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Title: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: worm@work on July 28, 2010, 11:03:26 AM
Pls post any suggestions here.

Here's what you need to do. PM me a ranked list of 50 directors by November 30th, 2010.


Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Jared on July 28, 2010, 12:08:23 PM
Asked this in the thread within the Top 5 lists section, but how do people feel about directors primarily known for short films?

Stan Brakhage would definately be on my list, and there are plenty of others, such as Tex Avery and Kenneth Anger that might crack my top 50 or whatever.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Bondo on July 28, 2010, 12:14:05 PM
Asked this in the thread within the Top 5 lists section, but how do people feel about directors primarily known for short films?

I don't think there is an eligibility issue, just may not get enough support. My basic guideline is a director needs to have more than one film that I have high regard for. I am counting short films in this in order to qualify Martin McDonagh.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Wilson on July 28, 2010, 12:15:48 PM
Isn't this a tad early? Given the top 100 discussion and such will be open v.soon
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Bondo on July 28, 2010, 12:25:16 PM
Isn't this a tad early? Given the top 100 discussion and such will be open v.soon

Couldn't we do them in tandem? I mean, for Best of Decade we had a dozen categories going, not just film and director. Is it a heavy workload outside the respective organizers that we can't do both at once? I suppose to the degree that people feel compelled to catch up on stuff, but presumably there would be a lot of overlap for that.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Mike Shutt on July 28, 2010, 12:41:33 PM
Isn't this a tad early? Given the top 100 discussion and such will be open v.soon

Couldn't we do them in tandem? I mean, for Best of Decade we had a dozen categories going, not just film and director. Is it a heavy workload outside the respective organizers that we can't do both at once? I suppose to the degree that people feel compelled to catch up on stuff, but presumably there would be a lot of overlap for that.

It may be too tall of an order, but if they are done in tandem, may I suggest a top 100 performances list.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 28, 2010, 12:55:55 PM
Asked this in the thread within the Top 5 lists section, but how do people feel about directors primarily known for short films?

Stan Brakhage would definately be on my list, and there are plenty of others, such as Tex Avery and Kenneth Anger that might crack my top 50 or whatever.

if the list is 50 Chris Cunningham will likely make mine.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Bondo on July 28, 2010, 01:00:33 PM
Isn't this a tad early? Given the top 100 discussion and such will be open v.soon

Couldn't we do them in tandem? I mean, for Best of Decade we had a dozen categories going, not just film and director. Is it a heavy workload outside the respective organizers that we can't do both at once? I suppose to the degree that people feel compelled to catch up on stuff, but presumably there would be a lot of overlap for that.

It may be too tall of an order, but if they are done in tandem, may I suggest a top 100 performances list.

Performances are overrated. I was thinking that a Documentaries list would be good to do at some point as a complement to the Animated list. I don't know that we need a Foreign list because plenty of those will be on the main list (far more than Animated or Documentary certainly).
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Beavermoose on July 28, 2010, 01:09:18 PM
I agree docs would be a good idea. Maybe a top 50 though.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Jared on July 28, 2010, 01:14:27 PM
I wouldnt participate in a performances list personally.

While I love a lot of non-English movies, I dont feel remotely qualified to compare performances where the tones and idiosyncracies of speech are reduced to subtitles. Seeing people that Ive seen in a dozen performances (Ullman, Mifune, Gabin) makes it a little easier, but still.

Documentaries or Short Films would be fun. Or by decade top 100s or something like that.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Bondo on July 28, 2010, 01:18:37 PM
I also wouldn't participate in performances...I phoned it in for the BoD. I can handle Filmspots but beyond that it is not something I can really deal with. We had talked about a Short Film Bracket which might be a good substitute for a Top 100 because I doubt most of us have seen so many shorts (or at least not comprehensively or in a shared sense) to have a viable top 100. I think shorts is an area where discovery is more than honoring. Going back decade by decade with a Best of Decade format might be interesting. Perhaps we can do one each spring? I think more than one per year might be overwhelming.

I agree docs would be a good idea. Maybe a top 50 though.

We'll see which number makes sense, anyway, I'll take this one on once the Directors/Films/Animated is all wrapped up...maybe I can fit it in before Filmspots. As someone who has seen most of the Top 100 Films and Animated, I think Docs would be a good source of more things I haven't seen.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: worm@work on July 28, 2010, 01:44:24 PM
Isn't this a tad early? Given the top 100 discussion and such will be open v.soon

I don't intend to do this till after the Top 100 is done. I just started the threads since people seemed to be discussing ideas already and it's easier for me to keep track if things remain on one thread.
Also figured there's a reasonable amount of overlap between the top 100 films and directors in terms of things people might want to catch up on etc.
Don't at all mean to take away from the excitement of the Top 100 films (not like anything can, really :D).
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: oldkid on August 05, 2010, 01:19:00 PM
I'd be happy to participate in this.  I missed out on the last one.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: worm@work on August 05, 2010, 01:56:12 PM
I was thinking of doing this sometime around the middle to end of November or early December. Does that sound reasonable? I was thinking of a ballot of 50. That being said, people can obviously submit shorter ballots. If anyone feels like the individual ballots should be shorter/longer, pls post your suggestions with reasoning. None of this is set in stone or anything.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: oldkid on August 05, 2010, 01:57:49 PM
That sounds great.  I wonder if the director list might be a little tighter-- like 30-40?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: verbALs on August 05, 2010, 02:25:25 PM
I was thinking of doing this sometime around the middle to end of November or early December. Does that sound reasonable? I was thinking of a ballot of 50. That being said, people can obviously submit shorter ballots. If anyone feels like the individual ballots should be shorter/longer, pls post your suggestions with reasoning. None of this is set in stone or anything.


