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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #300 on: February 21, 2020, 08:30:59 PM »
Creating a List using my Marathon of all the Directors who have threads.
Here's my work in progress through the first 100 Directors.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★
1.   Leone, Sergio
2.   Kurosawa, Akira
3.   Wilder, Billy
4.   Tarantino, Quentin
5.   Cameron, James
6.   Scorsese, Martin
7.   Spielberg, Steven
8.   Hitchcock, Alfred

★ ★ ★ ★
9.   Kubrick, Stanley
10.   Coen Brothers
11.   Miyazaki, Hayao
12.   Lynch, David
13.   Kazan, Elia
14.   Truffaut, Francois

★ ★ ★  
15.   Donen, Stanley
16.   Nolan, Christopher
17.   Zemeckis, Robert
18.   Lean, David
19.   Wong, Kar-wai
20.   Kim, Jee-woon
21.   De Palma, Brian
22.   Mankiewicz, Joseph L.
23.   Boyle, Danny
24.   Allen, Woody

★ ★ ★ - Very Good
25.   Scott, Ridley
26.   Zinnemann, Fred
27.   Sturges, Preston
28.   Sirk, Douglas
29.   Murnau, F.W.
30.   Aronofsky, Darren
31.   Anderson, Paul Thomas
32.   Carpenter, John
33.   Coppola, Francis Ford
34.   Antonioni, Michelangelo

★ ★ ★ - Good
35.   Miike, Takashi
36.   Raimi, Sam
37.   Mann, Michael
38.   Soderberg, Steven
39.   Lee, Ang
40.   Melville, Jean-Pierre
41.   Gilliam, Terry
42.   Wise, Robert
43.   Linklater, Richard
44.   Verhoeven, Paul
45.   Frankenheimer, John
46.   Cronenberg, David
47.   Lee, Spike
48.   Mendes, Sam
49.   Ritchie, Guy
50.   Glazer, Jonathan
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #301 on: February 21, 2020, 09:06:04 PM »
So you've seen every movie by each of them? Or is there a particular percentage you have to hit?

It's impressive, either way. Personally, I have a hard time sticking with one director. I just got the Cassavetes Five Films set, and yet am going to watch Breathless and start wading into Godard and the French New Wave.

Just based on what you have, the biggest blind spot of all my blind spots is Kurosawa. Plenty of his films are readily available everywhere, anytime, so there's really no excuse. This motivates me to make a list of blind spots to cover in 2020 and maybe get a little systematic with it.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #302 on: February 21, 2020, 10:50:45 PM »
Hmm it's been 8 years since I last updated my list. Might be a fun rainy day task. Just at first glance I see some major changes, like Cassavetes would be way higher now, and I would remove Woody Allen entirely.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #303 on: February 21, 2020, 10:54:34 PM »
The list comes from this Marathon of all 800+ Directors who have a thread in our sub-board. (Each director has a poll, so when you're looking for a cool project...) Each Director gets as much attention as I want to give them. Some are just a film or two and some are a thorough Marathon. In each thread I have a ranked list of what I've seen, as do many others, most using MartinTeller's color-code ranking system.


And this list went out of date almost immediately with Satyajit Ray (#103) and Ingmar Bergman (#104).
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #304 on: February 21, 2020, 11:25:26 PM »
I've browsed through those the last couple months, and have voted in those for directors with whom I'm familiar, or just checked out ones like Carpenter and Cassavetes, with whom I'm now getting acquainted. You can really go down a rabbit hole there, and now I'm going to go look at thoughts on Godard.

Much as I like the color-coded rating system, I always end up discarding my own ratings. My perspectives on movies, music, even my own stupid diary entries, seem to change and morph with time. And yet, I always seem to find other people's ratings interesting.
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