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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #120 on: October 28, 2010, 03:01:34 PM »
High Five for Miyazaki! And Kieslowski! Awesome!

I only choose them because they are the best   :) ;) :)
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #121 on: October 29, 2010, 09:43:26 PM »
Let me precede my list by saying that it's pretty messy. I'm sure that I'll end up adding/subtracting/shuffling a lot of the directors on the list before I make my official submission. Also, there are a LOT* of directors that I haven't seen any of, or enough of to list, so if my list has any glaring omissions, that's more than likely the reason. They're listed by name, and by the film which I feel is their greatest.

1. Stanley Kubrick - 2001: A Space Odyssey

2. Werner Herzog - Little Dieter Needs to Fly

3. Steven Spielberg - Munich

4. Quentin Tarantino - Kill Bill: Volume 1

5. Hayao Miyazaki - Princess Mononoke

6. Paul Thomas Anderson - Punch-Drunk Love

7. Chan-wook Park - Lady Vengeance

8. Martin Scorsese - Goodfellas

9. Steven Soderbergh - Out of Sight

10. Christopher Nolan - Memento

11. Danny Boyle - 28 Days Later

12. Joel & Ethan Coen - The Big Lebowski

13. Spike Lee - 25th Hour

14. Francis Ford Coppola - The Godfather

15. Joon-ho Bong - Memories of Murder

16. Spike Jonze - Adaptation

17. Sergio Leone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

18. Terrence Malick - The New World

19. Sidney Lumet - Dog Day Afternoon

20. Clint Eastwood - Unforgiven

21. Ang Lee - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
22. Alfonso Cuaron - Children of Men
23. Peter Jackson - The Lord of the Rings trilogy
24. Darren Aronofsky - Requiem for a Dream
25. Guillermo del Toro - Pan's Labyrinth
26. Peter Weir - The Truman Show
27. Akira Kurosawa - High and Low
28. David Cronenberg - Eastern Promises
29. David Fincher - Se7en
30. Terry Gilliam - The Fisher King
31. Gus Van Sant - Good Will Hunting
32. George Lucas - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
33. Stephen Frears - The Queen
34. Rob Reiner - This is Spinal Tap
35. James Cameron - Terminator 2: Judgement Day
36. David Lean - Lawrence of Arabia
37. Errol Morris - The Thin Blue Line
38. Richard Linklater - Before Sunset
39. Woody Allen - Annie Hall
40. Frank Darabont - The Shawshank Redemption
41. Charlie Kaufman - Synecdoche, New York
42. Paul Greengrass - United 93
43. Cameron Crowe - Vanilla Sky
44. Wong Kar-wai - Chungking Express
45. Ridley Scott - Blade Runner
46. Robert Zemeckis - Forrest Gump
47. Michel Gondry - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
48. Rian Johnson - Brick
49. Ramin Bahrani - Goodbye Solo
50. Oliver Stone - Born on the Fourth of July


*Kenji Mizoguchi, Takeshi Kitano, Takashi Miike, John Woo, Johnnie To, Michael Haneke, Lars von Trier, Ingmar Bergman, Jacques Tati, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Orson Welles, Krzysztof Kieslowski, John Ford, Howard Hawks, Pedro Almodovar, Charles Chaplin, David Lynch, Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Jean Renoir, Federico Fellini, Buster Keaton, Milos Forman, Edward Yang, Agnes Varda, F.W. Murnau, Atom Egoyan, Jim Jarmusch, Andrei Tarkovsky, John Carpenter, Yimou Zhang, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul are just a few.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #122 on: October 29, 2010, 11:21:06 PM »
Just one woman mentioned?

Yes, I am gonna harp on this. No, my own list won't be much better (this year).

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #123 on: October 29, 2010, 11:32:23 PM »
I've got three women on mine, and I'm proud of that.


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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #124 on: October 29, 2010, 11:53:47 PM »
9. Gurinder Chadha
(Bend It Like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice)

13. Andrea Arnold
(Fish Tank, Red Road)

18. Deepa Mehta
(Earth, Fire, Water)

41. Niki Caro
(North Country, Whale Rider)

I've got four but generally the ones that are there are well up the list. There are certainly women with large filmographies but a lot of the best female filmmakers are pretty new to the scene so they just don't have the quantity to overwhelm some of these gray legends.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #125 on: October 30, 2010, 12:14:09 AM »
Just one woman mentioned?

Yes, I am gonna harp on this.


