Secrets & Lies (http://www.criticker.com/film/Secrets_and_Lies/), Vera Drake (http://www.criticker.com/film/Vera_Drake/), Naked (http://www.criticker.com/film/Naked/))
73. Hiroshi Teshigahara
 3-2(1)(Woman in the Dunes (http://www.criticker.com/film/Woman_in_the_Dunes/), The Face of Another (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Face_of_Another/), Pitfall (http://www.criticker.com/film/Otoshiana/))
74. Oliver Stone
 5-5(2)(Natural Born Killers (http://www.criticker.com/film/Natural_Born_Killers/), Salvador (http://www.criticker.com/film/Salvador/), Platoon (http://www.criticker.com/film/Platoon/))
75. John Huston
 12-4(2)(The Maltese Falcon (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Maltese_Falcon_1941/), The Asphalt Jungle (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Asphalt_Jungle/), Key Largo (http://www.criticker.com/film/Key_Largo/))
76. Robert Siodmak
 8-3(2)(The Killers (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Killers/), Phantom Lady (http://www.criticker.com/film/Phantom_Lady/), Criss Cross (http://www.criticker.com/film/Criss_Cross/))
77. John Cassavetes
 6-4(1)(A Woman Under the Influence (http://www.criticker.com/film/A_Woman_Under_the_Influence/), Faces (http://www.criticker.com/film/Faces/), Love Streams (http://www.criticker.com/film/Love_Streams/))
78. Wim Wenders
 5-3(2)(Alice in den Städten (http://www.criticker.com/film/Alice_in_den_Stadten/), Paris, Texas (http://www.criticker.com/film/Paris_Texas/), Im Lauf der Zeit (http://www.criticker.com/film/Im_Lauf_der_Zeit/))
79. Sergei M. Eisenstein
 8-5(1)(Strike (http://www.criticker.com/film/Strike/), Ivan the Terrible, Part One (http://www.criticker.com/film/Ivan_the_Terrible_Part_One/), ¡Que Viva Mexico! (http://www.criticker.com/film/Que_Viva_Mexico/))
80. Lukas Moodysson
 3-3(1)(Show Me Love (http://www.criticker.com/film/Show_Me_Love/), Together (http://www.criticker.com/film/Together/), Lilya 4-Ever (http://www.criticker.com/film/Lilya_4_Ever/))

81. Spike Jonze
 5-4(2)(Adaptation. (http://www.criticker.com/film/Adaptation/), Being John Malkovich (http://www.criticker.com/film/Being_John_Malkovich/), Where the Wild Things Are (http://www.criticker.com/film/Where_the_Wild_Things_Are/))
82. King Vidor
 8-5(1)(The Big Parade (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Big_Parade/), The Crowd (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Crowd/), Show People (http://www.criticker.com/film/Show_People/))
83. F.W. Murnau
 6-3(1)(The Last Laugh (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Last_Laugh/), City Girl (http://www.criticker.com/film/City_Girl/), Sunrise (http://www.criticker.com/film/Sunrise_A_Song_of_Two/))
84. Emir Kusturica
 3-3(1)(Time of the Gypsies (http://www.criticker.com/film/Time_of_the_Gypsies/), Black Cat, White Cat (http://www.criticker.com/film/Black_Cat_White_Cat/), Underground (http://www.criticker.com/film/Underground_1995/))
85. Robert Rossen
 3-3(1)(The Hustler (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Hustler/), All the King's Men (http://www.criticker.com/film/All_the_Kings_Men/), Body and Soul (http://www.criticker.com/film/Body_and_Soul_1947/))
86. Sergio Leone
 6-3(1)(Once Upon a Time in the West (http://www.criticker.com/film/Once_Upon_a_Time_in/), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Good_the_Bad_and/), Once Upon a Time in America (http://www.criticker.com/film/Once_Upon_a_Time_in_1984/))
87. Nicolas Roeg 6-3(1)(Walkabout (http://www.criticker.com/film/Walkabout/), Bad Timing (http://www.criticker.com/film/Bad_Timing/), Don't Look Now (http://www.criticker.com/film/Dont_Look_Now_1973/))
88. Frank Capra
 14-2(1)(Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (http://www.criticker.com/film/Mr_Smith_Goes_to_Washington/), Arsenic and Old Lace (http://www.criticker.com/film/Arsenic_and_Old_Lace/), Why We Fight (http://www.criticker.com/film/Prelude_to_War/))
89. Santiago Álvarez
 4-1(1)(Now (http://www.criticker.com/film/Now/), Hanoi, martes 13 (http://www.criticker.com/film/Hanoi_martes_13/), LBJ (http://www.criticker.com/film/LBJ/))
90. Agnès Varda
 3-3(1)(Sans Toit Ni Loi (http://www.criticker.com/film/Vagabond/), Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Gleaners_and_I/), Cléo de 5 à 7 (http://www.criticker.com/film/Cleo_from_5_to_7/))

91. Milos Forman
 5-3(2)(One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (http://www.criticker.com/film/One_Flew_Over_the_Cuckoos/), Amadeus (http://www.criticker.com/film/Amadeus/), Loves of a Blonde (http://www.criticker.com/film/Loves_of_a_Blonde/))
92. Albert & David Maysles
 3-1(1)(Grey Gardens (http://www.criticker.com/film/Grey_Gardens/), Salesman (http://www.criticker.com/film/Salesman/), Gimme Shelter (http://www.criticker.com/film/Gimme_Shelter/))
93. Abbas Kiarostami
 13-6(1)(Close-Up (http://www.criticker.com/film/Close_Up/), Homework (http://www.criticker.com/film/Homework/), Where Is The Friend's Home? (http://www.criticker.com/film/Where_Is_The_Friends_Home/))
94. Steven Spielberg
 23-6(3)(Schindler's List (http://www.criticker.com/film/Schindlers_List/), Jurassic Park (http://www.criticker.com/film/Jurassic_Park/), E.T. (http://www.criticker.com/film/ET_the_Extra_Terrestrial/))
95. Jean-Luc Godard
 18-5(0)(Meetin' WA (http://www.criticker.com/film/Meetin_WA/), Alphaville (http://www.criticker.com/film/Alphaville_une_etrange_aventure_de/), Une femme est une femme (http://www.criticker.com/film/A_Woman_is_a_Woman/))
96. John Ford
 16-4(3)(The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (http://www.criticker.com/film/The_Man_Who_Shot_Liberty/), How Green Was My Valley (http://www.criticker.com/film/How_Green_Was_My_Valley/), 7 Women (http://www.criticker.com/film/7_Women/))
97. Jacques Tourneur
 7-1(0)(Cat People (http://www.criticker.com/film/Cat_People/), Night of the Demon (http://www.criticker.com/film/Night_of_the_Demon/), Berlin Express (http://www.criticker.com/film/Berlin_Express/))
98. Mikio Naruse
 3-2(0)(Sounds from the Mountains (http://www.criticker.com/film/Yama_no_oto/), When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (http://www.criticker.com/film/When_a_Woman_Ascends_the/), Floating Clouds (http://www.criticker.com/film/Ukigumo/))
99. David O. Russell
 4-3(1)(I Heart Huckabees (http://www.criticker.com/film/I_Heart_Huckabees/), Three Kings (http://www.criticker.com/film/Three_Kings/), Flirting with Disaster (http://www.criticker.com/film/Flirting_with_Disaster/))
100. Anthony Mann
 9-3(1)(Raw Deal (http://www.criticker.com/film/Raw_Deal/), Man of the West (http://www.criticker.com/film/Man_of_the_West/), Winchester '73 (http://www.criticker.com/film/Winchester_73/))
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on November 29, 2011, 09:15:10 PM
Terrific list, PA!  I especially like seeing Kalatozov up there.  I should have considered him for my own list.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: sdedalus on November 29, 2011, 09:43:33 PM
Kalatozov would have been high up on mine, but he failed to meet my three film requirement (only seen two).  The Letter Never Sent is at the top of my hulu queue though.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on November 29, 2011, 09:46:23 PM
Kalatozov would have been high up on mine, but he failed to meet my three film requirement (only seen two).  The Letter Never Sent is at the top of my hulu queue though.

It's outstanding.  I think if I liked Soy Cuba just a little bit more, he'd have made my list (top 100 at any rate, maybe not top 50)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on November 29, 2011, 09:46:32 PM
More astounding lack of women. >:(
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 29, 2011, 10:53:55 PM
Okay, here's the deal, if you want pretty pictures and a list of the movies I like from each director on my list, go check it out on my site (http://wp.me/pC1yx-26R).