Err.. Already posted a top 100 which was quite fun to put together using a criteria that the director had to have three good films that I had seen. I found a lot of forgotten gems doing it that way. I never really cared who directed what as I watched films when I was younger. I used imdb to look up films I knew I liked but was vague about the director, then looked at the filmography to see what else I knew and liked. I had to reject so many on the basis I hadn't seen enough; particularly in that World Cinema category but it didn't take long to find 100. Might be a sign of age that I've seen so many films. I'd say my knowledge of film is long rather than broad. ;D
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on August 05, 2010, 03:32:11 PM
So are we going to do this on a similar voting method to the top 100 Animation? When would voting have to be in by?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: smirnoff on August 05, 2010, 03:34:55 PM
That sounds great.  I wonder if the director list might be a little tighter-- like 30-40?

Or have tiers.

Tier 1: director appeared on at least 75% of ballots and has a minimum of X points
Tier 2: director appeared on at least 50% of ballots and has a minimum of X points
Tier 3: director appeared on at least 25% of ballots and has a minimum of X points

Or some such thing. You'd still rank them 1 to 100, but the tiers would give 'em little context. Know what I mean?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 05, 2010, 03:35:57 PM
Popularity is overrated.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: smirnoff on August 05, 2010, 03:36:44 PM
I think the majority would disagree with that statement. ;)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: worm@work on August 05, 2010, 04:04:40 PM
Maybe we need a poll :). I'll think about all this some more and come up with some possibilities by the weekend.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 05, 2010, 04:40:25 PM
Any idea where we will fall on director pairings? Obviously the Coens are a pairing, but how about the Disney team of Geronimi/Jackson/Luske? They've directed films separately and together, so where would they fall?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: chardy999 on August 06, 2010, 08:51:21 AM
I'd be happy to participate in this.  I missed out on the last one.

This.

But obv, worry about this post-top 100.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: smirnoff on September 07, 2010, 04:07:15 PM
Where's the list from last time we did this? Can't find it anywhere...
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: saltine on September 07, 2010, 04:13:55 PM
Where's the list from last time we did this? Can't find it anywhere...
 

It's a missing thread.  I do have the list though.  Froham will get the thread together for us when he has time.

1.   Stanley Kubrick
2.   Alfred Hitchcock
3.   Joel and Ethan Coen
4.   Akira Kurosawa
5.   Paul Thomas Anderson
6.   Martin Scorsese
7.   Steven Spielberg
8.   David Fincher
9.   Woody Allen
10.   Wong Kar-Wai
11.   Billy Wilder
12.   Orson Welles
13.   Hayao Miyazaki
14.   Krzysztof Kieslowski
15.   Francis Ford Coppola
16.   Sergio Leone
17.   Terrence Malick
18.   John Ford
19.   Howard Hawks
20.   Michel Gondry
21.   Ingmar Bergman
22.   Brad Bird
23.   Robert Altman
24.   Quentin Tarantino
25.   Pedro Almodovar
25. Werner Herzog
27. Charles Chaplin
28. David Lynch
29. Ridley Scott
30. Wes Anderson
31. David Cronenberg
32. Clint Eastwood
33. Christopher Nolan
34. Steven Soderbergh
35. Jean-Luc Godard
36. Francois Truffaut
37. Hou Hsiao-Hsien
38. Gus Van Sant
39. Guillermo del Toro
40. Frederick Wiseman
41. Jean Renoir
42. Robert Bresson
43. Sofia Coppola
44. Fredrico Fellini
44. David Lean
46. Darren Aronofsky
46. Danny Boyle
48. Jean-Pierre Melville
49. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, The Archers
50. Alfonso Cuaron
51. Chantal Akerman
52. Buster Keaton
53. James Cameron
53. Milos Forman
55. Yasujiro Ozu
56. Carl Theodor Dreyer
57. Edward Yang
58. Satoshi Kon
59. Frank Capra
60. Sidney Lumet
60. Andrew Stanton
62. Claire Denis
62. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
64. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
64. Kenji Mizoguchi
64. Errol Morris
67. Tim Burton
68. Todd Haynes
68. Spike Lee
70. Peter Weir
71. Agnes Varda
72. F. W. Murnau
72. Preston Sturges
74. Hal Ashby
75. Oliver Stone
76. John Lasseter
77. Atom Egoyan
78. Sergei Eisenstein
78. Edgar Wright
80. Park Chan-wook
80. Paul Greengrass
80. Jim Jarmusch
80. Michael Moore
84. Spike Jonze
84. Andrei Tarkovsky
86. Sam Peckinpah
86. Roman Polanski
86. Satyajit Ray
89. Mike Leigh
90. Wim Wenders
91. John Carpenter
91. Michael Mann
93. Terry Gilliam
93. Richard Linklater
93. Isao Takahata
96. George Romero
97. Mike Nichols
97. Nicholas Ray
99. Guy Maddin
100. Ang Lee
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: smirnoff on September 07, 2010, 04:22:18 PM
Thanks Saltine. :)

Dunno why, but I suddenly have the urge to get working on this.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: worm@work on September 07, 2010, 05:14:12 PM
Thanks Saltine. :)

Dunno why, but I suddenly have the urge to get working on this.

Do eeeeeeeet!!! I got distracted by the Top 100 Films and stopped thinking about how long individual lists should be and so on but I'll post some thoughts over the weekend :).

Any idea where we will fall on director pairings? Obviously the Coens are a pairing, but how about the Disney team of Geronimi/Jackson/Luske? They've directed films separately and together, so where would they fall?

I'm inclined to consider them as separate unless they work exclusively as a team.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 08, 2010, 04:17:26 AM
Another list to work on. Ok a suggestion for people to consider voting for.

