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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #270 on: April 06, 2010, 11:31:14 AM »
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. 

I agree. A second go at a directors list is something I'd gladly participate in. It seems as if every year since becoming a part of the Filmspotting community I discover more and more directors I had never heard of and whose work really impresses me.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #271 on: April 06, 2010, 11:33:27 AM »
aim for december again?

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #272 on: April 06, 2010, 02:36:20 PM »
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?

A lot of it was fairly kind of slapdash.  I knew who I wanted at the top, but then I'd find a possible spot for the later ones, and fill in the films I've seen later.

Then I realized I'd forgotten QT, and Stanley Donen, and probably a few others that I really enjoy too, so I figure the whole thing doesn't look like it will look in a few weeks.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #273 on: July 21, 2010, 04:07:25 PM »
1. The Coen Brothers
No Country for Old Men -
Fargo -
The Big Lebowski -
Miller's Crossing -
Blood Simple -
A Serious Man -
The Man Who Wasn't There -
Barton Fink -
Raising Arizona -
The Ladykillers -
Burn After Reading -
The Hudsucker Proxy -
O Brother Where Art Thou -

2. Martin Scorsese
Taxi Driver -
Goodfellas -
Raging Bull -
The Departed -
The Aviator -
Cape Fear -
Shutter Island -
Mean Streets -
Shine a Light -
Gangs of New York -

3. Stanley Kubrick
Dr. Strangelove -
Full Metal Jacket -
Lolita -
2001: A Space Odyssey -
A Clockwork Orange -
The Shining -

3. Krzysztof Kieślowski
Red -
Blue -
The Double Life of Veronique -

4. Woody Allen
Crimes and Misdemeanors -
Annie Hall -
Hannah and Her Sisters -
Manhattan -
Zelig -
Broadway Danny Rose -
Husbands and Wives -
Manhattan Murder Mystery -
Melinda and Melinda -
The Mighty Aphrodite -
Vicky Christina Barcelona -
Small Time Crooks -
Hollywood Ending -
Scoop -
Match Point -
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion -

5. Quentin Tarantino
Pulp Fiction -
Kill Bill -
Inglourious Basterds -
Jackie Brown -
Death Proof -
Reservoir Dogs -

6. Danny Boyle
Slumdog Millionaire -
Sunshine -
Millions -
28 Days Later -

7. Paul Thomas Anderson
Punch Drunk Love -
There Will Be Blood -
Boogie Nights -
Magnolia -

8. Francis Ford Coppola
The Godfather -
The Godfather Part II -
Apocalypse Now -
The Conversation -
Tucker, A Man, and His Dream -
Peggy Sue Got Married -
The Rainmaker -
The Outsiders -
The Godfather Part III -
Youth Without Youth -
Jack - Zero Stars

9. Terrence Malick
Badlands -  
Days of Heaven -  
The Thin Red Line -  
The New World -  

10. Alfred Hitchcock
Rear Window -  
North By Northwest -  
Psycho -  
Vertigo -  

11. Paul Greengrass (this is where people will start hurling shit but I am ready)
The Bourne Ultimatum -  
United 93 -  
The Bourne Supremacy -  
Bloody Sunday -  
Green Zone -  

12. Christopher Nolan
Memento -  
The Dark Knight -  
Inception -  
Insomnia -  
The Prestige -  

13. Ridley Scott
Alien -  
Blade Runner -  
Black Hawk Down -  
Matchstick Men -  
American Gangster -  
Kingdom of Heaven -  
Gladiator -  

14. Wes Craven
A Nightmare on Elm Street -  
Scream -  
Scream 2 -
Red Eye -
Music of the Heart -
The Last House on the Left -

15. David Gordon Green
Snow Angels -
George Washington -
All the Real Girls -
Pineapple Express -
Undertow -

16. Steven Spielberg
Jaws -
Raiders of the Lost Ark -
Schindler's List -
Munich -
Minority Report -
Jurassic Park -
Close Encounters of the Third Kind -
Catch Me if You Can -
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull -
Saving Private Ryan -
Temple of Doom -
A.I. -
War of the Worlds -
The Color Purple -
1941 -
The Lost World -
Hook -

17. Stephen Sodebergh
Traffic -
Out of Sight -
Che -
Ocean's Movies -
The Girlfriend Experience -
The Informant -
Erin Brokovich -

18. Ang Lee
The Ice Storm -
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon -
Sense & Sensibility -
Brokeback Mountain -
Hulk -
Lust/Caution -
Ride with the Devil -
Taking Woodstock -

19. David Cronenberg
A History of Violence -
Eastern Promises -
The Fly -
The Brood -
Crash -

20. Kevin Smith (directing isn't always flash visuals)
Chasing Amy -
Clerks II -
Clerks -
Dogma -
Zack and Miri Make a Porno -
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back -
Jersey Girl -
Mallrats -

21. Darren Aronofsky

Requiem for a Dream
The Wrestler

The Fountain

22. Michel Gondry

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Be Kind Rewind

The Science of Sleep

23. Hayao Miyazaki

Princess Mononoke
Spirited Away
Howl's Moving Castle

Castle in the Sky

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #274 on: July 21, 2010, 04:25:30 PM »
You should watch more Kieslowski. His stuff is so great.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #275 on: July 21, 2010, 06:09:20 PM »
aim for december again?