If you just want boring text, here you go:

1.   Terrence Malick
2.   Krzysztof Kieślowski
3.   Jacques Tati
4.   Robert Bresson
5.   F. W. Murnau
6.   Roman Polanski
7.   Sergio Leone
8.   Alfred Hitchcock
9.   Orson Welles
10.   Paul Thomas Anderson
11.   Carl Theodor Dreyer
12.   Hayao Miyazaki
13.   Frank Borzage
14.   Stanley Kubrick
15.   Francis Ford Coppola
16.   Coen Brothers
17.   Wim Wenders
18.   James Gray
19.   Brian De Palma
20.   Howard Hawks
21.   Michael Powell
22.   Leni Riefenstahl
23.   Terry Gilliam
24.   Federico Fellini
25.   Jean-Luc Godard
26.   Fritz Lang
27.   Sergi Eisenstein
28.   Akira Kurosawa
29.   Abbas Kiarostami
30.   Brad Bird
31.   Guillermo del Toro
32.   Claire Denis
33.   Mike Nichols
34.   Park Chan-Wook
35.   Luis Buñuel
36.   Michael Haneke
37.   Werner Herzog
38.   Apichatpong Weerasethakul
39.   Andrew Stanton
40.   Charlie Chaplin
41.   Steven Spielberg
42.   Joe Wright
43.   Wong Kar-Wai
44.   The Dardenne Brothers
45.   Francios Truffaut
46.   Andrei Tarkovsky
47.   Richard Kelly
48.   Cameron Crowe
49.   Buster Keaton
50.   Zhang Yimou
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on November 30, 2011, 12:41:58 AM
Kalatozov would have been high up on mine, but he failed to meet my three film requirement (only seen two).  The Letter Never Sent is at the top of my hulu queue though.
It's an amazing film. Hopefully this newfound availability will give it more visibility and acclaim.

More astounding lack of women. >:(
I got Varda in there. She could make my Top 50 when I see more films from her if they're as good as the three I've seen. The only other woman I considered is Germaine Dulac who is good but not good enough from what I've seen. There are other from whom I've seen one or two great films but need to see more to consider them. I'll probably make an effort to see more films from female directors some time next year.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: oneaprilday on November 30, 2011, 10:48:09 AM
This year's fairly quickly thrown together list:

1.   Ingmar Bergman
2.   Krystof Kieslowski
3.   Werner Herzog
4.   Mike Leigh
5.    Agnes Varda
6.   Alfred Hitchcock
7.   Terrence Malick
8.   Pedro Almodovar
9.     Woody Allen
10.    Jane Campion
11.   Claire Denis
12.   Frank Capra
13.   Charles Chaplin
14.   Susanne Bier
15.   John Ford
16.   Ken Loach
17.   Michal Powell and Emeric Pressburger
18.   Christopher Guest
19.   Hayao Miyazaki
20.   Douglas Sirk
22.   Abbas Kiarostami
22.   Wim Wenders
23.   Andrei Tarkovsky
24.   Joel and Ethan Coen
25.   Jean Renoir
26.   James Whale
27.   Wong Kar Wai
28.   Billy Wilder
29.   David Lynch
30.   Michel Gondry
31.   Danny Boyle
32.   Stanley Donen
33.   Lindsay Anderson
34.   Bong Joon-ho
35.   Wes Anderson
36.   Terry Gilliam
37.   Paul Greengrass
38.   Michael Haneke
39.   Hsiao-hsien Hou
40.   Rian Johnson
41.   Barbara Kopple
42.   Hirokazu Koreeda
43.   Akira Kurosawa
44.   Joseph L. Mankiewicz
45.   Errol Morris
46.   Sam Wood
47.   Sidney Lumet
48.   Nicole Holofcener
49.  Tom McCarthy
50.   Todd Field
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 30, 2011, 10:52:15 AM
Lots of good names. I know I need to check out more Sirk, Mankiewicz and Field next year. Also, I'm really interested in Varda.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: oneaprilday on November 30, 2011, 11:01:27 AM
Lots of good names. I know I need to check out more Sirk, Mankiewicz and Field next year. Also, I'm really interested in Varda.
Would love to hear what you make of all four of those, especially Sirk and Varda.  I sorta fell in love with Varda this past year. :)

Still so many directors I need to catch up with or see more from, eg. the Dardennes, the Maysles, Wiseman, S. Ray, N. Ray, Buñuel, Fellini, Godard, Bresson.  *Sigh.*  The list goes on.

I was really glad to see Denis on your list; I rather thought you were underwhelmed by her generally, but maybe not?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 30, 2011, 11:05:26 AM
Some of her films proved a bit underwhelming, but I still really liked about half of her films and I don't think I hated any of them.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on November 30, 2011, 11:58:44 AM
Lovely list, oad :)! Varda!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on November 30, 2011, 12:14:43 PM
Also, a friendly reminder that the deadline for submissions for the Top 100 Directors list is midnight tonight EST*. It doesn't need to be a list of 50 directors. Shorter lists are welcome as well.

Also, if you've submitted a list, pls check the index in the first post (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg637175#msg637175) and make sure your username is listed.

*That's just the preferred deadline. I'll happily accept late entries. Yes, I'm terrible at enforcing rules despite being a teacher.

Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 30, 2011, 12:18:01 PM
Cmon, flieger. You know you want to game.  ;)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Verite on November 30, 2011, 01:45:26 PM
*That's just the preferred deadline. I'll happily accept late entries. Yes, I'm terrible at enforcing rules despite being a teacher.

Best teacher ever? 
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on November 30, 2011, 01:57:41 PM
*That's just the preferred deadline. I'll happily accept late entries. Yes, I'm terrible at enforcing rules despite being a teacher.

Best teacher ever?

Where's my list  >:(?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Verite on November 30, 2011, 02:16:41 PM
Where's my list  >:(?

Worst teacher ever.  8)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Verite on November 30, 2011, 02:28:01 PM
10.    Jane Campion
11.   Claire Denis
16.   Ken Loach
18.   Christopher Guest
30.   Michel Gondry
42.   Hirokazu Koreeda
49.  Tom McCarthy

Hey, do you know Ken Loach has uploaded several of his films on YouTube?  Many aren't on US DVDs.  Land and Freedom is up and possibly his greatest film.  User name: KenLoachFilms

He's on my list this year.  None made my top 100 films but he's made several films I love.

Love the Tom McCarthy inclusion!  Offhand, the most underrated American director today.  Very good actor, too.  (The Wire!)

(And you know I dearly love those others I quoted.  :) )
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: oneaprilday on November 30, 2011, 02:48:51 PM
Hey, do you know Ken Loach has uploaded several of his films on YouTube?  Many aren't on US DVDs.  Land and Freedom is up and possibly his greatest film.  User name: KenLoachFilms
I didn't know - thank-you so much!  Just bookmarked Land and Freedom.

Love the Tom McCarthy inclusion!  Offhand, the most underrated American director today.  Very good actor, too.  (The Wire!)
I thought of him last minute, but he should be there; I do love The Station Agent and The Visitor, and Win Win is great, too.

(And you know I dearly love those others I quoted.  :) )
Yes. :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on November 30, 2011, 03:23:52 PM
5.    Agnes Varda
10.    Jane Campion
11.   Claire Denis
14.   Susanne Bier
41.   Barbara Kopple
48.   Nicole Holofcener

YAY!!! Even though you don't have any overlap with the 5 women on my list.

Also, hopefully we get Koreeda on the list this year.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: oneaprilday on November 30, 2011, 03:36:50 PM
YAY!!! Even though you don't have any overlap with the 5 women on my list.

Also, hopefully we get Koreeda on the list this year.
:)  I definitely considered Arnold and Granik.  Need to see more from both; very much looking forward to Wuthering Heights.

And yes!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: ses on November 30, 2011, 09:44:33 PM
My list:


1.   Alfred Hitchcock
2.   Coen Bros.
3.   Billy Wilder
4.   Steven Spielberg
5.   Nicholas Ray
6.   Werner Herzog
7.   Stanley Kubrick
8.   Ingmar Bergman
9.   Sergio Leone
10.   Howard Hawks
11.   Frank Capra
12.   Sidney Lumet
13.   Akira Kurosawa
14.   Martin Scorsese
15.   Wes Anderson
16.   Park Chan Wook
17.   Willam Wyler
18.   Pedro Almodovar
19.   Quentin Tarantino
20.   Roman Polanski
21.   Hal Ashby
22.   Fritz Lang
23.   John Ford
24.   Powell and Pressburger
25.   Francis Ford Coppola
26.   Elia Kazan
27.   Francois Truffaut
28.   Orson Welles
29.   Christopher Nolan
30.   David Fincher
31.   Alfonso Cuaron
32.   David Cronenberg
33.   Michael Curtiz
34.   F.W. Murnau
35.   Steven Soderbergh
36.   Clint Eastwood
37.   Cameron Crowe
38.   Jane Campion
39.   John Huston
40.   Preston Sturgess
41.   George Cukor
42.   Robert Wise
43.   Mike Leigh
44.   Susan Bier
45.   Leo McCarey
46.   Danny Boyle
47.   John Hughes
48.   Ang Lee
49.   Agnes Varda
50.   Andrew Stanton
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 30, 2011, 10:08:35 PM
A lot greats on there. And, most importantly, Hawks above Capra.  ;D
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: ses on December 01, 2011, 02:27:37 PM
A lot greats on there. And, most importantly, Hawks above Capra.  ;D
Barely
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Shaw13 on December 01, 2011, 03:41:21 PM
Think I'm going to abstain this year, at least until I feel more qualified. Some great lists submitted so far though.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: 1SO on December 01, 2011, 04:38:06 PM
You should still send in a ballot (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10622.0), even if you don't feel qualified enough to post your list.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Shaw13 on December 01, 2011, 05:35:06 PM
At the behest of those in chat, I've submitted a list anyway. So here it is:

