Author Topic: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion  (Read 10959 times)

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2010, 06:41:18 PM »
Zhangke Jia, Bela Tarr and Hal Hartley were all tied on 100!!!!! (with a ranking difference of only 0.25%!!!!!!)

If only I put Bela Tarr in #1 instead of #2 he would have been the clear #100......


great to see the whole list - it looks very good

Thanks worm and roujin
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2010, 07:45:40 PM »
A bit disappointed to see someone with only 2 films (Lynne Ramsay) in the list, and they are higher than Peter Weir who has at least 3 great films. Otherwise the list is looking great.

not to be unaustralian, however I think both of Lynne Ramsay's films are better than any of Peter Weir's (although I haven't seen Master and Commander - I hear it is fairly good). Her trajectory (if she keeps it up) will eclipse a lot of other directors. Same with Rian Johnson he just has two movies to his name so far, however, he also has that high trajectory. Time will tell.......Malick got #20 with only 4 films - which I think everyone (except flieger and roujin probably ;) ) will agree he deserves to rank high on.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2010, 07:49:17 PM »
How can either of her films be better than The Truman Show? I just don't see how that's possible. Very few films can claim to be better than The Truman Show.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2010, 07:50:10 PM »
Is there anywhere I can see a quick list of the winner 1-100 without looking through several pages?
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2010, 07:51:41 PM »
@zarodinu - download the spreadsheet from:


Here you go :)


but remember the pics and quotes in the forum though make the list a LOT more fun!!!!
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2010, 07:56:44 PM »
How can either of her films be better than The Truman Show? I just don't see how that's possible. Very few films can claim to be better than The Truman Show.

you are talking about a film starring Laura Linney "the age-appropriate character delivery deviceĒ and Jim Carrey the biggest over-actor in hollywood........

 ;D

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2010, 07:57:23 PM »
I love looking through the countdown, good job to all, I just like to have a handy dandy copy there.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2010, 08:18:06 PM »
One day I'll see y'all Olmi skeptics and nonbelievers on the road to Damascus.  I think this board is pretty weird (i.e. unique) in its lack of Antonioni fans (I'm not really one; I do love L'eclisse though) compared to other film crowds who are pretty familiar with the Criterion Collection.  Glad that Bahrani appeared on 4 lists.  Damn, I keep on forgetting about Gondry who should've been on my ballot.  Props to the other person who voted for Norstein.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2010, 08:44:36 PM »
Top 5 10 should have made it

10. Wajda  (Kanal) - Great Polish director that will be big if people give him a chance.
9.  Kim Ji-Woon (Tale of Two Sisters) - Deserved more than just my vote, why Bondo?
8.  Kobayashi (Harakiri) - Amazing Japanese director, hopefully will make the next one.  
7.  Clouzot (Wages of Fear) - Sad to see I was alone in voting for him, every bit as good as Renoir.
6.  Rossellini (Rome Open City) - Deserved Fellini's spot, best Italian neorealist.
5.  Babenco (Pixote) - A director that deserves better than the scraps you people throw at him.
4.  Moodyson (F*cking Amal) - Deserves more love than just my own (thought you guys liked Amal).
3.  Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg) - Apparently all the Canadians here hate their country.
2.  Errol Morris  (Fog of War) - Unforgivable.
1.  Tarkovsky (Stalker) - No words, you are all dead to me
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2010, 09:01:12 PM »
How can either of her films be better than The Truman Show? I just don't see how that's possible. Very few films can claim to be better than The Truman Show.

you are talking about a film starring Laura Linney "the age-appropriate character delivery deviceĒ and Jim Carrey the biggest over-actor in hollywood........

 ;D



Both Ramsey's film are far better than the Truman Show.

 

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