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Title: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: smirnoff on March 24, 2010, 11:25:38 AM
This post will be updated with any directors mentioned in the thread.
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*Director Body of Work*
The Best Director category is a bit different.  We are looking for who you think are the best directors based on all their output from the decade, not just one film.  There are no restrictions as to who you can vote for, except that they have to have released at least one film during the 10 years (duh).  Please note: there are only 10 slots on your ballot for this category.

Ballots can be found here (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=7568.msg425698#msg425698)

Best Director
Abel Ferrara (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001206/#director)
Adam McKay (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0570912/#director)
Alfonso Cuaron (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0190859/#director)
Andrew Stanton (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004056/#director)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0917405/#director)
Arnaud Desplechin (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0221611/#director)
Brad Bird (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0083348/#director)
Burr Steers (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0824882/#director)
Chan-wook Park (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0661791/#director)
Christopher Guest (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001302/#director)
Christophe Honoré (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0393394/#director)
Christopher Nolan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0634240/#director)
Claire Denis (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0219136/#director)
Clint Eastwood (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000142/#director)
Coen Brothers (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001054/#director)
Danny Boyle (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000965/#director)
Dardenne Brothers (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0201094/#director)
Darren Aronofsky (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004716/#director)
David Cronenberg (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000343/#director)
David Gordon Green (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0337773/#director)
David Lynch (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000186/#director)
Edgar Wright (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0942367/#director)
Fernando Meirelles (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0576987/#director)
Guillermo del Toro (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0868219/#director)
Gus Van Sant (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001814/#director)
Guy Maddin (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0534665/#director)
Hayao Miyazaki (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0594503/#director)
Hsiao-Hsien Hou (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0396284/#director)
James Gray (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0336695/#director)
Jared Hess (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0381478/#director)
Jason Reitman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0718646/#director)
John Cameron Mitchell (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0593463/#director)
Johnnie To (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0864775/#director)
Jon Favreau (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0269463/#director)
Joon-ho Bong (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0094435/#director)
Joss Whedon (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0923736/#director)
Judd Apatow (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0031976/#director)
Julian Schnabel (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0773603/#director)
Kar-Wai Wong (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0939182/#director)
Keenen Ivory Wayans (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005540/#director)
Kelly Reichardt (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0716980/#director)
Ken Loach (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0516360/#director)
Kevin Macdonald (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0531817/#director)
Ki-duk Kim (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1104118/#director)
Lars Von Trier (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001885/#director)
Lisandro Alonso (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1027762/#director)
Marc Forster (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0286975/#director)
Martin Scorsese (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000217/#director)
Michael Haneke (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0359734/#director)
Michael Mann (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000520/#director)
Michael Moore (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0601619/#director)
Michael Winterbottom (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0935863/#director)
Michel Gondry (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0327273/#director)
Mike Leigh (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005139/#director)
Ming-Liang Tsai (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0874633/#director)
M. Night Shyamalan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796117/#director)
Noah Baumbach (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000876/#director)
Paul Greengrass (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0339030/#director)
Paul Thomas Anderson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000759/#director)
Pedro Almodovar (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000264/#director)
Pete Docter (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0230032/#director)
Peter Jackson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001392/#director)
Quentin Tarantino (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000233/#director)
Ramin Bahrani (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1023919/#director)
Richard Linklater (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000500/#director)
Ridley Scott (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000631/#director)
Sam Raimi (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000600/#director)
Satoshi Kon (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0464804/#director)
Sofia Coppola (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001068/#director)
Spike Jonze (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005069/#director)
Spike Lee (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000490/#director)
Steven Soderbergh (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001752/#director)
Steven Spielberg (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000229/#director)
Terrance Mallick (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000517/#director)
Terry Zwigoff (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0959062/#director)
Thomas McCarthy (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0565336/#director)
Tim Burton (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000318/#director)
Todd Field (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0276062/#director)
Todd Haynes (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001331/#director)
Werner Herzog (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001348/#director)
Wes Anderson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0027572/#director)
Woody Allen (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000095/#director)
Yimou Zhang (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0955443/#director)
Zack Snyder (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0811583/#director)
Zhang-Ke Jia (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0422605/#director)

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Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 24, 2010, 07:52:52 PM
GVS! GVS! GVS!
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: 1SO on March 24, 2010, 07:58:02 PM
I have to name with the obvious...

Chris Nolan
Paul Greengrass
Steven Soderbergh
Brad Bird
Andrew Stanton
Park Chanwook
Wong Kar Wai
David Lynch
Ramin Bahrani
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: smirnoff on March 24, 2010, 07:59:30 PM
Well someone's gotta do it :)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 24, 2010, 08:02:29 PM
A few nominees I'm considering,

The Coens
Andrew Stanton
Brad Bird
Hayao Miyazaki
David Cronenberg
Guillermo del Toro
Clint Eastwood
Marc Forster
Gus Van Sant
Richard Linklater
Sam Raimi
Pete Docter
Chan-Park Wook
Danny Boyle
Kelly Reichardt
Werner Herzog
Edgar Wright
Wes Anderson
Zack Snyder
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 24, 2010, 08:05:35 PM
PTA! PTA! PTA!
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 24, 2010, 08:05:45 PM
Paul Thomas Anderson EDIT: Crazy FLY
Darren Aronofsky
Terrence Malick  ;D (I kid, people. One film isn't exactly a body.)

