Now this will be a really fun list. Directors of generally good quality but who spurs strong love/hate reactions. These are the directors that make cinema interesting!
Yeah, in many ways this will be the most interesting list.
Something I didn't expect considering the history of the Forum, Christopher Nolan did not make the cut, coming in at #93. He Rated a lot of 6s and 7s, showing that enthusiasm for him has cooled down a bit recently.
Some great screenshots here!
Thanks. With the Top 100 I looked for an image that defines them as filmmakers or is a classic visual contribution to cinema. With this list, I'm looking for an image from one of their less beloved films, perhaps containing a moment that their fans love but detractors hate. Of course I'm the one on the extreme end of some of these.
With John Cameron Mitchell, I knew I wanted to use Hedwig because the director is on camera. However, I wanted a shot that celebrates Hedwig, embraces the divisiveness. Mel Brooks is similar. Men in Tights has fans here, even though it's generally considered one of the bad Mel Brooks films. So I like the defiance of the image.