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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2008, 09:20:21 PM »
Have you talked about Millennium Actress anywhere? This was a recent watch, right? I'd love to hear your thoughts :)

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2008, 11:16:32 PM »
Have you talked about Millennium Actress anywhere? This was a recent watch, right? I'd love to hear your thoughts :)

Yeah, I only just watched it last night. Shame that it took me so long. Ultimately I found it hopeful. The whole interwoven style of story telling was done just right. While it's not as intense as Perfect Blue, or as imaginative as Paprika this was still a very compelling film. I'm not sure where I'd rank think one among his work because it's been many years since I watched Tokyo Godfathers... 3rd or 4th. I remember TG being kind of meh... but I want to watch it again now. I haven't seen any of his films more than once though, it could all change the second time through.  :)

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2008, 12:20:30 AM »
Have you talked about Millennium Actress anywhere? This was a recent watch, right? I'd love to hear your thoughts :)

Yeah, I only just watched it last night. Shame that it took me so long. Ultimately I found it hopeful. The whole interwoven style of story telling was done just right. While it's not as intense as Perfect Blue, or as imaginative as Paprika this was still a very compelling film. I'm not sure where I'd rank think one among his work because it's been many years since I watched Tokyo Godfathers... 3rd or 4th. I remember TG being kind of meh... but I want to watch it again now. I haven't seen any of his films more than once though, it could all change the second time through.  :)

Didn't like TG much either, that kept me from seeing PB or MA but then Paprika was really amazing to watch so imma have to go back on those.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2008, 01:11:04 PM »
I had to leave off quite a few directors that will probably make it on to my list, but right now I haven't seen enough of their films to justify it. My ranking is loosely based on the number of movies from them I love, their consistency, and in some cases, influence as a filmmaker.

20. Edgar Wright
19. Alfonso Cuaron
18. Ridley Scott
17. Takeshi Kitano
16. Danny Boyle
15. Guillermo Del Toro
14. Christopher Nolan
13. Orson Welles
12. Steven Speilberg
11. The Coen Brothers
10. David Lean
09. Quentin Tarantino
08. Charles Chaplin
07. David Fincher
06. Stanley Kubrick
05. Paul Thomas Anderson
04. Alfred Hitchcock
03. Brad Bird
02. Akira Kurosawa
01. Hayao Miyazaki

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2008, 01:12:54 PM »
Miyazaki is already running away with this. Huh...
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2008, 01:14:49 PM »
He is a great man... unlike you, Basil.

Stir it up!

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2008, 01:20:28 PM »
He is a great man... unlike you, Basil.

Stir it up!

ouch!  i still love you, basil  :-*

in the meantime, i reckon a reminder for The Dardennes and De Sica is in order, they have yet to show on any lists

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2008, 01:47:50 PM »
Don't forget Isao Takahata, folks.  Too bad his masterwork and one of the greatest animated films of all-time, Only Yesterday, isn't available on Region 1 DVD.  (Right?)
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2008, 01:53:56 PM »
I was actually going to include him in my original draft of people but figured that since Yamadas wasn't on the level as the other films, I couldn't justify it. This is reminding me that I need to see Pom Poko.

I would've included the Dardennes but I've only seen two of theirs.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2008, 02:02:11 PM »
I'm actually err.. obtaining Only Yesterday as we speak :).