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Title: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 12:36:46 PM
The List (Last Year's ranking in brackets. N/E = New Entry)

100. Jia Zhang Ke (N/E)
99. Satoshi Kon (58)
98. Michael Curtiz (N/E)
97. Peter Weir (70)
96. Edward Yang (57)
95. Lynne Ramsay (N/E)
94. Preston Sturges (72)
93. John Carpenter (91)
92. Kevin Smith (N/E)
91. Agnès Varda (71)
90. Rob Reiner (N/E)
89. Spike Lee (68)
88. The Maysles Brothers (N/E)
87. Kenji Mizoguchi (64)
86. Brad Bird (22)
85. Peter Greenaway (N/E)
84. Kathryn Bigelow (N/E)
83. Zhang Yimou (N/E)
82. Satyajit Ray (86)
81. Jane Campion (N/E)
80. Rian Johnson (N/E)
79. John Hughes (N/E)
78. Jim Jarmusch (80)
77. Wim Wenders (90)
76. Robert Bresson (42)
75. Luis Buñuel (N/E)
74. Andrew Stanton (60)
73. Peter Jackson (N/E)
72. Spike Jonze (84)
71. Edgar Wright (78)
70. Richard Linklater (93)
69. Ang Lee (100)
68. The Dardennes (64)
67. John Huston (N/E)
66. Jean-Pierre Jeunet (N/E)
65. Bong Joon-ho (N/E)
64. Alfonso Cuaron (50)
63. Milos Forman (53)
62. Mike Leigh (89)
61. Darren Aronofsky (46)
60. Guillermo del Toro (39)
59. Douglas Sirk (N/E)
58. Yasujiro Ozu (55)
57. Ridley Scott (29)
56. David Cronenberg (31)
55. Fritz Lang (N/E)
54. Buster Keaton (52)
53. Clint Eastwood (32)
52. Robert Altman (23)
51. Jean-Pierre Melville (48)
50. Apichatpong Weerasethakul (N/E)
49. Terry Gilliam (93)
48. Nicholas Ray (97)
47. Jean Renoir (41)
46. Roman Polanski (86)
45. Frederick Wiseman (40)
44. James Cameron (53)
43. F.W. Murnau (72)
42. Michel Gondry (20)
41. Michael Mann (91)
40. Park Chan-Wook (80)
39. Frank Capra (59)
38. Federico Fellini (44)
37. Claire Denis (62)
36. Jean-Luc Godard (35)
35. Francois Truffaut (36)
34. Hou Hsiao-Hsien (37)
33. David Lean (44)
32. Steven Soderbergh (34)
31. Gus van Sant (38)
30. John Ford (18)
29. Howard Hawks (19)
28. Sidney Lumet (60)
27. David Fincher (8)
26. Danny Boyle (46)
25. Charles Chaplin (27)
24. Powell & Pressburger (49)
23. Woody Allen (9)
22. Wes Anderson (30)
21. Pedro Almodovar (25)
20. Terence Malick (17)
19. David Lynch (28)
18. Krzysztof Kieslowski (14)
17. Paul Thomas Anderson (5)
16. Orson Welles (12)
15. Ingmar Bergman (21)
14. Steven Spielberg (7)
13. Christopher Nolan (33)
12. Francis Ford Coppola (15)
11. Wong Kar-Wai (10)
10. Martin Scorsese (6)
9. Werner Herzog (25)
8. Quentin Tarantino (24)
7. Hayao Miyazaki (13)
6. Billy Wilder (11)
5. Sergio Leone (16)
4. Stanley Kubrick (1)
3. The Coen Brothers (3)
2. Akira Kurosawa (4)
1. Alfred Hitchcock (2)


The entire spreadsheet can be found here (http://www.zshare.net/download/83831661cc0bbe95/).

The scoring system was as follows:
Rank # 1 : 10 points
Ranks 2-10 :  9 points
Ranks 11-20: 7 points
Ranks 21-30: 6 points
Ranks 31-40: 4 points
Ranks 41-50: 2 points.

In case of a tie, the film with more number of votes wins. In cases where films have equal points and equal number of votes, the film with the lower average rank across ballots beats the other film.

Click on the director's picture for IMDB Links. Clicking on the name leads you to a Youtube link featuring a clip from one of the director's films.  
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 01:02:12 PM
#100

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[noembed]Zhang Ke Jia (1970 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmF5Nageb_Q)[/noembed]

“I believe that it doesn't really matter how large an audience my film gets; as long as my films can be shown in China, and there can be any kind of real market for them here, that would be hugely significant for me personally.”

Filmography

Going Home (1995)
Pickpocket (1997)
Platform (2000)
Unknown Pleasures (2002)
The World (2004)
Dong (2006)
Still Life (2006)
Useless (2007)
24 City (2008)
I Wish I Knew (2010)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 01:03:50 PM
#99

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[noembed]Satoshi Kon (1963-2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAnSKN9s7eY)[/noembed] (#58)

“It's true that the attitude of directors towards how to employ CG differs from person to person. In fact I don't think that type of blending has become a natural part of our everyday lives. Our wish is for analog animation to swallow digital animation.”

Filmography


Perfect Blue (1998)
Millennium Actress (2001)
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Paprika (2006)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 01:05:29 PM
#98

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[noembed]Michael Curtiz (1886-1962) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KL76edqCKc)[/noembed]

“The only things you regret are the things you don't do.”

Filmography

Captain Blood (1935)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
The Sea Hawk (1940)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Casablanca (1942)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
White Christmas (1954)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 01:07:11 PM
#97


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[noembed]Peter Weir (1944 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7thAi2kSyc)[/noembed] (#70)

“There’s almost a fear that if you understood too deeply the way you arrived at choices, you could become self-conscious. In any case, many ideas which are full of personal meaning seem rather banal when you put words to them.”

