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Fighter 02-14-2013 09:32 PM

Favourite film directors?
 
Me:

Lynch
Kurosawa
Gilliam
Kubrick
Scorsese
Malick
Mizoguchi
Wilder
Chaplin
Keaton

How about you?

Punky 02-14-2013 09:57 PM

Re: Favourite film directors?
 
Nolan
Gilliam
Kubrick
Scorsese
Malick
Wilder
Spielberg
Kenneth Branagh - in love
Hitchcock
Robert Altman
Paul Thomas Anderson
Billy Wilder
Cecil Blount deMille
Brian De Palma‏

Fighter 02-15-2013 02:36 AM

Re: Favourite film directors?
 
I love PTA. Missed a Q&A with him last year. PDL is a masterpiece.

BauerAlmeida 02-15-2013 03:01 AM

Re: Favourite film directors?
 
Nolan easily. He made some fantastic movies.

Kubrick, Spielberg, Coppola and David Fincher too.

Fighter 02-15-2013 03:38 AM

Re: Favourite film directors?
 
Eh, I find Nolan mediocre. He may be your favourite director, but does he deserve to be ranked alongside Chaplin, Bunuel, Tarkovsky, Lynch, Kubrick, Welles, Scorsese, Kurosawa, Ozu, Wilder, or Keaton? Hell no.

TigerTim 02-15-2013 11:28 AM

Re: Favourite film directors?
 
Fincher is probably my favourite

BauerAlmeida 02-15-2013 11:56 AM

Re: Favourite film directors?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fighter (Post 13512194)
Eh, I find Nolan mediocre. He may be your favourite director, but does he deserve to be ranked alongside Chaplin, Bunuel, Tarkovsky, Lynch, Kubrick, Welles, Scorsese, Kurosawa, Ozu, Wilder, or Keaton? Hell no.

And that is exactly what you asked.

Anyway, he ranks among the greatest of all time. Look at the movies he did :

-The Prestige
-The Dark Knight
-The Dark Knight Rises
-Memento
-Inception
-Insomina
-Following

The last 2 maybe not quite at the same level as the others, and Memento is one of the greatest movies of all time. Seriously under-rated.

Ben. 02-15-2013 09:51 PM

Re: Favourite film directors?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Punky (Post 13508562)
Nolan
Gilliam
Kubrick
Scorsese
Malick
Wilder
Spielberg
Kenneth Branagh - in love
Hitchcock
Robert Altman
Paul Thomas Anderson
Billy Wilder
Cecil Blount deMille
Brian De Palma‏

What the hell? You are full of something, Amber. Surprises or shit, I don't know :p
Quote:

Originally Posted by BauerAlmeida (Post 13515538)
And that is exactly what you asked.

Anyway, he ranks among the greatest of all time. Look at the movies he did :

-The Prestige
-The Dark Knight
-The Dark Knight Rises
-Memento
-Inception
-Insomina
-Following

The last 2 maybe not quite at the same level as the others, and Memento is one of the greatest movies of all time. Seriously under-rated.

Memento is not underrated.

ssin 02-15-2013 11:01 PM

Re: Favourite film directors?
 
1. His Royal Majesty Ingmar Bergman
2. His Highness Stanley Kubrick
3. Others, in no particular order: Packinpah, Polanski, Tarkovski, Fosse, Cassavetes, Lynch, Coen brothers, Scorsese, Visconti, Stone, Ridley Scott, hmmm I must have omitted someone important to me, but these guys first came to mind.

Punky 02-15-2013 11:20 PM

Re: Favourite film directors?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hat__boy (Post 13529554)
What the hell? You are full of something, Amber. Surprises or shit, I don't know :p

Memento is not underrated.

i like movies and i like the ppl who make good movies more

Brick Top 02-15-2013 11:21 PM

Re: Favourite film directors?
 
Guy Ritchie obviously. Every real man should watch Lock Stock,Snatch, Revolver and Rocknrolla at least once a month.

Mr. Oracle 02-16-2013 01:23 AM

Re: Favourite film directors?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ssin (Post 13533226)
1. His Royal Majesty Ingmar Bergman
2. His Highness Stanley Kubrick
3. Others, in no particular order: Packinpah, Polanski, Tarkovski, Fosse, Cassavetes, Lynch, Coen brothers, Scorsese, Visconti, Stone, Ridley Scott, hmmm I must have omitted someone important to me, but these guys first came to mind.

haha, it's spooky, we must have been separated at birth.

i used the "if I was on an island, which directors would I have thingy,"

in order:

1) Bergman

Currently have 23 of his movies in my library. How many directors can make that many good movies with no duds? In the beginning…there was Ingmar Bergman.

Deserves double space before the rest…




2) Kubrick

“Gentlemen, please! There is no fighting in the war room!” All fans know what I’m talking about. No need to mention 2001. Can’t improve on perfection.

3) Lynch

From Twin Peaks to Mulholland Drive, he’s shown us what lies behind the freshly painted, white picket fences. A suburban man’s “Apocalypse Now.”

4) Coen Brothers

A welcome comedic relief. These bros tend to focus on people’s quirks. Plots are secondary; whether it’s the excessive friendliness of people in Fargo, or the southern sensibilities of people living in the southern USA, in “Oh brother where art thou?”

5) Scorcese

The master of the modern anti-hero, whether it’s vigilante Travis Bickle or Patriot Bill “the butcher.” We are both angels and demons.

6) Quentin Tarantino

No one does character development and dialogue like QT, no one (well, maybe Bergman). If you like witty dialogue, check his work out.


Other notable mentions: Coppola, Krzysztof Kieślowski !, Hilcoat, Billy Wilder, Leone, Peter Jackson (master of epic storytelling), Spielberg, De Palma, Herzog

J99 02-16-2013 01:38 AM

Re: Favourite film directors?
 
Nolan can't direct worth crap.

Anyhow some of my favorite more modern living directors right now:

John Moore
Neveldine-Taylor
Olivier Megaton
Pierre Morel
Wes Anderson
Paul W. S. Anderson

Fighter 02-16-2013 02:14 AM

Re: Favourite film directors?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ssin (Post 13533226)
1. His Royal Majesty Ingmar Bergman
2. His Highness Stanley Kubrick
3. Others, in no particular order: Packinpah, Polanski, Tarkovski, Fosse, Cassavetes, Lynch, Coen brothers, Scorsese, Visconti, Stone, Ridley Scott, hmmm I must have omitted someone important to me, but these guys first came to mind.

What's your favourite Bergman film?


BTW, to the poster above me - please tell you are meaning Paul Thomas Anderson and not Paul W.S Anderson?!

Mr. Oracle 02-16-2013 02:14 AM

Re: Favourite film directors?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by J99 (Post 13537394)
Nolan can't direct worth crap.

Anyhow some of my favorite more modern living directors right now:

John Moore
Neveldine-Taylor
Oliver Megaton
Pierre Morel
Wes Anderson
Paul W. S. Anderson

His work on batman wasn't too bad, but the fact that he worked on inception for 10 years is comical. What pretentious and boring drivel that movie is. I laugh when I see it in my friend's bluray collection.


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