Those are the ones that haven't been mentioned that I can think of off the top of my head.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: smirnoff on March 24, 2010, 08:17:54 PM
I feel the need to mention these guys:

Spielberg
Mike Leigh
Woody Allen
Michael Moore
Scorsese
Yimou Zhang
Satoshi Kon
Peter Jackson
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: roujin on March 24, 2010, 08:33:26 PM
(http://i39.tinypic.com/14189og.jpg)
Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Millennium Mambo (2001)
Cafe Lumiere (2003)
Three Times (2005)
Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/wlc80p.jpg)
Wes Anderson

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/16l0mrb.jpg)
Claire Denis

Trouble Every Day (2001)
Friday Night (2002)
L'Intrus (2004)
Vers Mathilde (2005) - Haven't Seen
35 Shots of Rum (2008)
White Material (2009) - Haven't Seen

(http://i43.tinypic.com/24bjkf5.jpg)
Wong Kar-Wai

In The Mood For Love (2000)
2046 (2004)
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Ashes of Time Redux (2008) - Haven't Seen

(http://i43.tinypic.com/25hjuwi.jpg)
Dardenne Bros

The Son (2002)
L'Enfant (2005)
Lorna's Silence (2008)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/dr30w.jpg)
David Lynch

Mulholland Dr. (2001)
INLAND EMPIRE (2006)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/24y5kdf.jpg)
James Gray

The Yards (2000)
We Own The Night (2007)
Two Lovers (2008)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/25p5xxg.jpg)
Tsai Ming-Liang

What Time Is It There? (2001)
The Skywalk is Gone (2002)
Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)
The Wayward Cloud (2005)
I Don't Want To Sleep Alone (2006)
Visage (2009) - Haven't Seen

Jia Zhang-Ke and Apichatpong Weerasethakul would be on this list if I had seen more of their films.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 24, 2010, 08:34:32 PM
I sure do love watermelon.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: worm@work on March 24, 2010, 08:53:23 PM
Jia Zhang-Ke and Apichatpong Weerasethakul would be on this list if I had seen more of their films.

Very nice list and they'll both certainly be on mine :).
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bondo on March 24, 2010, 11:45:21 PM
I'll throw in:

Jason Reitman
Alfonso Cuaron
Quentin Tarantino
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 24, 2010, 11:54:26 PM
Brad Bird and Andrew Stanton. Can be snubbing the animation talent.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bondo on March 24, 2010, 11:57:42 PM
Brad Bird and Andrew Stanton. Can be snubbing the animation talent.

At this point we've got five animated film directors mentioned so it doesn't look like there will be snubbing (at least not through this portion of the process).
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: ferris on March 25, 2010, 01:33:20 AM
So far I love this thread the most.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: worm@work on March 25, 2010, 07:27:10 AM
(http://i39.tinypic.com/149rvgg.jpg)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)
Masumi is a PC Operator (sh) (2001) - NOT WATCHED
Blissfully Yours (2002)
The Adventures of Iron Pussy (2003) - NOT WATCHED
Tropical Malady (2004)
Worldly Desires (sh) (2005) - NOT WATCHED
Ghost of Asia (sh) (2005) - NOT WATCHED
Syndromes and a Century (2006)
Luminous People (sh) (2007)
Mobile Men (sh) (2008)
Phantoms of Nabua (sh) (2009)
For Alexis (sh) (2009)
A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (sh) (2009)


(http://i39.tinypic.com/j0dzci.jpg)
Jia Zhangke

Platform (2000)
In Public (sh) (2001) - NOT WATCHED
Unknown Pleasures (2002) - NOT WATCHED
The World (2004)
Still Life (2006)
Dong (2006) - NOT WATCHED
Useless (2007) - NOT WATCHED
Our Ten Years (sh) (2007) - NOT WATCHED
Remembrance (sh) (2008) - NOT WATCHED
24 City (2008)
Cry Me a River (sh) (2008) - NOT WATCHED
Black Breakfast (sh) (2008) - NOT WATCHED

(http://i42.tinypic.com/1zfj3es.jpg)
Lisandro Alonso

La Libertad (2001)
Los Muertos (2004)
Fantasma (2006)
Liverpool (2008)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/deagz9.png)
Arnaud Desplechin

Esther Kahn (2000)
Playing "In the Company of Men" (2003) - NOT WATCHED
Kings and Queen (2004)
The Beloved (2007) - NOT WATCHED
A Christmas Tale (2008)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: THATguy on March 25, 2010, 05:44:56 PM
Michel Gondry
Pedro Almodovar
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: 'Noke on March 25, 2010, 05:48:08 PM
(http://i39.tinypic.com/149rvgg.jpg)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)
Masumi is a PC Operator (sh) (2001) - NOT WATCHED
Blissfully Yours (2002)
The Adventures of Iron Pussy (2003) - NOT WATCHED
Tropical Malady (2004)
Worldly Desires (sh) (2005) - NOT WATCHED
Ghost of Asia (sh) (2005) - NOT WATCHED
Syndromes and a Century (2006)
Luminous People (sh) (2007)
Mobile Men (sh) (2008)
Phantoms of Nabua (sh) (2009)
For Alexis (sh) (2009)
A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (sh) (2009)

Ooh...

