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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #60 on: October 23, 2010, 03:51:55 PM »
I'm not too familiar with his pre-Truman show stuff. I've seen Witness & Poets, just not for a while. In anycase, seems worth considering.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #61 on: October 23, 2010, 03:53:34 PM »
I'm not too familiar with his pre-Truman show stuff. I've seen Witness & Poets, just not for a while. In anycase, seems worth considering.

100% worth considering. Even based on Truman and Master and Commander alone. You add Witness and Dead Poets and that's that. But then you add a movie as amazing as Picnic at Hanging Rock and you're truly watching the work of one of the greatest directors of all time.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #62 on: October 23, 2010, 03:59:12 PM »
Picnic is one of my all-time favorites, and Last Wave is pretty good, but the rest is crap.

edit: "crap" is too harsh.  I'll say "underwhelming".
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #63 on: October 23, 2010, 04:00:29 PM »
He seems like one of those cool do-it-all type directors. Would you say there's anything about his directing that comes across in every film he does? Not that it's bad if there isn't, just curious.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #64 on: October 23, 2010, 04:06:03 PM »
He seems like one of those cool do-it-all type directors. Would you say there's anything about his directing that comes across in every film he does? Not that it's bad if there isn't, just curious.

Um. I wouldn't say that his films immediately scream "Weir" in any way and that probably is the big reason he is often left unmentioned in discussions of great directors. All I can say for sure is that nearly every film he has made is great. There are only two feature films of his that I left of the list. One is Green Card, which is a comedy that is decent at best. I also left of his first film, an Australian comedy-horror kind movie called The Cars That Ate Paris. That one is actually quite fun.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #65 on: October 23, 2010, 04:11:25 PM »
What's the deal with his newest one, The Way Back? I only heard about it just now looking him up on IMDB. Looks like it's not going to get a release until next year, yet it's finished now. Should that be taken as a bad sign?

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #66 on: October 23, 2010, 04:11:46 PM »
My last viewing of Dead Poets Society put it into my top 100, probably because I have kids at that certain age and it resonated with me. Plus that Robin Williams actually can act.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #67 on: October 23, 2010, 04:23:31 PM »
What's the deal with his newest one, The Way Back? I only heard about it just now looking him up on IMDB. Looks like it's not going to get a release until next year, yet it's finished now. Should that be taken as a bad sign?

I've heard good things about it. It's play a couple of festivals, and I believe they had a hard time finding a slot for it, so they have chosen to release it right at the end of 2010 in NY and LA for awards consideration, and then run an Oscar campaign/theatrical release beginning in late January.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #68 on: October 23, 2010, 08:24:12 PM »
Right now it looks like the Coens will end up at #2, I feel kinda guilty for putting such recent directors so high up, but seriously:

Blood Simple 8/10
Raising Arizona 8/10
Millers Crossing 10/10
Barton Fink 9/10
Fargo 10/10
Lebowski 10/10
O Brother 9/10
TMWWT 8/10
No Country 10/10
Serious Man 9/10

They are as prolific as Hitchcock and as consistently great as Tarkovsky, only Kurosawa is even in the same league.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #69 on: October 24, 2010, 12:39:30 AM »
1. Sergio Leone
2. Akira Kurosawa
3. Alfred Hitchcock
4. Steven Spielberg
5. Billy Wilder
6. Martin Scorsese
7. Stanley Kubrick
8. John Huston
9. Howard Hawks
10. Quentin Tarantino
11. David Lynch
12. George Roy Hill
13. Robert Altman
14. F. W. Murnau
15. David Fincher
16. Coen Brothers
17. Milos Forman
18. Hayao Miyazaki
19. Charlie Chaplin
20. Ingmar Bergman
21. David Lean
22. Mike Nichols
23. Peter Greenaway
24. Francis Ford Coppola
25. Robert Bresson
26. James Cameron
27. Brad Bird
28. Christopher Nolan
29. Sidney Lumet
30. Paul Thomas Anderson
31. Brian De Palma
32. Buster Keaton
33. Takeshi Kitano
34. Ridley Scott
35. Sergi Eisenstein
36. Todd Haynes
37. Francois Truffuat
38. Michael Powell
39. Roman Polanski
40. Fritz Lang
41. Jean-Pierre Jeunet
42. Nicolas Roeg
43. Wong Kar-Wai
44. Robert Zemeckis
45. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
46. Leo McCarey
47. Alejandro Jodorowsky
48. Kathryn Bigelow
49. Bela Tarr
50. Bernardo Bertolucci