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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #260 on: December 12, 2010, 12:46:46 PM »
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #261 on: December 13, 2010, 06:40:35 PM »
Here's my list. Was going to do a more expansive post but I'll just go the # of titles seen/favorite route. My only rule was I had to have seen at least 2 films from a director.

1. Paul Thomas Anderson - 5 - Boogie Nights
2. Wong Kar Wai - 5 -Chungking Express
3. Jean-Pierre Melville - 6 - Le Samourai
4. Akira Kurosawa - 7 - Seven Samurai
5. Krzysztof Kieslowski - 4 - Red
6. Alfred Hitchcock - 7 - Rear Window
7. Joel & Ethan Coen - 14 - Fargo
8. Terrence Malick - 4 - Days Of Heaven
9. Werner Herzog - 6 - Fitzcarraldo
10. Billy Wilder - 7 - The Apartment
11. Nicholas Ray - 4 - In A Lonely Place
12. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger - 3 - The Red Shoes
13. Orson Welles - 4 - Touch Of Evil
14. Andrzej Wajda - 3 - Ashes & Diamonds
15. Stanley Kubrick - 7 - 2001
16. Wes Anderson - 6 - Rushmore
17. John Cassavetes - 3 - A Woman Under The Influence
18. Errol Morris - 5 - Gates Of Heaven
19. Francis Ford Coppola - 9 - The Godfather Part II
20. Satyajit Ray - 3 - Pather Panchali
21. Sergio Leone - 4 - Once Upon A Time In The West
22. Ingmar Bergman - 2 - Wild Strawberries
23. Carl Theodor Dreyer - 3 - The Passion Of Joan Of Arc
24. Woody Allen - 11 - Annie Hall
25. Charles Chaplin - 4 - Modern Times
26. Apichatpong Weerasethakul - 2 - Syndromes And A Century
27. Michel Gondry - 4 - Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
28. Ermanno Olmi - 2 - Il Posto
29. Martin Scorcese - 17 - Taxi Driver
30. Robert Bresson - 2 - A Man Escaped
31. Jia Zhangke - 2 - Still Life
32. Agnes Varda - 5 - Le Bonheur
33. Jacques Demy - 2 - The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg
34. David Gordon Green - 4 - George Washington
35. David Lynch - 4 - Mulholland Dr.
36. Edward Yang - 2 - Yi Yi
37. Albert & David Maysles - 3 - Gimme Shelter
38. Gus Van Sant - 5 - Elephant
39. Ramin Bahrani - 3 - Man Push Cart
40. Jim Jarmusch - 7 - Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai
41. Pedro Almodovar - 3 - All About My Mother
42. David Cronenberg - 5 - Videodrome
43. Steven Spielberg - 15 - Jaws
44. Roman Polanski - 3 - Chinatown
45. John Carpenter - 6 - The Thing
46. Nick Park - 5 - Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers
47. Robert Altman - 8 - McCabe & Mrs. Miller
48. Edgar Wright - 2 - Hot Fuzz
49. Terry Gilliam - 7 - Brazil
50. Terry Zwigoff - 4 - Ghost World

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« Reply #262 on: December 14, 2010, 11:37:33 AM »
50. George Cukor —

The Philadelphia Story (1940) and Adam's Rib (1949)


49. Zhang Yimou —

Red Sorghum (1987) and Shanghai Triad (1995)


48. Leo McCarey —

Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) and Going My Way (1944)


47. Lewis Milestone —

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and A Walk in the Sun (1945)


46. Spike Lee —

Do the Right Thing (1989) and Malcolm X (1992)


45. Fernando Eimbcke —

Duck Season (2004) and Lake Tahoe (2008)


44. Barbara Kopple —

Harlan County U.S.A. (1976) and American Dream (1990)


43. Kinji Fukasaku —

Sympathy for the Underdog (1971) and Battle Royale (2000)


42. Billy Wilder —

Stalag 17 (1953) and Some Like It Hot (1959)


41. John Sayles —

City of Hope (1991) and Passion Fish (1992)


40. Hayao Miyazaki —

Castle in the Sky (1986) and Spirited Away (2001)


39. Andrzej Wajda —

A Generation (1955) and Ashes and Diamonds (1958)


38. Jean-Pierre Melville —

Le Samourai (1967) and Le Cercle Rouge (1970)


37. Vittorio De Sica —

Bicycle Thieves (1948) and Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)


