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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015: Top 50 Most Divisive Directors
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 10:26:34 AM »

#50 John Cameron Mitchell

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#49 Robert Rodriguez

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#48 Ivan Reitman

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#47 Zack Snyder

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#46 Mel Brooks

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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015: Top 50 Most Divisive Directors
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 12:13:27 PM »
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!
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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015: Top 50 Most Divisive Directors
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 12:15:12 PM »
Some great screenshots here!
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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015: Top 50 Most Divisive Directors
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 01:33:39 PM »
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.

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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015: Top 50 Most Divisive Directors
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2016, 03:30:41 PM »
I think I was a bit too generous in those first few weeks with my ratings. I really like Snyder but a 9 is way too high. 8 or 7.5 is probably more in line with my other ratings. I hate that I never found the time to go back and redo my ratings.

Thanks for all these posts, some interesting surprises (though not in this thread yet).

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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015: Top 50 Most Divisive Directors
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 04:30:11 PM »

#45 Sergio Leone

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#44 Martin McDonagh

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#43 Timur Bekmambetov

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#42 Danny Boyle

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#41 Tom Hooper

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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015: Top 50 Most Divisive Directors
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2016, 04:37:15 PM »
I think I was a bit too generous in those first few weeks with my ratings. I really like Snyder but a 9 is way too high. 8 or 7.5 is probably more in line with my other ratings. I hate that I never found the time to go back and redo my ratings.
I think we're all guilty of inconsistency. It seems I was generous with Ivan Reitman (Junior, Evolution) because he made Ghostbusters and Stripes. On the other hand, I Rated Mel Brooks low because of his last five movies, even though he also made Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles.

That Danny Boyle image is from Sunshine, don't know if people will recognize it. It's a highly-contested point (the killer) from his most loved/hated film.

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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015: Top 50 Most Divisive Directors
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2016, 09:38:45 AM »

#40 Alex de la Iglesia

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#39 Terrence Malick

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#38 Leni Riefenstahl

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#37 Hou Hsiao-hsien

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#36 George Romero

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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015: Top 50 Most Divisive Directors
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2016, 04:40:46 PM »

#35 Edward Yang

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#34 Trey Parker

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#33 Alejandro Jodorowsky

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#32 Guy Ritchie

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