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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #180 on: November 28, 2008, 08:55:35 AM »
#19 — Werner Herzog (b. 1942)

This guy is actually one of the directors I'm more eager to check out. All of his films just look so damn interesting.

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#17 — Michael Powell (1905 - 1990) and Emeric Pressburger (1902 - 1988)

Same for these guys.

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#14 — Jean-Luc Godard (b. 1930)

First of all, CINECAST! you.

Second of all:

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He didn't direct The 400 Blows, nor could he have

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, but overall he's just such a more interesting filmmaker than Truffaut.

I'll probably give you this. There's a lot of Godard's stuff that just looks way more interesting than Truffaut's stuff. But the odds that they're any good are pretty slim (I'm pretty interested in some of his 80s stuff and Nouvelle Vague + Histoires, though). But, still, CINECAST! you :(

I guess I should change my avatar.... nah, Jean-Pierre is too cute :)


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#8 — Abbas Kiarostami (b. 1940)
 I love everything about his aestethic, and I can't wait to see whatever film of his I track down next.

I find it interesting... but I don't know if I'll like it all that much. The blending of documentary and fiction... I liked that... but...

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#6 — Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980)

why do you hate women, pix?

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#4 — Robert Bresson (1907 - 1999)

I don't think you've ever mentioned liking this douchebag this much...
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #181 on: November 28, 2008, 10:11:54 AM »
Okay pix, so your list is basically a bunch of white dead men. But that's besides the point. I get the feeling that you took an 'outside the box' approach to your list. I'm just throwing out thoughts here. Frankly, putting Chuck Jones at number 3 was arguably the coolest coup I've seen done so far on all of these these lists. Just that blew my list straight out of the water. Kabloowy.

I haven't seen work from everyone on your list, but I get the sense that you like films from another time, from 40+ year ago. All kidding aside, I'd say it was the most interesting list to see, and there have been some darn good ones.

Robert Bresson has always been one of my favorite directors, so seeing him on yet another list was nice. Zinnemann is one of the directors who I know is good (I've seen Day of the Jackal) but I never get around to checking out more of his work. Kiesloswki, well, no arguments there. Hitchcock is one who I didn't put on my list (shamefully) but that I glad to see on yours.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #182 on: November 28, 2008, 11:25:37 AM »

#3 — Chuck Jones (1912 - 2002)


Have you been to the Telluride Film Festival?  You should get there at some point and experience the Chuck Jones Theater.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #183 on: November 28, 2008, 11:32:48 AM »
Great posts, pix. I think I just added about 50 movies to my to-watch list. :)

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #184 on: November 28, 2008, 11:43:31 AM »

#3 — Chuck Jones (1912 - 2002)


Have you been to the Telluride Film Festival?  You should get there at some point and experience the Chuck Jones Theater.

Chuck Jones is probably the most inspired choice I've seen on here.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #185 on: November 28, 2008, 12:12:58 PM »
as if other efforts haven't been impressive enough, i'm now even more paralyzed - great posts pix.  i'm pretty sure i didn't need to feel inspired to catch so many more films

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#4 — Robert Bresson (1907 - 1999)

I don't think you've ever mentioned liking this douchebag this much...


i'm afraid to ask, why douchebag (and i'm guessing you mean that douchebags are bad)?
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #186 on: November 28, 2008, 12:16:08 PM »
i'm afraid to ask, why douchebag (and i'm guessing you mean that douchebags are bad)?

Not necessarily. I'm quite fond of Bresson actually (my favorite is not Balthazar though). I use douchebag in a playful way ;)

I'm genuinely surprised at the inclusion of him since I've never seen pix talk highly too highly of him.


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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #187 on: November 28, 2008, 12:26:05 PM »
REMINDER!

If you have not submitted a list yet, please send me a Private Message with your Top 20, ranked according to preference. If you have submitted your list to this thread and not sent me a PM please try and send me a PM so I can rely as little as possible on the thread. Please submit your list if you haven't already. It doesn't take long to put together a Top 20, and the more lists I get the better the Top 100 will represent the voice of Filmspotters.

