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Dr. Simon Hurt
09-11-2009, 01:45 PM
who's the best and why

Dr. Simon Hurt
09-11-2009, 01:46 PM
this was supposed to be a poll...oh well, fuggedabout it...just write in your vote lol

Longbongcilvaringz
09-11-2009, 02:18 PM
Difficult question for me to answer.

I don't really buy/watch films based on who directs usually, i just happen to accrue a collection of a certain director because they're films all appeal to me individually.

That being said, there are a couple of exceptions, so i guess i'd have to pick out of those:

Martin Scorsese
David Lynch
Park Chan Wook/Chanwook Park
Takeshi Kitano

....

And i think, i'll pick Lynch, because i have all his films, and i enjoy them all immensely.

The others, i either haven't quite seen all their films or i don't rate all of them extremely highly.

Honorable mentions:

Spike Jonze
Michel Gondry
Quentin Tarantino
Steven Soderberg

(as an aside, Charlie Kaufman would be my favourite writer, as anything he's done i find great plus his directorial debut Synecdoche New York was brilliant)

SID
09-11-2009, 02:39 PM
Francis ford coppola
Alan Parker

cant remember the rest

Buzk
09-11-2009, 03:11 PM
dunno, but ive always been a sucker for Park Chan wook and Tarantino. cant leave martin scorsese out tho

oDoUoSoKo
09-11-2009, 05:02 PM
Lynch
Scorsese
Coppola
Mel Brooks
Woody Allen
David Cronenberg
PT Anderson
Coen Bros.
Tarantino

no order..love em all.

idk..i cant think...

Dr. Simon Hurt
09-11-2009, 05:23 PM
stanley kubrick
david lynch
^^^these are my 2 absolute favorites

paul thomas anderson
terry gilliam
ridley scott
martin scorsese
park chan wook
coen brothers
david cronenberg

love some of their films, cold on others:
francis ford copolla
oliver stone
spike lee

honorable mentions:
darren arenofsky
sofia copolla
michel gondry
david finch
tim burton

i'll add on later

EDIT: had to add cronenberg...i thought i had listed him but i didn't lol)

beautifulrock
09-11-2009, 06:07 PM
At least you mentioned Darren Aranofsky

Dr. Simon Hurt
09-11-2009, 06:20 PM
^^^if he had more films to his name he'd definitely be in my main list...i suppose his should be there for 'pi' and 'requiem for a dream' alone...actually fuck it, he shouldn't even be in the honorable mention category actually...christopher nolan should get a mention as well.

beautifulrock
09-11-2009, 06:33 PM
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Frank Darabont. I know a lot of people didn't like the Mist, but I thought it was brilliant, and Shawshank Redemption is one of the greatest American movies ever made.

oDoUoSoKo
09-11-2009, 08:38 PM
stanley kubrick
david lynch
^^^these are my 2 absolute favorites

paul thomas anderson
terry gilliam
ridley scott
martin scorsese
park chan wook
coen brothers
david cronenberg

love some of their films, cold on others:
francis ford copolla
oliver stone
spike lee

honorable mentions:
darren arenofsky
sofia copolla
michel gondry
david finch
tim burton

i'll add on later

EDIT: had to add cronenberg...i thought i had listed him but i didn't lol)

At least you mentioned Darren Aranofsky
cant believe i forgot Kubrick..the shining is in my top 20...among other classics of his

Dr. Simon Hurt
09-11-2009, 08:42 PM
^^^i love everything he's done...something about his overall aesthetic fits my mentality like a glove...even barry lyndon, which is probably the weakest of the work that he wasn't just commissioned to do, is beautifully shot

oh ya...terrence malick (badlands, the new world) and nicholas roeg (walkabout, the man who fell to earth, altered states) are both great as well

Dr. Simon Hurt
09-11-2009, 08:44 PM
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Frank Darabont. I know a lot of people didn't like the Mist, but I thought it was brilliant, and Shawshank Redemption is one of the greatest American movies ever made.

i don't know...i enjoyed shawshank and the mist...but since he's not really that visually stylish you could say he's a quality director of actors...but maybe he's just had the good fortune to work with great performers? i would need to see more stuff by him...but shawshank is definitely a keeper.

did you know he wrote the 80s remake of the blob? lol

oDoUoSoKo
09-11-2009, 08:44 PM
Francois Truffaut also btw....and Hawks, and Welles...and fuckin Hitchcock...damn...forgot alot

Poetic Wun
09-11-2009, 08:49 PM
Burton
Scorsese
Brooks
Woody Allen
Spike Lee
Tarantino

ALL Time Fav:
Coen Brothers... i own all their movies (xcpt fargo, i hate that flick) otherwise they are the best in the game IMO

Dr. Simon Hurt
09-11-2009, 08:51 PM
^^^damn yea hitchcock and welles...third man is one of my favorites, and then vertigo would be in my top 20 more than likely
i think farenheit 451 is the only truffaut movie i've seen...blasphemy i know
howard hawks i don't know if i've seen any...the name sounds super familiar, i know he was like a 40s-50s era filmmaker...

oDoUoSoKo
09-11-2009, 09:06 PM
Scarface dude, thats Hawks..and as for Truffaut..watch 400 Blows

Longbongcilvaringz
09-12-2009, 03:17 AM
How can you not like Fargo?

I completely forgot about Kubrick and Cronenberg, they'd be in the honorable mention category.

beautifulrock
09-12-2009, 03:24 AM
John McTiernan

The Hound
09-12-2009, 04:12 AM
John Woo

:chef:

oDoUoSoKo
09-12-2009, 09:05 AM
wait who doenst like Fargo!!!!!!!!!!! eloels...jk but seriously

IrOnMaN
09-12-2009, 03:33 PM
Peter Jackson

If he was the director of Transformers 1 and 2, they would've been GAWD!!!!!!!

King Kong was just......./kisses

Dr. Simon Hurt
09-12-2009, 03:51 PM
thats true...that and the lord of the rings and that movie he did..."heavenly creatures" i think it was called...he's a good director

you can add guillermo del toro as well for his visual style

Longbongcilvaringz
09-12-2009, 04:10 PM
King Kong was interminable.

One of the worst films i've had the displeasure of seeing on the big screen in recent memory.

LONDON!
09-17-2009, 09:27 PM
its outta
quentin tarantino
martin scorsese
spike lee
coen brothers
sam peckinpah
john woo(for his hong kong movies, not the US ones)
steven speilberg
oliver stone

Dr. Simon Hurt
09-17-2009, 09:33 PM
^^^
sam peckinpah for sure...for straw dogs with dustin hoffman...and this western he did right before that was amazing...the name escapes me right now....

you're the fist person to say speilberg lol...he should definitely be on all of our lists...granted he can occasionally go for the saccharine or commercialized...his overall filmography is credible...he deserves a spot for schindler's list, saving private ryan, color purple, close encounters, AI, raiders....

LONDON!
09-17-2009, 09:44 PM
exactly

raging bull
09-17-2009, 10:56 PM
top 4 in my opinion
hitchcock
scorsese
tarantino
fellini