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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #70 on: October 24, 2010, 12:43:06 AM »
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #71 on: October 24, 2010, 12:46:04 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

Very nice. I love your top 10. I don't have a list, but I'm pretty sure my top 10 would look pretty similar to that. Bonus points for including Miyazaki in your top 20, and nice to see Kitano get a spot.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #72 on: October 24, 2010, 09:41:54 PM »
So, I'm pretty sure that after having seen Thirst to go along with the Vengeance Trilogy, Chan-wook Park is going to end up very high on my list this year, provided I actually do one.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #73 on: October 24, 2010, 10:22:05 PM »
1. Sergio Leone - Yes, but he made so few movies.
2. Akira Kurosawa - YES!!!  best director eva,
3. Alfred Hitchcock - Alot of very good and great films, but never anything I would call a masterpiece.
4. Steven Spielberg - Wouldn't put him this high up, too generic.
5. Billy Wilder - Need to watch more, but yeah he is great.
6. Martin Scorsese - Hasn't made a good movie in 20 years, but classics are great.
7. Stanley Kubrick - One of the best of all time.
8. John Huston -  Need to watch more.
9. Howard Hawks - Need to watch more
10. Quentin Tarantino - Great but slightly overrated.
11. David Lynch - Great but hasn't made good film in awhile.
12. George Roy Hill - ???
13. Robert Altman - Meh
14. F. W. Murnau - Epic win, best non-comedy silent director.
15. David Fincher - A tad overrated, only 7 and Fight Club are great.
16. Coen Brothers - Best modern directors.
17. Milos Forman - Good though I still hate Amadeus.
18. Hayao Miyazaki - Best animator in history.
19. Charlie Chaplin - Love Charlie, even his talkies.
20. Ingmar Bergman - A God among filmmakers.
21. David Lean - Only a few truly great films.
22. Mike Nichols - ???
23. Peter Greenaway - Vomit...
24. Francis Ford Coppola - Only on strength of his classics.
25. Robert Bresson - Need to see.
26. James Cameron - Deserves his due.
27. Brad Bird - Meh
28. Christopher Nolan - Projectile vomit.
29. Sidney Lumet - Great and underrated.
30. Paul Thomas Anderson - Meh
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #74 on: October 24, 2010, 10:34:06 PM »
So, I'm pretty sure that after having seen Thirst to go along with the Vengeance Trilogy, Chan-wook Park is going to end up very high on my list this year, provided I actually do one.

If you haven't seen Join Security Area, it's really worth it. Not as good as his masterpieces, Oldboy and Lady Vengeance, but on par with Thirst and Mr. Vengeance.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #75 on: October 24, 2010, 10:57:25 PM »
It has been interesting to see how people differ in their view of how many films they need to have seen/liked (or the director to have made) to be considered. Some people are even saying "I've seen four or five which isn't enough to rank" which seems crazy strict. Then again, I included someone who has only made one (Martin McDonough, though I threw in his short film as well) and at least two who have only released two (when I had filled out my ballot anyway). I think greatness can include potential as well for someone whose future is mostly ahead of them.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #76 on: October 24, 2010, 11:47:39 PM »
People need to put Mike Leigh on their lists.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #77 on: October 24, 2010, 11:49:10 PM »
It has been interesting to see how people differ in their view of how many films they need to have seen/liked (or the director to have made) to be considered. Some people are even saying "I've seen four or five which isn't enough to rank" which seems crazy strict. Then again, I included someone who has only made one (Martin McDonough, though I threw in his short film as well) and at least two who have only released two (when I had filled out my ballot anyway). I think greatness can include potential as well for someone whose future is mostly ahead of them.

I go by the James Dean model.  1 great film grabs my interest, 2 great confirms your talent and after 3 I can definitely say you're a great director. So Andrew Stanton is 1 Great Film away.  Besides, I know many people who hailed Terrence Malick as a Great Director when he only had Badlands and Days of Heaven.

1. Sergio Leone - Yes, but he made so few movies.
The Dollars Trilogy
Once Upon A Time in the West
Duck You Sucker
Once Upon a Time in America

3 of these are in my Top 100 of all time...nuff said!


3. Alfred Hitchcock - Alot of very good and great films, but never anything I would call a masterpiece.
In my Top 100...
The Birds
North by Northwest
Rope
Strangers on a Train

add Psycho, Vertigo and Rear Window to that and I bet most people would call at least 2 of them masterpieces

4. Steven Spielberg - Wouldn't put him this high up, too generic.
This surprised me but he also has 4 in my Top 100
Close Encounters
Jaws
Raiders
Schindler's List

Then there's the half-dozen other great ones.  He's not at the top of his game right now, but he's proven his Greatness many times over.

6. Martin Scorsese - Hasn't made a good movie in 20 years, but classics are great.
He's still good, and the classics keep him on the all-time list.

8. John Huston -  Need to watch more.
I recommend the Bogart Blu-Rays that just came out.  Plus The Man Who Would be King.


11. David Lynch - Great but hasn't made good film in awhile.
Hasn't made a feature in a while, but both of his films from the 00's are in my Top 100 of that decade.

12. George Roy Hill - ???
4 Great Films...
The World According to Garp
Slaughterhouse Five
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Slap Shot



15. David Fincher - A tad overrated, only 7 and Fight Club are great.
People dismiss The Game, which is excellent.  Social Network put him back on top.

22. Mike Nichols - ???
The Graduate
Angels in America
Closer
Carnal Knowledge
Catch-22
Wit
Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?
The Birdcage
Silkwood
Primary Colors


24. Francis Ford Coppola - Only on strength of his classics.
Somebody whose reputation is cemented by only 4 films.

26. James Cameron - Deserves his due.
In 3 simple words, you defended this unpopular but very worthy choice better than I could in paragraphs.

28. Christopher Nolan - Projectile vomit.
I debated this one because he feels so new and I know all the young'ins on the boards are going to name him anyways.  But he's made 5 great movies now, and his visual style keeps getting better.  He's a classic director of the old school of cinema for the big screen that doesn't make us wait 5 years between projects.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #78 on: October 25, 2010, 05:47:17 AM »
People need to put Mike Leigh on their lists.

I'd like to see that too :)

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