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The Top Directors Still Working Right Now... A Snapshot
« on: February 08, 2023, 02:58:30 PM »
All my Director projects encompass the entire career of a Director, and I had no immediate list of my Active Top Directors this very second. A constantly moving ranked list based on "if they all released a secret film today, who would I prioritize?"

I'm looking at 127 names, but here is my rough draft Top picks.
1   Steven Spielberg
2   Quentin Tarantino
3   Martin Scorsese
4   The Coen Brothers
5   David Lynch
6   Hayao Miyazaki
7   Wes Anderson
8   Brad Bird
9   David Fincher
10   Danny Boyle
11   James Cameron
12   Christopher Nolan
13   Jordan Peele
14   George Miller
15   Rian Johnson
16   Ridley Scott
17   Sam Raimi
18   Edgar Wright
19   Gaspar Noé
20   Paul Thomas Anderson
21   Takashi Miike
22   Bong Joon Ho
23   Darren Aronofsky
24   Michael Mann
25   Alfonso Cuarón
26   Denis Villeneuve
27   J.J. Abrams
28   Guillermo del Toro
29   Peter Weir
30   Todd Haynes
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Re: The Top Directors Still Working Right Now... A Snapshot
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2023, 04:09:20 PM »
When you compiled the list did you factor in how good the recent films have been versus the directors overall rating, or just look at the overall rating?

For example when I look at the films of David Lynch, he has not been as appealling with his recent films compared to his overal output. So while I like his films, overall, in such a list I would push him down.

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Re: The Top Directors Still Working Right Now... A Snapshot
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2023, 06:45:04 PM »
I looked at how I feel about them today, so there's no Robert Zemeckis because despite his early classics, he's dead to me at the moment.

It's a list I didn't feel I could make until after Avatar 2 because my thinking Cameron was Top 3 didn't make sense with no film for so long.

Here's the full 100 though it's still in BETA.

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Re: The Top Directors Still Working Right Now... A Snapshot
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2023, 08:19:01 PM »
Pretty locked in now. Switched out Stephen Chow for Todd Field.

It’s actually not easy to come up with 100 current Directors to solidly stand behind.

There are some “bad” directors in here, but even though they are bad with story and character, they continually interest me on a technical level, the way they try to do something new.