1. Ingmar Bergman
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2. Billy Wilder
3. Jean-Luc Godard
4. Akira Kurosawa
5. Howard Hawks
6. Woody Allen
7. Martin Scorsese
8. Quentin Tarantino
9. Joel & Ethan Coen
10. Luis Buñuel
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11. Carl Dreyer
12. Sergio Leone
13. Stanley Kubrick
14. Alfred Hitchcock
15. Fritz Lang
16. Federico Fellini
17. Orson Welles
18. David Lynch
19. Sidney Lumet
20. Preston Sturges
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21. Lars Von Trier
22. George A. Romero
23. John Carpenter
24. Wong Kar-Wai
25. Vittorio De Sica
26. Richard Linklater
27. John Ford
28. Frank Capra
29. Buster Keaton
30. Carol Reed
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31. Francis Ford Coppola
32. Terrence Malick
33. Gillo Pontecorvo
34. Eric Rohmer
35. David Cronenberg
36. Roman Polanski
37. Michael Powell
38. Louis Malle
39. Jim Jarmusch
40. Hayao Miyazaki
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41. Steven Spielberg
42. Dziga Vertov
43. Terry Gilliam
44. Spike Lee
45. Pedro Almodovar
46. John Woo
47. King Vidor
48. Werner Herzog
49. Wim Wenders
50. Michael Haneke
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on December 01, 2011, 05:54:35 PM
Just 10 for me.

1. Mike Leigh - there's a movie and then there's a Mike Leigh movie. It just feels different and I'm hooked to whatever that is.
2. Hayao Miyazaki - for his boundless imagination, compassionate heroes and sense of adventure. It keeps me coming back.
3. Curtis Hanson - you wouldn't know a Hanson film to see it, and that lack of distinctiveness can make it tough to decide what to give a director credit for. If it were just 2 or 3 good films amongst dozens I might call it luck ... but by my reckoning he has 7 film that are fantastic viewing. Autuer, no. Productive, yes.
4. Woody Allen - for his work in the 00's and beyond.
5. Christopher Nolan - I don't know when I decided it but he's officially good. Prestige, DK, Inception... in a ROW!
6. Steven Spielberg - Like Hanson, I dont' know what it is but it sure isn't luck. I totally underrated War of the Worlds. Might be my favourite now.
7. Darren Aronofsky - I just respect his work. It's tremendous.
8. Danny Boyle - I'll take his so called "Gatorade commericals" over most other peoples films. Great storyteller. Every movie has a little something I've never seen before. For him to do what he did with Sunshine in the overpopulated space-junk genre was remarkable.
9. David Fincher - I've liked almost everything he's done, but The Social Network Made me a follower. He would be higher if he wasn't slapping his name on an unnecessary remake. Whatever... cash in brother!
10. Coen Bros. - True Grit CRUSHED everything in the genre. CRUSHED! And I don't even know if they were trying hard. That's scary good.

Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: ses on December 01, 2011, 06:00:17 PM
I thought your love for the most recent Rambo would have skyrocketed Stallone to the top of the list (for Rocky IV as well)  ;)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on December 01, 2011, 06:05:27 PM
smirnoff, as always you rule. I don't dislike any on your top-10 and at least 8 were on my list. 6 were also in my top-10.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on December 01, 2011, 06:25:13 PM
I thought your love for the most recent Rambo would have skyrocketed Stallone to the top of the list (for Rocky IV as well)  ;)

Heh, I totally forgot about Sly when thinking directors. Having watched the Rambo behind the scenes stuff (and listened to the First Blood commentary) I've come to respect him. I wouldn't say he has much in the way of creative skills but he has a vision and his heart's in the right place. That's something ;) If I extended my list he might show up around the high 20's.

This year I really favoured the directors who are still working. Not fair, I know, but that possibility of what's to come makes me SO excited! We'd share a lot more if my list were longer.

smirnoff, as always you rule. I don't dislike any on your top-10 and at least 8 were on my list. 6 were also in my top-10.

1. Danny Boyle
Best: 28 Days Later

Wow, and I totally forgot about 28 Days Later. Two genre-crushers from the same director!

I didn't realize you went back and caught up with Andrea Arnold's stuff. Looks like it must've been pretty dang good!

You've got a lot of directors that would show up on my list if it were longer, and in some cases you've listed the best film as one I haven't seen. I should jot those down. O Brother Where Art Thou, Shortbus, The Girlfriend Experience... dunno why I haven't seen those yet! They all interest me.

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35. Mel Brooks
Best: Spaceballs
Blazing Saddles
History of the World Part I
Robin Hood Men In Tights
Young Frankenstein
Most Anticipated: Life Stinks

Did you grow up on these? That's the only acceptable excuse.  ;)

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36. Robert Altman
Best: Gosford Park
A Prairie Home Companion

Exactly how I would arrange it also.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 01, 2011, 07:23:39 PM
At the behest of those in chat, I've submitted a list anyway. So here it is:

*GREAT DIRECTORS*
Why would you not submit such a list?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on December 01, 2011, 07:46:25 PM

35. Mel Brooks

Did you grow up on these? That's the only acceptable excuse.  ;)

I did.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Verite on December 01, 2011, 08:28:44 PM
50. Andrei Tarvkovsky (favorite film: Andrei Rublev or Mirror)
49. Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing)
48. Masahiro Shinoda (Pale Flower)
47. Wim Wenders (Kings of the Road)
46. Elaine May (A New Leaf)
44.
45. Yasujiro Ozu (Early Summer)
43. Eric Rohmer (My Night at Maud's)
42. Michel Gondry (Be Kind Rewind)
41. Debra Granik (Down to the Bone)
40. Kelly Reichardt (Meek's Cutoff)
39. Nagisa Oshima (Three Resurrected Drunkards)
38. Masaki Kobayashi (Harakiri)
37.
36. David Fincher (Zodiac)
35. Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart)
34.
33. Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)
32. Howard Hawks (Rio Bravo)
31. Bill Forsyth (Gregory's Girl)
30. Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused)
29. Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather Part 2)
28.
27. Agnes Varda (Jacquot de Nantes)
26. Jean Renoir (The Rules of the Game)
25. Abbas Kiarostami (Life, and Nothing More)
24.
23. Jane Campion (An Angel at My Table)
22.
21.
20.
19.
18. Michael Mann (Heat)
17.
16.
15.
14. Yuri Norstein (Tale of Tales)
13. Edward Yang (A Brighter Summer Day)
12.
11. Kim Longinotto (Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go)
10.
9.
8.
7.
6.
5. Frederick Wiseman (Welfare)
4. Miklos Jancso (Red Psalm or The Round-Up)
3. Krzysztof Kieslowski (The Decalogue)
2.
1.

The rest of my list:

http://vimeo.com/33001214
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: 1SO on December 01, 2011, 08:35:34 PM
@smirnoff, I hope you noticed that for Fincher you scolded him for "slapping his name on an unnecessary remake" that you haven't seen and this is followed immediately by praising The Coen Brothers for their remake of the western classic True Grit. Perhaps you should wait a couple of weeks and see what Fincher is planning for the material.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on December 01, 2011, 09:14:41 PM
11. Kim Longinotto (Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go)

I need to see this film and probably other work from her. Accessibility has been an issue I think.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: AAAutin on December 01, 2011, 09:17:33 PM
(http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad343/Sel-U-Lloyd/untitled.jpg) (http://vimeo.com/33001214)

Yes, another Ver joint! I live for these things...
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Verite on December 01, 2011, 09:19:00 PM
11. Kim Longinotto (Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go)

I need to see this film and probably other work from her. Accessibility has been an issue I think.

I suggest her other work looking at gender like Shinjuku Boys and Gaea Girls (also in my top 100), most notably, for your intro.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Verite on December 01, 2011, 09:25:49 PM
Yes, another Ver joint! I live for these things...

I appreciate the sentiment!  This video is decidedly compilation rather than montage (i.e., only 2 tiny instances of manipulation of footage).  I wanted to let the directors' work breathe.  Hope you like it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: edgar00 on December 01, 2011, 10:46:13 PM
I'll get working on this now.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on December 01, 2011, 11:09:43 PM
I'll get working on this now.

Woo!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on December 01, 2011, 11:37:16 PM
@smirnoff, I hope you noticed that for Fincher you scolded him for "slapping his name on an unnecessary remake" that you haven't seen and this is followed immediately by praising The Coen Brothers for their remake of the western classic True Grit. Perhaps you should wait a couple of weeks and see what Fincher is planning for the material.

