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Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
« on: November 01, 2011, 07:01:48 AM »
Please use this thread to post your lists and promote directors you love for the Filmspotters Top 100 Directors: 2011 Edition.

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

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

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

- 2010 Top Directors List
- 2010 FYC Thread
- 2009 FYC Thread

And most importantly, the Directors Subforum!

Submissions
- iKeith!
- 1SO
- AAAutin
- Bondo
- Clovis
- Corndog
- dheaton
- duder
- edgar00
- FifthCityMuse
- flieger
- GothamCity151
- jbissell
- jdc
- mañana
- MartinTeller
- Melvil
- oldkid
- oneaprilday
- PeacefulAnarchy
- pixote
- roujin
- Sam the Cinema Snob
- sdedalus
- ses
- Shaw13
- skjerva
- smirnoff
- StudentOFilm
- Tim
- toro913
- Totoro
- Verite
- worm@work
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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 11:41:31 AM »
1. Danny Boyle
Best: 28 Days Later
Trainspotting
Sunshine
Slumdog Millionaire
127 Hours
Most Anticipated: Trance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

62. Judd Apatow
Best: The 40 Year Old Virgin
Knocked Up
Funny People
Most Anticipated: This Is Forty
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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 12:19:12 PM »
Frank Capra? Frank Capra! But no Howard Hawks?

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 12:21:14 PM »
01. Steven Soderbergh

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02. David Fincher

03. Christopher Nolan

04. Albert Brooks

05. Martin Scorsese

06. Paul Thomas Anderson

07. George Clooney

08. Noah Baumbach

09. Michael Mann

10. Ridley Scott

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11. David O. Russell

12. Takeshi Kitano

13. Francis Ford Coppola

14. Joel & Ethan Coen

15. Sidney Lumet

16. Richard Linklater

17. Stanley Kubrick

18. Akira Kurosawa

19. Tom Tykwer

20. Guy Ritchie

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21. Spike Jonze

22. Michael Winterbottom

23. Wong Kar-Wai

24. John Sayles

25. Neil Jordan

26. Nicolas Winding Refn

27. Danny Boyle

28. Albert & Allen Hughes

29. Jean-Pierre Melville

30. Todd Solondz

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31. Werner Herzog

32. Ken Burns

33. Alfonso Cuarón

34. Ken Loach

35. Alex Gibney

36. Michael Haneke

37. Alejandro González Iñárritu

38. Tom DiCillo

39. Terrence Malick

40. Michael Moore

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 12:57:51 PM »
This is perhaps the most interesting list to date. I love nearly all the choices, yet it shows a narrow field of vision. This probably speaks more to my snobby broadening range then to any of your selections. I have no scorn for anyone who puts Takeshi Kitano at #12 and Alex Gibney is an inspired choice. Albert & Allen Hughes is perhaps the most questionable inclusion. (Where did they go?) I'd also like to read some of your reviews for Albert Brooks films since he's all the way up at #4.

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

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2011, 01:24:45 PM »
a narrow field of vision.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I believe this is what the kids call a humblebrag.

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2011, 01:28:28 PM »
I put a 4 film minimum on my list (the list would look significantly different and more interesting if I used a 3 film minimum, but there is always next year). My 3 favorite movies from the director are written on the side and if you have a slow internet connection I apologize.







































































































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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2011, 01:33:47 PM »
Wow! Fantastic layout, toro.

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2011, 01:36:52 PM »
Hot stuff!  Love Kusturica in the 2 spot.

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Directors 2011 : FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2011, 01:42:39 PM »
I just went with favorites.
Makes sense to me.



Cool list and fun layout, toro913.
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