I love Phantoms of Nabua but don't know what else he's done. What would you recommend?
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Verite on March 25, 2010, 06:28:16 PM
I love Phantoms of Nabua but don't know what else he's done. What would you recommend?

You didn't ask me but I say start with Syndromes and a Century.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: roujin on March 25, 2010, 06:29:15 PM
Syndromes and a Century is apparently one of the top 20 films of all time. True story (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=6317.msg290935;topicseen#msg290935).
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: worm@work on March 25, 2010, 06:34:04 PM
I love Phantoms of Nabua but don't know what else he's done. What would you recommend?

You didn't ask me but I say start with Syndromes and a Century.

It's what I'd recommend as well :).
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: FifthCityMuse on March 25, 2010, 07:47:55 PM
I feel like I have problems with this category. How does it work for someone like Edward Yang? Yi Yi is his only Aughts film, but that alone is enough for me to consider him. Same for someone like Steve McQueen and Hunger.

Maybe I'm alone and slightly crazy in this tho.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: zarodinu on March 25, 2010, 08:02:50 PM
Kim Ki Duk

The Isle
Address Unknown
Spring Summer Fall Winter and Spring Again
Bin-Jip
The Bow

Joon-ho Bong


Memories of Murder
The Host
Mother
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bondo on March 25, 2010, 08:18:28 PM
I feel like I have problems with this category. How does it work for someone like Edward Yang? Yi Yi is his only Aughts film, but that alone is enough for me to consider him. Same for someone like Steve McQueen and Hunger.

Maybe I'm alone and slightly crazy in this tho.

We steered clear from a singular Best Direction category because it would be too similar to Best Film, and I thought this angle would be more interesting. The fact is, if that film isn't able to get on the Best Film list, there is no way the director would make this list (this one is arguably more selective and it is the same voters). Certainly people can vote as they will but personally (this is not an eligibility criterion) I don't think a director with only one film can even be considered because one film does not a body of work make. Again, honor them in Best Film. I think of this category as marking the most high-quality films or the highest consistent level of quality of direction, not a direct statement on a director's skill that might be reflected in a single work.

For my own voting I'm not considering directors unless they had 3-4 films I adored during the decade and perhaps 2 in my best film ballot. Someone like John Cameron Mitchell who had two films in the decade (and ever) that both make my top-100 all time doesn't make the cut for lack of production.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: FifthCityMuse on March 25, 2010, 08:27:18 PM
I understand, but I still almost wish there was a singular director category. I don't know that in the case of something like Yang and Yi Yi simply to recognise the film.

That said, it may be one of a few exceptions. I guess I feel it's a little like saying Harper Lee wasn't a great writer because she only wrote one book (To Kill a Mockingbird). Although again, that doesn't entirely fit, but I suppose it's the way I feel. And if I'm the only one who feels this way, I won't cause any fuss, but don't be surprised if you get a vote for Yang as best director from me.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: smirnoff on March 25, 2010, 08:38:29 PM
We won't stop you or anybody else who feels that strongly about a single film director. By all means... :)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: 'Noke on March 26, 2010, 02:53:34 AM
James Cameron!
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 26, 2010, 07:56:53 AM
If Noke can add Cameron then I'm adding Malick.

Real trees >>>>>> CGI trees
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: smirnoff on March 26, 2010, 08:03:18 AM
It's not a matter of can or can't. It's about what you consider a body of work.

I tend to agree with Bondo. One film will not be enough to get my vote.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: 1SO on March 26, 2010, 08:09:54 AM
I wonder if 'Noke is also considering Ghosts of the Abyss and Aliens of the Deep.

...and that episode of "Dark Angel" he did?
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Emiliana on March 26, 2010, 09:00:47 AM
Personally, I believe 'Noke is kidding. (Please tell me you are!)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: 'Noke on March 26, 2010, 09:11:02 AM
Personally, I believe 'Noke is kidding. (Please tell me you are!)

Thank you!!

I was kidding.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: ferris on March 26, 2010, 09:39:06 AM
I've been meaning to see Aliens of the Deep.   I wonder if anyone has nominated it for documentary yet?
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: THATguy on March 26, 2010, 10:09:14 AM
I'm surprised FLY hasn't nominated Tim Burton, so I will.  Sweeney Todd, Big Fish, and Corpse Bride might be enough to get on the lower part of my list.

Edit: Also Thomas McCarthy.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bondo on March 26, 2010, 10:41:31 AM
Someone better make it clear they are serious about nominating Malick or Cameron before I add it. Bondo does not take kindly to non-serious nominations because this stuff takes time to update.  ;)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 26, 2010, 10:47:06 AM
I'm surprised FLY hasn't nominated Tim Burton, so I will.  Sweeney Todd, Big Fish, and Corpse Bride might be enough to get on the lower part of my list.

Edit: Also Thomas McCarthy.

Yeah, I figured his name would come up naturally, so I'm glad you brought it up.

Anyway, Satoshi Kon, especially if we include Paranoia Agent as well.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 26, 2010, 11:10:50 AM
Someone better make it clear they are serious about nominating Malick or Cameron before I add it. Bondo does not take kindly to non-serious nominations because this stuff takes time to update.  ;)
Heck, I'll seriously nominate Malick seeing as his one film is possibly my favorite film of the decade.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bondo on March 26, 2010, 11:57:29 AM
I'm surprised FLY hasn't nominated Tim Burton, so I will.  Sweeney Todd, Big Fish, and Corpse Bride might be enough to get on the lower part of my list.