That would be fair, but it still just reeks of fast money to me. Having seen the original it's going to be impossible to put it out of my mind. And going by the trailers there is almost nothing different about it other than actors and language. Everything, and everyone looks exactly the same. It's like those direct-to-dvd knock offs that try and dupe people into renting the wrong movie by accident, only now Hollywood has decided to get in on the act. Either they are faithful to the book and end up making the same movie, or they are unfaithful and they piss off all the fans. But yes, I'm prejudging it. If people end up liking it without having seen the original, so be it. I don't think I can even give it a chance... what's the point? I'm not going to be able to check my baggage, so it's guaranteed to be an annoying experience. I'm sure he'll bring his solid filmmaking to the project though, so it'll be good for anybody who doesn't get hung up on these sorts of things or hasn't seen it already.

As for True Grit (the new one) I wish I could remember how I felt about it before seeing it. I saw the original some years earlier and liked it okay, but never thought of it as untouchable. Still, coming from an unkown director I might've railed against the idea as Hollywood trying to cash in on name recognition and a good strong cast. But because it was the Cohens, and I didn't hold the film in very high regard to begin with, and 50 something years had passed, and filmmaking technology had come a long way since then, and the film had lots of potential for improvement... that made it okay. None of that is true for Tattoo, it's just "from the director of The Game and Zodiac comes"...
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on December 02, 2011, 01:43:14 AM
I think the distinction between what has become flogging a dead horse by retelling recently made foreign films- Hollywoodising them (Departed, Let em in (agin)) and the Coens brilliant ability to film books with their deeper meanings left intact (which Kubrick was just as good at, yes in that league) is very clear. Can't see why anyone would confuse the two forms.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on December 02, 2011, 02:00:03 AM
If remaking old films (or doing new adaptations of works that haven't been adapted for ages) was off the table, then all of Shakespeare's work, all of Austen's work, most musicals would all be off the table (or so I learned during the musicals marathon). These things all show themselves to be quite durable enough to handle new iterations.

So yeah, making a remake of a recent work simply to localize it is more problematic. Sometimes it works out like The Departed (I found the original to be rather messy, though I watched it second) and sometimes it doesn't. The logic that you should only remake mediocre works that can be improved seems fair and GWTDT was not just a fantastic film so I do think it could be done well. My faith in Fincher is balancing against my own skepticism.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Tim on December 02, 2011, 02:16:18 AM
My list so far:

1: Béla Tarr
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on December 04, 2011, 01:09:35 PM
Thanks to all the people that have submitted ballots so far. If you've submitted a ballot and your name is not on this list (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg637175#msg637175), pls PM me so we can make sure all the ballots get counted.

Based on the poll, it looks like December 8th at 8PM works best for the unveiling of this year's list in chat and on the forums. So that's what we're planning for.

Looking forward to receiving a few more ballots before then. I'm looking at you, Tim and edgar00!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 04, 2011, 02:56:56 PM
Did flieger ever submit his? He need to atone for past flieger.  ;)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Corndog on December 04, 2011, 03:43:52 PM
I only did 25. #25-21 blog post (http://corndogchats.blogspot.com/2011/12/favorite-25-directors-25-21.html).

And the short and sweet of it:
25. David Gordon Green
24. David Fincher
23. Robert Zemeckis
22. Rian Johnson
21. Werner Herzog
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: FifthCityMuse on December 05, 2011, 06:09:30 AM
A list of 25. It's a flaw of the way I've educated myself that I tend to introduce myself to directors with a single film and fail to follow up, hence some directors with films I really love, like Chantal Akerman, Andrei Zvyaginstev, Vera Chitilova, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Victor Erice, Elim Klimov and Larisa Shepitko, I really need to see more by to earn them a place on the list. There's also a couple, such as Jane Campion, who I've probably need to revisit and see more to feel comfortable putting them on the list.

My having seen two films by a director was generally enough to get them a place on the list, although, notably in the case of Steve McQueen, the obvious skill in his first film (which is still the only one available to me) was enough to get him on the list.

Finally, a note on Miranda July. If this list was for favourite 'filmmaker', I would probably have her as #3, but as much as I love July, and I do think she is a remarkable director, which has only been further strengthened by recently revisiting some of her works, a large part of her impact comes from her presence as a performer and her voice as a writer. Although Tarkovsky better be bloody glad I was feeling fair. If I hadn't already sent in my list, I might be wonderfully capricious and switch the order.

And now that I've wasted minutes of your time with obnoxious preamble, here is the mercifully brief list:

1.   Agnes Varda
2.   Claire Denis
3.   Andrei Tarkovsky
4.   Miranda July
5.   Edward Yang
6.   Bela Tarr
7.   Douglas Sirk
8.   Pedro Almodovar
9.   Lee Chang-Dong
10.   Chris Marker
11.   Jacques Demy
12.   Frederick Wiseman
13.   Lynne Ramsay
14.   Joao Pedro Rodrigues
15.   Krystof Kieslowski
16.   Kelly Reichardt
17.   Gregg Araki
18.   Rian Johnson
19.   Steve McQueen
20.   Hou Hsiao-Hsien
21.   Apichatpong Weerasethakul
22.   Wong Kar-Wai
23.   PT Anderson
24.   Park Chan-wook
25.   Abbas Kiarostami   
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on December 05, 2011, 07:41:38 AM
Great list, FCM! I love that Joao Pedro Rodrigues made your list. You already know how glad I am to see Denis, Varda and Yang in the Top 5.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: roujin on December 05, 2011, 11:00:48 AM
A few directors of note (http://vimeo.com/33113341)...
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Corndog on December 05, 2011, 03:00:50 PM
#20-16 (http://corndogchats.blogspot.com/2011/12/favorite-25-directors-20-16.html)

20. Joe Wright
19. Charles Chaplin
18. James Cameron
17. Sergio Leone
16. Danny Boyle
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 05, 2011, 04:38:17 PM
A few directors of note (http://vimeo.com/33113341)...
30 minutes? Sonova...

Fine, I'll watch it.  :P
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Verite on December 05, 2011, 05:39:38 PM
I only did 25. #25-21 blog post (http://corndogchats.blogspot.com/2011/12/favorite-25-directors-25-21.html).

And the short and sweet of it:
25. David Gordon Green
24. David Fincher
23. Robert Zemeckis
22. Rian Johnson
21. Werner Herzog

Uh, you need to watch Aguirre, like, yesterday.

I'd like to see David Gordon Green go back and forth between mainstream and independent productions.  That is, I'd like to see him do some George Washington-y stuff every now and then.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Verite on December 05, 2011, 05:48:44 PM
Submissions
- duder

*Rubs eyes*

Is he posting under a different username here?

And, uh, somebody tell facedad to post a list.  I want to get schooled.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: jbissell on December 05, 2011, 06:31:47 PM
Looking forward to watching ver and roujin's vids. I'll be submitting a list, hopefully one that has a few new entries.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Tim on December 05, 2011, 09:52:44 PM
Top 50 Directors

1   Béla Tarr
2   Peter Greenaway
3   Apichatpong Weerasethakul
4   Krzysztof Kieślowski
5   Hayao Miyazaki
6   David Lynch
7   Jean-Pierre Jeunet
8   Lynne Ramsay
9   Michael Mann
10   Joss Whedon
11   John Cameron Mitchell
12   Gus van Sant
13   Terrence Malick
14   Hou Hsiao-hsien
15   Stanley Krubrick
16   Werner Herzog
17   Pedro Almodovar
18   Jim Jarmusch
19   Quentin Tarantino
20   Coen Brothers
21   Jane Campion
22   Dardenne brothers
23   Steven Soderbergh
24   Bong Joon-ho
25   Preston Sturges
26   Kathryn Bigelow
27   Wim Wenders
28   Michel Gondry
29   Billy Wilder
30   Wong Kar-Wai
31   Jan Švankmajer
32   Andrei Tarkovsky
33   Akira Kurosawa
34   Tom Tykwer
35   Ang Lee
36   Francis Ford Coppola
37   Roman Polanski
38   Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
39   Ridley Scott
40   Rian Johnson
41   James Cameron
42   Danny Boyle
43   Claire Denis
44   Monte Hellman
45   Ingmar Bergman
46   Darren Aronofsky
47   Amy Heckerling
48   Woody Allen
49   Sofia Coppola
50   Kevin Smith
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on December 06, 2011, 08:58:43 AM
That's a fun, crazy and clearly somewhat misguided list :D! I love it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: edgar00 on December 06, 2011, 10:14:46 AM
Thanks to all the people that have submitted ballots so far. If you've submitted a ballot and your name is not on this list (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10623.msg637175#msg637175), pls PM me so we can make sure all the ballots get counted.

Based on the poll, it looks like December 8th at 8PM works best for the unveiling of this year's list in chat and on the forums. So that's what we're planning for.

Looking forward to receiving a few more ballots before then. I'm looking at you, Tim and edgar00!