Filmography

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
The Last Wave (1977)
Gallipoli (1981)
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Witness (1985)
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Fearless (1993)
The Truman Show (1998)
Master and Commander (2003)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 01:08:30 PM
#96

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[noembed]Edward Yang (1947 - 2007) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2Y4DafezqM)[/noembed] (#57)

“I was the leader of the Taiwanese new wave. All these guys would just gather in my house, talking and laughing and drinking: Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wu Nien-jen — just about all of them. You could just push open the door. Everyone just wanted to do similar things. We weren’t allowed to, and no one was willing to give us any money to, but we shared all these idealistic thoughts.”

Filmography

In Our Time (1982)
That Day, on the Beach (1983)
Taipei Story (1985)
The Terrorizers (1986)
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
A Confucian Confusion (1994)
Mahjong (1996)
Yi Yi (2000)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 01:10:50 PM
#95

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[noembed]Lynne Ramsay (1969 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z0lNch5qkQ)[/noembed]

“I've found that film-making's not just a job, it becomes part of your whole life.”
Filmography

Ratcatcher (1999)
Morvern Callar (2002)


Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 01:12:10 PM
#94

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[noembed]Preston Sturges (1898 - 1959) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8JG1G5FplI)[/noembed] (#72)

“The most incredible thing about my career is that I had one.”

Filmography

The Great McGinty (1940)
Christmas in July (1940)
The Lady Eve (1941)
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
The Great Moment (1944)
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 01:14:37 PM
#93

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[noembed]John Carpenter (1948 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA8drfZwnXQ)[/noembed] (#91)

“In France, I'm an auteur; in Germany, a filmmaker; in Britain, a genre film director; and, in the USA, a bum.”

Filmography

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Halloween (1978)
The Fog (1980)
Escape From New York (1981)
The Thing (1982)
They Live (1988)
In the Mouth of Madness (1995)
Escape From L.A. (1996)
Vampires (1998)
Cigarette Burns (2005)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 01:15:52 PM
#92

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[noembed]Kevin Smith (1970 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWshPH_jsjQ)[/noembed]

“There's something to be said for failing. It's not the failure you feel, it's the failure that people project when something disappoints. You're back to ground zero, where there's no expectations, and that's where I like to be.”

Filmography

Clerks (1994)
Mallrats (1995)
Chasing Amy (1997)
Dogma (1999)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Jersey Girl (2004)
Clerks II (2006)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
Cop Out (2010)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 01:20:57 PM
#91

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[noembed]Agnès Varda (1928 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7MN7kJ0uy0)[/noembed] (#71)

“I'm not interested in seeing a film just made by a woman - not unless she is looking for new images.”
Filmography

La Pointe-Courte (1955)
Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
Le Bonheur (1965)
Daguerréotypes (1976)
Documenteur (1981)
Vagabond (1985)
Kung-fu Master (1988)
Jacquot de Nantes (1991)
The Gleaners & I (2000)
The Beaches of Agnes (2008)



Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 01:22:44 PM
#90

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[noembed]Rob Reiner (1947 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzsWuqNlLK4)[/noembed]

“Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that's a lot.”

Filmography

This is Spinal Tap (1984)
The Sure Thing (1985)
Stand by Me (1986)
The Princess Bride (1987)
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Misery (1990)
A Few Good Men (1992)
The American President (1995)
Rumor Has It... (2005)
The Bucket List (2007)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 01:25:39 PM
#89

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[noembed]Spike Lee (1957 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hthimFxKQ0o)[/noembed] (#68)

“I think it would be very boring dramatically to have a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults. To me, the most important thing is to be truthful.”

Filmography

She's Gotta Have It (1986)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Malcolm X (1992)
Crooklyn (1994)
Clockers (1995)
He Got Game (1998)
25th Hour (2002)
Inside Man (2006)
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)

Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 01:28:12 PM
#88

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[noembed]Albert Maysles (1926 - present) and David Maysles (1931 - 1987) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keh2paoGIrM)[/noembed]

"Documentary can requote reality I think more honestly and authentically, when done properly, than any other medium. If it is practiced properly, then it is more like photography than cinematography.”

Filmography

Salesman (1968)
Gimme Shelter (1970)
Grey Gardens (1975)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 01:32:23 PM
#87

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[noembed]Kenji Mizoguchi (1898-1956) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuQ6FWL3HJc)[/noembed] (#64)

“You must put the odor of the human body into images...describe for me the implacable, the egoistic, the sensual, the cruel...there are nothing but disgusting people in this world.”

Filmography

Osaka Elegy (1936)
The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939)
Sisters of the Gion (1936)
The 47 Ronin (1941)
The Life of Oharu (1952)
A Geisha (1953)
Ugetsu Monogatari (1953)
Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
A Story from Chikamatsu (1954)
Street of Shame (1956)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 01:33:45 PM
#86

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[noembed]Brad Bird (1957 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M68ndaZSKa8)[/noembed] (#22)

“We make films that we ourselves would want to see and then hope that other people would want to see it. If you try to analyze audiences or think there's some sophisticated recipe for success, then I think you are doomed. You're making it too complicated.”

Filmography

The Iron Giant (1999)
The Incredibles (2004)
Ratatouille (2007)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 01:36:26 PM
#85

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[noembed]Peter Greenaway (1942 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUBFPr9Az_Y)[/noembed]

“I want to regard my public as infinitely intelligent, as understanding notions of the suspension of disbelief and as realizing all the time that this is not a slice of life, this is openly a film.”

Filmography

The Falls (1980)
The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
A Zed and Two Noughts (1986)
The Belly of an Architect (1987)
Drowning by Numbers (1988)
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Prospero's Books (1991)
The Baby of Mâcon (1993)
The Pillow Book (1996)
Rembrandt's J'Accuse...! (2008)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 01:38:55 PM
#84

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[noembed]Kathryn Bigelow (1951 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU14evKo-v4)[/noembed]

“I've spent a fair amount of time thinking about what my aptitude is, and I really think it's to explore and push the medium. It's not about breaking gender roles or genre traditions.”

Filmography

The Loveless (1982)
Near Dark (1987)
Blue Steel (1989)
Point Break (1991)
Strange Days (1995)
The Weight of Water (2000)
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 01:43:41 PM
#83

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[noembed]Zhang Yimou (1951 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WklufWNh300)[/noembed]

“To do art, one thing should always remember - subjects of people in misery have deep meanings.”