Edit: Also Thomas McCarthy.

Yeah, I figured his name would come up naturally, so I'm glad you brought it up.

Anyway, Satoshi Kon, especially if we include Paranoia Agent as well.

Kon has been nominated, and rightfully so I'd say (though he probably won't get a vote from me...remember, we only get ten votes)...but no, I would not generally consider a TV show as relevant to this discussion...not that we can stop anyone from including that into their calculation.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: IDrinkYourMilkshake on March 26, 2010, 05:03:45 PM
Spike Jonze? Adaptation and Where the Wild Things Are.... can i get a witness?
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: 'Noke on March 26, 2010, 05:05:57 PM
Spike Jonze? Adaptation and Where the Wild Things Are.... can i get a witness?

He was gonna be my first choice the moment I got into this thread...which happens to be now.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bondo on March 26, 2010, 05:14:44 PM
BTW, I decided to nominate John Cameron Mitchell after all...only two films be damned, they are both incredible.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: smirnoff on March 26, 2010, 05:38:08 PM
Look at you all loosey goosey now ;)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: 'Noke on March 26, 2010, 05:42:58 PM
Look at you all loosey goosey now ;)

Shenanigans!!

http://www.southparkstudios.co.uk/clips/sp_vid_150844/?searchterm=shenanigans (http://www.southparkstudios.co.uk/clips/sp_vid_150844/?searchterm=shenanigans)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: smirnoff on March 26, 2010, 05:44:55 PM
"Due to copyright laws...yadda yadda yadda... this content cannot be displayed in your country"

I get the idea though.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: mañana on March 26, 2010, 05:57:11 PM
(http://mfa.meca.edu/wp-content/gallery/general-use/maddin-2000-the-heart-of-the-world.jpg)
Guy Maddin

Features
Dracula, Pages From a Virgin's Diary (2002)    
Cowards Bend the Knee (2003)    
The Saddest Music in the World (2003)   
Brand Upon the Brain! (2006)   
My Winnipeg (2008)

Shorts
The Heart of the World (2000)
Fleshpots of Antiquity (2000)
Fancy, Fancy Being Rich (2002)
Sissy Boy Slap Party (director's cut)(2004)
A Trip to the Orphanage (2004)
Nude Caboose (2006)
My Dad Is 100 Years Old (2006)
Odin's Shield Maiden (2007)
Spanky: To the Pier and Back (2008)
Night Mayor (2009)
Send Her to the Electric Chair (2009)
Glorious (2009)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bondo on March 26, 2010, 05:58:59 PM
Well, I can't argue his eligibility here  ;D
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: 'Noke on March 26, 2010, 05:59:43 PM
Guy Madden isn't actually a director, he's just a fictional character representing a director.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: philip918 on March 26, 2010, 06:03:11 PM
Quite the list.  I'd add:

David Gordon Green
George Washington (2000)
All the Real Girls (2003)
Undertow (2004)
Snow Angels (2007)
Pineapple Express (2008)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 26, 2010, 06:03:44 PM
That is, in fact, a good one.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: mañana on March 26, 2010, 07:29:36 PM
(http://i39.tinypic.com/3538qzd.jpg)
Todd Haynes
Far From Heaven (2002)
I'm not There (2007)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/s321s7.jpg)
Todd Field
In the Bedroom (2001)
Little Children (2006)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 29, 2010, 09:43:41 AM
Michael Winterbottom
The Shock Doctrine (2009)
Genova (2008)
A Mighty Heart (2007)
The Road to Guantanamo (2006)
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
9 Songs (2004)
Code 46 (2003)
In This World (2002)
24 Hour Party People (2002)
The Claim (2000)

Jacques Audiard
A Prophet (2009)
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
Read My Lips (2001)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 31, 2010, 10:43:20 AM
Judd Apatow
Funny People (2009)
Knocked Up (2007)
The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

Lars Von Trier
Antichrist (2009)
The Boss of It All (2006)
Manderlay (2005)
Dogville (2003)
The Five Obstructions (2003)
Dancer in the Dark (2000)

Christophe Honoré
Making Plans for Lena (2009)
The Beautiful Person (2008)
Love Songs (2007)
Dans Paris (2006)
Ma mère (2004)

Fernando Meirelles
Blindness (2008)
The Constant Gardener (2005)
City of God (2002)
Domésticas (2001)

Julian Schnabel
Lou Reed's Berlin (2007)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Before Night Falls (2000)

Sophia Coppola
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Lost in Translation (2003)
The Virgin Suicides (1999/2000)

Ridley Scott
Body of Lies (2008)
American Gangster (2007)
A Good Year (2006)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Matchstick Men (2003)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Hannibal (2001)
Gladiator (2000)

Christopher Guest
For Your Consideration (2006)
A Mighty Wind (2003)
Best in Show (2000)

Tom Mccarthy
The Visitor (2007/I)
The Station Agent (2003)

Terry Zwigoff
Art School Confidential (2006)
Bad Santa (2003)
Ghost World (2001)

Jon Favreau
Iron Man (2008)
Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
Elf (2003)
Made (2001)

Johnnie To (not listing everything)
Sparrow (2008)
Mad Detective (2007)
Triangle (2007)
Exiled (2006)
Triad Election (2006)
Election (2005)