Filmspotting top 100 is in December
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #276 on: July 22, 2010, 10:52:49 AM »
No it's not, top 100 is August/September time

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #277 on: July 23, 2010, 04:07:47 PM »
I realize this listing is as dead as dead but I didn't want to read others people's lists without making my own first.

Top 20 Directors with my 3 favourite films attached;

1) Alfred Hitchcock
(Shadow of a Doubt, Rear Window, Vertigo)

2) Billy Wilder
(Ace in the Hole, Stalag 17, Double Indemnity)

3) Sidney Lumet
(Network, 12 Angry Men, Serpico)

4) Stanley Kubrick
(2001, Clockwork Orange, Dr Strangelove)

5) Coens
(Fargo, Miller's Cossing, Lebowski)

6) Akira Kurosawa
(Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, Rashomon)

7) Alan J Pakula
(Klute, The Parallax View, All The President's Men)

8- Sergio Leone
(Once Upon A Time in the West/ America, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly)

9) Pedro Almodovar
(Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Talk to Her, All About My Mother)

10) David Fincher
(Fight Club, 7even, Zodiac)

11) David Lynch
(Blue Velvet, Mullholland Drive, The Elephant Man)

12) Martin Scorcese
(Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, King of Comedy)

13) William Friedkin
(The Exorcist, French Connection, To Live and Die in LA)

14) Park Chan Wook
(Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, Thirst)

15) David Lean
(Laurence of Arabia, Bridge over the River Kwai, Brief Encounter)

16) Ridley Scott
(Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator)

17) Francis Ford Coppola
(Apocalypse Now, Godfather 1& 2)

18) Michael Mann
(Heat, Manhunter, The Insider)

19) Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
(Black Narcissus, A Matter of Life and Death, Colonel Blimp)

20) Steven Spielberg
(Jaws, ET, Close Encounters of the Third Kind)








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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #278 on: July 28, 2010, 10:22:20 AM »
1. Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Prestige, Inception)
2. Danny Boyle (28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting)
3. Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Waking Life)
4. Steven Spielberg (Minority Report, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Schindler's List)
5. Hayao Miyazaki (Nausicaa, Spirited Away, Totoro)
5.5 Kevin Smith (Chasing Amy, Clerks 2, Dogma)
6. M Night Shyamalan (Unbreakable, Sixth Sense, The Village)
7. Jason Reitman (Juno, Thank You For Smoking, Up In The Air)
8. Deepa Mehta (Fire, Earth, Water)
9. Matt Stone and Trey Parker (Team America, South Park)
10. John Cameron Mitchell (Shortbus, Hedwig)
11. Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice)
12. Hirokazu Koreeda (After Life, Still Walking)
13. Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Imaginarium)
14. Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Basterds, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction)
15. David Fincher (Panic Room, Zodiac, Se7en)
16. Tom Tykwer (Perfume, Run Lola Run)
17. Martin Scorsese (The Departed, Shutter Island, The Aviator)
18. Robert Altman (Gosford Park, Prairie Home Companion)
19. Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet)
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #279 on: May 02, 2014, 06:01:06 PM »
#10 ó Fred Zinnemann (1907 - 1997)

My god, I had no idea this post would get so long, and I'm only halfway done.  I'll be so happy if one person reads this whole thing.  Anyway, Fred Zinnemann.  I do believe I started a thread on him at some point, so no surprise that he's here.  Plus, you know, he's awesome.  His resume is every bit as strong as Hawks', but I never ever doubt whether or not he knows what he's doing behind the camera.  He's the ultimate Hollywood craftsman.  Right up there with Wyler.  What sets him apart for me, though, is realist aesthetic he brought to post-war Hollywood cinema.

Hey pix, have you heard about or read Smyth's Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance?  I hope to read it some time this year.  Some of the chapter titles:

-The Un-American Western
-American Fascists
-Breaking the Silence of Women in the Resistance
-Aging Revolutionaries and the Loss of History
-Resistant Women in Contested Frames

I browsed through it, and it looks like a good read.
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