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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #260 on: April 08, 2009, 01:06:48 PM »
Never got a chance to make one, here it is though.  Included are the films I consider 10/10 masterpieces.

1.   Akira Kurosawa - Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Ran, Ikiru, Dreams.
2.   Andrei Tarkovsky - Andrei Rublev, Stalker.
3.   Ingmar Bergman - Seventh Seal, Through a Glass Darkly.
4.   Charlie Chaplin - The Gold Rush, Modern Times, The Great Dictator.
5.   Melville - The Samurai, The Red Circle, Army of Shadow.
6.   Joel and Ethal Coen - Fargo, Millers Crossing, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men.
7.   Kim Ki Duk - The Isle, Spring Summer, 3-Iron.
8.   Stanley Kubrick - Paths of Glory, 2001 A Space Odyssey.
9.   Andrei Wajda - Ashes and Diamonds, Promised Land (criminally left off the Filmspotting Top 100!!!)
10.  Sergio Leone - Good Bad Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West.
11.  Hayao Miyazaki - Nausicaa, Princess Mononoke.  
12.  Errol Morris - Mr Death.
13.  F. W. Murnau - Sunrise, Faust.
14.  David Lynch - Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive.
15.  Terry Gilliam - Brazil.
16.  Francis Ford Coppola - Godfather, Apocalypse Now.
17.  Alfred Hitchcock - Rear Window.
18.  Lucas Moodyson - Together.
19.  Hector Babenco - Pixote, Kiss of the Spider Woman.
20.  Billy Wilder - Sunset Boulevard.    
    
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #261 on: April 08, 2009, 01:10:16 PM »
Never got a chance to make one, here it is though.  Included are the films I consider 10/10 masterpieces.

1.   Akira Kurosawa - Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Ran, Ikiru, Dreams.
2.   Andrei Tarkovsky - Andrei Rublev, Stalker.
3.   Ingmar Bergman - Seventh Seal, Through a Glass Darkly.
4.   Charlie Chaplin - The Gold Rush, Modern Times, The Great Dictator.
5.   Melville - The Samurai, The Red Circle, Army of Shadow.
6.   Joel and Ethal Coen - Fargo, Millers Crossing, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men.
7.   Kim Ki Duk - The Isle, Spring Summer, 3-Iron.
8.   Stanley Kubrick - Paths of Glory, 2001 A Space Odyssey.
9.   Andrei Wajda - Ashes and Diamonds, Promised Land (criminally left off the Filmspotting Top 100!!!)
10.  Sergio Leone - Good Bad Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West.
11.  Hayao Miyazaki - Nausicaa, Princess Mononoke.  
12.  Errol Morris - Mr Death.
13.  F. W. Murnau - Sunrise, Faust.
14.  David Lynch - Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive.
15.  Terry Gilliam - Brazil.
16.  Francis Ford Coppola - Godfather, Apocalypse Now.
17.  Alfred Hitchcock - Rear Window.
18.  Lucas Moodyson - Together.
19.  Hector Babenco - Pixote, Kiss of the Spider Woman.
20.  Billy Wilder - Sunset Boulevard.    
    

Very nice list.  Maybe with your support, next time we'll get Wajda on the top 100(I don't remember how short he was).

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #262 on: April 08, 2009, 01:14:05 PM »
That's what happens when all I had previously seen was Elephant, and now I have seen Paranoid Park, Gerry, Drugstore Cowboy, Milk and Good Will Hunting. But, you're forgetting about Herzog, who also wasn't on the original list and jumped all the way to #2.

Just as impressive, for sure.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #263 on: April 05, 2010, 01:08:19 PM »
#20 — William Wyler (1902 - 1981)

I had a lot of names penciled into this final spot at various points.  Originally it was Frank Borzage — largely because I watched The Mortal Storm recently and he made things work in that film that had no right working and I totally respect him for that — but I decided I should really check out History Is Made at Night before canonizing Borzage like that.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #264 on: April 05, 2010, 01:09:42 PM »
#20 William Wyler (1902 - 1981)

I had a lot of names penciled into this final spot at various points.  Originally it was Frank Borzage largely because I watched The Mortal Storm recently and he made things work in that film that had no right working and I totally respect him for that but I decided I should really check out History Is Made at Night before canonizing Borzage like that.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #265 on: April 05, 2010, 01:40:51 PM »
I am a prophet.

But you made the wrong decision!

Not even Cassandra heeded Cassandra.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #266 on: April 05, 2010, 02:22:21 PM »
Doesn't appear that Miyazaki needs any more love, but I really couldn't see it being anyone else. :)

1. Hayao Miyazaki
2. Woody Allen
3. Darren Aronofsky
4. Milos Forman
5. Akira Kurosawa
6. Martin Scorsese
7. Robert Altman
8. Frank Capra
9. Brad Bird
10. Stanley Kubrick
11. Isao Takahata
12. Tim Burton
13. Michel Gondry
14. John Lasseter
15. The Coen Brothers
16. Andrew Stanton
17. Guillermo Del Toro
18. Billy Wilder
19. Danny Boyle
20. Satoshi Kon

UPDATED:

1. Billy Wilder
Double Indemnity *****
Witness for the Prosecution *****
Sunset Blvd. *****
The Lost Weekend **** 1/2
Sabrina **** 1/2
Ace in the Hole **** 1/2
Love in the Afternoon **** 1/2
The Apartment **** 1/2
The Front Page *** 1/2