Kevin Macdonald
State of Play (2009)
My Enemy's Enemy (2007)
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Touching the Void (2003)
A Brief History of Errol Morris (2000)

Spike Lee
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
Inside Man (2006)
25th Hour (2002)
Bamboozled (2000)
The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: roujin on March 31, 2010, 05:20:10 PM
Ridley... Scott...
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Thor on April 01, 2010, 07:56:12 PM
Keenen Ivory Wayans
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/29/Movie_poster_for_%22Scary_Movie%22.jpg/200px-Movie_poster_for_%22Scary_Movie%22.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/61/ScaryMovie2.jpg/200px-ScaryMovie2.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/2b/White_chicks.jpg/200px-White_chicks.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/df/Littlemanposter.jpg/200px-Littlemanposter.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6e/Dance_flick.jpg/200px-Dance_flick.jpg)

Technically, he was the Producer of Dance Flick, but with this much talent, let's not quibble on details.

Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 01, 2010, 07:57:03 PM
When Thor speaks, I listen.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bondo on April 01, 2010, 08:03:55 PM
When Thor speaks, I listen.

And I ignore...it isn't getting added to the list.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 01, 2010, 08:25:12 PM
White Chicks is genius.

Terry Crew Raves-From White Chicks(LOL) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ak3NQJYy_k&feature=related#)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: 'Noke on April 01, 2010, 08:28:24 PM
Thor is one of my favourite filmspotters.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: smirnoff on April 01, 2010, 09:09:27 PM
Scary Movie 1 & 2 are two of the best comedies of the decade for sure :)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: mañana on April 01, 2010, 10:35:33 PM
Scary Movie 1 & 2 are two of the best comedies of the decade for sure :)
I like some of them too.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 02, 2010, 09:12:25 AM
Burr Steers
17 Again (2009)
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: mañana on April 05, 2010, 08:17:55 PM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/29len10.jpg)
Jared Hess
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Nacho Libre (2006)
Gentlemen Broncos (2009)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Clovis8 on April 05, 2010, 08:19:49 PM
(http://images.allmoviephoto.com/2009_Gentlemen_Broncos/2009_gentlemen_broncos_007.jpg)
Jared Hess
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Nacho Libre (2006)
Gentlemen Broncos (2009)


 ??? Someone on earth liked Nacho Libre?
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: mañana on April 05, 2010, 08:26:05 PM
??? Someone on earth liked Nacho Libre?
Yep.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: joker on April 05, 2010, 08:30:46 PM
??? Someone on earth liked Nacho Libre?
Yep.

that must have been some good shit u were smoking....

wanna share?
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bondo on April 05, 2010, 08:53:36 PM
(http://images.allmoviephoto.com/2009_Gentlemen_Broncos/2009_gentlemen_broncos_007.jpg)
Jared Hess
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Nacho Libre (2006)
Gentlemen Broncos (2009)


I hate you all. First Keenen Ivory Wayans and now this.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: mañana on April 05, 2010, 09:17:45 PM
I hate you all. First Keenen Ivory Wayans and now this.
(http://thelifecinematic.com/board/images/smilies/snob.gif)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 06, 2010, 12:11:23 AM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/29len10.jpg)
Jared Hess
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Nacho Libre (2006)
Gentlemen Broncos (2009)


(I know yr being serious but)

 :D (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=1972;type=avatar);D(http://i48.tinypic.com/m8joew.jpg) :D ;D(http://i49.tinypic.com/23jn14y.png)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: mañana on April 06, 2010, 12:16:07 AM
 :)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Athlai on April 08, 2010, 11:48:06 PM
Surprised by the lack of love for Danny Boyle
The Beach (2000)
28 Days Later (2002)
Millions (2004)
Sunshine (2007)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Would be close to a favourite if Trainspotting were a few years older.

Personally can't look past

Christopher Nolan
Memento (2000)
Insomnia (2002)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Prestige (2006)
The Dark Knight (2008)

The Prestige just blew me away.

Darren Aronofsky
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
The Fountain (2006)
The Wrestler (2008)

Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bondo on April 08, 2010, 11:53:25 PM
Surprised by the lack of love for Danny Boyle

Don't worry, I suspect there is a reasonable amount of love for Danny Boyle. The structure of this thread is people don't generally repeat names that are already on the main list and I made sure Boyle and Nolan got up there pretty much right away as they are absolute locks for me.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Athlai on April 09, 2010, 12:02:33 AM
Ah my mistake.

How about Joss Whedon for a name not up there.

In his one outing Serenity he showed a talent for the big screen.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: michael x on April 09, 2010, 12:27:08 AM
Ah my mistake.

How about Joss Whedon for a name not up there.

In his one outing Serenity he showed a talent for the big screen.

I like Serenity a lot, but, to me, it was largely a rehashing of the plot of Firefly. Whedon is on my list only if we're also considering TV work.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Athlai on April 09, 2010, 12:40:20 AM
Ah my mistake.

How about Joss Whedon for a name not up there.

In his one outing Serenity he showed a talent for the big screen.

I like Serenity a lot, but, to me, it was largely a rehashing of the plot of Firefly. Whedon is on my list only if we're also considering TV work.

