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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #70 on: November 20, 2008, 04:29:01 PM »
20   Mike Nichols
19   Richard Linklater
18   David Cronenberg
17   Terry Gilliam
16   David Lynch
15   Tim Burton
14   Wong Kar-Wai
13   Krzysztof Kieslowski
12   Charles Chaplin
11   Ang Lee
10   Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger
9   Terence Malick
8   Werner Herzog
7   Pedro Almodovar
6   Billy Wilder
5   Stanley Kubrick
4   Woody Allen
3   Alfred Hitchcock
2   PT Anderson
1   Ingmar Bergman

My strict rule that I had to have seen at least three films for a director to make my list feels a bit illogical in hindsight... And I'm not entirely comfortable putting someone at number one in the first place. I don't have a favourite director as such - the top 10 could be in a totally different order on any other day.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #71 on: November 20, 2008, 04:35:22 PM »
I never understand the "must have seen 3 movies" or "must have made 10 movies" idea. If I only saw Magnolia or There Will Be Blood, PTA would have still made my list. You can see the same things in any Howard Hawks movie. All the ideas are the same, only the stories are different (and even then not much changes between some stories).
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #72 on: November 20, 2008, 04:45:33 PM »
I actually consider a lot of movies to be life-changing! I take them to my heart and they melt into my personality.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #73 on: November 20, 2008, 07:55:04 PM »
I was a parasite and stole people's images. If anyone has a problem with that my lawyer needs work anyway.  :P

And I also listed the films that made them make the cut.

Yea, I need more images but I don't feel like hunting down and uploading them. Besides, The Office is about to come on.  ;)


1. Terrence Malick
Films: Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The New World


2. Krzystztof  Kieslowski
Films: The Double Life of Veronique, Three Colors Trilogy


3. Alfred Hitchcock
Films: Vertigo, Rear Window, Notorious, Psycho


4. Akira Kurosawa
Films: Rashomon, The Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo


5. Charlie Chaplin
Films: City Lights, Modern Times, The Gold Rush, The Kid

6. F. W. Murnau
Films: Nosferatu, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

7. Sergei M. Eisenstein
Films: Ivan the Terrible Part I and II, Battleship Potempkin


8. Steven Spielberg
Films: Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Color Purple, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan

9. Guillermo del Toro
Films: The Devil’s Backbone, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy II: The Golden Army

10. Andrew Stanton
Films: A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, WALL-E

11. Quentin Tarantino
Films: Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol. 2

12. Ridley Scott
Films: Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma and Louise, Black Hawk Down

13. James Cameron
Films: Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Aliens

14. Martin Scorsese
Films: Goodfellas, The Departed


15. Sergio Leone
Films: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars

16. Brad Bird
Films: The Incredibles, Ratatouille

17. Peter Weir
Films: The Truman Show, Dead Poet Society


18. Paul Thomas Anderson
Films: There Will be Blood

19. Joss Whedon
Films: Serenity,
(And this show called Firefly)


20. David Fincher
Films: Zodiac, Fight Club, Alien3 

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« Reply #74 on: November 20, 2008, 07:57:35 PM »
You also need to see The Devil's Backbone.
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« Reply #75 on: November 20, 2008, 09:19:18 PM »
I never understand the "must have seen 3 movies" or "must have made 10 movies" idea. If I only saw Magnolia or There Will Be Blood, PTA would have still made my list. You can see the same things in any Howard Hawks movie. All the ideas are the same, only the stories are different (and even then not much changes between some stories).

yeah, as i'm thinking my people i have a small group that have each made two films i love, beyond that comes loving one film, really liking two or more, digging their vision, not sure how that'll fall out

and, bold move sammy, i like it :) :

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« Reply #76 on: November 20, 2008, 10:12:23 PM »
Seriously. Bold move, Sam. Joss Whedon is amazing. I'm convinced that if he would direct more he might be one of my top 20 directors. As it is I can't make that claim.
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« Reply #77 on: November 20, 2008, 10:22:08 PM »
Seriously. Bold move, Sam. Joss Whedon is amazing. I'm convinced that if he would direct more he might be one of my top 20 directors. As it is I can't make that claim.

The only reason he's not on my list is because I felt a little like he would've made it on a technicality. As incredible as he is, he doesn't really come to mind as a film director. Serenity is awesome, but even that is an extension of his TV career.

But I'm glad to see him get a mention. He probably should've been on my list anyways.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #78 on: November 21, 2008, 01:00:29 AM »
Oh well made my list and some collages then checked it twice & decided to change my mind.  so some collages!


Tim Burton



Terrence Malick



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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #79 on: November 21, 2008, 08:18:49 AM »
Yea, Joss Whedon is kinda a cheat but I really think Serenity was an amazing feat from a creative standpoint because it was so different and risky and Whedon made it work. Of course, it started with his TV show, Firefly, which makes it somewhat of a cheat.

And what's with the lack of Murnau? Sunrise anyone?