Author Topic: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion  (Read 14038 times)

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #40 on: December 13, 2010, 04:43:15 AM »
Indeed!!!!!!
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2010, 07:43:52 AM »
Great looking list worm, rouj.

Did anyone else get to the end of page four and fail to guess the last remaining director?

I'm going to grab a coffee and spend some time reading the quotes and jotting down titles of interest.

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« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2010, 08:34:25 AM »
I'm going to grab a coffee and spend some time reading the quotes and jotting down titles of interest.

I just did this. Went through all the filmographies and wrote down whatever movie of theirs I would watch next.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2010, 09:00:03 AM »
I quit reading after Clint Eastwood.  :-\

Then I just searched to see where Malick and Kieslowski fell.



Thanks for putting the list together, Worm. Sorry I didn't get a ballot in. Was busy doing finals.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #44 on: December 13, 2010, 09:24:27 AM »
Great job worm and roujin, thanks for all your hard work.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #45 on: December 13, 2010, 09:34:54 AM »
Big thanks to roujin and worm!!

You guys did a great job on the list and the chat was a lot of fun, as much as I was able to participate.  Great work!
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2010, 09:41:05 AM »
I quit reading after Clint Eastwood.  :-\

Don't worry Sam, I represented you in the chat room by asking "who is still putting Clint Eastwood on their ballot?"

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #47 on: December 13, 2010, 09:50:27 AM »
One day I'll see y'all Olmi skeptics and nonbelievers on the road to Damascus.

I'm a true believer! He was #28 on my list. (I forgot I haven't posted my list yet, will do that tonight)

As for Antonioni, I've only seen Blow-Up, which I mostly liked.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #48 on: December 13, 2010, 12:15:31 PM »
I quit reading after Clint Eastwood.  :-\

Don't worry Sam, I represented you in the chat room by asking "who is still putting Clint Eastwood on their ballot?"

I did and I stand by it. His has his weaknesses, but he has directed some great films.

Edit: more here
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors Countdown : Comments & Discussion
« Reply #49 on: December 13, 2010, 12:28:55 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 device” and Jim Carrey the biggest over-actor in hollywood........

 ;D



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

I will take:

Gallipoli (1981)
Dead Poets Society (1989)

Over Movern Callar, or for that matter either of Rian Johnson's films. The power of Gallipoli and Dead Poets Society to move the viewer, alone, provides, for me, enough evidence. So while Movern Callar and Brick are interesting, I would compare them will Picnic at Hanging Rock. The Brothers Bloom is more polished and shows Rian Johnson has great promise, but for me I need to see more before being convinced.