Filmography

Red Sorghum (1987)
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
To Live (1994)
The Road Home (1999)
Not One Less (1999)
Hero (2002)
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 01:46:28 PM
#82

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[noembed]Satyajit Ray (1930 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-JWZDALouI)[/noembed] (#86)

“What is attempted in these films is of course a synthesis. But it can be seen by someone who has his feet in both cultures. Someone who will bring to bear on the films involvement and detachment in equal measure.”

Filmography

Pather Panchali (1955)
The Music Room (1958)
Apur Sansar (1959)
Devi (1960)
Mahanagar] (1963)
Charulata (1964)
Nayak (1966)
Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1968)
The Home and the World (1984)
The Stranger (1991)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 01:54:30 PM
#81

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[noembed]Jane Campion (1954 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEf6CD7azCE)[/noembed]

“What I have learned from my work up to now, is to try to be open, but also protect myself by not letting the good and the evil get too much importance.”

Filmography

Two Friends (1986)
Sweetie (1989)
An Angel at My Table (1990)
The Piano (1993)
Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Holy Smoke (1999)
In the Cut (2003)
Bright Star (2009)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 01:55:44 PM
#80

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[noembed]Rian Johnson (1973 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnE-bkwGrNc)[/noembed]

"A force for good in the universe."

Filmography

Brick (2005)
The Brothers Bloom (2008)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 01:57:32 PM
#79

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[noembed]John Hughes (1950-2009) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7ySiWmvd5c)[/noembed]

“I was obsessed with romance. When I was in high school, I saw Doctor Zhivago every day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.”

Filmography

Sixteen Candles (1984)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Weird Science (1985)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Uncle Buck (1989)
Curly Sue (1991)


Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 02:00:50 PM
#78

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[noembed]Jim Jarmusch (1953 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtK4s7s1T6w)[/noembed] (#80)

“I always start with characters rather than with a plot, which many critics would say is very obvious from the lack of plot in my films - although I think they do have plots - but the plot is not of primary importance to me, the characters are."

Filmography

Permanent Vacation (1980)
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Down by Law (1986)
Mystery Train (1989)
Night on Earth (1991)
Dead Man (1995)
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Broken Flowers (2005)
The Limits of Control (2009)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 02:03:53 PM
#77

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[noembed]Wim Wenders (1945 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2izlo8UX_PA)[/noembed] (#90)

“Any movie that has that spirit and says things can be changed is worth making. ”

Filmography

The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1972)
Alice in the Cities (1974)
Kings of the Road (1976)
The American Friend (1977)
The State of Things (1982)
Wings of Desire (1987)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Until the End of the World (1991)
So Faraway, So Close! (1993)
Lisbon Story (1994)
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 02:06:03 PM
#76

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[noembed]Robert Bresson (1901-1999) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIPiRPk0VzI)[/noembed] (#42)

“Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.”

Filmography

Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
A Man Escaped (1956)
Pickpocket (1959)
The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
A Gentle Woman (1969)
Mouchette (1967)
Lancelot of the Lake (1974)
The Devil Probably (1977)
L'argent (1983)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 02:10:02 PM
#75

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[noembed]Luis Buñuel (1900-1983) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4FITnYWtSA)[/noembed]

“If someone were to tell me I had twenty years left, and ask me how I'd like to spend them, I'd reply 'Give me two hours a day of activity, and I'll take the other twenty-two in dreams.'”

Filmography

Un chien andalou (1929)
L'âge d'or (1930)
Los olvidados (1950)
El (1953)
The Young One (1960)
Viridiana (1961)
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
Belle de jour (1967)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 02:11:37 PM
#74

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[noembed]Andrew Stanton (1965 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJGeeryk0Eo&feature=related)[/noembed] (#60)

“The big myth is that we want to make the best computer-animated movie in the world. And it's like, no. We want to make the best movie we can make.”

Filmography

A Bug's Life (1998)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Wall-E (2008)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 02:14:08 PM
#73

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[noembed]Peter Jackson (1961 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14LQIMvTkcQ)[/noembed]

“I don't quite know what an auteur is. I've never quite understood that term, because filmmaking is such a huge team effort.”

Filmography

Bad Taste (1987)
Meet the Feebles (1990)
Dead Alive (1992)
Heavenly Creatures (1995)
The Frighteners (1996)
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: Th Return of the King (2003)
King Kong  (2005)
The Lovely Bones (2009)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 02:16:39 PM
#72

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[noembed]Spike Jonze (1969 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx0ut4xHH_0)[/noembed] (#84)

“Being able to shoot on videos and commercials — just being on the set, with only a certain amount of time and shots and sequences to do in that amount of time, learning how to work with the crew the physical production and the limitations — is all good training.”

Filmography

Being John Malkovich (1999)
Adaptation (2002)
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
I'm Here (2010)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 02:21:11 PM
#71

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[noembed]Edgar Wright (1974 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqIFSvFdVR0)[/noembed] (#78)

“Everything that I've done so far has had a bigger budget than the last, but I've never ever felt the benefit of the bigger budget because the ideas always exceed the budget. ”

Filmography

A Fistful of Fingers (1995)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 02:23:35 PM
#70

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[noembed]Richard Linklater (1960 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS30OfLFbRM&feature=related)[/noembed] (#93)

“I've always liked the minds of criminals, they seem similar to artists. ”

Filmography

Slacker (1991)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Before Sunrise (1995)
Waking Life (2001)
Tape (2001)
The School of Rock (2003)
Before Sunset (2004)
Fast Food Nation (2006)
A Scaner Darkly (2006)
Me and Orson Welles (2008)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 02:26:38 PM
#69

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[noembed]Ang Lee (1954 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs5WiddD7i0)[/noembed] (#100)

“Things are being simplified a lot for us lately. I think people are hungry for something that shows more respect for the complexity of life, the depth, the grey areas.”

