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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2011: Comments and Discussion
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2011, 12:30:16 AM »
Yeah I think if I was going to pick a Tsai for Bondo, it would be Wayward Cloud (despite the fact that it's technically a sequel), or maybe The River.  I agree about Claire's Knee too.

I really like the changes in this year's list.  I'm thinking that losing Froham and Bill may have knocked down many of the directors I feel are overrated (although I'd rather have Fro & Bill back).

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2011: Comments and Discussion
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2011, 12:52:32 AM »
overrated (although I'd rather have Fro & Bill back).

Hear, hear.

Bondo: I think you should definitely see Clair's Knee.  It is kind of slow, but deals with sexuality in an interesting way.  My Night At Maud's is my favorite, but I think you may find the other more interesting.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2011: Comments and Discussion
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2011, 12:56:12 AM »
True about Wayward Cloud.  I haven't seen that one.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2011: Comments and Discussion
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2011, 12:56:28 AM »
I think you overestimate Fro's propensity to actually participate in these lists.

I won't get to Tsai or Rohmer for a bit so I'll ponder a bit more which to go with. It does seem that Claire's Knee is the clean pick for Rohmer, I've had that one picked out before as well. Because it has a teenage girl at center?

And I guess Wayward Cloud sounds like a good one because it is on Instant and because it fits with the extreme marathon stuff.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2011: Comments and Discussion
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2011, 01:26:57 AM »
Not so happy about Kevin Smith (#11, down from 5 last year on my ballot) dropping out. Rob Reiner who moved up my ballot also dropped out. Greenaway didn't make my ballot but I would have liked him to stay around. Not sure what happened to the support for JP Jeunet who fell out from 66th. Also Edgar Wright. I can't say Breillat going in is compensation for all this. Probably gotta say last year's list was preferable when various other drops are taken into account.

I'm a little baffled about the treatment of small filmographies. Don't see why/how Rian Johnson and Lynne Ramsay make it already and yet Edgar Wright falls off (and Joe Wright can't get in). Both of the Wrights would seem to have strengthened their case in the past year while Johnson and Ramsay (unless you've already seen WNTTAK) haven't added to their filmography.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2011: Comments and Discussion
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2011, 09:12:16 AM »
Thanks to everyone that submitted a ballot and extra special thanks to everyone who hung out in chat with us last night :).

Special thanks also to Bondo for upgrading us to premium chat which allowed us to post images and such and made the whole thing a lot more festive!

Did more women directors make the 100 this year? 

Yep. 8 versus 5 from last year.

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98   Coppola, Sofia (N/E)
96   Breillat, Catherine (N/E)
94   Bigelow, Kathryn (84)
87   Reichardt, Kelly (N/E)
76   Campion, Jane (81)
72   Ramsay, Lynne (95)
42   Varda, Agnès (91)
26   Denis, Claire (37)

Some more stats and comparisons:

Biggest Drops (excluding people that fell off the list)
Michel Gondry -44
Guillermo del Toro -38
James Cameron -38
Terry Gilliam -36
David Lean -35

Biggest Climbs (excluding debuts)
Agnès Varda +49
Robert Bresson +44
Wim Wenders +44
Luis Buñuel +38
Richard Linklater +36

New Entries
49. Abbas Kiarostami
52. Andrei Tarkovsky
56. Michael Haneke
60. Carl Theodor Dreyer
60. Brian De Palma
64. Lars von Trier
73. Eric Rohmer
75. Errol Morris
76. James Gray
78. Tsai Ming-liang
80. Frank Borzage
87. Kelly Reichardt
89. Takeshi Kitano
90. Johnnie To
93. Béla Tarr
95. Vincente Minnelli
96. Catherine Breillat
97. Jean Cocteau
98. Sofia Coppola
100. Elia Kazan


Biggest Exits
Clint Eastwood (53)
Milos Forman (63)
Jean Pierre Jeunet (66)
John Huston (67)
Ang Lee (69)
Edgar Wright (71)
Peter Jackson (73)
Andrew Stanton (74)
John Hughes (79)
Zhang Yimou (83)
Peter Greenaway (85)
Brad Bird (86)
Rob Reiner (90)
Kevin Smith (92)
John Carpenter (93)
Peter Weir (97)
Michael Curtiz (98)
Satoshi Kon (99)
Jia Zhang Ke (100)
Kenji Mizoguchi (87)

Highest ranked directors to make it with no #1 votes: WKW, Kieślowski and Scorsese.

Highest ranked directors who didn't make anyone's top 10: Fritz Lang, Spike Lee & Spike Jonze.

Directors with the most #1 votes: Hitchcock and Bergman.   

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2011: Comments and Discussion
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2011, 09:24:32 AM »
big thanks to worm & rou-boo!

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2011: Comments and Discussion
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2011, 12:53:34 PM »
Directors with the most #1 votes: Hitchcock and Bergman.   

Interesting.  That means there were people who submitted a list that did not include Hitchcock.  More people than submitted a list that did not include Kubrick.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2011: Comments and Discussion
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2011, 01:25:05 PM »
Directors with the most #1 votes: Hitchcock and Bergman.   

Interesting.  That means there were people who submitted a list that did not include Hitchcock.  More people than submitted a list that did not include Kubrick.

Yep, 3 more. Hitch had more #1 votes but Kubrick had a lot of votes in the Top 20.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2011: Comments and Discussion
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2011, 01:31:24 PM »
I had Hitch at 2 and Kubrick at 5. They're both real good.
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