Rolf de Heer (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0208854)

He has put his hand to a variety of films and styles, including silent (Dr. Plonk), sci-fi (Incident at Raven's Gate), and native Australian (Ten Canoes), but it is for "Bad Boy Bubby", a story of discovery, that he stands out (well for me).
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Tim on September 08, 2010, 05:47:20 AM
and his parents ;)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 08, 2010, 07:55:09 AM
See others agree, he should be considered.  :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: smirnoff on September 08, 2010, 11:01:32 AM
Not sure how long the official ballot is going to be but here’s my preliminary Top 25 directors list. I took into account things like productivity, consistency, ambition vs execution, distinctness, how much I look forward to their next movie, are they improving, and just generally how much I like their stuff. :)



1. Mike Leigh

Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) ★★★★
Secrets & Lies (1996) ★★★★
All or Nothing (2002) ★★★★
Vera Drake (2004) ★★★★
Topsy-Turvy (1999) ★★★½
Career Girls (1997) ★★★½
Naked (1993) ★★★½
Life Is Sweet (1990) ★★★½
The Short & Curlies (1987 - short) ★★★

Hope to catch up with: Nuts In May, The Kiss of Death, Abigail’s Party, Who’s Who, Home Sweet Home, Grown-Ups, Bleak Moments, Meantime, Hard Labour


2. Hayao Miyazaki

Spirited Away (2001) ★★★★
Princess Mononoke (1997) ★★★★
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) ★★★★
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) ★★★★
My Neighbour Totoro (1988) ★★★★
Porco Rosso (1992) ★★★½
Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) ★★★½
Castle In The Sky (1986) ★★★½
The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) ★★★
Ponyo (2008) ★★★


3. Woody Allen

Vicky Christina Barcelona (2007) ★★★★
Match Point (2005) ★★★★
Melinda Melinda (2004) ★★★★
Whatever Works (2009) ★★★½
Anything Else (2003) ★★★½
Another Woman (1988) ★★★½
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) ★★★
Scoop (2006) ★★★
The Purple Rose of Cario (1985) ★★½
Bananas (1971) ★½
Hollywood Ending (2002) ★

Need to revisit or catch up with: Annie Hall, Manhattan, Crimes and Misdemeanors. I don’t have much interest in the rest at this time...


4. Yimou Zhang

Hero (2002) ★★★★
To Live (1994) ★★★★
House of Flying Daggers (2004) ★★★½
The Road Home (1999) ★★★½
Not One Less (1999) ★★★½
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) ★★½

Would like to see: Ju Dou, Raise the Red Lantern, Shanghai Triad, Keep Cool, Happy Time, Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles


5. Stanley Kubrick

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) ★★★★
Barry Lyndon (1975) ★★★★
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) ★★★★
Full Metal Jacket (1987) ★★★★
The Shining (1980) ★★★★
The Killing (1956) ★★★½
Lolita (1962) ★★★
Spartacus (1960) ★★
A Clockwork Orange (1975) ★★
Killer’s Kiss (1955) ★★
Paths of Glory (1957) ★
Dr. Strangelove (1964) ★


6. Christopher Nolan

The Prestige (2006) ★★★★
The Dark Knight (2008) ★★★★
Inception (2010) ★★★★
Batman Begins (2005) ★★★
Memento (2000) ★★½
Insomnia (2002) ★★

Curious about but not breaking down doors to see: Following


7. Farrelly Bros.

Me, Myself and Irene (2000) ★★★★
Shallow Hal (2001) ★★★★
Dumb & Dumber (1994) ★★★★
Kingpin (1996) ★★★½
There’s Something About Mary (1998) ★★★½

Hesitant to watch: Osmosis Jones, Stuck on You, Fever Pitch, The Heartbreak Kid


8. Steven Spielberg

Jurassic Park (1993) ★★★★
Minority Report (2002) ★★★★
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001) ★★★½
Jaws (1975) ★★★½
Saving Private Ryan (1998) ★★★½
Catch Me If You Can (2002) ★★★½
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) ★★★½
Schindler’s List (1993) ★★★½
War of the Worlds (2005) ★★★
The Terminal (2004) ★★½
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) ★★½
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) ★★
Hook (1991) ★★
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) ★★
Munich (2005) ★★
Amistad (1997) ★★
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) ★

Some interest in seeing: Empire of the Sun


9. Oliver Stone

Wall Street (1987) ★★★★
JFK (1991) ★★★★
Any Given Sunday (1999) ★★★½
Talk Radio (1988) ★★★½
Platoon (1986) ★★★
W. (2008) ★★★

Would like to catch up with: Salvador, Born on the Fourth of July, Heaven & Earth, U Turn


10. Stanley Tong

Jackie Chan’s First Strike (1996) ★★★★
Rumble in the Bronx (1995) ★★★★
Supercop (1992) ★★★★

Need to see immediately: Supercop 2


11. Ang Lee

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) ★★★★
Sense and Sensibility (1995) ★★★★
Brokeback Mountain (2005) ★★★★
The Ice Storm (1997) ★★★½
Pushing Hands (1992) ★★½
Hulk (2003) ★

Curious about: Eat Drink Man Woman, The Wedding Banquet, Ride with the Devil, Lust Caution


12. Milos Forman

Amadeus (1984) ★★★★
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) ★★★★
Valmont (1989) ★★★½
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) ★★★½
Man on the Moon (1999) ★★½
Goya’s Ghosts (2006) ★


13. Martin Scorsese

Casino (1995) ★★★★
Goodfellas (1990) ★★★★
Gangs of New York (2002) ★★★½
Shutter Island (2010) ★★★½
After Hours (1985) ★★★
The Departed (2006) ★★★
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ★★★
Cape Fear (1991) ★★½
The Aviator (2004) ★★½
Bringing Out the Dead (1999) ★★
Taxi Driver (1976) ★
Raging Bull (1980) ★

Mild interest in: Mean Streets, The King of Comedy, The Colour of Money


14. Darren Aronofsky

Pi (1998) ★★★★
Requiem for a Dream (2000) ★★★★
The Fountain (2006) ★★★½
The Wrestler (2008) ★★★