While I agree with this the fact it works well as a standalone film would get him up there IMO. I must be one of the few to have actually seen Serenity before I watched Firefly.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: duder on April 20, 2010, 06:37:02 PM
(http://i42.tinypic.com/153xzlg.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0248667/)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/15yut1h.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369339/)

(http://i41.tinypic.com/14xgc9l.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0430357/)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/6t31tx.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1152836/)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: PJ Martinez on April 20, 2010, 08:17:58 PM
Noah Baumbach deserves consideration, at least.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bondo on April 20, 2010, 08:32:00 PM
What do you people have against writing out the name of your nomination. Stop making me do extra work.  :P
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: roujin on April 20, 2010, 08:43:28 PM
duder has moved beyond words.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Tim on April 22, 2010, 04:08:33 PM
lol

it's the next step on the evolutionary chain. Duder has moved on from Homo sapiens to Homo superior! Whilst us saps are left using mundane words...........I wish I could jaunt to work........  :(
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: smirnoff on April 22, 2010, 05:39:05 PM
Yeah, when you hear that voice in your head it's actually just duder sayin' hey.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: duder on April 24, 2010, 05:50:33 PM
(http://i42.tinypic.com/2edqg40.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0217978/)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/dg5v79.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425236/)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/ip77mh.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0393329/)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bondo on April 24, 2010, 05:56:42 PM
Duder!

Now I think you are just making up directors. I've neither heard of this person nor any of the films.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: roujin on April 24, 2010, 05:57:07 PM
Abel Ferrara is huge! (in Portugal)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: smirnoff on April 24, 2010, 08:48:49 PM
That reminds me, I still need to see Ferrara's Body Snatchers.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 24, 2010, 09:21:49 PM
Binoche spotting! I'm sold, duder.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: duder on April 25, 2010, 09:06:56 AM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/5nuvm.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0217869/)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/or846g.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286106/)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2ij2o40.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368447/)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/34i35s0.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452637/)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/29ddtj.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0949731/)


Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: roujin on April 25, 2010, 09:19:26 AM
What's next? Eastwood?  ::)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: duder on April 25, 2010, 09:25:55 AM
What's next? Eastwood?  ::)

Eastwood is on the list, duh.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: smirnoff on April 25, 2010, 09:31:43 AM
I like those first three Shyamalan. Haven't seen the last two.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bondo on April 25, 2010, 10:26:25 AM
Shyamalan would have a shot at my second ten. Or if Sixth Sense was this decade instead of The Happening he'd probably make my top 10. I'm definitely an above average M. Night supporter (hence his place in my Great Directors marathon).
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: tinyholidays on April 26, 2010, 09:44:44 AM
Submitted:

Best Director's Body of Work

Hayao Miyazaki
Quentin Tarantino
Alfonso Cuaron
Coen Brothers
Brad Bird
Wong Kar-Wai
Hsiao-hsien Hou
Edgar Wright
Christopher Nolan
Michel Gondry
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: worm@work on April 26, 2010, 09:46:28 AM
My List (in alphabetical order)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2mo5uft.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/212v9eg.jpg)
P.T. Anderson


(http://i41.tinypic.com/2eeaps3.jpg)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/ws6vra.jpg)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/sn0upw.jpg)

(http://i44.tinypic.com/fxe8mo.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/zvc67a.jpg)
Wes Anderson


(http://i43.tinypic.com/24xovw1.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/14o4n0m.jpg)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2qxnexy.jpg)
Dardennes


(http://i42.tinypic.com/29fxqc6.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/vsp0l2.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/30kglsj.jpg)

(http://i44.tinypic.com/23w9rsx.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/n5hn3b.jpg)
Claire Denis


(http://i40.tinypic.com/2ijgnit.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/3503295.jpg)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/2hxmw76.jpg)
Arnaud Desplechin


(http://i41.tinypic.com/2z40b5f.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/b4ugs3.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/nb3y4z.jpg)
James Gray


(http://i39.tinypic.com/2wqqr1g.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/11aab6g.jpg)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/15yc0ug.jpg)
Hsiao-Hsien Hou


(http://i42.tinypic.com/ap93n.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/5xq03m.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2mzflnk.jpg)

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

(http://i40.tinypic.com/34qn5h1.jpg)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/141ilvd.jpg)
Kar-Wai Wong


(http://i39.tinypic.com/2j2z5gj.jpg)

(http://i44.tinypic.com/21aagkh.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/rbmpw4.jpg)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/21del1d.jpg)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/2vjtlyr.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2akfdy0.jpg)

(http://i44.tinypic.com/242zbmd.jpg)

(http://i44.tinypic.com/5cdgfd.jpg)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul


(http://i39.tinypic.com/vh49dg.jpg)

(http://i44.tinypic.com/332z343.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/dbmii1.jpg)

(http://i41.tinypic.com/e9i4gx.jpg)

(http://i44.tinypic.com/69dpae.jpg)

(http://i41.tinypic.com/qs09jp.jpg)

(http://i41.tinypic.com/6ivgva.jpg)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/23rpp9z.jpg)
Zhang Ke Jia


Honorable Mentions:
Lisandro Alonso, Eugène Green, Bong Joon-ho, Gus Van Sant, David Lynch, Ming-liang Tsai.

