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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
« Reply #90 on: October 28, 2010, 09:51:05 PM »
People who don't put Malick on their lists can no longer be considered my friends.  :P
Except me, right?  Cause you need at least 1 of us and you can't get on without ol' 1SO
I see us more as frienemies.  ;)

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
« Reply #91 on: October 28, 2010, 10:54:20 PM »
People who don't put Malick on their lists can no longer be considered my friends.  :P

Well, I've only seen two Malick and if more Malick is like Days of Heaven or better, then I would probably put him on my list.  But Badlands was kinda meh for me.  And if it doesn't happen, well then :P to you, too.  ;)

Don't cave in to peer pressure oldboy.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
« Reply #92 on: October 29, 2010, 12:06:16 AM »
People who don't put Malick on their lists can no longer be considered my friends.  :P

Well, I've only seen two Malick and if more Malick is like Days of Heaven or better, then I would probably put him on my list.  But Badlands was kinda meh for me.  And if it doesn't happen, well then :P to you, too.  ;)

Don't cave in to peer pressure oldboy.

Never do.   :)
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
« Reply #93 on: November 04, 2010, 11:35:14 PM »
This is difficult, how do you guys go about making the actual list?  Do you just brainstorm?  Use some kind of point system for good/great/masterpiece films? 
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
« Reply #94 on: November 04, 2010, 11:42:07 PM »
As I said, I made up my list by asking a simple question:  If I knew a movie was made by a certain director, and nothing else, how enthusiastic would I be to see it?
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
« Reply #95 on: November 04, 2010, 11:43:43 PM »
This is difficult, how do you guys go about making the actual list?  Do you just brainstorm?  Use some kind of point system for good/great/masterpiece films?  

Look at your top 100, directors with more than 1 film on the list might be a good starting point.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
« Reply #96 on: November 04, 2010, 11:50:06 PM »
My problem is deciding sequence, how do you decide who is #35 and who is #34?
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
« Reply #97 on: November 04, 2010, 11:51:21 PM »
This is difficult, how do you guys go about making the actual list?  Do you just brainstorm?  Use some kind of point system for good/great/masterpiece films?

I don't consider the number of great films a director has.  I'm mostly ranking them by how much I love the overall personality/tone of their filmography.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
« Reply #98 on: November 05, 2010, 12:21:51 AM »
My problem is deciding sequence, how do you decide who is #35 and who is #34?

I don't worry about that too much.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010 : Discussion & Suggestions
« Reply #99 on: November 05, 2010, 08:12:23 AM »
This is difficult, how do you guys go about making the actual list?  Do you just brainstorm?  Use some kind of point system for good/great/masterpiece films? 

What I did was I just came up with a giant list of directors, then I went through that big list one by one and picked 10 or 12 that I thought were definite inclusions. Those made up my top 10, then I went through and did the same thing four more times, each time trying to list the subgroup of 10 or so directors by how I rank them. So I picked 1-10, ranked them, picked 11-20, ranked them, picked 21-30, ranked them, etc. I didn't really do any sort of point system, or great-to-bad ratio. I just picked directors whose films I personally love. For instance, I had Spike Jonze at #16 and Akira Kurosawa at #27. That doesn't necessarily mean that Kurosawa is less skilled than Spike Jonze, but I just enjoy Jonze's films more.