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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #110 on: October 27, 2010, 02:02:44 PM »
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #111 on: October 27, 2010, 03:04:57 PM »
Posted a list previously. This is more comprehensive and off the back of an awful lot of film-watching;

1   Alfred Hitchcock
2   Billy Wilder
3   Akira Kurosawa
4   Stanley Kubrick
5   Coens
6   Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
7   Sidney Lumet
8   Sergio Leone
9   Pedro Almodovar
10   David Fincher
11   David Lynch
12   Alan J Pakula
13   John Huston
14   William Friedkin
15   Park Chan Wook
16   David Lean
17   Ridley Scott
18   Francis Ford Coppola
19   Alexander MacKendrick
20   Michael Mann
21   Steven Spielberg
22   Martin Scorcese
23   Jean-Pierre Melville
24   Steven Soderbergh
25   Quentin Tarantino
26   Danny Boyle
27   Preston Sturges
28   Roman Polanski
29   Spike Lee
30   Alfonso Cuaron
31   Richard Linklater                                                                          
32   Terence Mallick
33   Michael Curtiz
34   Howard Hawks
35   Orson Welles
36   Gus van Sant
37   James Cameron
38   Woody Allen
39   Robert Altman
40   John Ford
41   Peter Weir
42   John Carpenter
43   Stephen Frears
44   George Romero
45   Paul Greengrass
46   Peter Jackson
47   Guillermo Del Toro
48   Rob Reiner
49   Carol Reed
50   George Cukor
51   Sam Raimi
52   Samuel Wood
53   Jim Sheridan
54   Christopher Nolan
55   Alan Parker
56   David Cronenberg
57   Michael Winterbottom
58   Jason Reitman
59   Cameron Crowe
60   Phillip Kaufman
61   Spike Jonze
62   Wes Craven
63   Ang Lee
64   Milos Foreman
65   Luc Besson
66   Terry Jones
67   Fred Zinnemann
68   Stanley Donen
69   Wachowski Brothers
70   Oliver Stone
71   Tim Burton
72   Clint Eastwood
73   John Sturges
74   Barry Levinson
75   John Landis
76   Johnathon Demme
77   John Schlesinger
78   Kevin Smith
79   Walter Hill
80   Brian de Palma
81   Kathryn Bigelow
82   Robert Wise
83   Joseph L. Mankiewicz
84   Lawrence Kasdan
85   Mike Newell
86   Bryan Singer
87   Ron Shelton
88   John Badham
89   Mike Figgis
90   John Hughes
91   Terence Young
92   Jim Jarmusch
93   John Boorman
94   Frank Oz
95   Matthew Vaughan
96   Mike Hodges
97   Neil Jordan
98   Guy Hamilton
99   Don Siegel
100   Richard Attenborough
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #112 on: October 27, 2010, 11:17:57 PM »
The complete and utter lack of Guy Maddin on any list brings a lone tear to my face.

I though he had fans around here...


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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #113 on: October 27, 2010, 11:22:18 PM »
The complete and utter lack of Guy Maddin on any list brings a lone tear to my face.

I though he had fans around here...

I honestly can't decide if I'm a fan or not.  I love his idiosyncratic nature and his utterly unique style, but in execution I find it a bit tiresome.  I should check out more of his shorts because I think "Heart of the World" is his best work.  Maybe I can only tolerate him in small doses.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #114 on: October 27, 2010, 11:31:38 PM »
The complete and utter lack of Guy Maddin on any list brings a lone tear to my face.

I though he had fans around here...

I honestly can't decide if I'm a fan or not.  I love his idiosyncratic nature and his utterly unique style, but in execution I find it a bit tiresome.  I should check out more of his shorts because I think "Heart of the World" is his best work.  Maybe I can only tolerate him in small doses.

There are three groups with Maddin:

1.  What the hell is this crap??
2.  Wow, this is brilliant.
3.  Good in small doses.

I am in the second group, you are evidently in the third.  I think alot of people like the style but hate the actual films; I on the other hand think that behind the weird cinematography, art direction, and sound design, he is actually a really good director in the traditional sense.  If you have not seen Careful and especially My Winnipeg, check them out, both great.  Also, you should do one of your director polls on him.      
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #115 on: October 28, 2010, 12:02:27 AM »
I feel like I view Madden as a novelty. Interesting but ultimately a bit kitschy to be truly valuable.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #116 on: October 28, 2010, 05:49:29 AM »
1. I forgot him.

2. I've only seen one of his films, which was one of my criteria. So he wouldn't have made it anyways. LOVE My Winnipeg though.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #117 on: October 28, 2010, 10:07:39 AM »
Never seen any really is a killer argument, isn't it?
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #118 on: October 28, 2010, 12:55:15 PM »
Here's my list.  I basically asked myself, "If I knew this director was in charge of a film, how likely am I to watch it, just based on that?"  Thus, Woody Allen and Alfred Hitchcock-- excellent directors, both-- won't make my list.  I'm neither more or less likely to watch a film on their names alone.   These are the only directors I can think of that would get me watching their film simply based on their name and what I've already seen of their films.  It also means they have a distinctive style that I recognize and appreciate.

1.   Hayao Miyazaki
2.   Krzysztof Kieslowski
3.   Joel and Ethan Coen
4.   Quentin Tarantino
5.   Akira Kurosawa
6.   Gus Van Sant
7.   Andrew Stanton
8.   Terry Gilliam
9.   Christopher Nolan
10.   James Cameron
11.   Paul Greengrass
12.   Spike Jonze
13.   Roman Polanski
14.   M. Night Shaymalan
15.   Robert Rodriguez
16.   Francis Ford Coppola
17.   Powell and Pressburger
18.   Frank Capra
19.   Richard Linklater
20.   Wong Kar-Wai
21.   Steven Spielberg
22.   Michael Heneke
23.   Charlie Chaplain
24.   Robert Altman
25.   Mira Nair
26.   Howard Hawks
27.   Spike Lee
28.   Fredrico Fellini
29.   Buster Keaton
30.   Billy Wilder
31.   Katheryn Bigalow
32.   Stanley Kubrick
33.   John Lasseter
34.   Tim Burton
35.   Orson Welles
36.   Werner Herzog
37.   David Lynch
38.   Kelly Reichart
39.   Steven Soderbergh
40.   Sergio Leone
41.    Brad Bird
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #119 on: October 28, 2010, 02:09:13 PM »
High Five for Miyazaki! And Kieslowski! Awesome!
I actually consider a lot of movies to be life-changing! I take them to my heart and they melt into my personality.