I like doing things the double-oh way: finishing them in the nick of time.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: edgar00 on December 06, 2011, 11:30:31 AM
In truth, my list has been near complete for a couple days already. I just spent the past hour or so ironing out some details, like making difficult cuts.

It will be sent within the next few minutes.

edit:sent
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on December 06, 2011, 12:04:20 PM
Ugh, I made a mistake earlier. The date for the chat is actually Dec 11th at 8PM EST. I apologize to all those that had to rush their ballots on account of my mistake. Hoping you'll all try and make it to chat on Sunday night :).

Also, last-minute ballots are still welcome.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 06, 2011, 12:31:10 PM
Sunday Night!!!

I'll be there.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: ses on December 06, 2011, 01:09:06 PM
Top Directors Chat Dec 11 8PM EST Added to the Calendar
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Corndog on December 06, 2011, 04:41:53 PM
#15-11 blog post (http://corndogchats.blogspot.com/2011/12/favorite-25-directors-15-11.html)

15. Ridley Scott
14. Steven Soderbergh
13. Gus Van Sant
12. Francis Ford Coppola
11. Billy Wilder
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Tim on December 06, 2011, 08:15:39 PM
That's a fun, crazy and clearly somewhat misguided list :D! I love it.

Yes, I probably ranked Woody Allen too high, and totally left off Joe Sarno! ;)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on December 06, 2011, 08:40:20 PM
I just had my first Joe Sarno experience.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Tim on December 07, 2011, 02:05:05 AM
He is certainly a pioneer in his field!


(http://www.notesfromthepath.com/images/sausage.jpg)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Tim on December 07, 2011, 02:38:55 AM
I forgot about Sally Potter  :'(
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Tim on December 07, 2011, 06:12:05 AM
perhaps.....
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: oldkid on December 07, 2011, 02:25:08 PM
Working on my list.  I discovered that I didn't save my list from last year, so I'm starting from scratch.  That's okay, my evaluation this year may be on a different basis.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: jbissell on December 08, 2011, 10:56:39 AM
Lovely list flieger. I haven't finalized mine yet but it looks like we'll have around 15 in common. Love seeing Elaine May!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Verite on December 08, 2011, 11:18:19 AM
Terence Davies
Shirley Barrett
Sara Driver
Seijun Suzuki
Amy Heckerling
Tran Anh Hung

You need to school your son and get him to watch Distant Voices and The Long Day Closes especially the latter.  I admit his short film trilogy can grate; though, I love their bare emotional honesty.

I saw Love Serenade because of my Miranda Otto crush.  Want to see more.

Haven't seen a Sara Driver.

Didn't know of your Suzuki admiration.  Ditto Heckerling and Tran.

Tran made my list at #51 and thinking how Kechiche made my list with love for 2 films then Tran definitely should've been in the top 50.  At least I've tried to spread the love for Vertical Ray of the Sun.  That's a little consolation for me, I guess.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 08, 2011, 11:59:12 AM
Awesome list, flieger. Fantastic top 5.


But does this mean the feud is over now?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: oldkid on December 08, 2011, 12:40:15 PM
Top Directors List

I felt that my list is distinctly different than last year.  I've been introduced to a number of excellent directors this year (Powell and Pressburger, Mike Leigh, for example).  Thanks to the FS troupe who prodded me toward these wonderful films.

 This year, I felt that I could only include directors that I have at least two four star films on my overall list, and they had to be distinct as a director-- I needed to be able to recognize their work.  In the list below, I listed all five- and four-star ratings each director had.  But, as is clear, a director can have a number of high-rated movies, but that doesn't necessarily make them a personal favorite.  There has to be qualities of their films I personally enjoyed above others.

Finally, I gave each director a nickname that is a theme or style that is distinct in many of their films.


A. "I will watch every film" Directors

1. Hayao “Nature and Humanity” Miyazaki
Spirited Away, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro; Castle In The Sky; Howl’s Moving Castle; Porco Rosso; Castle of Caliostro; Ponyo

2. Krzysztof “Concept Film” Kieslowski
The Double Life of Veronique, Three Colors: Blue, Three Colors: White, The Decalogue, Three Colors: Red, A Short Film About Love

3. Terrence “Wheat and Trees” Malick
The Tree of Life, The New World, The Thin Red Line, Days of Heaven

4. Akira “Character Development” Kurosawa
Red Beard; Seven Samurai; Rashomon;  Stray Dog; Ran

5. Joel and Ethan “Twist Reality” Coen
A Serious Man, Barton Fink, O Brother Where Art Thou, Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Ladykillers, The Big Lebowski

6. “Shake the Genre” Powell and Pressburger
A Canterbury Tale, The Red Shoes, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, A Matter of Life and Death, Black Narcissus

7. Gus “Arthouse” Van Sant
Milk; Elephant; Paranoid Park; My Own Private Idaho

8. Terry “Art Chaos” Gilliam
Tideland ;Brazil; Monty Python and the Holy Grail; The Fisher King; And Now For Something Completely Different


B. Great Directors-- At Least Some of the Time

9. Francis Ford “Heart of Darkness” Coppola
Godfather, Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation

10. Steven “Popcorn” Spielburg
Schindler’s List; Saving Private Ryan; Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade;  AI: Artificial Intelligence; Jaws; Raiders of the Lost Ark; Amistad;Catch Me If You Can;  Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; The Terminal

11. Christopher “Intelligent Twist” Nolan
Memento; The Dark Knight; The Prestige; Batman Begins; Following

12. Quentin “Grindhouse” Tarantino
Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Inglorius Basterds; Jackie Brown

13. Howard “Entertain us” Hawkes
His Girl Friday, The Big Sleep, Bringing Up Baby

14. Sergio “Wait for the Tension” Leone
Once Upon A Time In The West; For A Few Dollars More

15. Robert “Ensemble Cast” Altman
Gosford Park; The Player; A Prairie Home Companion

16. Ridley “Moody Action Epic” Scott
Blade Runner, Gladiator, Alien, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven

17. Frank “Uplifting End” Capra
It’s a Wonderful Life, You Can’t Take It With You, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Arsinic and Old Lace, Meet John Doe

18. Charlie “Slapstick” Chaplin
Modern Times, City Lights, Limelight

19. Stanley “Intensity” Kubrick
2001: A Space Odyssey; Dr. Strangelove; The Shining; The Killing; A Clockwork Orange; Full Metal Jacket

20. Fritz “Underbelly” Lang
Metropolis, M

21. Orson “Angle” Welles
Citizen Kane, F is for Fake

22. Michael “Negativity” Heneke
Cache, The Seventh Continent, The White Ribbon

23. Chuck “Animated Animation” Jones
Duck Amuck, Rabbit of Seville, The Dot and the Line, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Horton Hears a Who!

24. Rian “New Kid On The Block” Johnson
Brick; Brothers Bloom

25. Kelly “Geared Down” Reichardt
Wendy and Lucy, Old Joy

26. Richard “Keep Em Talking” Linklater
Before Sunset; Before Sunrise; A Scanner Darkly; School of Rock; Waking Life

27. Rob “Timing” Reiner
The Princess Bride; When Harry Met Sally; This is Spinal Tap; A Few Good Men; Stand By Me

28. Carl Theodore “Saints” Dreyer
The Passion of Joan of Arc; Ordet

29. Spike “Black Power” Lee
Malcolm X, Let the Right One In, The Insider

30. Tim “Fantasy” Burton
Edward Scissorhands; Ed Wood; Big Fish

31. Wong “Play It Again” Kar-Wai
In the Mood for Love; 2046; Chungking Express

32. Michael “Real People” Leigh
Naked, Happy Go Lucky, Another Year

33. Clint “K.I.S.S.” Eastwood
Unforgiven; Gran Torino; Letters From Iwo Jima; Million Dollar Baby

34. Spike “Texture” Jonze
Adaptation; Where The Wild Things Are; Three Kings

35. James “Mr. Popular” Cameron
Terminator 2;  Aliens; Avatar; The Abyss;  Titanic

36. Paul “Shaky Cam” Greengrass
United 93; Sunday Bloody Sunday; The Borne Ultimatum


C. Directors I deeply respect but don't often adore

37. Billy “Who Knows What To Expect” Wilder
Ace In the Hole; The Apartment; Sunset Blvd; Some Like It Hot

38. Peter “Storyteller” Weir
The Truman Show, Master and Commander; Witness; Dead Poets’ Society

39. Guillermo “Monster” Del Toro
Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone, Hellboy 2

40. Robert “Low Budget” Rodriguez
Planet Terror; Spy Kids; Sin City; Shorts; Spy Kids 3D

41. Alfonso “Shadow” Cuaron
Children of Men; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; Y Tu Mama Tambien

42. Alfred “Surprise” Hitchcock
Rear Window; Dial M For Murder; Vertigo; The 39 Steps

43. Steven ”Deadpan” Soderburg
sex, lies and videotape; Schitzopolis; Kafka; Traffic

44. Mira “Homeland” Nair
Monsoon Wedding, Mississippi Masala

45. Werner “Eccentric” Herzog
Grizzly Man; Fitzcaraldo; Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

46. Jean-Pierre “Quirk” Jeunet
Amelie,  Delicatessen, Micmacs

47. Woody “Neurotic” Allen
Crimes and Misdemeanors; Purple Rose of Cairo; Zelig; Annie Hall

48. Danny “Edit” Boyle
Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire, Millions

49. Pedro “Mother Issues” Almadovar
All About My Mother; Volver

50. Eric "Dialogue" Rohmer
My Night At Maud’s
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 08, 2011, 01:03:00 PM
A lot of greats on there. Love the various descriptions.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: AAAutin on December 08, 2011, 02:21:28 PM
Ah, good old Wheat & Trees. Ever try his cereal? Don't. It's very bland. (And sappy.)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on December 08, 2011, 02:33:06 PM
1. Hayao “Nature and Humanity” Miyazaki
Spirited Away, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro; Castle In The Sky; Howl’s Moving Castle; Porco Rosso; Castle of Caliostro; Ponyo