15. Steven Soderbergh

Erin Brockovich (2000) ★★★★
Ocean’s Eleven (2001) ★★★★
Out of Sight (1998) ★★★½
Sex, Lies and Videotape ★★★½
Ocean’s Twelve (2004) ★★★½
Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) ★★★½
The Limey (1999) ★★★½
Traffic (2000) ★★★½
The Informant! (2009) ★
Che: Part One (2008) ★

Would like to see: Solaris, The Girlfriend Experience


16. Tony Scott

Spy Game (2001) ★★★★
Top Gun (1986) ★★★★
Domino (2005) ★★★½
Crimson Tide (1995) ★★★½
True Romance (1995) ★★★
Enemy of the State (1998) ★★★
Man on Fire (2004) ★★★
Deja Vu (2006) ★★½
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) ★

Urgently need to see: Days of Thunder, The Last Boy Scout


17. Curtis Hanson

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (1992) ★★★★
The River Wild (1994) ★★★★
Wonder Boys (2000) ★★★½
L.A. Confidential (1997) ★★★½
8 Mile (2002) ★★½

Will see but don’t hold out much hope for: The Bedroom Window, Bad Influence, Lucky You


18. Bruce Brown

The Endless Summer 2 (1994) ★★★★
On Any Sunday (1971) ★★★½
The Endless Summer (1966) ★★★


19. Coen Bros.

The Big Lebowski (1998) ★★★★
No Country For Old Men (2007) ★★★★
Burn After Reading (2008) ★★★½
Fargo (1996) ★★★
The Ladykillers (2004) ★★½
Blood Simple (1984) ★★½
Miller’s Crossing (1990) ★★½
Barton Fink (1991) ★★
A Serious Man (2009) ★

Curious about: The Hudsucker Proxy, O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Raising Arizona


20. Peter Jackson

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) ★★★★
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) ★★★★
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) ★★★½
King Kong (2005) ★★★
Heavenly Creatures (1994) ★★½

Curious about: The Frighteners


21. Sergio Leone

For a Few Dollars More (1965) ★★★★
Once Upon A Time In The West (1968) ★★★★
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) ★★★★
A Fistful of Dollars (1964) ★★★
Once Upon A Time In America (1984) ★

Curious about: Duck You Sucker


22. Michael Moore

Bowling for Columbine (2002) ★★★★
Sicko (2007) ★★★½
Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) ★★★½
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) ★★★
Roger & Me (1989) ★★★
Canadian Bacon (1995) ★★½


23. Danny Boyle

Sunshine (2007) ★★★½
The Beach (2000) ★★★½
28 Days Later... (2002) ★★★½
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) ★★★
Trainspotting (1996) ★★★

May check out: Millions, A Life Less Ordinary, Shallow Grave


24. Clint Eastwood

Unforgiven (1992) ★★★★
Million Dollar Baby (2004) ★★★★
Pale Rider (1985) ★★★½
Changeling (2008) ★★★½
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) ★★★½
The Bridges of Madison County (1995) ★★★½
Heartbreak Ridge (1986) ★★★
The Eiger Sanction (1975) ★★½
Space Cowboys (2000) ★★½
Blood Work (2002) ★★½
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) ★★½
Flag of our Fathers (2006) ★★
Invictus (2009) ★
Gran Torino (2008) ★
Bird (1988) ★

Would like to see: High Plains Drifter


25. David Fincher

Fight Club (1999) ★★★★
Se7en (1995) ★★★½
Zodiac (2007) ★★★½
Panic Room (2002) ★★★
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) ★★
Alien 3 (1992) ★

Would like to see: The Game




I'm going to work to see many of these unwatched films before sending in my ballot.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 08, 2010, 11:06:47 AM
You must see Raise the Red Lantern. Also, The Game is a really good Fincher film.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: 'Noke on September 08, 2010, 11:11:41 AM
Dr. Strangelove (1964) ★

This surprised me.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: smirnoff on September 08, 2010, 11:17:19 AM
Dr. Strangelove (1964) ★

This surprised me.

Dunno what it was... maybe bad viewing conditions (2 buddies, too many beers?). Nothing seemed to work for me. No laughs, no chuckles, no nothing. We got restless after half an hour and shut her off. In time I'm sure I'll have a chance to revisit it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: 'Noke on September 08, 2010, 11:18:53 AM
Dr. Strangelove (1964) ★

This surprised me.

Dunno what it was... maybe bad viewing conditions (2 buddies, too many beers?).

If there was ever a worse way to view Kubrick....
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: 1SO on September 08, 2010, 01:17:24 PM
I've seen it 3 times.  Even discussed it in Film Class.  Except for a handful of lines, I don't find it funny.  George C. Scott is good.  Sellers is okay, though I don't understand the Strangelove character at all.  Strikes me as desperately unfunny.  But Sterling Hayden is the big wet blanket over the entire enterprise.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 08, 2010, 01:25:20 PM
I need to see it again, but I found it amusing. The rant about the whole soviet water paranoia was hilarious in my opinion.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Beavermoose on September 08, 2010, 01:48:35 PM
For your consideration:

Jan Svankmajer - Dimensions of dialogue (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2gtpo)

Jan Svankmajer - tma/svetlo/tma (Darkness/Light/Darkness) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuBwXfg3Mr4#)

Alice by Jan Svankmajer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5wHMgTPF-s#)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 08, 2010, 03:55:54 PM
I need to see it again, but I found it amusing. The rant about the whole soviet water paranoia was hilarious in my opinion.

I loved it, hilarious, biting, one of the best movies of all time.