I excluded films I haven't watched but include shorts as well as full-length features. The films are ordered from most to least favorite.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: oldkid on April 26, 2010, 10:26:33 AM
My ten in alphabetical order:

Paul Thomas Anderson
Coen Brothers
Paul Greengrass
Spike Jonze
Richard Linklater
Hayao Miyazaki
Christopher Nolan
Gus Van Sant
Quentin Tarintino
Kar-Wai Wong

Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: THATguy on April 26, 2010, 12:26:52 PM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/vput5h.jpg)
(http://i42.tinypic.com/2mxg7lt.jpg)(http://i44.tinypic.com/24e7wvb.jpg)(http://i39.tinypic.com/2804039.jpg)(http://i41.tinypic.com/2z70six.jpg)
Pedro Almodóvar

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2ur33g1.jpg)
(http://i44.tinypic.com/2ymtzsg.jpg)(http://i40.tinypic.com/30lfgpx.jpg)(http://i39.tinypic.com/2i9p5c7.jpg)
Darren Aronofsky

(http://i40.tinypic.com/vovmgi.jpg)
(http://i39.tinypic.com/1195wmh.jpg)(http://i41.tinypic.com/10ifb86.jpg)(http://i41.tinypic.com/288xz5j.jpg)(http://i41.tinypic.com/xpc5nb.jpg)
Danny Boyle

(http://i39.tinypic.com/14m5eue.jpg)
(http://i42.tinypic.com/5a3wcn.jpg)(http://i43.tinypic.com/ff67sx.jpg)(http://i43.tinypic.com/ayn8cx.jpg)
Guillermo Del Toro

(http://i44.tinypic.com/14se179.jpg)
(http://i42.tinypic.com/24fzp1j.jpg)(http://i40.tinypic.com/dlt10m.jpg)(http://i43.tinypic.com/mwy4ah.jpg)(http://i41.tinypic.com/2jbw7zc.jpg)
Michel Gondry

(http://i44.tinypic.com/5y4whi.jpg)
(http://i42.tinypic.com/1490f1s.jpg)(http://i42.tinypic.com/4ikeo7.jpg)(http://i41.tinypic.com/oianaw.jpg)
Satoshi Kon

(http://i43.tinypic.com/vhbamf.jpg)
(http://i41.tinypic.com/5eh18l.jpg)(http://i40.tinypic.com/iz97cx.jpg)
Thomas McCarthy

(http://i41.tinypic.com/j0bm8o.jpg)
(http://i42.tinypic.com/359iufk.jpg)(http://i40.tinypic.com/2dl3y2u.jpg)(http://i41.tinypic.com/29ckkkp.jpg)
Hayao Miyazaki

(http://i41.tinypic.com/vi2qkg.jpg)
(http://i40.tinypic.com/39eno.jpg)(http://i44.tinypic.com/2vdoa34.jpg)(http://i43.tinypic.com/24xfkw6.jpg)
Martin Scorsese

(http://i42.tinypic.com/u305x.jpg)
(http://i41.tinypic.com/nvtjyr.jpg)(http://i40.tinypic.com/1552ovo.jpg)(http://i40.tinypic.com/5yu3yu.jpg)(http://i43.tinypic.com/34779ts.jpg)
Quentin Tarantino
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 26, 2010, 01:55:54 PM
What's next? Eastwood?  ::)

Eastwood is on the list, duh.

Redacted!
The Black Dahlia!
Femme Fatale!
Mission to Mars!
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: ferris on April 26, 2010, 09:11:34 PM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/vput5h.jpg)
(http://i42.tinypic.com/2mxg7lt.jpg)(http://i44.tinypic.com/24e7wvb.jpg)(http://i39.tinypic.com/2804039.jpg)(http://i41.tinypic.com/2z70six.jpg)
Pedro Almodóvar
.
.
.
etc
.
.
.

very cool format!
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: THATguy on April 26, 2010, 09:30:18 PM
When I first had the idea and did a preview, I really liked how it came out.

Fortunately for me, I nobody that was especially prolific really struck a cord with me.

For like Sodebergh, I'd have posters 30pix wide. :)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: mañana on April 26, 2010, 10:59:15 PM
(no more pictures, I have parenting to do):
Pft, and I thought you were cool. :)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: roujin on April 26, 2010, 11:00:23 PM
Neglect!
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 28, 2010, 05:26:33 PM
These are my 10, as of right now,

Adam McKay
-- Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (Unrated, 2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006), Step Brothers (2008)
Chan-wook Park
-- Boksuneun Naui Geot (Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance, 2002), Oldboy (2003), Chinjeolhan Geumjassi (Lady Vengeance, 2005)
Clint Eastwood
--Mystic River, (2003), Letters From Iwo Jima (2006), Gran Torino (2008)
Coen Brothers
--O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001), No Country For Old Men (2007)
Guillermo del Toro
-- El Espinazo Del Diablo (The Devil’s Backbone, 2001), Hellboy (Director’s Cut, 2004), Laberinto Del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth, 2006), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Gus Van Sant
--Gerry (2002), Elephant (2003), Last Days (2005), Paranoid Park (2007)
Hayao Miyazaki
-- Sen To Chihiro No Kamikakushi (Spirited Away, 2001), Hauru No Ugoku Shiro (Howl’s Moving Castle, 2004), Gake No Ue No Ponyo (Ponyo, 2008)
Kelly Reichardt
--Old Joy (2006), Wendy And Lucy (2008)
Marc Forster
--Monster’s Ball (2001), Finding Neverland (2004), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), The Kite Runner (2007)
Richard Linklater
--Waking Life (2001), Before Sunset (2004), Fast Food Nation (2006), A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on April 29, 2010, 02:45:02 PM
lol

it's the next step on the evolutionary chain. Duder has moved on from Homo sapiens to Homo superior! Whilst us saps are left using mundane words...........I wish I could jaunt to work........  :(