What of Kiki's Delivery Service? Unseen, unliked, or simply forgotten? I must know :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: oldkid on December 08, 2011, 03:12:00 PM
1. Hayao “Nature and Humanity” Miyazaki
Spirited Away, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro; Castle In The Sky; Howl’s Moving Castle; Porco Rosso; Castle of Caliostro; Ponyo

What of Kiki's Delivery Service? Unseen, unliked, or simply forgotten? I must know :)

I gave it a 3/5, so it didn't qualify.  For Miyazaki and Spielberg, I was looking for excuses NOT to list films.  The lists are so long.  Even so, with Miyazaki, his films are like children-- how could I not include them all?  Alas, I couldn't.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on December 08, 2011, 03:35:33 PM
You'll get Hitch eventually. Once that stubborn resistance of youth falls away. btw it's "Surprise or Suspense"
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: oldkid on December 08, 2011, 03:59:15 PM
You'll get Hitch eventually. Once that stubborn resistance of youth falls away. btw it's "Surprise or Suspense"

The first word I put was "suspense", and then I settled on "surprise".  But you are certainly right:  it's either/or/and/both.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Corndog on December 08, 2011, 04:17:31 PM
#10-6 (http://corndogchats.blogspot.com/2011/12/favorite-25-directors-10-6.html)

10. Frank Capra
9. Stanley Kubrick
8. Paul Thomas Anderson
7. Woody Allen
6. Christopher Nolan
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Verite on December 08, 2011, 04:26:02 PM
#10-6 (http://corndogchats.blogspot.com/2011/12/favorite-25-directors-10-6.html)

10. Frank Capra
9. Stanley Kubrick
8. Paul Thomas Anderson
7. Woody Allen
6. Christopher Nolan

Your pic on your blog, you're smiling like how PTA is smiling in the picture you chose of him.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Corndog on December 08, 2011, 04:31:04 PM
What can I say? I keep good company in smiling circles.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Sandy on December 08, 2011, 05:01:32 PM
oldkid, your director descriptions are incredibly helpful. Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on December 08, 2011, 05:17:08 PM
What is meant exactly by Rob “Timing” Reiner, oldkid? Timing in history, comedic timing, or something else? I've seen the most of the films but I'm missing the connection.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Lobby on December 08, 2011, 05:19:31 PM

7. Gus “Arthouse” Van Sant
Milk; Elephant; Paranoid Park; My Own Private Idaho

8. Terry “Art Chaos” Gilliam
Tideland ;Brazil; Monty Python and the Holy Grail; The Fisher King; And Now For Something Completely Different


Arthouse and Art Chaos? I lolled. I'll always make them a couple from now on!
it's a very entertaining and fun list. You certainly managed to add a bit of extra to it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: oldkid on December 08, 2011, 08:36:29 PM
Thanks, everyone!

What is meant exactly by Rob “Timing” Reiner, oldkid? Timing in history, comedic timing, or something else? I've seen the most of the films but I'm missing the connection.

I know that Reiner reads through the scenes with the actors before he films it.  He wants the pacing and the timing between the characters to be just so, I think, because of his work as a comedian.  So whether it be When Harry Met Sally or A Few Good Men, the correct timing in dialogue makes for full impact.



Arthouse and Art Chaos? I lolled. I'll always make them a couple from now on!
it's a very entertaining and fun list. You certainly managed to add a bit of extra to it.

Perhaps Van Sant is "Art Simplicity"?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Corndog on December 09, 2011, 09:55:48 AM
#5-1 (http://corndogchats.blogspot.com/2011/12/favorite-25-directors-5-1.html)\

If I wasn't very happy with my list, I am very happy with this Top 5

5. Joel & Ethan Coen
4. Steven Spielberg
3. Ingmar Bergman
2. Alfred Hitchcock
1. Terrence Malick
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on December 09, 2011, 10:17:51 AM
Thanks to all of you that have already sent in ballots. Anyone still working on a list, please try and send in your ballots by tomorrow evening at the latest. We'd like to use Sat night to finalize the list and get ready for Sunday's presentation.

Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on December 09, 2011, 01:26:30 PM
You'll get Hitch eventually. Once that stubborn resistance of youth falls away. btw it's "Surprise or Suspense"

The first word I put was "suspense", and then I settled on "surprise".  But you are certainly right:  it's either/or/and/both.
My head's full of Hitch quotes from the book (I can't seem to finish). In his matter of fact way he said you could either sustain a mystery element in a story as a surprise later on or reveal it early and play on the suspense of knowing what might happen. He seemed to think it was either one or the other.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: skjerva on December 10, 2011, 03:31:15 PM
from the dead, aloha.

sat on the email asking for director submissions, apparently it buzzed around just long enough. taking a quick look through other lists, i wish i had put the same time and energy in, but that is an age-old feeling around these parts with so many passionate folks engaged. that said, my list was rather frantically put together without a lot of effort, i'd probably change it again if i put much more thought into it (just looking over it, i know i'd at least reorganize it a fair amount).

on sending it to worm, she replied it was nice to see another ballot with decent representation of female directors, i winced a bit because i hadn't thought to make a point of it, as i assuredly would have in the olden days - my 50 has only eight women. otherwise, my list is predominantly white and american, contemporary, and about as queer and documentarian as it is female. for the top 20 only i have included my fave of their films:

  1. Kelly Reichardt  OLD JOY
  2. Robert Bresson AU HASARD BALTHAZAR
  3. Tsai Ming-liang I DON'T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE
  4. Aki Kaurismäki THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST
  5. Gus Van Sant MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO
  6. Richard Linklater SLACKER
  7. Les Dardennes L'ENFANT
  8. Agnès Varda THE GLEANERS AND I
  9. Kevin Smith clerks.
 10. Catherine Breillat ROMANCE

 11. Gregg Araki nowhere
 12. Chantal Akerman LA CAPTIVE
 13. The Maysles SALESMAN
 14. Su Friedrich DAMNED IF YOU DON'T
 15. Vittorio De Sica UMBERTO D
 16. David Cronenberg VIDEODROME
 17. David Mamet REDBELT
 18. Claire Denis FRIDAY NIGHT
 19. Todd Haynes SUPERSTAR: THE KAREN CARPENTER STORY
 20. George Romero DAY OF THE DEAD

 21. Jem Cohen
 22. Rick Prelinger
 23. John Cameron Mitchell
 24. Michael Moore
 25. Frederick Wiseman
 26. Pier Pablo Pasolini
 27. Patricio Guzmán
 28. Errol Morris
 29. Andrei Tarkovsky
 30. Luis Buñuel
 31. James Marsh
 32. Bruce LaBruce
 33. Jil Godmilow
 34. Jim Jarmusch
 35. James Benning
 36. Abel Ferrara
 37. Quentin Tarantino
 38. Wong Kar-wai
 39. David Lynch
 40. Wim Wenders
 41. Joe Swanberg
 42. Vincent Gallo
 43. Sean Penn
 44. Ross Brothers
 45. Steve James
 46. Stan Brakhage
 47. Jan Svankmajer
 48. Robert Greene
 49. Jane Campion
 50. Adam Curtis
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 10, 2011, 03:38:05 PM
Yes! skjerva! How are you? This is FLY! It has been a while!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: skjerva on December 10, 2011, 03:46:58 PM
Yes! skjerva! How are you? This is FLY! It has been a while!

i'm well, you? not sure how being around will stick, but i'm sure i won't be here as often as days of yore. the request for 100 directors met with a lull in other life responsibilities so i took the bait :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: roujin on December 10, 2011, 03:58:11 PM
woo! skjerva!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on December 10, 2011, 04:11:35 PM
  2. Robert Bresson AU HASARD BALTHAZAR
  3. Tsai Ming-liang I DON'T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE
  4. Aki Kaurismäki THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST
  7. Les Dardennes L'ENFANT
  8. Agnès Varda THE GLEANERS AND I
 12. Chantal Akerman LA CAPTIVE
 30. Luis Buñuel
 39. David Lynch
 46. Stan Brakhage
 49. Jane Campion

Love it!  Glad you got your votes in :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on December 10, 2011, 04:50:36 PM
Welcome back (for even just a couple posts) skjerva. So happy to see Breillat high on your list. She's someone who I caught up with this year and jumped onto my list. Hopefully we can get her on the group list this year. You also have a few others that I'm very keen to catch up on further like Araki and Swanberg.