I love ya Noff, but some of your ratings, they hurt, oh, they hurt.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 08, 2010, 03:58:18 PM

5. Stanley Kubrick

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) ★★★★
Barry Lyndon (1975) ★★★★
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) ★★★★
Full Metal Jacket (1987) ★★★★
The Shining (1980) ★★★★
The Killing (1956) ★★★½
Lolita (1962) ★★★
Spartacus (1960) ★★
A Clockwork Orange (1975) ★★
Killer’s Kiss (1955) ★★
Paths of Glory (1957) ★
Dr. Strangelove (1964) ★

20. Peter Jackson

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) ★★★★
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) ★★★★
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) ★★★½
King Kong (2005) ★★★
Heavenly Creatures (1994) ★★½

Curious about: The Frighteners


Your taste in Kukrick is pretty much the reverse of mine. The realisation, of the opposite taste, is weird to see, I mean I know there will be people out there with the flip-side of my taste in a director, but to actually see it realised, well that is something else.
As I enjoy Jackson's early films I have to suggest seeing Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles and Braindead, but they are definitely not to everyone's taste.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Beavermoose on September 08, 2010, 04:54:35 PM
Your taste in Kukrick is pretty much the reverse of mine. The realisation, of the opposite taste, is weird to see, I mean I know there will be people out there with the flip-side of my taste in a director, but to actually see it realised, well that is something else.
As I enjoy Jackson's early films I have to suggest seeing Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles and Braindead, but they are definitely not to everyone's taste.

Forgotten Silver is also an underated film by Peter Jackson, a great faux-doc.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: smirnoff on September 08, 2010, 05:24:42 PM
I love ya Noff, but some of your ratings, they hurt, oh, they hurt.
Your taste in Kukrick is pretty much the reverse of mine. The realisation, of the opposite taste, is weird to see, I mean I know there will be people out there with the flip-side of my taste in a director, but to actually see it realised, well that is something else.
I should probably add that the star rating reflects my level of enjoyment more than it does the quality of the filmmaking. Particularly in the 1 and 2 star range where I'm loath to admit there was anything positive going on. ;)

In any case, I look forward to seeing you lists later. :)

As I enjoy Jackson's early films I have to suggest seeing Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles and Braindead, but they are definitely not to everyone's taste.
Forgotten Silver is also an underated film by Peter Jackson, a great faux-doc.
Forgotten Silver I might consider. The others... yeah probably not my thing.

edit: also, thanks to roujin from his last years list for giving me the idea of using the text stars. Pretty clever.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: mañana on September 08, 2010, 05:27:45 PM
Great list, 'noff.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: smirnoff on September 08, 2010, 05:31:39 PM
Great list, 'noff.
Thanks man :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Verite on September 08, 2010, 05:36:50 PM
Hope to catch up with[/i]: Nuts In May, The Kiss of Death, Abigail’s Party, Who’s Who, Home Sweet Home, Grown-Ups, Bleak Moments, Meantime, Hard Labour

I like this crop better than latter Leigh which I think is very good.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: smirnoff on September 08, 2010, 06:00:28 PM
Hope to catch up with[/i]: Nuts In May, The Kiss of Death, Abigail’s Party, Who’s Who, Home Sweet Home, Grown-Ups, Bleak Moments, Meantime, Hard Labour

I like this crop better than latter Leigh which I think is very good.

No kiddin? Awesome! I can't wait to check 'em out. What is it about this older stuff that you prefer?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Verite on September 08, 2010, 06:03:02 PM
Hope to catch up with[/i]: Nuts In May, The Kiss of Death, Abigail’s Party, Who’s Who, Home Sweet Home, Grown-Ups, Bleak Moments, Meantime, Hard Labour

I like this crop better than latter Leigh which I think is very good.

No kiddin? Awesome! I can't wait to check 'em out. What is it about this older stuff that you prefer?

Deals more with class structure which is not to say it's absent in his latter period.  Also, funnier, to me at least.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 09, 2010, 03:51:50 AM
I love ya Noff, but some of your ratings, they hurt, oh, they hurt.
Your taste in Kukrick is pretty much the reverse of mine. The realisation, of the opposite taste, is weird to see, I mean I know there will be people out there with the flip-side of my taste in a director, but to actually see it realised, well that is something else.
I should probably add that the star rating reflects my level of enjoyment more than it does the quality of the filmmaking. Particularly in the 1 and 2 star range where I'm loath to admit there was anything positive going on. ;)

In any case, I look forward to seeing you lists later. :)


Yes I am going to have to put some time in to get a list together, not sure Kubrick will make mine, his misses count heavily against him. I agree that seeing the technical skill does not necessarily help you like the films.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Beavermoose on September 09, 2010, 12:42:21 PM
Do we have to make a top 50 or top 100?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Jared on September 09, 2010, 01:21:22 PM
dont want to read through everything. is there a due date?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Beavermoose on September 09, 2010, 01:23:16 PM
November I believe.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: worm@work on September 09, 2010, 01:30:49 PM
Do we have to make a top 50 or top 100?

I am going to collect Top 50 lists from everyone and publish a Top 100 at the end. Sounds reasonable?

dont want to read through everything. is there a due date?

Let's do Nov. 30th. I'll post the rules up top soon.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 09, 2010, 02:39:29 PM
For discussion.

The Top 100 Directors should be people, not studios, so Pixar can not be ranked as a director, it has to be Brad Bird or Andrew Stanton. I have seen Pixar mentioned in some of the posts in the various Top 100 Directors threads, hence my bringing it up.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 09, 2010, 07:44:55 PM
This list is so much more difficult than the top 100 films list....ugh....
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: 1SO on September 09, 2010, 10:54:40 PM
There's only 1 Director that should be on everybody's list...

(http://i55.tinypic.com/mj8uba.jpg)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Bondo on September 09, 2010, 10:57:40 PM
I barely avoided having to ask who that was. No, he won't be making my list. Not even close.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Beavermoose on September 09, 2010, 11:21:22 PM
I feel like Walt Disney should be considered as a director, he never got the credit officially but he did have complete creative control over everything that left his studio during the time he was alive.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 09, 2010, 11:23:52 PM
I feel like Walt Disney should be considered as a director, he never got the credit officially but he did have complete creative control over everything that left his studio during the time he was alive.

I personally think that downplays the work that guys like Luske, Geronimi and Jackson did as directors under Walt. He may have had creative control, but they brought his visions to life.

