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Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
« on: December 12, 2010, 12:36:46 PM »
The List (Last Year's ranking in brackets. N/E = New Entry)

100. Jia Zhang Ke (N/E)
99. Satoshi Kon (58)
98. Michael Curtiz (N/E)
97. Peter Weir (70)
96. Edward Yang (57)
95. Lynne Ramsay (N/E)
94. Preston Sturges (72)
93. John Carpenter (91)
92. Kevin Smith (N/E)
91. Agnès Varda (71)
90. Rob Reiner (N/E)
89. Spike Lee (68)
88. The Maysles Brothers (N/E)
87. Kenji Mizoguchi (64)
86. Brad Bird (22)
85. Peter Greenaway (N/E)
84. Kathryn Bigelow (N/E)
83. Zhang Yimou (N/E)
82. Satyajit Ray (86)
81. Jane Campion (N/E)
80. Rian Johnson (N/E)
79. John Hughes (N/E)
78. Jim Jarmusch (80)
77. Wim Wenders (90)
76. Robert Bresson (42)
75. Luis Buñuel (N/E)
74. Andrew Stanton (60)
73. Peter Jackson (N/E)
72. Spike Jonze (84)
71. Edgar Wright (78)
70. Richard Linklater (93)
69. Ang Lee (100)
68. The Dardennes (64)
67. John Huston (N/E)
66. Jean-Pierre Jeunet (N/E)
65. Bong Joon-ho (N/E)
64. Alfonso Cuaron (50)
63. Milos Forman (53)
62. Mike Leigh (89)
61. Darren Aronofsky (46)
60. Guillermo del Toro (39)
59. Douglas Sirk (N/E)
58. Yasujiro Ozu (55)
57. Ridley Scott (29)
56. David Cronenberg (31)
55. Fritz Lang (N/E)
54. Buster Keaton (52)
53. Clint Eastwood (32)
52. Robert Altman (23)
51. Jean-Pierre Melville (48)
50. Apichatpong Weerasethakul (N/E)
49. Terry Gilliam (93)
48. Nicholas Ray (97)
47. Jean Renoir (41)
46. Roman Polanski (86)
45. Frederick Wiseman (40)
44. James Cameron (53)
43. F.W. Murnau (72)
42. Michel Gondry (20)
41. Michael Mann (91)
40. Park Chan-Wook (80)
39. Frank Capra (59)
38. Federico Fellini (44)
37. Claire Denis (62)
36. Jean-Luc Godard (35)
35. Francois Truffaut (36)
34. Hou Hsiao-Hsien (37)
33. David Lean (44)
32. Steven Soderbergh (34)
31. Gus van Sant (38)
30. John Ford (18)
29. Howard Hawks (19)
28. Sidney Lumet (60)
27. David Fincher (8)
26. Danny Boyle (46)
25. Charles Chaplin (27)
24. Powell & Pressburger (49)
23. Woody Allen (9)
22. Wes Anderson (30)
21. Pedro Almodovar (25)
20. Terence Malick (17)
19. David Lynch (28)
18. Krzysztof Kieslowski (14)
17. Paul Thomas Anderson (5)
16. Orson Welles (12)
15. Ingmar Bergman (21)
14. Steven Spielberg (7)
13. Christopher Nolan (33)
12. Francis Ford Coppola (15)
11. Wong Kar-Wai (10)
10. Martin Scorsese (6)
9. Werner Herzog (25)
8. Quentin Tarantino (24)
7. Hayao Miyazaki (13)
6. Billy Wilder (11)
5. Sergio Leone (16)
4. Stanley Kubrick (1)
3. The Coen Brothers (3)
2. Akira Kurosawa (4)
1. Alfred Hitchcock (2)


The entire spreadsheet can be found here.

The scoring system was as follows:
Rank # 1 : 10 points
Ranks 2-10 :  9 points
Ranks 11-20: 7 points
Ranks 21-30: 6 points
Ranks 31-40: 4 points
Ranks 41-50: 2 points.

In case of a tie, the film with more number of votes wins. In cases where films have equal points and equal number of votes, the film with the lower average rank across ballots beats the other film.

Click on the director's picture for IMDB Links. Clicking on the name leads you to a Youtube link featuring a clip from one of the director's films.  
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 01:02:12 PM »
#100


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“I believe that it doesn't really matter how large an audience my film gets; as long as my films can be shown in China, and there can be any kind of real market for them here, that would be hugely significant for me personally.”

Filmography

Going Home (1995)
Pickpocket (1997)
Platform (2000)
Unknown Pleasures (2002)
The World (2004)
Dong (2006)
Still Life (2006)
Useless (2007)
24 City (2008)
I Wish I Knew (2010)

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 01:03:50 PM »
#99


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“It's true that the attitude of directors towards how to employ CG differs from person to person. In fact I don't think that type of blending has become a natural part of our everyday lives. Our wish is for analog animation to swallow digital animation.”

Filmography


Perfect Blue (1998)
Millennium Actress (2001)
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Paprika (2006)

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 01:05:29 PM »
#98


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“The only things you regret are the things you don't do.”

Filmography

Captain Blood (1935)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
The Sea Hawk (1940)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Casablanca (1942)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
White Christmas (1954)

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2010, 01:07:11 PM »
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“There’s almost a fear that if you understood too deeply the way you arrived at choices, you could become self-conscious. In any case, many ideas which are full of personal meaning seem rather banal when you put words to them.”

Filmography

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
The Last Wave (1977)
Gallipoli (1981)
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Witness (1985)
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Fearless (1993)
The Truman Show (1998)
Master and Commander (2003)

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 01:08:30 PM »
#96


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“I was the leader of the Taiwanese new wave. All these guys would just gather in my house, talking and laughing and drinking: Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wu Nien-jen — just about all of them. You could just push open the door. Everyone just wanted to do similar things. We weren’t allowed to, and no one was willing to give us any money to, but we shared all these idealistic thoughts.”

Filmography

In Our Time (1982)
That Day, on the Beach (1983)
Taipei Story (1985)
The Terrorizers (1986)
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
A Confucian Confusion (1994)
Mahjong (1996)
Yi Yi (2000)

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2010, 01:10:50 PM »
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“I've found that film-making's not just a job, it becomes part of your whole life.”
Filmography

Ratcatcher (1999)
Morvern Callar (2002)



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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2010, 01:12:10 PM »
#94


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“The most incredible thing about my career is that I had one.”

Filmography

The Great McGinty (1940)
Christmas in July (1940)
The Lady Eve (1941)
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
The Great Moment (1944)
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2010, 01:14:37 PM »
#93


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“In France, I'm an auteur; in Germany, a filmmaker; in Britain, a genre film director; and, in the USA, a bum.”

Filmography

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Halloween (1978)
The Fog (1980)
Escape From New York (1981)
The Thing (1982)
They Live (1988)
In the Mouth of Madness (1995)
Escape From L.A. (1996)
Vampires (1998)
Cigarette Burns (2005)

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: The Countdown
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2010, 01:15:52 PM »
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“There's something to be said for failing. It's not the failure you feel, it's the failure that people project when something disappoints. You're back to ground zero, where there's no expectations, and that's where I like to be.”

Filmography

Clerks (1994)
Mallrats (1995)
Chasing Amy (1997)
Dogma (1999)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Jersey Girl (2004)
Clerks II (2006)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
Cop Out (2010)