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Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« on: July 28, 2010, 11:06:03 AM »
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 11:34:24 AM »
Terrence Malick
Kryzstof Kieslowski
Alfred Hitchcock
Sergio Leone
Stanly Krubrick
Sergi Eisenstein
F. W. Murnau
Mike Nichols 
Michael Powell
Darren Aronofsky
Paul Thomas Anderson
Orson Welles
James Gray
Wes Craven

That's a good start, at least.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 11:51:19 AM »
In no particular, order off the top of my head:

Quentin Tarantino
Martin Scorsese
Alfred Hitchcock
Christopher Nolan
Orson Welles
Sergio Leone
Stanley Kubrick
Mel Brooks
Paul Thomas Anderson
Frank Capra
Michael Curtiz
Howard Hawks
Sidney Lumet
Hayao Miyazaki
Terry Gilliam
Andrew Stanton
The Coen Brothers
Charlie Chaplin
David Fincher
Victor Fleming
George Cukor
Spike Jonze
Steven Spielberg
Tim Burton
Clint Eastwood
John Huston
Werner Herzog
David Lynch
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 12:05:27 PM »
Neveldine & Taylor.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 12:17:42 PM »
A lot of names getting thrown around.  Many by me, and I'm already drowning in the names spilled over numerous threads.

Above them all, I will only suggest...

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 12:59:03 PM »
John Carpenter
Jan Svankmayer
John Lasseter
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 01:22:54 PM »
Since this is an All Time list, I wanted to push for Kurosawa and Hitchcock.

I know you're all thinking that these are two that don't need any help, but I think that's exactly why they're likely to be forgotten.  In order to get Gondry and Nolan and many other currently popular directors a higher rank, it's easy to place these two titans lower than they deserve.

When I was in my early 20's I watched their classics: Seven Samurai, Ran, Rashoman, Yojimbo, Psycho, Rear Window, The Birds, North by Northwest, Vertigo.

Then I dug a little deeper and discovered Throne of Blood, The Hidden Fortress, High and Low, Strangers on a Train, Rope, Shadow of a Doubt, Dial M For Murder

If you remove those films from their filmography, you've still got a lot of great movies to watch.  I only recently saw Drunken Angel, Dreams, Red Beard, Derzu Uzala, Marne, The Lady Vanishes, The 39 Steps.

I urge Filmspotters not to leave these two off their list just because they feel everyone else will give them the proper respect.  They should be on everyone's list, or else I'd love to read the argument in favor of their exclusion.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2010, 01:23:14 PM »
I spent the morning creating this list, here is my 100 in alphabetical order, I'll rank them at a later date should we end up doing the Top 100 where I can only submit a certain number.

Woody Allen
Pedro Almodovar
Robert Altman
Paul Thomas Anderson
Wes Anderson
Darren Aronofsky
Hal Ashby
Ingmar Bergman
Brad Bird
Danny Boyle
James L. Brooks
Frank Capra
John Cassavetes
Park Chan-Wook
Charlie Chaplin
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Francis Ford Coppola
Sofia Coppola
David Cronenberg
Cameron Crowe
Alfonso Cuaron
Frank Darabont
Brian De Palma
Guillermo Del Toro
Jonathan Demme
Clint Eastwood
Atom Egoyan
Federico Fellini
Abel Ferrara
Todd Field
David Fincher
Bob Fosse
Stephen Frears
Costa Gavras
Terry Gilliam
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Paul Greengrass
Christopher Guest
Michael Haneke
Howard Hawks
Todd Haynes
Werner Herzog
Alfred Hitchcock
John Huston
Peter Jackson
Jim Jarmusch
Spike Jonze
Bong Joon-Ho
Neil Jordan
Wong Kar-Wai
Elia Kazan
Abbas Kiarostami
Stanley Kubrick
Akira Kurosawa
David Lean
Ang Lee
Spike Lee
Mike Leigh
Sergio Leone
Richard Linklater
Sidney Lumet
David Lynch
Terrence Malick
Michael Mann
Sam Mendes
John Cameron Mitchell
Hayao Miyazaki
Michael Moore
Errol Morris
Mike Nichols
Christopher Nolan
Alan J. Pakula
Alexander Payne
Sam Peckinpah
Roman Polanski
Sam Raimi
Jason Reitman
Guy Ritchie
David O. Russell
John Sayles
John Schlesinger
Martin Scorsese
Ridley Scott
Jim Sheridan
Kevin Smith
Steven Soderbergh
Todd Solondz
Steven Spielberg
Andrew Stanton
Oliver Stone
Quentin Tarantino
Francois Truffuat
Gus Van Sant
Lars Von Trier
Peter Weir
Orson Welles
Wim Wenders
Billy Wilder
Michael Winterbottom
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2010, 03:38:19 PM »
Jean Renoir
Frederick Wiseman
Claire Denis
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Chris Marker
Yasujiro Ozu
Hou Hsiao-hsien
Ermanno Olmi
Agnes Varda
Kim Longinotto
Terence Davies
Francis Ford Coppola
Miklos Jancso
Edward Yang
Hal Hartley
Milos Forman
Ken Loach
Alfred Hitchcock  
Masaki Kobayashi
Masahiro Shinoda
Wong Kar-wai
Wim Wenders
Aki Kaurismaki
Akira Kurosawa
Anthony Mann
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2010, 11:02:49 PM »
I have a few directors that I would like to suggest to everyone that were either underrepresented in the Top 100 last year or left off altogether along with the top three films I've seen for each as recommended viewing.

Underrepresented last year:
David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia / The Bridge on the River Kwai / Great Expectations)
Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp / Black Narcissus / A Matter of Life and Death)
Buster Keaton (Sherlock, Jr. / The General / Our Hospitality)
Yasujiro Ozu (Floating Weeds / Tokyo Story / An Autumn Afternoon)
Frank Capra (It's a Wonderful Life / Arsenic and Old Lace / Mr. Deeds Goes to Town)
F.W. Murnau (Sunrise / The Last Laugh / Nosferatu)
Preston Sturges (The Lady Eve / Sullivan's Travels / The Great McGinty)
John Carpenter (Halloween / The Thing / Assault on Precinct 13)
Nicholas Ray (Johnny Guitar / Bigger Than Life / In a Lonely Place)

Left off completely:
William Wyler (The Best Years of Our Lives / Roman Holiday / The Heiress) - This guy is Top 15 quality
Michael Curtiz (Casablanca / Mildred Pierce / The Adventures of Robin Hood)
Luis Buñuel (The Exterminating Angel / The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie / Belle de Jour)
Douglas Sirk (Written on the Wind / All That Heaven Allows / Imitation of Life)
John Huston (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre / The Asphalt Jungle / The African Queen)
Elia Kazan (A Streetcar Named Desire / On the Waterfront / Splendor in the Grass)
Jacques Tati (Playtime / Mon Oncle / Mr. Hulot's Holiday)
George Cukor (My Fair Lady / The Philadelphia Story / Adam's Rib)
Fritz Lang (M / The Big Heat / Scarlet Street)
Ernst Lubitsch (To Be or Not to Be / Trouble in Paradise / The Smiling Lieutenant)
Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern / Shanghai Triad / Red Sorghum)
Leo McCarey (Duck Soup / Make Way for Tomorrow / The Awful Truth)
Anthony Mann (Winchester '73 / Bend of the River / The Furies)
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