Filmography

Pushing Hands (1992)
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
The Ice Storm (1997)
Ride with the Devil (1999)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Hulk (2003)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Lust, Caution (2007)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 02:30:38 PM
#68

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[noembed]Jean-Pierre Dardenne (1951-Present) and Luc Dardenne (1954-Present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb9s-cEemPk)[/noembed] (#64)

“Of course, we always hope our films will speak to people, disturb them, but we never hoped to change the world”

Filmography

Leçons d'une université volante (1982)
Falsch (1987)
Je pense à vous (1992)
La Promesse (1996)
Rosetta (1999)
The Son (2002)
The Child (2005)
Lorna's Silence (2008)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 02:33:27 PM
#67

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[noembed]John Huston (1906 - 1987) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FBvpkXWXZU&feature=related)[/noembed]

“The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness and taking a controlling part in putting together a small world. A picture is made. You put a frame around it and move on.”

Filmography

The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Battle of San Pietro (1945)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Key Largo (1948)
The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
Fat City (1972)
Wise Blood (1979)
Under the Volcano (1984)
The Dead (1987)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 02:37:29 PM
#66

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[noembed]Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJU4IwC3LjQ)[/noembed]

“I wanted to make a fake Paris, a Paris of dreams, like in my head when I was twenty and I arrived in Paris for the first time. I wanted to avoid the bad things: traffic jams, dog shit on the street, the rain.”

Filmography

Delicatessen (1991)
The City of Lost Children (1995)
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Amélie (2001)
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Micmacs (2009)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 02:38:32 PM
#65

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[noembed]Bong Joon-ho (1969 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EaGFNtzNnw)[/noembed]

“Human beings basically express their feelings in the same way. They feel the same feelings. If you look at two foreigners talking to each other, you soon can see if they are fighting, or are in love.”

Filmography

Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)
Memories of Murder (2003)
The Host (2006)
Mother (2009)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 02:40:41 PM
#64

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[noembed]Alfonsu Cuaron (1961 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEvRk2tL82U)[/noembed] (#50)

“The only reason you make a movie is not to make or set out to do a good or bad movie, it's just to see what you learn for the next one.”

Filmography

Solo Con Tu Pareja (1991)
A Little Princess (1995)
Great Expectations (1998)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Children of Men (2006)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 02:42:21 PM
#63

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[noembed]Milos Forman (1932 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dnf1I3Twps&feature=related)[/noembed] (#53)

“The worst evil is - and that's the product of censorship - is the self-censorship, because that twists spines, that destroys my character because I have to think something else and say something else, I have to always control myself.”

Filmography

Black Peter (1964)
The Loves of a Blonde (1965)
The Firemen's Ball (1967)
Taking Off (1971)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Ragtime (1981)
Amadeus (1984)
Valmont (1989)
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Man on the Moon (1999)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 02:44:33 PM
#62

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[noembed]Mike Leigh (1943 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70-y0AwwCOk)[/noembed] (#89)

“The whole thing about making films in an organic film location is that it's not all about characters, relationships and themes, it's also about place and the poetry of place. It's about the spirit of what you find, the accidents of what you stumble across”

Filmography

Bleak Moments (1971)
Abigail's Party (1977)
High Hopes (1988)
Life is Sweet (1990)
Naked (1993)
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
All or Nothing (2002)
Vera Drake (2004)
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 02:46:49 PM
#61

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[noembed]Darren Aronofsky (1969-Present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq0W-L1KKPg)[/noembed] (#46)

“To me, watching a movie is like going to an amusement park. My worst fear is making a film that people don't think is a good ride.”

Filmography

Pi (1998)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
The Fountain (2006)
The Wrestler (2008)
Black Swan (2010)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 02:48:29 PM
#60

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[noembed]Guillermo del Toro (1964 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9YD2PFF31E)[/noembed] (#39)

“I like actors that are good with pantomime and that can transmit a lot by their presence and attitude more than through their dialogue.”

Filmography

Cronos (1993)
Mimic (1997)
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
Blade II (2002)
Hellboy (2004)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Hellboy II : The Golden Army (2008)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 02:50:40 PM
#59

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[noembed]Douglas Sirk (1900-1987) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xojgD6-EEGY)[/noembed]

“If I can say one thing for my pictures, it is a certain craftsmanship. A thought which has gone into every angle. There is nothing there without an optical reason.”

Filmography

Lured (1947)
Shockproof (1949)
Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (1952)
Magnificent Obsession (1954)
All The Heaven Allows (1955)
There's Always Tomorrow (1956)
Written on the Wind (1956)
The Tarnished Angels (1957)
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
Imitation of Life (1959)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 02:52:28 PM
#58

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[noembed]Yasujiro Ozu (1903-1963) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpH_aH72T2s)[/noembed] (#55)

“I formulated my own directing style in my own head, proceeding without any unnecessary imitation of others… For me there was no such thing as a teacher. I have relied entirely on my own strength.”
Filmography

I Was Born, But... (1932)
An Inn in Tokyo (1935)
There was a Father (1942)
Late Spring (1949)
Early Summer (1951)
The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
Tokyo Story (1953)
Floating Weeds (1959)
Late Autumn (1960)
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 02:54:51 PM
#57

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[noembed]Ridley Scott (1937 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_saUN4j7Gw&feature=related)[/noembed] (#29)

“People say I pay too much attention to the look of a movie but for God's sake, I'm not producing a Radio 4 Play for Today, I'm making a movie that people are going to look at. ”

Filmography

The Duellists (1977)
Alien (1979)
Blade Runner (1982)
Legend (1985)
Black Rain (1989)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Gladiator (2000)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Matchstick Men (2003)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 02:58:00 PM
#56

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[noembed]David Cronenberg (1943 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlU6nbvIRH4)[/noembed] (#31)

“Anybody who comes to the cinema is bringing their whole sexual history, their literary history, their movie literacy, their culture, their language, their religion, whatever they've got. I can't possibly manipulate all of that, nor do I want to.”