Now that you are back though I'll have to seek your approval for my signature line. (Oh, just caught up on other threads...exciting.)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: oneaprilday on December 10, 2011, 05:09:27 PM
skjerva!! Hurrah and hello!!   

Oh, and cool director's list.  Varda, Denis, Reichardt, Campion, Breillat - thank-you. :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: roujin on December 10, 2011, 05:41:15 PM
Everyone please remember that the chat countdown will be starting tomorrow at 8:00 P.M. EST. Come join us. flieger will dance around like a monkey.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 10, 2011, 06:29:25 PM
Remembered this!

1   Stanley Kubrick
-----------------   
2   Martin Scorsese
3   Paul Thomas Andeson
4   Gus Van Sant
5   Chris Cunningham
6   Alfred Hitchcock
7   Wim Wenders
8   The Coen Brothers
9   Darren Aronofsky
10   David Fincher
-----------------   
11   Danny Boyle
12   Spike Jones
13   Jonathan Glazer
14   David Lynch
15   Francis Ford Coppola
16   Werner Herzog
17   Steven Sodebergh
18   Kathryn Bigelow
19   Sidney Lumet
20   Jonas Åkerlund
-----------------   
21   Quentin Tarantino
22   Akira Kurosawa
23   Terrence Malick
24   Alfonso Cuarón
25   Jonny To
26   Lars Von Trier
27   Tim Burton
28   Kar-Wai Wong
29   Jean-Pierre Melville
30   Michael Haneke
-----------------   
31   Wes Anderson
32   Pedro Almodovar
33   Sophia Coppola
34   Ang Lee
35   Terry Gilliam
36   Michel Gondry
37   Paul Verhoeven
38   Luis Buñuel
39   Jean-Luc Godard
40   Spike Lee
-----------------   
41   Ridley Scott
42   Jean-Pierre Jeunet
43   Hammer & Tongs
44   James Gray
45   Todd Haynes
46   Jim Jarmusch
47   Mark Romanek
48   Larry Clark
49   Anton Corbijn
50   Neveldine & Taylor
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: jbissell on December 10, 2011, 07:45:07 PM
skjerva, a pleasant surprise! Also, excellent list. Most excited about Reichardt, Varda, Denis, Wiseman, and Steve James
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: skjerva on December 10, 2011, 10:14:23 PM
So happy to see Breillat high on your list. She's someone who I caught up with this year and jumped onto my list.


how many have you seen? which are your favorites? (i'll backtrack now to see where she is on your list)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on December 10, 2011, 10:19:04 PM
So happy to see Breillat high on your list. She's someone who I caught up with this year and jumped onto my list.


how many have you seen? which are your favorites? (i'll backtrack now to see where she is on your list)

I'll direct you to my marathon thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10437.0). I've seen all 13 of her features now. My favorites are Sex Is Comedy and Anatomy Is Hell. Big fan of the word Is. Oh, and I started her off at 30. Need to let everything settle a bit more before I become bolder.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: skjerva on December 10, 2011, 10:30:40 PM
So happy to see Breillat high on your list. She's someone who I caught up with this year and jumped onto my list.


how many have you seen? which are your favorites? (i'll backtrack now to see where she is on your list)

I'll direct you to my marathon thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10437.0). I've seen all 13 of her features now. My favorites are Sex Is Comedy and Anatomy Is Hell. Big fan of the word Is. Oh, and I started her off at 30. Need to let everything settle a bit more before I become bolder.

all of them? damn, you're good! i agree that the two you name are pretty great, SiC is nicely accessible for newbies, i think. though FAT GIRL is probably my second fave, with PORTRAIT OF A REAL YOUNG GIRL IN LOVE also up there (that was the title i saw it screened under a few years ago, so i've stuck with it :) i'm off to your marathon thread now :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: edgar00 on December 11, 2011, 12:07:08 AM
Well, well, well, look who's back. Nice to hear from you again, skjerva.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on December 11, 2011, 12:07:45 AM
A welcome blast from the past! :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: oldkid on December 11, 2011, 12:12:47 AM
Great to see you back, skjerva!  And Reichardt as #1!  Excellent!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on December 11, 2011, 08:41:13 AM
The rankings are pretty arbitrary but the buckets are not.

1. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
==========================

2. Akira Kurosawa
3. Wong Kar-Wai
4. Claire Denis
5. Edward Yang
6. Jean Cocteau
7. Hou Hsiao-hsien
8. Jean Renoir
9. Alfred Hitchcock
10. Satyajit Ray
==========================

11. Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
12. Leos Carax
13. Pedro Almodóvar
14. Stanley Kubrick
15. Wes Anderson
16. Jia Zhangke
17. Yasujiro Ozu
18. Tsai Ming-liang
19. Brian De Palma
20. Jean-luc Godard
==========================

21. Abbas Kiarostami
22. Krzystof Kieślowski
23. Luchino Visconti
24. Max Ophüls
25. James Gray
26. Nobuhiro Suwa
27. Agnès Varda
28. Quentin Tarantino
29. Charles Chaplin
30. Sergio Leone
==========================

31. Hayao Miyazaki
32. Lisandro Alonso
33. Luis Buñuel
34. Powell & Pressburger
35. Douglas Sirk
36. Roman Polanski
37. Catherine Breillat
38. Michael Mann
39. Johnnie To
40. Nuri Bilge Ceylan
==========================

41. John Ford
42. Frederick Wiseman
43. FW Murnau
44. Werner Herzog
45. Francois Truffaut
46. Orson Welles
47. Nicholas Ray
48. Yuriy Norshteyn
49. Lars von Trier
50. Elaine May
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Clovis8 on December 11, 2011, 09:24:16 AM
I will steal W@W's technique. Mine is still too heavily focused modern but I am working on exposing myself to older films.

1. Quentin Tarantino
==========================

2. Wong Kar-Wai
3. Werner Herzog
4. Martin Scorsese
5. Lynne Ramsay
6. Michel Gondry
7. Richard Linklater
8. Alfred Hitchcock
9. Paul Greengrass
10. David Fincher
==========================

11. Stanley Kubrick
12. Krzystof Kieślowski
13. Sergio Leone
14. Orson Welles
15. Claire Denis
16. Coens
17. Lars von Trier
18. Atom Egoyan
19. Brian De Palma
20. Jean-luc Godard
==========================

21. Terrance Malick
22. Francis Ford Coppola
23. Guy Madden
24. Cameron Crowe
25. David Lynch
26. Spike Lee
27. Steven Soderberg
28. Jee-woon Kim
29. Stephen Spielberg
30. Spike Jonze
==========================

31. Errol Morris
32. Sophia Coppola
33. Pedro Almodóvar
34. David Cronenberg
35. Todd Haynes
36. Gus Van Sant
37. Mike Nichols
38. Jean-Pierre Melville
39. Oliver Stone
40. Wim Wenders
==========================

41. Paul Thomas Anderson
42. Jean-Luc Godard
43. Robert Altman
44. Alex Gibney
45. Francois Truffaut
46. Eric Rohmer
47. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
48. Jim Sheridan
49. Guillermo del Toro
50. Micheal Moore
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on December 11, 2011, 09:32:13 AM
Is this an official submission, Clovis? And if so, can you pls PM it to me as well?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: jbissell on December 11, 2011, 10:00:15 AM
New entries in red

1. Paul Thomas Anderson
2. Wong Kar Wai
3. Jean-Pierre Melville
4. Akira Kurosawa
5. Krzysztof Kieslowski
6. Alfred Hitchcock
7. Terrence Malick
8. Joel & Ethan Coen
9. Werner Herzog
10. Frederick Wiseman
11. Nicholas Ray
12. Billy Wilder
13. Agnes Varda
14. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
15. Ermanno Olmi
16. Satyajit Ray
17. Francis Ford Coppola
18. Andrzej Wajda
19. Orsen Welles
20. Martin Scorcese
21. Ingmar Bergman
22. Carl Theodor Dreyer
23. Lynn Ramsay
24. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
25. John Cassavetes
26. Elaine May
27. Pedro Almodovar
28. Robert Bresson
29. Sergio Leone
30. Roman Polanski
31. Wes Anderson
32. Michel Gondry
33. Jacques Demy
34. Steve James
35. Edward Yang
36. Ramin Bahrani
37. Stanley Kubrick
38. David Cronenberg
39. Errol Morris
40. Woody Allen
41. Claire Denis
42. Albert & David Maysles
43. David Lynch
44. Steven Spielberg
45. Richard Linklater
46. Leos Carax
47. Jia Zhangke
48. Kelly Reichardt
49. Lars Von Trier
50. Terry Zwigoff

Dropping off from last year: Chaplin, David Gordon Green, Van Sant, Jarmusch, John Carpenter, Nick Park, Altman, Edgar Wright, and Gilliam
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Clovis8 on December 11, 2011, 10:07:57 AM

23. Lynn Ramsay


She is the number one I am pulling for.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: jbissell on December 11, 2011, 10:22:31 AM

23. Lynn Ramsay


She is the number one I am pulling for.