2. Alfred Hitchcock
Shadow of a Doubt *****
Notorious *****
Rear Window *****
Vertigo *****
Rope ****
The Man Who Knew Too Much ****
The Birds ** 1/2

3. Hayao Miyazaki
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind *****
Porco Rosso **** 1/2
Princess Mononoke **** 1/2
My Neighbor Totoro **** 1/2
Howl's Moving Castle ****
The Castle of Cagliostro ****
Ponyo ****
Laputa: Castle in the Sky *** 1/2
Spirited Away *** 1/2
Kiki's Delivery Service *** 1/2

4. Martin Scorsese
The Last Temptation of Christ *****
Goodfellas *****
Raging Bull **** 1/2
The Departed **** 1/2
Taxi Driver ****
Casino ****
Shutter Island ****
Gangs of New York ****
The Aviator ****
Bringing Out the Dead *** 1/2
The King of Comedy *** 1/2
The Color of Money ***
The Age of Innocence ***
After Hours **

5. Woody Allen
Annie Hall *****
Crimes and Misdemeanors *****
Zelig **** 1/2
Bullets Over Broadway **** 1/2
The Purple Rose of Cairo **** 1/2
Hannah and Her Sisters ****
Stardust Memories ****
Manhattan ****
Whatever Works ****
Another Woman *** 1/2
Deconstructing Harry *** 1/2
Vicky Cristina Barcelona *** 1/2
Bananas *** 1/2
Melinda and Melinda *** 1/2
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy ***
Sleeper ***
Everyone Says I Love You ** 1/2
Scoop * 1/2

6. Frank Capra
It Happened One Night *****
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington **** 1/2
State of the Union **** 1/2
Mr. Deeds Goes To Town ****
Arsenic and Old Lace ****
Lost Horizon *** 1/2

7. Stanley Kubrick
Paths of Glory **** 1/2
A Clockwork Orange **** 1/2
The Shining **** 1/2
Full Metal Jacket ****
2001: A Space Odyssey ****
Eyes Wide Shut *** 1/2
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb *** 1/2
Lolita ***

8. Pedro Almodovar
All About My Mother *****
Bad Education **** 1/2
Broken Embraces **** 1/2
Volver ****
Talk to Her *** 1/2

9. Sidney Lumet
12 Angry Men *****
Network **** 1/2
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead ****
Fail-Safe ****
Dog Day Afternoon *** 1/2
Serpico *** 1/2

10. The Coen Brothers
A Serious Man **** 1/2
Fargo **** 1/2
Burn After Reading ****
No Country For Old Men ****
The Big Lebowski ****
Blood Simple ****
Miller's Crossing ****
O Brother, Where Art Thou? ****
The Man Who Wasn't There ****
The Hudsucker Proxy ***
Raising Arizona ***
Barton Fink ***
Intolerable Cruelty ** 1/2

11. Darren Aronofsky
Requiem for a Dream *****
The Wrestler **** 1/2
The Fountain ****
Pi ****

12. Isao Takahata
Grave of the Fireflies **** 1/2
Only Yesterday ****
Gauche the Cellist ****
My Neighbors the Yamadas ***
Panda! Go Panda! ***

13. Michael Curtiz
Casablanca *****
We're No Angels ****
Angels With Dirty Faces ****

14. Akira Kurosawa
Rashomon *****
Ran **** 1/2
Dreams ***

15. George Cukor
The Philadelphia Story *****
A Double Life **** 1/2
Adam's Rib *** 1/2

16. Michel Gondry
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind **** 1/2
The Science of Sleep **** 1/2
Be Kind Rewind ****

17. Steven Spielberg
Schindler's List **** 1/2
A.I. ****
E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial ****
Catch Me if You Can *** 1/2
Munich ***
The Terminal ***
Minority Report **
War of the Worlds **
Jurassic Park **
The Lost World: Jurassic Park * 1/2

18. John Ford
The Quiet Man **** 1/2
Young Mr. Lincoln ****
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance *** 1/2

19. Satoshi Kon
Paprika **** 1/2
Tokyo Godfathers ****
Millennium Actress *** 1/2
Perfect Blue *** 1/2

David Lynch
Lost Highway **** 1/2
Mulholland Drive **** 1/2
Blue Velvet ***
Inland Empire **

Note: There are several directors who's work I've really liked, but for now, I'm only including directors who I've seen at least 3 of their films... aka the Sergio Leone exception :)

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #267 on: April 05, 2010, 03:47:34 PM »
Not loving Jurassic Park much eh? Ouch! :(

Otherwise, nice list.


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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #268 on: April 05, 2010, 06:04:10 PM »
We totally need to do this again, my list has changed so much, mostly thanks to this forum.  Maybe we can expand the ballots to 50 directors, see whom everyone loves after Kubrick and Kurosawa are out of the way.  Somebody more organized and motivated than me should helm the effort. 
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #269 on: April 06, 2010, 11:28:46 AM »
THATguy, you have Kurosawa and Curtiz in 14th and 13th place respectively, but you've seen fewer of their films than directors that ranked lower but still earned 4+ star reviews. Just out of curiosity, how did you go about ranking the 10-20?
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