36. Terrence Malick —

The Thin Red Line (1998) and The New World (2005)


35. John Ford —

How Green Was My Valley (1941) and My Darling Clementine (1946)


34. Renι Clair —

Entr'acte (1924) and ΐ nous la libertι (1931)


33. Buster Keaton —

Sherlock Jr. (1924) and The General (1926)


32. Sidney Lumet —

Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975)


31. Joseph L. Mankiewicz —

A Letter to Three Wives (1949) and Sleuth (1972)


30. Quentin Tarantino —

Pulp Fiction (1994) and Grindhouse (2007)


29. Fred Zinnemann —

The Nun's Story (1959) and A Man for All Seasons (1966)


28. David Lean —

Great Expectations (1946) and The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)


27. Michael Moore —

Roger & Me (1989) and Sicko (2007)


26. Robert Altman —

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) and Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)


25. Howard Hawks —

His Girl Friday (1940) and Red River (1948)


24. William Wyler —

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and Roman Holiday (1953)


23. Hou Hsiao-hsien —

A City of Sadness (1989) and Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)


22. Ken Loach —

Sweet Sixteen (2002) and The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)


21. Robert Bresson —

A Man Escaped (1956) and L'argent (1983)


20. Yasujiro Ozu —

I Was Born, But... (1932) and Tokyo Story (1953)


19. Chuck Jones —

Duck Amuck (1953) and What's Opera, Doc? (1957)


18. Kenji Mizoguchi —

Ugetsu (1953) and Sansho the Bailiff (1954)


17. Jean-Luc Godard —

Breathless (1960) and 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967)


16. Abbas Kiarostami —

Where Is the Friend's Home? (1987) and Close-Up (1990)


15. Stanley Kubrick —

Paths of Glory (1957) and 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)


14. Wes Anderson —

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)


13. Frank Capra —

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946)


12. Fritz Lang —

Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) and M (1931)


11. William Wellman —

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) and The Story of G.I. Joe (1945)


10. Akira Kurosawa —

Seven Samurai (1954) and Ran (1985)


9. David & Albert Maysles —

Gimme Shelter (1970) and Grey Gardens (1975)


8. Pier Paolo Pasolini —

The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) and Salς, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)


7. Krzysztof Kieslowski —

Three Colors: Blue (1993) and Three Colors: Red (1994)


6. Frederick Wiseman —

Titicut Follies (1967) and La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet (2009)


5. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger —

A Matter of Life and Death (1946) and Black Narcissus (1947)


4. Alfred Hitchcock —

Shadow of a Doubt (1943) and Psycho (1960)


3. Jean Renoir —

The Little Match Girl (1928) and The Rules of the Game (1939)


2. F.W. Murnau —

Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (1922) and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)


1. Robert Flaherty —

Man of Aran (1934) and Louisiana Story (1948)



Many of my caveats from last time still apply.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #263 on: December 14, 2010, 11:41:44 AM »
Great list and presentation, pixote.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #264 on: December 14, 2010, 11:49:16 AM »
@pixote

Kind of surprised to see Fukasaku there since you didn't come across as enthusiastic in his Director's Best Poll.  Don't think I ever knew your feelings towards Tarantino and Malick.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #265 on: December 14, 2010, 12:02:00 PM »
Great list and presentation, pixote.

Thanks, matt!

Kind of surprised to see Fukasaku there since you didn't come across as enthusiastic in his Director's Best Poll.  Don't think I ever knew your feelings towards Tarantino and Malick.

Just reread that. Yeah, I really undersold him there. I should have clarified that I really liked the Yakuza Papers. It's just that, at this remove, I couldn't say which of them was my favorite. That said, I was sort of surprised he made my list, too. In fact, a lot of the names up there surprised me.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #266 on: December 14, 2010, 12:04:26 PM »
Great list and presentation, pixote.

I really need to watch A City of Sadness (and all the Hou films I haven't watched yet, really). Love the screenshots.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #267 on: December 14, 2010, 12:09:28 PM »
Great list pix, I'm always interested in how you mix in more mainstream fare among your choices.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #268 on: December 14, 2010, 12:14:49 PM »
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Minus the fun, effort, and self-discovery, your opening paragraph there made a lot of sense to me. I have a hard time with director lists, I think for similar reasons.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #269 on: December 14, 2010, 12:49:07 PM »
Great list pix, especially the lovely pairs of screenshots.

Way to upstage my list, jerk! I knew I should've added some pizzazz.