And yes, Leone will be making my list without question.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 09, 2010, 11:30:04 PM
I barely avoided having to ask who that was. No, he won't be making my list. Not even close.
Yea, bondo is definitely the SSM.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Bondo on September 10, 2010, 12:03:44 AM
I barely avoided having to ask who that was. No, he won't be making my list. Not even close.
Yea, bondo is definitely the SSM.

I feel like your avatar is judging me.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: chardy999 on September 10, 2010, 07:43:11 AM
I barely avoided having to ask who that was. No, he won't be making my list. Not even close.
Yea, bondo is definitely the SSM.

I feel like your avatar is judging me.

You should be judged very harshly if you don't include Leone.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 10, 2010, 08:26:50 AM
I barely avoided having to ask who that was. No, he won't be making my list. Not even close.
Yea, bondo is definitely the SSM.

I feel like your avatar is judging me.
It's judging all of you.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Senor Javi on September 12, 2010, 12:30:31 PM
What's the deadline for this? I feel like I read it on here once, but now I can't seem to find it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: worm@work on September 14, 2010, 06:39:07 AM
What's the deadline for this? I feel like I read it on here once, but now I can't seem to find it.

November 30th. I updated the first post to reflect this.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Senor Javi on September 14, 2010, 01:10:13 PM
What's the deadline for this? I feel like I read it on here once, but now I can't seem to find it.

November 30th. I updated the first post to reflect this.


Thanks. In others news, I'm trying to figure out which are the most pressing watches that I need to get to before the deadline. I want to 1) find good movies that are remaining from directors likely to make my list and 2) have a good sample size for each directors. If people can suggest / rank five or ten of the following films that I have / can stream, I would appreciate it.

I Confess (Alfred Hitchcock - 28 films seen)
The Color Purple (Steven Spielberg - 19 films seen)
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Martin Scorsese - 18 films seen)
The Lower Depths (Akira Kurosawa - 14 films seen)
The Little Foxes (William Wyler - 11 films seen)
Killer's Kiss (Stanley Kubrick - 10 films seen)
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (Werner Herzog - 10 films seen)
Deconstructing Harry (Woody Allen - 9 films seen)
The Quiet Man (John Ford - 8 films seen)
The Long Voyage Home (John Ford - 8 films seen)
The Seven Year Itch (Billy Wilder - 8 films seen)
Avanti! (Billy Wilder - 8 films seen)
Late Autumn (Yasujiro Ozu - 8 films seen)
There Was a Father (Yasujiro Ozu - 8 films seen)
Doctor Zhivago (David Lean - 7 films seen)
Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman - 7 films seen)
A Face in the Crowd (Elia Kazan - 7 films seen)
The Cameraman (Buster Keaton - 7 films seen)
Limelight (Charlie Chaplin - 7 films seen)
The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski - 7 films seen)
That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Buñuel - 6 films seen)
Hail the Conquering Hero (Preston Struges - 6 films seen)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodovar - 5 films seen)
Fat City (John Huston - 5 films seen)
Born Yesterday (George Cukor - 5 films seen)
They Live by Night (Nicholas Ray - 4 films seen)
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (Douglas Sirk - 4 films seen)
Ice Station Zebra (John Sturges - 4 films seen)
Tabu (F.W. Murnau - 3 films seen)
The Lower Depths (Jean Renoir - 3 films seen)
All or Nothing (Mike Leigh - 3 films seen)
Performance (Nicholas Roeg - 2 films seen)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: verbALs on September 14, 2010, 01:24:30 PM
What's the deadline for this? I feel like I read it on here once, but now I can't seem to find it.

November 30th. I updated the first post to reflect this.


Thanks. In others news, I'm trying to figure out which are the most pressing watches that I need to get to before the deadline. I want to 1) find good movies that are remaining from directors likely to make my list and 2) have a good sample size for each directors. If people can suggest / rank five or ten of the following films that I have / can stream, I would appreciate it.

I Confess (Alfred Hitchcock - 28 films seen)
The Color Purple (Steven Spielberg - 19 films seen)
The Quiet Man (John Ford - 8 films seen)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodovar - 5 films seen)

Please whatever you do, don't watch the 7 year itch its dreadful
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 14, 2010, 03:02:36 PM
What's the deadline for this? I feel like I read it on here once, but now I can't seem to find it.

November 30th. I updated the first post to reflect this.


Thanks. In others news, I'm trying to figure out which are the most pressing watches that I need to get to before the deadline. I want to 1) find good movies that are remaining from directors likely to make my list and 2) have a good sample size for each directors. If people can suggest / rank five or ten of the following films that I have / can stream, I would appreciate it.

I Confess (Alfred Hitchcock - 28 films seen)
The Color Purple (Steven Spielberg - 19 films seen)
The Quiet Man (John Ford - 8 films seen)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodovar - 5 films seen)

Please whatever you do, don't watch the 7 year itch its dreadful

Eh, it's not great and it's certainly lesser Wilder, but it's still a good film, Monroe is excellent as always and it has a harshness to it that is appreciated.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: verbALs on September 14, 2010, 03:08:40 PM
But that Tom Ewell is awful- and he is just as off-putting in Adam's Rib. But you are right about Monroe, drool, drool and such heart.

Also there are some other Wilder films that I really disliked (and he is my number 2 director that's how much I love his other films) but are in people's top 100s- Sabrina and Witness for the Prosecution. I'm not saying anyone's wrong though, this diversity of taste is why I spend time on the forum.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 14, 2010, 03:10:36 PM
But that Tom Ewell is awful- and he is just as off-putting in Adam's Rib. But you are right about Monroe, drool, drool and such heart

I think back when I watched/reviewed it I listed him as a drawback in the film, but not enough for me to not still like it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: roujin on September 14, 2010, 10:23:57 PM

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Martin Scorsese - 18 films seen)
Deconstructing Harry (Woody Allen - 9 films seen)
The Quiet Man (John Ford - 8 films seen)
The Cameraman (Buster Keaton - 7 films seen)
The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski - 7 films seen)
That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Buñuel - 6 films seen)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodovar - 5 films seen)
They Live by Night (Nicholas Ray - 4 films seen)

1. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
2. They Live By Night
3. The Quiet Man
4. That Obscure Object of Desire
5. The Cameraman
6. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
7. Deconstructing Harry
8. The Ghost Writer
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Verite on September 14, 2010, 11:38:07 PM
Thanks. In others news, I'm trying to figure out which are the most pressing watches that I need to get to before the deadline. I want to 1) find good movies that are remaining from directors likely to make my list and 2) have a good sample size for each directors. If people can suggest / rank five or ten of the following films that I have / can stream, I would appreciate it.

