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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #190 on: November 28, 2008, 05:21:09 PM »
1. Alfred Hitchcock
2. Steven Spielberg
3. Coen Brothers
4. Stanley Kubrick
5. Billy Wilder
6. Howard Hawks
7. Francis Ford Coppola
8. Francois Truffaut
9. Frank Capra
10. Elia Kazan
11. Roman Polanski
12. Sidney Lumet
13. Akira Kurosawa
14. Sergio Leone
15. Quentin Tarantino
16. David Fincher
17. Clint Eastwood
18. John Ford
19. Orson Welles
20. Martin Scorsese
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #191 on: November 28, 2008, 05:49:06 PM »
With time almost up to submit lists, I've been going over those that have been posted in the past couple of weeks. There are certain trends in many people's lists. Although I'll make time to witness the countdown on Monday, I'm not expecting any surprises.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #192 on: November 28, 2008, 06:06:37 PM »
When I made my first list up I imposed all kinds of rules about how many films the director's made, how many i've seen, how many I'd rate A- or better and the fact that they were film directors in the first place.  I have since jettisoned those rules and took all the work I’ve seen into consideration including film (long & short), commercial, music video, skate video, art pieces ect.

So now the list:

20. Tim Burton - The greatest fantasy filmmaker of all time (with apologies to Terry Gilliam)



19. Quentin Tarantino - Recycled cool is still cool


18. Jonas Åkerlund - He's trying to freak you out.


17. Kar Wai Wong - one of my favorite words - lush.


16. Sidney Lumet - The dean of drama & the other king of New York.



15. David Lynch - I've linked a video - it reminds me of sausage.


14. Michel Gondry - something magical is happening


13. Francis Ford Coppola - His best days are behind him but they were some of the best days ever.



12. Jonathan Glazer - Commercial legend, video master and Sexy Beast was pretty great too.


11. Spike Jonze - Ascent of the hipster doofus.


(the rest after the jump)
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #193 on: November 28, 2008, 06:07:36 PM »
With time almost up to submit lists, I've been going over those that have been posted in the past couple of weeks. There are certain trends in many people's lists. Although I'll make time to witness the countdown on Monday, I'm not expecting any surprises.


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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #194 on: November 28, 2008, 06:09:37 PM »
10. Danny Boyle - Choose life.


9. David Fincher - "I don't know how much movies should entertain.  To me, I'm always interested in movies that scar."



8. Wim Wenders - King of the road(movie)


7. The Coen Brothers - Two brothers, two sides, a bunch of fantastic footage.


6. Alfred Hitchcock - Holding all the cards



5. Chris Cunningham – Anyone else doing live VJ sets?


4. Paul Thomas Andeson - Wunderkind


3. Gus Van Sant - The only person on this list to direct a Hanson video.
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2. Martin Scorsese - Um…King Missile? Could you… yeah, thanks.



1. Stanley Kubrick - The Man

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #195 on: November 28, 2008, 10:07:40 PM »
Ok you just officially made montages cool.

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« Reply #196 on: November 29, 2008, 01:15:55 PM »
(A) This list was pretty much barfed out yesterday realizing the deadline (and then Froham letting me edit it this morning as i forgot to list Aki and fill my list to 20).  I didn't put too much labor into this, though thoughts have been bouncing around for the past couple of weeks.

(B) I had wanted to make this list juicy as others have done - nice essays, quotes, pretty frames - just never made the time for it.  maybe later.

(C) The list is weird.  I kind mostly ordered it by folks that have multiple films that resonate as very powerful/meaningful to me now and are thus somewhat fresh with me.  I reckon some folks on this list would be higher were their work fresher (Chantal Akerman, Robert Bresson, Wong Kar-Wai) while others would be lower/off (Kelly, Moore, Van Sant?).

(D) It was stil fun - I'm looking forward to Round 2  ;D

(E) I started writing on each director, got halfway through Moore and realized this was already taking too long, just list:

20. Richard Kelly
19. Michael Moore
18. Agnès Varda
17. Charlie Chaplin
16. Vittorio De Sica
15. Robert Bresson
14. David Lynch
13. David Cronenberg
12. Jim Jarmusch
11. Wong Kar-Wai
10. John Cameron Mitchell
9. Gus Van Sant
8. Claire Denis
7. Chantal Akerman
6. Kelly Reichardt
5. Richard Linklater
4. Aki Kaurismäki
3. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
2. Catherine Breillat
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #197 on: November 29, 2008, 01:30:35 PM »

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #198 on: November 29, 2008, 03:34:27 PM »
19. Michael Moore

Glad to seem him on a list.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #199 on: November 29, 2008, 08:27:19 PM »
20. David Cronenberg


19. John Cassavetes


18. Andrzej Wajda


17. Michel Gondry


16. Woody Allen


15. Errol Morris


14. Wes Anderson


13. Stanley Kubrick


12. Terrence Malick


11. Krzysztof Kieslowski


10. Billy Wilder


9. Carl Theodor Dreyer


8. Werner Herzog


7. Joel & Ethan Coen


6. Akira Kurosawa


5. Orson Welles


4. Jean-Pierre Melville


3. Alfred Hitchcock


2. Wong Kar Wai


1. Paul Thomas Anderson