had to leave the proceedings early, but overall i think i prefer 2011 to 2010.
i like that there are now a whopping 8 women represented over the previous 5, though not such a fan of Coppola (not seen SOMEWHERE but love THE VIRGIN SUICIDES). i can get behind Bigelow's inclusion, really like THE HURT LOCKER. never experienced Ramsay :/ my female directors, with my rank (which really isn't firmly set), followed by 2011>2010 rankings:
1. Kelly Reichardt 87>off
8. Agnès Varda 42>91
10. Catherine Breillat 96>off
12. Chantal Akerman off
14. Su Friedrich off
18. Claire Denis 26>37
33. Jil Godmilow off
49. Jane Campion 76>81
off. Sofia Coppola 98>off
off. Kathryn Bigelow 94>84
off. Lynne Ramsay 72>95
from worm's compilation biggest drops, i'm not invested enough in Gilliam or Lean to care and the others i think are over-rated.
from biggest climbers, i'm pleased as punch with all of them, all five being on my 50
i'm pleased to see a lot of the new entries - Catherine Breillat, Kelly Reichardt, Tsai Ming-liang, James Gray, Errol Morris, Michael Haneke, and Andrei Tarkovsky - and am either not familiar enough with others, or am somewhere between fine and cool. on the exits, am very happy to see the morally bankrupt Eastwood gone
i also find CUCKOO'S NEST nasty, so am happy to see forman gone for that alone. there are a few others here i think are over-rated, but, you know, this is all a matter of taste, so there's that
the only one i'm sad to see gone is Smith.
on my first vomiting of my list, i included Hitchcock, but as i remembered a couple i'd rather have on, he was an easy choice to go, and not only because he was going to be overly/well represented by others.
all and all a pretty decent list for anyone who stumbles upon it, right?
how about this game:
if you could slide one director up ten and one director down ten (and not off the list), what would you do?
i think i'd drop Malick 10 spots and move Reichardt up 10
thanks again to worm and rouj