A Tomorrow People reference, nice  :)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on April 29, 2010, 02:48:04 PM
Here is my top 10, in alphabetical order:

Chan-wook Park
Christopher Nolan
Clint Eastwood
Danny Boyle
David Cronenberg
Guillermo del Toro
Hayao Miyazaki
Lars Von Trier
Michael Haneke
Peter Jackson

Honourable mentions:
Pedro Almodovar, Ridley Scott, Steven Soderbergh, Steven Spielberg

I should have seen more of his films (other than all those above):
Werner Herzog
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: edgar00 on May 04, 2010, 11:47:20 AM
1.Steven Soderbergh
2. David Cronenberg
3.Michel Gondry
4.Steven Spielberg
5.Ridley Scott
6.Johnnie To
7. Paul Greengrass
8.Ming-Liang Tsai
9.Gus Van Sant
10.Zhang-Ke Jia
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 04, 2010, 12:06:57 PM
2. David Cronenberg


 :)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: pixote on May 04, 2010, 01:00:32 PM
My 10 (no more pictures, I have parenting to do):

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
James Gray
Wong Kar-wai
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Jia Zhang Ke
Hayao Miyazaki
Bong Joon-ho
Gus Van Sant
Claire Denis
Michael Mann

What happened to Ken Loach?  :'(

pixote
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 04, 2010, 09:29:32 PM
The 10 moviemaker I selected:

1. Alfonso Cuaron
2. Wes Anderson
3. Steven Soderbergh
4. Quentin Tarantino
5. Paul Greengrass
6. Michael Haneke
7. Gus Van Sant
8. Coen Brothers
9. Danny Boyle
10. Darren Aronofsky
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: pixote on May 05, 2010, 05:26:06 AM
I don't really feel qualified to vote in this category, but here goes:

Wed Anderson
Danny Boyle
Fernando Eimbcke
Peter Jackson
Hirokazu Koreeda
Ken Loach
Michael Moore
Andrew Stanton
Quentin Tarantino
Gus Van Sant

I'm disappointend that the combination of Nobody Knows and Still Walking wasn't enough to earn Koreeda a mention in this thread before now.

pixote
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Verite on May 05, 2010, 06:16:23 AM
My list - Best Director:

Claire Denis
Frederick Wiseman
Hirokazu Kore-eda
Hou Hsiao-hsien
Jean-Luc and Pierre Dardenne
Jia Zhang-ke
Ken Loach
Kim Longinotto
Michael Haneke
Ramin Bahrani
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: FarfetchFilm on May 07, 2010, 06:53:19 PM
i think Chris Nolan will have the most films on the top 50, i see him getting:

Memento #18
The Dark Knight #36
The Prestige #49

Haneke, Park the only other directors who could get 3, obviously he is my choice, just rewatch Batman Begins, i did last week, great.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 07, 2010, 06:56:24 PM
i think Chris Nolan will have the most films on the top 50, i see him getting:

Memento #18
The Dark Knight #36
The Prestige #49

Haneke, Park the only other directors who could get 3, obviously he is my choice, just rewatch Batman Begins, i did last week, great.

In a perfect world this wouldn't be the case, but since I am in the minority in my extreme Nolan dislike, I was actually laughing out loud at how bad the Inception trailer looked when I saw it for the first time last night, I wouldn't be surprised if you are correct. Either way, I don't care as I'm pretty sure most of mine will make the list, especially Park.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: mañana on May 07, 2010, 07:03:58 PM
Ken Loach
Two of his films made my top 50, but I couldn't justify putting him on my director's list 'cause they're the only two I saw.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 07, 2010, 07:05:35 PM
Ken Loach
Two of his films made my top 50, but I couldn't justify putting him on my director's list 'cause they're the only two I saw.

There were a couple of directors I felt the same way about. I think the director who surprised me the most was Adam McKay, I never even considered him but then when looking over his '00's output I was amazed at how much I genuinely loved every film he directed and he became an easy inclusion for me.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: Woodpecker from Mars on May 08, 2010, 05:35:14 PM
Michael Haneke
Brad Bird
Quentin Tarantino
Joon-ho Bong
Pedro Almodóvar
Kar-Wai Wong
Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Coen Brothers
Gus Van Sant

My submitted list. Ramin Bahrani is somehow missing, silly mistake.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: toro913 on May 10, 2010, 12:04:54 AM
In no particular order
1. Wes Anderson
2. Tsai Ming-Liang
3. Kim Ki-Duk
4. Coen Brothers
5. Arnaud Desplechin
6. Alfonso Cuaron
7. Michael Haneke
8. Christopher Nolan
9. Sofia Coppola
10. Paul Thomas Anderson
Title: Re: FYC: Best Director (based on body of work)
Post by: jbissell on May 15, 2010, 10:18:01 PM
Coen Bros.
David Gordon Green
Gus Van Sant
Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Jia Zhang-Ke
Michel Gondry
Paul Thomas Anderson
Ramin Bahrani
Wes Anderson
Wong-Kar Wai

I'm sure Kore-eda would've made my list but Still Walking was his only film I'd seen. Still haven't gotten around to the Dardennes.