Not in order of preference:

The Little Foxes (William Wyler - 11 films seen)
There Was a Father (Yasujiro Ozu - 8 films seen)
The Cameraman (Buster Keaton - 7 films seen)
Fat City (John Huston - 5 films seen)
Tabu (F.W. Murnau - 3 films seen)
The Lower Depths (Jean Renoir - 3 films seen)
Performance (Nicholas Roeg - 2 films seen)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Bondo on September 14, 2010, 11:52:16 PM
Don't watch The Color Purple.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Beavermoose on September 15, 2010, 12:36:32 AM
Don't watch The Color Purple.

 ::)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Bondo on September 15, 2010, 12:42:03 AM
Don't watch The Color Purple.
::)

Does this mean we are going to have a lively discussion in the marathon thread? I worry that it wouldn't help the positioning of Spielberg on his list and wouldn't consider it urgent.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: zarodinu on September 21, 2010, 04:03:43 AM
So when is this happening and who is in charge?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Beavermoose on September 21, 2010, 09:47:38 AM
Now (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=8497.msg485416#msg485416)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 25, 2010, 09:53:40 PM
I do not think I will able to do this list. :-\
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: zarodinu on October 25, 2010, 09:57:17 PM
I do not think I will able to do this list. :-\

 ??? There is like over a month left
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 25, 2010, 10:14:56 PM
I do not think I will able to do this list. :-\

 ??? There is like over a month left

I know, but I do not think I'd be able to come up with a list.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: zarodinu on October 25, 2010, 11:11:08 PM
I do not think I will able to do this list. :-\

 ??? There is like over a month left

I know, but I do not think I'd be able to come up with a list.

Make a top 5, if that works out a top 10 etc.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 26, 2010, 07:25:27 AM
Just put Howard Hawks Quentin Tarantino at #1 and leave it at that.

FYP.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 26, 2010, 07:28:36 AM
Just put Howard Hawks Quentin Tarantino at #1 and leave it at that.

FYP.

That type of thinking is just painful...
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: oldkid on October 28, 2010, 12:34:54 PM
Here's my list.

EDIT: I just saw the other thread, where I am supposed to post this list.  I'll nip on over there and post it then, shall I?

 I basically asked myself, "If I knew this director was in charge of a film, how likely am I to watch it, just based on that?"  Thus, Woody Allen and Alfred Hitchcock-- excellent directors, both-- won't make my list.  I'm neither more or less likely to watch a film on their names alone.   These are the only directors I can think of that would get me watching their film simply based on their name and what I've already seen of their films.  It also means they have a distinctive style that I recognize and appreciate.

1.   Hayao Miyazaki
2.   Krzysztof Kieslowski
3.   Joel and Ethan Coen
4.   Quentin Tarantino
5.   Akira Kurosawa
6.   Gus Van Sant
7.   Andrew Stanton
8.   Terry Gilliam
9.   Christopher Nolan
10.   James Cameron
11.   Paul Greengrass
12.   Spike Jonze
13.   Roman Polanski
14.   M. Night Shaymalan
15.   Robert Rodriguez
16.   Francis Ford Coppola
17.   Powell and Pressburger
18.   Frank Capra
19.   Richard Linklater
20.   Wong Kar-Wai
21.   Steven Spielberg
22.   Michael Heneke
23.   Charlie Chaplain
24.   Robert Altman
25.   Mira Nair
26.   Howard Hawks
27.   Spike Lee
28.   Fredrico Fellini
29.   Buster Keaton
30.   Billy Wilder
31.   Katheryn Bigalow
32.   Stanley Kubrick
33.   John Lasseter
34.   Tim Burton
35.   Orson Welles
36.   Werner Herzog
37.   David Lynch
38.   Kelly Reichart
39.   Steven Soderbergh
40.   Sergio Leone
41.    Brad Bird

Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: verbALs on October 28, 2010, 12:41:21 PM
Given how highly you rated Rear Window your choice to leave the fat man out, though obviously your own and respect to that, seems strange, but what do I know I have a Miyazaki shaped hole in my heart. I suspect there are other Miyazaki deniers out there they just aren't brave enough to man up and admit it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: oldkid on October 28, 2010, 12:52:38 PM
Given how highly you rated Rear Window your choice to leave the fat man out, though obviously your own and respect to that, seems strange, but what do I know I have a Miyazaki shaped hole in my heart. I suspect there are other Miyazaki deniers out there they just aren't brave enough to man up and admit it.

I think one of the reasons I love Rear Window so much is because all the other Hitchcock I've seen that have been meh.   I haven't seen Annie Hall, so it might be that I will truly love that one as well, but it won't change my opinion about Woody Allen in general.