I will begin the presentation ceremony for the Top 100 on Monday night at 9PM EST. Mark it off on your calendars. This is going to be fun times.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #188 on: November 28, 2008, 01:04:58 PM »
1. Hayao Miyazaki
Howl's Moving Castle 8/10
Kiki's Delivery Service 6/10
Laputa Castle In the Sky 5/10
My Neighbour Totoro 9/10
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind 8/10
Porco Rosso 7/10
Princess Mononoke 10/10
Spirited Away  8/10

2. Chan-Wook Park
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK 7/10
Lady Vengeance 10/10
Oldboy 10/10
Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance 10/10

3. Akira Kurosawa
Ikiru 8/10
Ran 9/10
Rashomon 9/10
Seven Samurai 10/10

4. Jim Jarmusch
Coffee and Cigarettes 9/10
Down by Law 9/10
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai 10/10
Night on Earth 7/10

5. Paul Thomas Anderson
Boogie Nights 8/10
Magnolia 10/10
There Will Be Blood 10/10

6. Stanley Kubrick
2001: A Space Odyssey 10/10
A Clockwork Orange 4/10
Dr. Strangelove 8/10
Paths of Glory 8/10
The Shining 7/10

7. Christopher Nolan
Batman Begins 10/10
The Dark Knight 9/10
Memento 9/10
The Prestige 8/10

8. Coen Brothers
Barton Fink 8/10
The Big Lebowski 8/10
Blood Simple
Burn After Reading 7/10
Fargo 6/10
Intolerable Cruelty 3/10
Miller's Crossing 8/10
No Country For Old Men 9/10
O Brother, Where Art Thou 7/10

9. Satoshi Kon
Millennium Actress 8/10
Paranoia Agent (TV Series) 9/10
Paprika 6/10
Perfect Blue 7/10
Tokyo Godfathers 6/10

10. George Romero
Dawn of the Dead 9/10
Day of the Dead 7/10
Land of the Dead 6/10
Night of the Living Dead 9/10

11. Quentin Tarantino
Kill Bill Volume 1 7/10
Kill Bill Volume 2 7/10
Pulp Fiction 9/10
Reservoir Dogs 6/10

12. Isao Takahata
Grave of the Fireflies 9/10
My Neighbours the Yamadas 4/10
Only Yesterday 7/10
Pom Poko 5/10

13. Woody Allen
Annie Hall 8/10
Hannah and Her Sisters 9/10
Manhattan 10/10

14. Krzysztof Kieslowski
Blue 9/10
Red 8/10
White 5/10

15. Francis Ford Coppola
The Godfather Part I 7/10
The Godfather Part II 9/10
The Godfather Part III 7/10

16. Andrew Stanton
A Bug's Life 5/10
Finding Nemo 8/10
WALL-E 10/10

17. Alfred Hitchcock
Psycho 8/10
Rear Window 10/10

18. Joon-ho Bong
The Host 7/10
Memories of Murder 10/10

19. Terry Gilliam
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 9/10
Twelve Monkeys 8/10

20. Edgar Wright
Hot Fuzz 8/10
Shaun of the Dead 7/10

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #189 on: November 28, 2008, 02:14:06 PM »
I realized I forgot to put my list on this thread. How silly of me.

1. Steven Spielberg
2. Paul Thomas Anderson
3. Martin Scorsese
4. Brad Bird
5. Ridley Scott
6. Akira Kurosawa
7. Stanley Kubrick
8. Hayao Miyazaki
9. Alfred Hitchcock
10. Christopher Nolan
11. Billy Wilder
12. Sergio Leone
13. David Lean
14. Francis Ford Coppola
15. Terrence Malick
16. Joel and Ethan Coen
17. Milos Forman
18. Danny Boyle
19. George Lucas (I defend this solely based on his first three films)
20. Orson Welles
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