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Re: Favourite film directors?

no particular order

edgar wright
quentin tarantino
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What's your favourite Bergman film?
Tough, but I think Persona. I usually have to prepare myself to watch it, and when I start it's like a drug and my skin reacts. I watch it maybe once-twice a year. Some other Bergman's films also induce other physical reactions with me, mostly dizziness.

Special mention goes to Wild Strawberries, the first Bergman film I saw when I was much younger, it changed my thinking about film in general and made me realize Bergman's greatness even when I was that young (I had seen The 7th Seal prior to that though, but this one was the first to make me dizzy Bergman-style, The 7th Seal is of course a great film as well.)

I took me some time to find some of the more rare Bergman movies, now I have seen most of his works, some were even grabbed from swedish tv, because I had no other possibilities.

I will count the number of the Bergman movies I have on DVD or downloaded and will report it here, maybe I can help if someone had troubles finding a rare Bergman gem.
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If I should propose an introduction to Bergman for young viewers it would be Wild Strawberries. First consume them and then proceed to feast on all other delicatessen.
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Re: Favourite film directors?

Out of the top of my head, no particular order:

Almodovar
Peckinpah
Soderbergh
Tarantino
Scott(Ridley not Tony)
Ang Lee
70's Copolla
Wilder
Cohen Brothers
Fellini
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David Fincher
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We had a good friend who lived in Japan for a few years teaching English and he sent us the Japanese versions since we had just had our oldest. Son number one still can remember the Japanese words he learned back then. But the Japanese word for "dust bunnies" doesn't get you far
Haha, that's sweet.

One of these days I might try the Japanese versions, but I don't think the language really matters. In Ghibli films, the stories are generally nice and easy to relate to (I guess one could describe them as parabolic). However, what really makes them incredible cinema is the beautiful visuals. I'm just amazed every time I watch one of them, even the old ones are great.
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Directors who have made more than three films that have become favourites of mine:
Stanley Kubrick
Martin Scorcese
Christopher Nolan
Darren Aronofsky
Paul Thomas Anderson
Francis Ford Coppola
David Lynch
Danny Boyle
Ridley Scott
Sergio Leone
Coen Brothers
Alfred Hitchcock
Oliver Stone
Sidney Lumet
Park Chan-wook
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Ok, it is not really my favorite director but it is the coolest out there:

Takashi Miike!

Go watch Visitor Q now! And then The Happiness of the Katakuris and then Ichi the killer and then marvel that he did all those 3 films in the same year!

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no love for D.W Griffith I see, come on be controversial

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no love for D.W Griffith I see, come on be controversial
He's pretty great visually, stories are maybe in poor taste.

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Tough, but I think Persona. I usually have to prepare myself to watch it, and when I start it's like a drug and my skin reacts. I watch it maybe once-twice a year. Some other Bergman's films also induce other physical reactions with me, mostly dizziness.

Special mention goes to Wild Strawberries, the first Bergman film I saw when I was much younger, it changed my thinking about film in general and made me realize Bergman's greatness even when I was that young (I had seen The 7th Seal prior to that though, but this one was the first to make me dizzy Bergman-style, The 7th Seal is of course a great film as well.)

I took me some time to find some of the more rare Bergman movies, now I have seen most of his works, some were even grabbed from swedish tv, because I had no other possibilities.

I will count the number of the Bergman movies I have on DVD or downloaded and will report it here, maybe I can help if someone had troubles finding a rare Bergman gem.
Persona's a bit creepy, maybe alot of his films have a creepy feeling, this one more so, some good stuff in there though, just not my personal favorite from those I've seen, I prefer Virgin Spring the most, then either Winter Light or Seventh Seal.

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Coen brothers
Sergio Leone
Martin Scorsese
Clint Eastwood
Christopher Nolan

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Persona's a bit creepy, maybe alot of his films have a creepy feeling, this one more so, some good stuff in there though, just not my personal favorite from those I've seen, I prefer Virgin Spring the most, then either Winter Light or Seventh Seal.
Indeed it is. it's probably one of my favorites because it deals with my favorite subject in art: identity.

It's like staring at the mirror, it can be a scary experience if you watch long enough.

Persona is a deeply personal film according to Bergman himself and it can be felt. First time I watched it I was wtf...what is THAT? It takes several viewings and special mood for me to appreciate it

The movies you like are great and more accessible, also full of Bergman's memorable scenes They deserve a separate thread...
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Hall of Fame:
Stanley Kubrick
Robert Altman

Still Going Strong:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Terry Gilliam
Ridley Scott
Quentin Tarantino
David Fincher
Richard Linklater
Wes Anderson
Duncan Jones
Tao Ruspoli
Werner Herzog

Ended up being a longer post than I intended. I tried to put in only people who have made at least two films I consider great.


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I love the aesthetics and photography from Kubrick and Tim Burton.


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My question is; if MTF is such a gathering of intellectual elites, why doesn't some of it show in GM?

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