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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

★ ★ ★ Ĺ  
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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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #305 on: February 29, 2020, 08:46:31 PM »
Here's my work in progress through the first 200 Directors. New names are in Bold.
144 names rate at least 3-Stars.
#200 is Fernando Arrabal


★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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.   Frank Capra
10.   Hawks, Howard

11.   Kubrick, Stanley
12.   Coen Brothers
13.   Wyler, William
14.   Miyazaki, Hayao
15.   Lynch, David
16.   Ford, John
17.   Kobayashi, Masaki

18.   Kazan, Elia
19.   Truffaut, Francois

★ ★ ★ Ĺ  
20.   Nolan, Christopher
21.   Curtiz, Michael
22.   Huston, John
23.   Ray, Satyajit

24.   Donen, Stanley
25.   Zemeckis, Robert
26.   Lean, David
27.   Wong, Kar-wai
28.   Bergman, Ingmar
29.   Kim, Jee-woon
30.   Mann, Anthony
31.   De Palma, Brian
32.   Mankiewicz, Joseph L.
33.   Siegel, Don
34.   Boyle, Danny
35.   Allen, Woody


★ ★ ★ - Very Good
36.   Scott, Ridley
37.   Lumet, Sidney
38.   Lang, Fritz

39.   Zinnemann, Fred
40.   Sturges, Preston
41.   Sirk, Douglas
42.   Aldrich, Robert
43.   Murnau, F.W.
44.   Keaton, Buster
45.   Aronofsky, Darren
46.   Jonze, Spike
47.   Anderson, Paul Thomas
48.   Forman, Milos
49.   Chaplin, Charlie

50.   Carpenter, John
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #306 on: March 01, 2020, 06:10:20 AM »
Surely Satoshi Kon will make the list.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #307 on: March 01, 2020, 08:45:56 AM »
I donít know about Top 50 of All Time. Itís already a tough list to crack. The only sure bet I see at a quick glance is David Fincher.
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