Filmography

Shivers (1975)
The Brood (1979)
Videodrome (1983)
The Fly (1986)
Dead Ringers (1988)
Naked Lunch (1991)
Crash (1996)
eXistenZ (1999)
Spider (2002)
A History of Violence (2005)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 03:00:40 PM
#55

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[noembed]Fritz Lang (1890-1976) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-WnY_ZmT9E)[/noembed]

“I should say that I was a visual person. I experience with my eyes and never, or rarely, with my ears...to my constant regret.”

Filmography

Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (1922)
Die Nibelungen (1924)
Metropolis (1927)
M (1931)
The Last Will of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
Fury (1936)
The Woman in the Window (1944)
Scarlet Street (1945)
The Big Heat (1953)
The Tiger of Eschnapur/The Indian Tomb (1959)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 03:02:45 PM
#54

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[noembed]Buster Keaton (1895-1966) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9onHRnIguko)[/noembed] (#52)

“I don't act anyway. The stuff is all injected as we go along. My pictures are made without script or written directions of any kind.”

Filmography

The Boat (1921)
Cops (1922)
The Electric House (1922)
Three Ages (1923)
Our Hospitality (1923)
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
Seven Chances (1925)
The General (1926)
Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)
The Cameraman (1928)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 03:05:09 PM
#53

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[noembed]Clint Eastwood (1930 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NelBNtNm8l0&feature=related)[/noembed] (#32)

“...in America, instead of making the audience come to the film, the idea seems to be for you to go to the audience. They come up with the demographics for the film and then the film is made and sold strictly to that audience. Not to say that it's all bad, but it leaves a lot of the rest of us out of it. To me cinema can be a much more friendly world if there's a lot of things to choose from.”

Filmography

High Plains Drifter (1973)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Honkytonk Man (1982)
Bird (1988)
White Hunter Black Heart (1990))
Unforgiven (1992)
A Perfect World (1993)
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Gran Torino (2008)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 03:06:54 PM
#52

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[noembed]Robert Altman (1925 - 2006) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KZ8PRWChb8)[/noembed] (#23)

“Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.”

Filmography

That Cold Day in the Park (1969)
MASH (1970)
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Thieves Like Us (1974)
California Split (1974)
Nashville (1975)
Popeye (1980)
The Player (1992)
The Company (2003)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 03:09:15 PM
#51

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[noembed]Jean-Pierre Melville (1917-1973) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mCzF1lkiF4)[/noembed] (#48)

“I believe that you must be madly in love with cinema to create films. You also need a huge cinematic baggage.”

Filmography

Les enfants terribles (1950)
Bob le flambeur (1956)
Two Men in Manhattan (1959)
Léon Morin, Priest (1961)
Le doulos (1962)
Le deuxième souffle (1966)
Le samourai (1967)
Army of Shadows (1969)
Le cercle rouge (1970)
Un flic (1972)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 03:11:37 PM
#50

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[noembed]Apichatpong Weerasethakul (1970 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoXoZpjbIvY)[/noembed]

“I, as a filmmaker, treat my works as I do my own sons or daughters. I don't care if people are fond of them or despise them, as long as I created them with my best intentions and efforts.”

Filmography

Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)
Blissfully Yours (2002)
The Adventures of Iron Pussy (2003)
Tropical Malady (2004)
Worldly Desires (2005)
Syndromes and a Century (2006)
Mobile Men (2008)
A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (2009)
Phantoms of Nabua (2009)
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 03:13:21 PM
#49

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[noembed]Terry Gilliam (1940 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xNnRBksvOU)[/noembed] (#93)

“You get trapped by stories. Though I've got this reputation for being out of control, it's not true, it just happens to be a more interesting story than the truth.”

Filmography

Jabberwocky (1977)
Time Bandits (1981)
Brazil (1985)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
The Fisher King (1991)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Tideland (2005)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 03:15:19 PM
#48

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[noembed]Nicholas Ray (1911-1979) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWi9bvGX49g)[/noembed] (#97)

“You like these films, but you can't imagine how often they represent only fifty percent of what I wanted to do. You have no idea how I had to fight to achieve even that fifty percent.”

Filmography

They Live By Night (1949)
In a Lonely Place (1950)
On Dangerous Ground (1952)
The Lusty Men (1952)
Johnny Guitar (1954)
Run for Cover (1955)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Bigger Than Life (1956)
Bitter Victory (1957)
The Savage Innocents (1960)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 03:17:48 PM
#47

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[noembed]Jean Renoir (1894-1979) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVw9Wtgu9K0)[/noembed] (#41)

“A director makes only one movie in his life. Then he breaks it into pieces and makes it again.”

Filmography

The Little Match Girl (1928)
The Bitch (1931)
Night at the Crossroads (1932)
A Day in the Country (1936)
The Lower Depths (1936)
The Grand Illusion (1937)
The Human Beast (1938)
Rules of the Game (1939)
The River (1951)
French Cancan (1954)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 03:20:14 PM
#46

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[noembed]Roman Polanski (1933 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOxlx2fGm6k)[/noembed] (#86)

“You have to show violence the way it is. If you don't show it realistically, then that's immoral and harmful. If you don't upset people, then that's obscenity.”

Filmography

Knife in the Water (1962)
Repulsion (1965)
Cul-de-sac (1966)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Macbeth (1971)
Chinatown (1974)
The Tenant (1976)
Tess (1979)
The Pianist (2002)
The Ghost Writer (2010)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 03:21:20 PM
#45

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[noembed]Frederick Wiseman (1930-Present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMK7JqovSko)[/noembed] (#40)

“There are lots of different ways to make film. I don’t believe there has to be any orthodox way to making movies, or any rules. It’s what works for the filmmaker, and, theoretically, the audience.”

Filmography

Titicut Follies (1967)
High School (1968)
Law and Order (1969)
Juvenile Court (1973)
Welfare (1975)
Canal Zone (1977)
Near Death (1989)
Belfast, Maine (1999)
Domestic Violence (2001)
La Danse (2009)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 03:23:26 PM
#44

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[noembed]James Cameron (1954 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWIJOW1rnvc)[/noembed] (#53)

“People call me a perfectionist, but I'm not. I'm a rightist. I do something until it's right, and then I move on to the next thing.”

