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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2008, 06:26:22 PM »
The 3-Disc Collector's Edition in the black box. I really, really have to fin the time to sit through all those movies. Maybe a Jean Renoir week or something of the sort.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2008, 06:35:49 PM »
16.  Charles Burnett
12.  Agnes Varda
11.  Chantal Akerman
2.   Frederick Wiseman
Woooooooot.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2008, 06:38:06 PM »
I highly recommend starting with Renoir of the 30s which is one of the strongest decades by a filmmaker in history.  Most people will tell you to hit the iconic works - The Grand Illusion and The Rules of the Game - first, but he has other ones that are slightly behind the aforementioned like La Bete Humaine, La Chienne, The Crime of Monsieur Lange, Boudu Saved From Drowning, A Day in the Country, Toni, and La Marseillaise which are all Renoir near-masterpieces...which would be most filmmakers' masterworks.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2008, 06:39:54 PM »
16.  Charles Burnett
12.  Agnes Varda
11.  Chantal Akerman
2.   Frederick Wiseman
Woooooooot.

Ah!  A fellow fan of these marvelous filmmakers.  Where do you think they'd rank on your list?
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2008, 06:44:11 PM »
16.  Charles Burnett
12.  Agnes Varda
11.  Chantal Akerman
2.   Frederick Wiseman
Woooooooot.

Ah!  A fellow fan of these marvelous filmmakers.  Where do you think they'd rank on your list?
They're all in the 20. Varda and Akerman might be higher than you had them, and Wiseman a bit lower. Burnett about the same.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2008, 06:52:02 PM »
Burnett is really great but I've only seen Killer of Sheep.  How is My Brother's Wedding?

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« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2008, 06:54:32 PM »
Burnett is really great but I've only seen Killer of Sheep.  How is My Brother's Wedding?
Haven't seen it myself. But To Sleep with Anger is topnotch.
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« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2008, 07:12:06 PM »
Burnett is really great but I've only seen Killer of Sheep.  How is My Brother's Wedding?
Haven't seen it myself. But To Sleep with Anger is topnotch.
I think To Sleep With Anger is his best work not his most iconic, though, that's for sure.  KOS and Wedding are his other masterworks.  The latter doesn't have the urban lyricism of the former, but some days I think the latter is the better film.  Nightjohn is a very good later Burnett.

From my vantage point, the original cut (the longer one) of MBW is better than the shorter director's cut.
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« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2008, 07:17:39 PM »
Burnett is really great but I've only seen Killer of Sheep.  How is My Brother's Wedding?
Haven't seen it myself. But To Sleep with Anger is topnotch.
I think To Sleep With Anger is his best work not his most iconic, though, that's for sure.  KOS and Wedding are his other masterworks.  The latter doesn't have the urban lyricism of the former, but some days I think the latter is the better film.  Nightjohn is a very good later Burnett.

From my vantage point, the original cut (the longer one) of MBW is better than the shorter director's cut.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2008, 09:08:47 PM »
I just did a top 10. I said to myself if the director can't produce 3 or more films I like, he's out. The more of their films I like, the higher they rank. Maybe not the best way, but whatever. I had some time to kill so I did the picture thing too.  ;)

1. Hayao Miyazaki


2. Woody Allen


3. Bruce Brown


4. Stanley Kubrick


5. Satoshi Kon


6. Milos Forman


7. Sergio Leone


8. Michael Mann


9. Darren Aronofsky


10. Errol Morris