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Title: Field, Todd
Post by: 1SO on June 15, 2008, 01:30:48 PM
After In The Bedroom and Little Children, he’s close... real close.  But right now I think Field is still a well of untapped potential.  I like the way he handles actors, but I’m more enamored with the writing skills he brings to difficult projects.  He likes to break the rules, and somehow is able to get away with it.  His direction is visually very fluid and a masterpiece is in his future, but I think he’s still a couple of films away.
Title: Re: The Top Directors Working Today: Todd Field
Post by: chesterfilms on June 15, 2008, 03:53:16 PM
He definitely has potential for Greatness.
Title: Re: The Top Directors Working Today: Todd Field
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 16, 2008, 10:46:39 AM
His two films to date have been "small" films.  Once he makes his epic the Oscars will start rolling in.  Though I'm not sure I want him to make it.
Title: Re: The Top Directors Working Today: Todd Field
Post by: mañana on June 16, 2008, 11:27:02 AM
I very nearly voted "he's already proven his Greatness" because I loved really Little Children. But ultimately I decided to play it conservatively.
Title: Re: The Top Directors Working Today: Todd Field
Post by: gateway on June 16, 2008, 06:26:31 PM
I'll go with the crowd and say he has potential, but I'm incredibly close to calling him a bona fide genius. I think In the Bedroom is one of the best movies this decade, and I really liked Little Children as well, proving that his first feature wasn't a total fluke. I think he needs at least one more success to be classified as a true auteur, however.
Title: Re: The Top Directors Working Today: Todd Field
Post by: pixote on June 16, 2008, 07:32:43 PM
These poll results are sort of mind-boggling.  Little Children must be the greatest movie I've never seen.

pixote
Title: Re: The Top Directors Working Today: Todd Field
Post by: roujin on June 16, 2008, 07:45:57 PM
eh, Little Children ain't that great.

In The Bedroom is fantastic, however.
Title: Re: The Top Directors Working Today: Todd Field
Post by: oneaprilday on June 16, 2008, 07:50:57 PM
eh, Little Children ain't that great.

In The Bedroom is fantastic, however.

Yes.
Title: Re: The Top Directors Working Today: Todd Field
Post by: duder on June 16, 2008, 08:48:50 PM
These poll results are sort of mind-boggling.  Little Children must be the greatest movie I've never seen.

pixote

I see a potential for Greatness in his movies, even though I don't particularly like either.
Title: Re: The Top Directors Working Today: Todd Field
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on June 16, 2008, 10:23:18 PM
These poll results are sort of mind-boggling.  Little Children must be the greatest movie I've never seen.

pixote

It's not.
Title: Re: The Top Directors Working Today: Todd Field
Post by: chesterfilms on June 16, 2008, 10:28:29 PM
He definitely has potential for Greatness.
Title: Re: The Top Directors Working Today: Todd Field
Post by: samfuller on June 17, 2008, 11:15:21 AM
I quite liked In the Bedroom but despised Little Children. Don't think I've had as vastly difference a response to two different films by a single director since Gaspar Noe's I Stand Alone and Irreversible. I don't think he's much of a director as a visual stylist.
Title: Field, Todd
Post by: 1SO on December 07, 2013, 12:30:23 AM
1. Little Children
2. In the Bedroom
Title: Re: Field, Todd - Director's Best
Post by: AAAutin on December 07, 2013, 08:22:20 PM
2.) LITTLE CHILDREN
1.) IN THE BEDROOM
Title: Re: Field, Todd - Director's Best
Post by: oldkid on April 30, 2015, 01:26:33 PM
Why is the poll closed?
Title: Re: Field, Todd - Director's Best
Post by: 1SO on April 30, 2015, 01:51:30 PM
The Poll options used to say something else. The responses weren't matching up to the choices. I reset vote counts to 0 and unlocked the poll.
Title: Re: Field, Todd - Director's Best
Post by: oldkid on April 30, 2015, 08:42:05 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Field, Todd - Director's Best
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 14, 2015, 10:09:07 AM
Little Children
In the Bedroom