Miyazaki has a strangeness that deeply touches me.  I can't expect that for everyone.  :'(
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: verbALs on October 28, 2010, 12:57:55 PM
You know that wasn't a criticism, I have no idea why I don't get the Miya......but Marshall MacClune definitely thinks you need to see Annie Hall (one reason to see it, the gag in the queue at the theatre is probably my favourite gag in any film ever! After 'Igor get the bags')
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 28, 2010, 04:02:14 PM
People who don't put Malick on their lists can no longer be considered my friends.  :P
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: 1SO on October 28, 2010, 04:24:31 PM
People who don't put Malick on their lists can no longer be considered my friends.  :P
Except me, right?  Cause you need at least 1 of us and you can't get on without ol' 1SO
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Bondo on October 28, 2010, 04:48:41 PM
People who don't put Malick on their lists can no longer be considered my friends.  :P

Days of Heaven is coming for tomorrow (though I might not get to it until early next week)...so maybe a miracle will happen.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: oldkid on October 28, 2010, 05:33:22 PM
People who don't put Malick on their lists can no longer be considered my friends.  :P

Well, I've only seen two Malick and if more Malick is like Days of Heaven or better, then I would probably put him on my list.  But Badlands was kinda meh for me.  And if it doesn't happen, well then :P to you, too.  ;)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 28, 2010, 09:51:05 PM
People who don't put Malick on their lists can no longer be considered my friends.  :P
Except me, right?  Cause you need at least 1 of us and you can't get on without ol' 1SO
I see us more as frienemies.  ;)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: zarodinu on October 28, 2010, 10:54:20 PM
People who don't put Malick on their lists can no longer be considered my friends.  :P

Well, I've only seen two Malick and if more Malick is like Days of Heaven or better, then I would probably put him on my list.  But Badlands was kinda meh for me.  And if it doesn't happen, well then :P to you, too.  ;)

Don't cave in to peer pressure oldboy.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: oldkid on October 29, 2010, 12:06:16 AM
People who don't put Malick on their lists can no longer be considered my friends.  :P

Well, I've only seen two Malick and if more Malick is like Days of Heaven or better, then I would probably put him on my list.  But Badlands was kinda meh for me.  And if it doesn't happen, well then :P to you, too.  ;)

Don't cave in to peer pressure oldboy.

Never do.   :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: zarodinu on November 04, 2010, 11:35:14 PM
This is difficult, how do you guys go about making the actual list?  Do you just brainstorm?  Use some kind of point system for good/great/masterpiece films? 
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: oldkid on November 04, 2010, 11:42:07 PM
As I said, I made up my list by asking a simple question:  If I knew a movie was made by a certain director, and nothing else, how enthusiastic would I be to see it?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Beavermoose on November 04, 2010, 11:43:43 PM
This is difficult, how do you guys go about making the actual list?  Do you just brainstorm?  Use some kind of point system for good/great/masterpiece films?  

Look at your top 100, directors with more than 1 film on the list might be a good starting point.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: zarodinu on November 04, 2010, 11:50:06 PM
My problem is deciding sequence, how do you decide who is #35 and who is #34?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Verite on November 04, 2010, 11:51:21 PM
This is difficult, how do you guys go about making the actual list?  Do you just brainstorm?  Use some kind of point system for good/great/masterpiece films?

I don't consider the number of great films a director has.  I'm mostly ranking them by how much I love the overall personality/tone of their filmography.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: MartinTeller on November 05, 2010, 12:21:51 AM
My problem is deciding sequence, how do you decide who is #35 and who is #34?

I don't worry about that too much.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: dallegre on November 05, 2010, 08:12:23 AM
This is difficult, how do you guys go about making the actual list?  Do you just brainstorm?  Use some kind of point system for good/great/masterpiece films? 

What I did was I just came up with a giant list of directors, then I went through that big list one by one and picked 10 or 12 that I thought were definite inclusions. Those made up my top 10, then I went through and did the same thing four more times, each time trying to list the subgroup of 10 or so directors by how I rank them. So I picked 1-10, ranked them, picked 11-20, ranked them, picked 21-30, ranked them, etc. I didn't really do any sort of point system, or great-to-bad ratio. I just picked directors whose films I personally love. For instance, I had Spike Jonze at #16 and Akira Kurosawa at #27. That doesn't necessarily mean that Kurosawa is less skilled than Spike Jonze, but I just enjoy Jonze's films more.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 05, 2010, 08:42:55 AM
I go with my gut instinct.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Senor Javi on November 05, 2010, 12:00:36 PM
This is difficult, how do you guys go about making the actual list?

I'm probably going to win for the most convoluted and roundabout way of doing things, but the results I have are pretty close to my "gut" feelings and are definitely the most quantifiable. First, I started with the parameter that I had to have seen five films from each director (yes, this immediately disqualifies Terrence Malick and the like, but none of them were close anyway). Second, I rated all of their films that I had seen 1 - 5 stars including half star increments. Third, I ranked them using this fancy formula (no, I'm not a math person):

2*x + y/2

where x is the average of their five best films and y is the average of all subsequent films. If I had only seen five films then y is the average of films four and five. The highest possible score is 12.5. Currently my number one director has a score of 11.43 and my number fifty director has a score of 8.45, though three new directors will probably make their ways on before the deadline. If two or more directors had the same score, I compared their best films.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: verbALs on November 05, 2010, 01:37:48 PM
Hmmm reminds me of Dead Poets Society
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: smirnoff on November 05, 2010, 03:43:26 PM
I just went through my dvd's and jotted down names, then looked them up on imdb and put together a list of every film I'd seen from every director's name I'd jotted down. Then just shuffled the names around until it felt right.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Beavermoose on November 06, 2010, 01:00:13 PM
My problem is deciding sequence, how do you decide who is #35 and who is #34?

Flip a coin.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: zarodinu on November 06, 2010, 02:29:58 PM
I decided to go with a point system.  I already have IMDB remember all the films I really liked as 8/10 9/10 or 10/10.  I wrote down the names of every director with 3 or more films, and gave points based on how many very good/great/masterpiece films he made. 

8/ 10  = 2 points 
9/ 10  = 3 points
10/10 = 5 points

After that I line them up based on score, and proceed to shuffle around based on preference.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on November 06, 2010, 02:43:47 PM
My problem is deciding sequence, how do you decide who is #35 and who is #34?

Flip a coin.

Accept that the one you pick for #35 you may put at #34 next week.