Filmography

Piranha Part Two: The Spawning
The Terminator (1984)
Aliens (1986)
The Abyss (1989)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
True Lies (1994)
Titanic (1997)
Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)
Aliens of the Deep (2005)
Avatar (2009)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 03:25:32 PM
#43

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[noembed]F.W. Murnau (1888 - 1931) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV3bjDVIEl0)[/noembed] (#72)

“Our battle, our struggle, is to create art. Our weapon is the moving picture...we are scientists engaged in the creation of memory... but our memory will neither blur nor fade.”

Filmography
The Haunted Castle (1921)
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922)
Phantom (1922)
The Grand Duke's
The Last Laugh (1924)
Tartuffe (1925)
Faust (1926)
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
City Girl (1930)
Tabu: A Story the South Seas (1931)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 03:29:03 PM
#42

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[noembed]Michel Gondry (1963-Present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paHSFXQfL5E)[/noembed] (#20)

“When people are very original, sometimes they are original as a way to resist the mainstream.”

Filmography

Human Nature (2001)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Block Party (2005)
The Science of Sleep (2006)
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Interior Design (2008)
The Thorn in the Heart (2009)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 03:30:21 PM
#41

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[noembed]Michael Mann (1943 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpVfRwtfrzI&feature=related)[/noembed] (#91)

“I cannot just make a film and walk away from it. I need that creative intimacy, and quite frankly, the control to execute my visions, on all my projects.”

Filmography

The Jericho Mile (1979)
Thief (1981)
Manhunter (1986)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Heat (1995)
The Insider (1999)
Ali (2001)
Collateral (2004)
Miami Vice (2006)
Public Enemies (2009)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 03:32:58 PM
#40

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[noembed]Park Chan Wook (1963 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wha0brbb_44&feature=related)[/noembed] (#80)

“The audience seems hazy to me, shrouded in a veil through which I can't see.”

Filmography

Moon is the Sun's Dream (1992)
Saminjo (1997)
Judgment (1999)
Joint Security Area (2000)
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Oldboy (2003)
Cut (2004)
Lady Vengeance (2005)
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)
Thirst (2009)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 03:33:27 PM
#39

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[noembed]Frank Capra (1897-1991) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf6e6dY1F0E)[/noembed] (#59)

“My advice to young filmmakers is this: Don’t follow trends. Start them!”

Filmography

The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
It Happened One Night (1934)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Lost Horizon (1937)
You Can't Take It with You (1938)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Meet John Doe (1941)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 03:34:41 PM
#38

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[noembed]Federico Fellini (1920 - 1993) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmEqBdde5H0)[/noembed] (#44)

“What is an artist? A provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a metaphysical one...”

Filmography

I Vitelloni (1953)
La Strada (1954)
Nights of Cabiria (1957)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
(1963)
Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Fellini Satyricon (1969)
Fellini's Roma (1972)
Amarcord (1973)
Ginger and Fred (1986)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 03:36:38 PM
#37

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[noembed]Claire Denis (1948 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7j9iSbz0qc&feature=related)[/noembed] (#62)

“Even if it's the dream of a voyage, I think it was very important for me that the film offer the two sides of the globe.”

Filmography

Chocolat (1988)
No Fear No Die (1990)
I Can't Sleep (1994)
Nenette et Boni (1996)
Beau Travail (1999)
Trouble Every Day (2001)
Friday Night (2002)
L'Intrus (2004)
35 rhums (2008)
White Material (2009)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 03:41:35 PM
#36

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[noembed]Jean-Luc Godard (1930 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQI50yhLXGM)[/noembed] (#35)

“A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order. ”
Filmography

Breathless (1960)
Vivre Sa Vie (1962)
Band of Outsiders (1964)
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
Masculine Feminine (1966)
Week End (1967)
Numero deux (1975)
Hail Mary (1985)
Histoire(s) du cinema (1998)
Notre Musique (2004)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 03:43:43 PM
#35

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[noembed]François Truffaut (1932 - 1984) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM054ogi0Mc)[/noembed] (#36)

“I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself.”

Filmography

The 400 Blows (1959)
Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
Antoine et Colette (1962)
Jules and Jim (1962)
The Soft Skin (1964)
Stolen Kisses (1968)
Two English Girls (1971)
Day for Night (1973)
Small Change (1976)
The Green Room (1978)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 03:45:18 PM
#34

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[noembed]Hou Hsiao-Hsien (1947 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqhLDTxODhY)[/noembed] (#37)

“The main thing is for the actors to forget the camera. They have to act as if they are working in a documentary.”

Filmography

The Boys From Fengkuei (1983)
A Time to Live and a Time to Die (1986)
Dust in the Wind (1986)
City of Sadness (1989)
Good Men, Good Women (1995)
Goodbye, South, Goodbye (1996)
Flowers of Shanghai (1998)
Millennium Mambo (2001)
Three Times (2005)
Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 03:47:12 PM
#33

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[noembed]David Lean (1908 - 1991) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7TnY94x_mI)[/noembed] (#44)

“My distinguishing talent is the ability to put people under the microscope, perhaps to go one or two layers farther down than some other directors.”

Filmography

Brief Encounter (1945)
Great Expectations (1946)
Oliver Twist (1948)
The Passionate Friends (1949)
Hobson's Choice (1954)
Summertime (1955)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 03:48:37 PM
#32

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[noembed]Steven Soderbergh (1963 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_dBxcrVphA)[/noembed] (#34)

“To me the director's job is to leave it in better shape than you found it, literally.”

Filmography

Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
King of the Hill (1993)
Schizopolis (1996)
Out of Sight (1998)
The Limey (1999)
Traffic (2000)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Solaris (2002)
Bubble (2005)
Che (2008)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 03:51:30 PM
#31

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[noembed]Gus Van Sant (1952 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7b0cLn-wHU)[/noembed] (#38)

“I have my ideas of what a good documentary is, but drama is a different animal because you're arranging everything.”