I think I would've had her a few slots higher if I had liked Kevin a little more.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Clovis8 on December 11, 2011, 10:26:57 AM

23. Lynn Ramsay


She is the number one I am pulling for.

I think I would've had her a few slots higher if I had liked Kevin a little more.

UGG :(

I am so looking forward to Kevin. The fact that you didnt like it makes me anxious.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: jbissell on December 11, 2011, 10:30:50 AM

23. Lynn Ramsay


She is the number one I am pulling for.

I think I would've had her a few slots higher if I had liked Kevin a little more.

UGG :(

I am so looking forward to Kevin. The fact that you didnt like it makes me anxious.

Oh no, don't interpret that to mean I didn't like it, it's absolutely worth seeing. It's more like my expectations for Ramsay are super high. I did give it an 8/10, after all.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 11, 2011, 10:35:36 AM
I'd just like to see that film.

Also, regret not submitting a list. Didn't think Reichardt had a chance, but a couple number one votes could probably have gotten her in the list!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Clovis8 on December 11, 2011, 10:41:12 AM

23. Lynn Ramsay


She is the number one I am pulling for.

I think I would've had her a few slots higher if I had liked Kevin a little more.

UGG :(

I am so looking forward to Kevin. The fact that you didnt like it makes me anxious.

Oh no, don't interpret that to mean I didn't like it, it's absolutely worth seeing. It's more like my expectations for Ramsay are super high. I did give it an 8/10, after all.

phew ok. :D

I also have HUGE expectations for her. I honestly think she will end up being among the best directors of all time if she keeps directing long enough.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on December 11, 2011, 12:24:34 PM

20. Jean-luc Godard
42. Jean-Luc Godard
So good he makes your list twice, not good enough to make your top 10.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Clovis8 on December 11, 2011, 12:32:33 PM

20. Jean-luc Godard
42. Jean-Luc Godard
So good he makes your list twice, not good enough to make your top 10.

Oops.  :o
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: sdedalus on December 11, 2011, 12:34:32 PM
This is the list I submitted, it's slightly different from what I posted earlier:

1.   Alfred Hitchcock
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2.   John Ford
3.   Howard Hawks
4.   Yasujiro Ozu
5.   Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
6.   Orson Welles
7.   FW Murnau
8.   Akira Kurosawa
9.   Wong Kar-wai
10.   Eric Rohmer
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11.   Jean-Luc Godard
12.   Terrence Malick
13.   Josef von Sternberg
14.   Jean Renoir
15.   Roberto Rossellini
16.   Jacques Tati
17.   Buster Keaton
18.   Hou Hsiao-hsien
19.   Nicholas Ray
20.   Vincente Minnelli
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21.   Charles Chaplin
22.   Wes Anderson
23.   Samuel Fuller
24.   Ernst Lubitsch
25.   Alain Resnais
26.   Jim Jarmusch
27.   Anthony Mann
28.   Leo McCarey
29.   Raoul Walsh
30.   Frank Borzage
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31.   Fritz Lang
32.   Martin Scorsese
33.   Robert Bresson
34.   Woody Allen
35.   Carl Theodor Dreyer
36.   Joel & Ethan Coen
37.   Otto Preminger
38.   Quentin Tarantino
39.   Douglas Sirk
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40.   Johnnie To
41.   Jacques Demy
42.   Stanley Kubrick
43.   King Vidor
44.   Luis Bunuel
45.   Michelangelo Antonioni
46.   DW Griffith
47.   George Cukor
48.   Kryzstof Kieslowski
49.   John Woo
50.   Michael Curtiz
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Verite on December 11, 2011, 12:50:53 PM
I'm diggin' 'em all, people.  The lists and the typos :D
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on December 11, 2011, 01:04:15 PM

20. Jean-luc Godard
42. Jean-Luc Godard
So good he makes your list twice, not good enough to make your top 10.

Oops.  :o

If you'd like to fix that, pls send in a correction. I'll update the votes.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: roujin on December 11, 2011, 01:19:25 PM
Top Directors Chat Dec 11 8PM EST Added to the Calendar

Be there!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: edgar00 on December 11, 2011, 01:51:25 PM
Today is the day!

I waited to publicize my list until after I could influence anyone. I'm a firm believer in just making one's own list based on what you yourself feel needs to be on your list.

Here's mine:

1. David Cronenberg
2. Alfred Hitchcock
3. Michael Mann
4. Akira Kurosawa
5. Robert Bresson
6. Steven Soderbergh
7. Jean Renoir
8. Ridley Scott
9. Martin Scorsese
10. John Huston
11. Krysztof Kieslowski
12. William Keighley
13. Wong-Kar Wai
14. Bong Joon-ho
15. Francis Ford Coppola
16. John Woo
17. Andrej Wajda
18. Spike Lee
19. Quentin Tarantino
20. Nicholas Ray
21. Steven Speilberg
22. Terence Young
23. Sergio Leone
24. Atom Egoyan
25. Orsen Welles
26. Johnny To
27. Michael Curtiz
28. Wai-keung Lau
29. David Fincher
30. Claire Denis
31. Kim Ji-woon
32. Brian De Palma
33. George Miller
34. Chantal Akerman
35. William Freidkin
36. Coen brothers
37. Tsai Ming-Liang
38. Stanley Kubrick
39. Robert Wise
40. Edgar Wright
41. Jim Jarmusch
42. Andrew Stanton
43. Takashi Miike
44. Martin Campbell
45. Denis Villeneuve
46. Christopher Nolan
47. Chia -Lian Liu
48. Kaneto Shindo
49. Sam Pekinpah
50. John McTiernan
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: roujin on December 11, 2011, 04:12:36 PM
Wow, a guy this loved didn't make the list? Join us in chat in a couple of hours and find out who made it!

(http://i43.tinypic.com/290y3bc.jpg)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: skjerva on December 11, 2011, 04:26:36 PM
Wow, a guy this loved didn't make the list? Join us in chat in a couple of hours and find out who made it!

(http://i43.tinypic.com/290y3bc.jpg)

apparently a year more of exposure has educated the masses  ;D

but yeah, who is on the list???
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: roujin on December 11, 2011, 05:09:59 PM
This director also didn't make it. The Wrights just can't catch a break. Join us in chat at 8 P.M. EST and find out who made it!

(http://i40.tinypic.com/r1djs8.jpg)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: skjerva on December 11, 2011, 05:16:50 PM
This director also didn't make it. The Wrights just can't catch a break...

(http://i40.tinypic.com/r1djs8.jpg)

unless CSS was stuffing the ballot box, i'm not sure how joe would ever make it  ;)

but really, who is going to make it (where)? ooooh, sweet anticipation :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: sdedalus on December 11, 2011, 05:18:06 PM
I bet another Joe made it.  But probably not another Edgar.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: roujin on December 11, 2011, 05:19:50 PM
Remember to join us in Chatzy (http://us3.chatzy.com/filmspotting). The show starts at 8 P.M. EST, but there are already people hanging out in there.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: skjerva on December 11, 2011, 05:23:45 PM
I bet another Joe made it.  But probably not another Edgar.

i'm sure this is true, which is one of the many nice aspects of the boards :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: roujin on December 11, 2011, 05:48:22 PM
But it's not just studio guys getting the boot. Not even acknowledged masters can catch a break. Join us in Chatzy (http://us3.chatzy.com/filmspotting) at 8 P.M. EST to find out who made it!

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2mdfq05.jpg)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: skjerva on December 11, 2011, 05:58:14 PM
well, hopefully chris columbus made it  :o jk
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: sdedalus on December 11, 2011, 06:19:16 PM
Hopefully no Christophers made it.  But I doubt I'll be so lucky.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on December 11, 2011, 06:19:58 PM
KGFY

The negativity is hitting early this year :(
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Clovis8 on December 11, 2011, 06:21:49 PM
Lynne Ramsay ONE TIME!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: sdedalus on December 11, 2011, 06:25:37 PM
KGFY

The negativity is hitting early this year :(

 :'(
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: skjerva on December 11, 2011, 06:29:54 PM
Hopefully no Christophers made it.  But I doubt I'll be so lucky.

qft

KGFY


??
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Verite on June 13, 2012, 07:21:38 AM
Next up: When Pigs Fly (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108554/).  4.9 IMDb score!  I thought about cheating on my own rules, but what the heck.  At least it's got Ruth Sheen in it.

Sara Driver directs! (She's great.)

Sara Driver
Haven't seen a Sara Driver.

Just found out that her work is being released on DVD on June 19.  Might cop it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on November 20, 2012, 07:09:45 PM
Are we doing this again this year?