Maybe you shouldn't?  The world of directing is notoriously a sausage fest.  It's unfortunate, but that's the state of things.  Few women end up as directors, fewer get a fair shake, even fewer leave their mark, fewer still manage to produce more than a handful of great works.  Would you rather people add women to their list of personal favorites out of sheer tokenism?

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #126 on: October 30, 2010, 12:23:00 AM »
Just one woman mentioned?

Yes, I am gonna harp on this.


Maybe you shouldn't?  The world of directing is notoriously a sausage fest.  It's unfortunate, but that's the state of things.  Few women end up as directors, fewer get a fair shake, even fewer leave their mark, fewer still manage to produce more than a handful of great works.  Would you rather people add women to their list of personal favorites out of sheer tokenism?

Don't hate the playas, hate the game.

I certainly hate the game and I'm glad that some folks like Mira Nair and Kathryn Bigalow get their chance to really make a mark-- they will be paving the way for some unbelievably great women later on.

In the meantime, I think that we should be seeking out women that are worthy.  It's easy to forget someone.  If we do forget someone (like I forgot Rian Johnson), let it not be a woman.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #127 on: October 30, 2010, 12:38:36 AM »
In the meantime, I think that we should be seeking out women that are worthy.

I agree with that completely.  I myself am reminded to check out more by Sally Potter, whose Orlando is wonderful.  I'm just saying, let's not harangue people into including people they don't want to, just out of some well-meaning but misguided sense of fair play.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #128 on: October 30, 2010, 12:43:00 AM »
In the meantime, I think that we should be seeking out women that are worthy.

I agree with that completely.  I myself am reminded to check out more by Sally Potter, whose Orlando is wonderful.  I'm just saying, let's not harangue people into including people they don't want to, just out of some well-meaning but misguided sense of fair play.

That's fair. 

Maybe just a LITTLE haranguing?
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #129 on: October 30, 2010, 12:57:19 AM »
I already kind of dislike my list, especially the lower parts, but it's by and large old American white guys (and old American white guys who have long since passed away).  I'll include my favorite film of theirs.

1.   Billy Wilder - Double Indemnity
2.   Alfred Hitchcock - Shadow of a Doubt
3.   Hayao Miyazaki - Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
4.   Woody Allen - Crimes & Misdemeanors
5.   Martin Scorsese - The Last Temptation of Christ
6.   Pedro Almodovar - Bad Education
7.   Stanley Kubrick - Paths of Glory
8.   Sergio Leone - Once Upon a Time in the West
9.   Stanley Donen - Singin' in the Rain
10.   Orson Welles - Citizen Kane
11.   Darren Aronofsky - Requiem for a Dream
12.   Frank Capra - It Happened One Night
13.   Akira Kurosawa - Rashomon
14.   Michel Gondry - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
15.   David Lynch - Mulholland Drive
16.   The Coen Brothers - The Big Lebowski
17.   Michael Curtiz - Casablanca
18.   Quentin Tarantino - Jackie Brown
19.   Sidney Lumet - 12 Angry Men
20.   Satoshi Kon - Paprika
21.   Powell & Pressburger - The Red Shoes
22.   John Lasseter - Toy Story
23.   Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
24.   Tim Burton - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
25.   Francis Ford Coppola - The Godfather
26.   Milos Forman - The People vs. Larry Flynt
27.   Mike Nichols - Closer
28.   Tom McCarthy - The Station Agent
29.   Andrew Stanton - Wall-E
30.   Edgar Wright - Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
31.   John Carpenter - Escape From New York
32.   Zhang Yimou - Hero
33.   John Hughes - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
34.   Isao Takahata - Grave of the Fireflies
35.   Steven Spielberg - Schindler's List
36.   Jean-Pierre Jeunet - Amelie
37.   Chan-wook Park - Oldboy
38.   Brad Bird - The Iron Giant
39.   Spike Jonze - Where the Wild Things Are
40.   George Cukor - The Philadelphia Story
41.   Guillermo Del Toro - Pan's Labyrinth
42.   David Cronenberg - Dead Ringers
43.   Fritz Lang - M
44.   Ridley Scott - Blade Runner
45.   Christopher Nolan - Inception
46.   Stephen Frears - Dangerous Liasons
47.   Robert Rodriguez - Desperado
48.   Spike Lee - 25th Hour
49.   Vicente Minelli - The Band Wagon
50.   Kevin Smith - Clerks.