Filmography

Mala Noche (1985)
Drugstore Cowboy (1988)
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
To Die For (1995)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Gerry (2002)
Elephant (2003)
Last Days (2005)
Paranoid Park (2007)
Milk (2008)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 03:53:59 PM
#30

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[noembed]John Ford (1894 - 1973) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jreYChl7k10)[/noembed] (#18)

“Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals. Directing is not a mystery, it's not an art. The main thing about directing is: photograph the people's eyes.”

Filmography


Judge Priest (1934)
Stagecoach (1939)
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Fort Apache (1948)
The Quiet Man (1952)
The Long Gray Line (1955)
The Searchers (1956)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 03:54:37 PM
#29

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[noembed]Howard Hawks (1896 - 1977) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IpEnsdXwFM)[/noembed] (#19)

“I'm a storyteller - that's the chief function of a director. And they're moving pictures, let's make 'em move! ”

Filmography

Scarface (1932)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
His Girl Friday (1940)
Ball of Fire (1941)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Red River (1948)
Monkey Business (1952)
Rio Bravo (1959)
Hatari! (1962)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 03:56:39 PM
#28

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[noembed]Sidney Lumet (1924 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WxnRB5ZuB0&feature=related)[/noembed] (#60)

“All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen.”

Filmography

12 Angry Men (1957)
The Fugitive Kind (1960)
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
The Pawnbroker (1964)
The Anderson Tapes (1971)
Serpico (1973)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Network (1976)
Prince of the City (1981)
The Verdict (1982)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 03:57:48 PM
#27

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[noembed]David Fincher (1962 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC5wVJrhzl0)[/noembed] (#8)

“I don't know how much movies should entertain. To me I'm always interested in movies that scar."

Filmography

Alien³  (1992)
Se7en (1995)
The Game (1997)
Fight Club (1999)
Panic Room (2002)
Zodiac (2007)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
The Social Network (2010)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 04:00:32 PM
#26

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[noembed]Danny Boyle (1956 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgCprJPSlpA&feature=related)[/noembed] (#46)

“There's a certain truth that you do end up making the same film again and again so if you vary the genre you have a chance of breaking that cycle.”

Filmography

Shallow Grave (1994)
Trainspotting (1996)
A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
The Beach (2000)
Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (2001)
21 Days Later... (2001)
Millions (2004)
Sunshine (2007)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
127 Hours (2010)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 04:01:39 PM
#25

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[noembed]Charles Chaplin (1889 - 1977) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNseEVlaCl4&feature=related)[/noembed] (#27)

“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.”

Filmography

The Kid (1921)
A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923)
The Gold Rush (1925)
The Circus (1928)
City Lights (1931)
Modern Times (1936)
The Great Dictator (1940)
Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
Limelight (1952)
A King in New York (1957)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 04:02:47 PM
#24

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[noembed]Michael Powell (1905 - 1990) and Emeric Pressburger (1902 - 1988) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkhcxzmOIK8&feature=related)[/noembed] (#49)

“I’m not a director with a personal style, I am simply cinema. I have grown up with and through the cinema...”

Filmography

The Spy in Black (1939)
49th Parallel (1941)
One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
A Canterbury Tale (1944)
'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)
A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Black Narcissus (1947)
The Red Shoes (1948)
The Small Back Room (1949)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 04:04:19 PM
#23

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[noembed]Woody Allen (1935 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZkbVM7UAcc)[/noembed] (#9)

“Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.”

Filmography

Bananas (1971)
Love and Death (1975)
Annie Hall (1977)
Manhattan (1979)
Stardust Memories (1980)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Another Woman (1988)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Husbands and Wives (1992)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 04:05:53 PM
#22

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[noembed]Wes Anderson (1969 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl6FbeoXeHQ)[/noembed] (#30)

“I know that feeling of looking back and thinking, that part I'd like to fix. So I obsessively try not to compromise.”

Filmography

Bottle Rocket (1996)
Rushmore (1998)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Hotel Chevalier (2007)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 04:06:52 PM
#21

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[noembed]Pedro Almodovar (1949 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNRfDYCDOIo&feature=related)[/noembed] (#25)

“I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.”

Filmography

What Have I Done To Deserve This? (1984)
Matador (1986)
Law of Desire (1987)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)
Live Flesh (1997)
All About My Mother (1999)
Talk to Her (2002)
Bad Education (2004)
Volver (2006)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 04:13:40 PM
#20

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[noembed]Terrence Malick (1943 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFkyAD9gS6g&feature=related)[/noembed] (#17)

"Nostalgia is a powerful feeling; it can drown out anything."

Filmography

Badlands (1973)
Days of Heaven (1978)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
The New World (2005)
The Tree of Life (2011)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 04:15:19 PM
#19

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[noembed]David Lynch (1946 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VeYVUboXLI)[/noembed] (#28)

“I don't think about technique. The ideas dictate everything. You have to be true to that or you're dead.”

Filmogaphy

The Grandmother (1970)
Eraserhead (1976)
The Elephant Man (1980)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Wild at Heart (1991)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)
Lost Highway (1997)
The Straight Story (1999)
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Inland Empire (2006)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 04:16:58 PM
#18

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[noembed]Krzysztof Kieslowski (1941 - 1996) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuevxDuRsXQ)[/noembed] (#14)

“Maybe it is worth investigating the unknown, if only because the very feeling of not knowing is a painful one.”

Filmography

Camera Buff (1979)
Blind Chance (1981)
No End (1985)
A Short Film About Killing (1988)
A Short Film About Love (1988)
The Decalogue (1989)
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
Three Colors: White (1994)
Three Colors: Red (1994)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 04:19:48 PM
#17

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[noembed]Paul Thomas Anderson (1970 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PwsDb6K6S0&feature=related)[/noembed] (#5)

"No matter how many times you do it, you don`t get used to the sadness - for me at least - of coming to the end of a film."

Filmography

Hard Eight (1996)
Boogie Nights (1997)
Magnolia (1999)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 04:22:48 PM
#16

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[noembed]Orson Welles (1915 - 1985) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ac1YgegzmE)[/noembed] (#12)

“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet."

