Author Topic: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion  (Read 14155 times)

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #70 on: December 13, 2010, 06:40:05 PM »
I quit reading after Clint Eastwood.  :-\

I smiled to see that neither Mystic River nor Million Dollar Baby appeared on his selected filmography.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #71 on: December 13, 2010, 06:41:05 PM »
I posted my list over in the other thread.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #72 on: December 13, 2010, 06:48:22 PM »
chesterfilms needs to update a lot of his polls.  Also, some of these could use polls that are structured like the other "Director's Best" threads.  I might throw those together later, but what we have now should suffice.

If you notice a thread that needs updating, you can just post in it to that effect and I'll get around to it eventually. Unless another one of those mod types beats me to it.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #73 on: December 13, 2010, 06:53:41 PM »
Those new entry directors are fantastic!

Indeed. I've moved The Bucket List, Jersey Girl, K-19: The Widowmaker, and She's Having a Baby to the top of my queue. I'm sure at least one of them is better than Jack.

edit: D'oh, that wasn't meant to sound quite so snarky. Anyway, I'm totally happy to see Fritz Lang and the Maysles on there. Has anybody compiled the list yet of the directors that fell off the list?

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #74 on: December 13, 2010, 07:04:03 PM »
GUY MADDIN (#99)
MIKE NICHOLS (#97)
GEORGE ROMERO (#96)
ISAO TAKAHATA (#93)
SAM PECKINPAH (#86)
ANDREI TARKOVSKY (#86)
MICHAEL MOORE (#80)
PAUL GREENGRASS (#80)
SERGEI EISENSTEIN (#78)
ATOM EGOYAN (#77)
JOHN LASSETER (#76)
OLIVER STONE (#75)
HAL ASHBY (#74)
TODD HAYNES (#68)
TIM BURTON (#67)
ERROL MORRIS (#64)
ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU (#64)
CARL THEODOR DREYER (#56)
CHANTAL AKERMAN (#51)
SOFIA COPPOLA (#43)
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #75 on: December 13, 2010, 07:14:21 PM »
Preston Sturges - Im going to pass on Stuges for now.

You should give him a go, he writes fantastic dialogue and his movies are always so much fun.

Doesn't really seem like my style (old) :-\

Well, I know you like QT, and I've been of the mind for a while that QT writes dialogue that he wishes was anywhere near as smart as Sturges', if that does anything for you. I'd say to give The Palm Beach Story a go, it's one of his greats, it's super on the dialogue and it's short, so if you don't like it then it won't take up too much of your time.

Or try Christmas in July, by the time you finish a bowl of popcorn, it's over.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #76 on: December 13, 2010, 10:31:31 PM »
Heh, Hitchcock wasn't even on my list.  ::)

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #77 on: December 14, 2010, 04:03:49 PM »
7.  Clouzot (Wages of Fear) - Sad to see I was alone in voting for him, every bit as good as Renoir.

How do you rank and rate his films?

I'd appreciate it if you chime in here.  If only to spark/increase interest in Clouzot.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #78 on: December 20, 2010, 06:04:14 PM »
A belated but huge thanks to worm and rouj for all your work! And great list, everybody. Ken Loach is the one omission that jumps out at me - would love to see more Filmspotters catching up with his work.


Some directors on the list I am eager to catch up with:
99. Satoshi Kon
91. Agns Varda
85. Peter Greenaway
82. Satyajit Ray
75. Luis Buuel
68. The Dardennes
50. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
45. Frederick Wiseman
38. Federico Fellini


One day I'll see y'all Olmi skeptics and nonbelievers on the road to Damascus.  
Olmi will be on my list next year if I Fidanzati is as good as I suspect it will be. I probably ought to have included him on my list though, on the strength of Il Posto (and even Tickets) alone.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #79 on: March 28, 2011, 10:23:58 AM »
Impressive list! I'm glad Hitchcock was #1 - he would have been mine for sure. I'm surprised Spike Lee is so low. I wonder if it's a matter of people not having seen many of his films or a matter or him being diminished by some of the awful stuff he's done (Miracle at St. Anna, She Hate Me, Girl 6).