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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #230 on: December 02, 2008, 01:07:39 AM »
I'm still in the lead!

but where do your people fall?  

my 1 & 2 are not present, my 3 is 64 and my 5 is 93.  (how did Tsai Ming-liang not make the list? or De Sica for that matter?)

here is how all my folks landed:

10  WKW 11
27  Chaplin 17
28  Lynch 14
31  Cronenberg 13
38  GVS 9
42  Bresson 15
51  Akerman 7
62  Denis 8
64  Dardennes 3
71  Varda 18
80  Jarmusch 12
80  Moore 19
93  Linklater 5
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #231 on: December 02, 2008, 01:11:02 AM »
Hmm, did I know that Wajda didn't make it? Could I be down to 11?

Nah, you knew.

What are your top three Sirk films, by the way?

(how did Tsai Ming-liang not make the list? or De Sica for that matter?)

I was more tempted by Rosselini, but no Italians made my list, I don't think (not even the fat, bearded ones).  edit: Oops, forgot I snuck Pasolini on there.

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« Reply #232 on: December 02, 2008, 01:33:40 AM »
I'm still in the lead!

but where do your people fall?  

my 1 & 2 are not present, my 3 is 64 and my 5 is 93.  (how did Tsai Ming-liang not make the list? or De Sica for that matter?)

here is how all my folks landed:

10  WKW 11
27  Chaplin 17
28  Lynch 14
31  Cronenberg 13
38  GVS 9
42  Bresson 15
51  Akerman 7
62  Denis 8
64  Dardennes 3
71  Varda 18
80  Jarmusch 12
80  Moore 19
93  Linklater 5


doing some digging, face has:


1    Stanley Kubrick  7
4    Akira Kurosawa  5
5   P.T. Anderson 13
10  Wong Kar-wai  17
28  David Lynch  11
31  David Cronenberg  15
40  Wiseman  14
48  Jean-Pierre Melville 10
49  Michael Powell/The Archers
51  Chantal Akerman 9
56  Carl Th. Dreyer 1
71  Agnès Varda  6


four picks in the Top 10 to my 1
his #1 at least shows up at 56
9 in the Top 50 to my 6, 11 in the Top 60 to my 6
his lowest ranked director is 71, while i have slots 71, 80, 80, and 93

i'm not sayin, i'm just sayin :)

when is round 2?
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #233 on: December 02, 2008, 06:44:27 AM »
19/20

No John Huston?  Really, I think a lot of classic Hollywood directors got the shaft by this list.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #234 on: December 02, 2008, 07:09:33 AM »
19/20 for me, which means more Moodysson assignments in the dictators club.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #235 on: December 02, 2008, 07:23:59 AM »
Just going through the list now, a bit ridiculous. Did you see how high Sofia Coppola was. On the same page shes better than Lean, Fellini, Boyle, The Archers, Keaton & Ozu

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #236 on: December 02, 2008, 07:28:04 AM »
Just going through the list now, a bit ridiculous. Did you see how high Sofia Coppola was. On the same page shes better than Lean, Fellini, Boyle, The Archers, Keaton & Ozu

haha nice, I caught the Boyle joke you slipped in there.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #237 on: December 02, 2008, 07:50:26 AM »
Just going through the list now, a bit ridiculous. Did you see how high Sofia Coppola was. On the same page shes better than Lean, Fellini, Boyle, The Archers, Keaton & Ozu

She is too high on that list.  Michel Gondry too, who's apparently better than Berman and Altman.  Then again Eternal Sunshine and Lost in Translation are apparently among the greatest movies ever so it's not a huge suprise that they get a lot of love here.

I also found it strange that P.T. Anderson was right above Martic Scorsese on the list when Anderson's big splash was from a movie (Boogie Nights) that pretty liberally "borrowed" from Scorsese.

Wong Kar-Wai was a bit high too, the guy's made some good movies but I'd never put him above Billy Wilder and Orson Welles. 

The two most obscure filmmakers on the list were Chantal Akerman (who only has two movies deemed worthy of a wikipedia page) and Claire Denis.  I consider myself fairly knowedgeable about this stuff and I hadn't heard of either.  I'm suprised they got as high as they did.

Also, I do dig Night and Dawn of the Dead, but I don't know that I can really claim George Romero is a masterclass director.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #238 on: December 02, 2008, 08:12:07 AM »
I think it's kind of funny how some of you guys don't like how the NKOTB are higher than some of the old school legends. It's like my reaction to the movie list but reversed!
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #239 on: December 02, 2008, 08:58:25 AM »
I think it's kind of funny how some of you guys don't like how the NKOTB are higher than some of the old school legends. It's like my reaction to the movie list but reversed!

Really, it's to be expected.  While I personally only voted for a few "new" directors, I've probably cumulatively seen many more films from them than the old guard.  Hopefully this list will serve what should be its main aim, to inspire people to check out some of the greats they've missed.  I'm also willing to bet that certain directors might have been left off of ballots because people assumed they would get plenty of support and wanted to throw some weight behind deserving, but underheralded (that's a word, right?) directors.  Really the only way this could be avoided is if no one revealed their ballot until after the voting deadline, but honestly, who cares?  I think what will be most interesting is if we revise the list next year, seeing how things change.  It's obvious that a director's most recent work weighs heavily for most, so it makes perfect sense that Nolan is still riding the Dark Knight wave or someone more obscure like Akerman who I know got a bump from the recent rash of JD viewings.