Filmography

Citizen Kane (1941)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
Macbeth (1948)
The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952)
Mr. Arkadin (1955)
Touch of Evil (1958)
The Trial (1962)
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
F for Fake (1973)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 04:23:54 PM
#15

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[noembed]Ingmar Bergman (1918 - 2007) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anvRFJFUnRE&feature=related)[/noembed] (#21)

“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.”

Filmography

Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)
Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
Winter Light (1963)
Persona (1966)
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Cries and Whispers (1972)
Scenes From A Marriage (1973)
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 04:25:04 PM
#14

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[noembed]Steven Spielberg (1946 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fltUauX6FKk&feature=related)[/noembed] (#7)

"People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don't have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning."

Filmography

Duel (1971)
Jaws (1975)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Schindler's List (1993)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 04:27:05 PM
#13

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[noembed]Christopher Nolan (1970 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beg49USEs5g&feature=related)[/noembed] (#33)

“I think audiences get too comfortable and familiar in today's movies. They believe everything they're hearing and seeing. I like to shake that up.”

Filmography

Following (1998)
Memento (2000)
Insomnia (2002)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Prestige (2006)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Inception (2010)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 04:28:02 PM
#12

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[noembed]Francis Ford Coppola (1939 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_d8FKgrZ1E&feature=related)[/noembed] (#15)

“I'm in a unique situation. I'm like now an elderly retired guy who made a lot of money, and now I can just, instead of playing golf, I can make art films.”

Filmography

The Rain People (1969)
The Godfather (1972)
The Conversation (1974)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
One From The Heart (1982)
The Outsiders (1983)
Rumble Fish (1983)
Dracula (1992)
Tetro (2009)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 04:29:36 PM
#11

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[noembed]Wong Kar Wai (1956 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDtANgMewqk)[/noembed] (#10)

“For me, shooting an action scene is no different from shooting a love scene. What really matters is what happens before the penetration and not after.”

Filmography

As Tears Go By (1988)
Days of Being Wild (1990)
Chungking Express (1994)
Ashes of Time (1994)
Fallen Angels (1995)
Happy Together (1997)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
2046 (2004)
The Hand (2004)
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 04:30:39 PM
#10

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[noembed]Martin Scorsese[/b] (1942 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVdwfoaddBY[b)[/noembed] (#6)

“Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.”

Filmography

Mean Streets (1973)
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Raging Bull (1980)
The King of Comedy (1982)
After Hours (1985)
Life Lessons (1989)
Goodfellas (1990)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
The Departed (2006)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 04:34:55 PM
#9

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[noembed]Werner Herzog (1942 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkAI9kALWss)[/noembed] (#25)

“It is my duty to direct because the films might be the inner chronicle of what we are, and we have to articulate ourselves. Otherwise we would be cows in the field.”

Filmography

Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)
Fata Morgana (1971)
Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)
Aguirre the Wrath of God (1972)
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Stroszek (1977)
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979)
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Lessons of Darkness (1992)
Grizzly Man (2005)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 04:36:03 PM
#8

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[noembed]Quentin Tarantino (1963 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C0PiOAguNo)[/noembed] (#24)

“I don't believe in elitism. I don't think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience.”

Filmography

Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Jackie Brown (1997)
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
Death Proof (2007)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 04:37:10 PM
#7

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[noembed]Hayao Miyazaki (1941 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yd_DMi1Hzs&feature=related)[/noembed] (#13)

“Modern life is so thin and shallow and fake. I look forward to when developers go bankrupt, Japan gets poorer and wild grasses take over.”

Filmography

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Castle in the Sky (1986)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Porco Rosso (1992)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Spirited Away (2001)
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Ponyo on a Cliff (2008)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 04:38:43 PM
#6

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[noembed]Billy Wilder (1906 - 2002) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY9QOsVaoeM&feature=related)[/noembed] (#11)

“If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you.”

Filmography

Double Indemnity (1944)
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Ace in the Hole (1953)
Stalag 17 (1953)
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
The Apartment (1960)
One, Two, Three (1961)
Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
Avanti! (1972)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 04:40:16 PM
#5

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[noembed]Sergio Leone (1929 - 1989) (http://www.worldofrantcraft.com/category/the-screening-room)[/noembed] (#16)

“In my childhood, America was like a religion. Then, real-life Americans abruptly entered my life in jeeps and upset all my dreams.”

Filmography

The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Duck, You Sucker (1971)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 04:41:50 PM
#4

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[noembed]Stanley Kubrick (1928 - 1999) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWnmCu3U09w)[/noembed] (#1)

“If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.”

Filmography:

The Killing (1956)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Lolita (1962)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
The Shining (1980)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 04:42:47 PM
#3

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[noembed]Joel Coen (1954 - present) and Ethan Coen (1957 - present) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng3XHPdexNM)[/noembed] (#3)

“The characters are the result of two things-first, we elaborate them into fairly well-defined people through their dialogue, then they happen all over again, when the actor interprets them. ”

Filmography

Blood Simple (1984)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Barton Fink (1991)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Fargo (1996)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
No Country For Old Men (2007)
A Serious Man (2009)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2010, 04:44:04 PM
#2

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[noembed]Akira Kurosawa (1910 - 1998) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KHSeO5VGoM)[/noembed] (#4)

“Movie directors, or should I say people who create things, are very greedy and they can never be satisfied...that's why they can keep on working. I've been able to work for so long because I think next time, I'll make something good.”

Filmography

No Regrets For Our Youth (1946)
Stray Dog (1949)
Ikiru (1952)
Seven Samurai (1954)
Throne of Blood (1957)
The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
Sanjuro (1962)
High and Low (1963)
Red Beard (1965)
Ran (1985)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
Post by: worm@work on December 12, 2010, 04:45:35 PM
#1

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[noembed]Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Beac86mN8XM&feature=related)[/noembed] (#2)

“For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.”

Filmography:

Notorious (1946)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Rear Window (1954)
The Wrong Man (1956)
Vertigo (1958)
North by Northwest (1959)
Psycho (1960)
The Birds (1963)
Marnie (1964)
Frenzy (1972)