Old 17th December 2003, 23:53   #1
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Best Director

I'll go with Lars Von Trier to start it off.

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Old 17th December 2003, 23:56   #2
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Possibly Kubrick.
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definately Kubrick

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Old 18th December 2003, 04:14   #4
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Nobody can beat Stephen Spielberg.

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Old 18th December 2003, 11:08   #6
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puh spielberg can be beaten:
the master of suspence - Alfred Hitchcock

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Old 18th December 2003, 12:30   #8
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Nobody can beat Stephen Spielberg.
watch me:
Stanley Kubrick
The Cohen Brothers
Robert Rodriguez
Alfred Hitchcock
Orson Welles
John Frankenheimer
John Huston


Spielberg is a hack and did better before he slept in the Lincoln Bedroom.

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Just to piss off a certain Aussie: Peter Jackson!

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Old 18th December 2003, 15:05   #10
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I second those people who said Kubrick because we were supposed to chose only one...

...but Hitchcock would be a definate runner up!

ShyShy: Wasn't Peter Jackson the guy who did that gorey trash horror movie "brain dead"?

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Old 18th December 2003, 15:07   #11
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Sergio Leone (Fistful of Dollars etc).

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Sergio Leone (Fistful of Dollars etc).

Yeah.
and one of my favorite movies, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

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My boys haven't seen any of the trilogy yet. They're in for a gun-slinging treat.

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It's been years since I saw the other two. I must see.

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peter jackson also made a terrible (morality-wise) movie of "muppets" who sell drugs, make porn, etc...

"meet the feebles"
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Old 18th December 2003, 20:57   #16
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And there's no mention of James Cameron? Aliens, people.. Aliens!

And T2. If there's any director on this planet who knows how to make a sequel, it's Cameron. Yup =|
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Brain de Palma (and by inference: Alfred Hitchcock)
Francis Ford Coppola
Luc Besson
Chuck Jones (WHO? Think 1940s-50s & Termite Terrace)
Otto Preminger


Stanley was just WAY too uneven. He did make 2 outstanding back-to-back movies with 2001 and A Clockwork Orange, but Jesus, look at Spartacus, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, or Eyes Wide Open. Yuck.

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oh come on... Quentin Tarantino

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And T2. If there's any director on this planet who knows how to make a sequel, it's Cameron. Yup =|
i'd like to see him make a sequel to Titanic
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Old 29th December 2003, 05:42   #21
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Tarintino.
Lars von trier.
Tim Roth (if he ever makes a 2nd movie)
Darren Aronofsky.
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Old 29th December 2003, 07:57   #22
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Akira Kurosawa.

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Old 7th September 2010, 07:49   #23
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John Hughes is good
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Old 7th September 2010, 08:54   #24
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James Cameron is no less to anyone in movie direction business.
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Old 8th September 2010, 10:18   #25
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Mine is also Peter Jackson. I like the movies directed by him.
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Old 11th November 2010, 08:59   #26
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James Cameron
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Old 11th November 2010, 10:50   #27
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James Cameron is also my favorite director. I love to watch his directed movies. He always done a great job in his movies..
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Old 16th November 2010, 05:51   #28
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Christopher Nolan is my favorite directer and inception is my favorite movie directed by him....
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Old 16th December 2010, 09:57   #29
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Considering the current Hollywood cinema James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan are doing great job with movie direction.
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Old 22nd February 2011, 09:59   #30
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Francis Ford Coppola..the Godfather!
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Old 23rd February 2011, 23:18   #31
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^ Like Jarmush-Mystery Train, Night On Earth and Ghost Dog
Aronofsky- Requiem For A Dream, Pi, Black Swan
Lars Van Trier-Breaking The Waves
Coppola-The Godfather Triolgy and The Black Stallion
Akira Kurosawa- Ran and others
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Old 24th February 2011, 00:08   #32
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John Huston
Stanley Kubrick
Sergio Leone

The only von Trier movie I liked was Idiots (and no, not because of the orgy scene, but because it actually had the least idiotic characters of all his films).
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Old 25th February 2011, 21:56   #33
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You didn't love "Breaking The Waves"? You heartless so and so....
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Old 25th February 2011, 22:38   #34
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It's too forced. And like most of his movies it only tells me about his obsession with female victims.
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Old 26th February 2011, 12:43   #35
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I didn't find it forced. I thought, for me, it showed the difference between Organized Religion and it's "rules" and someone who was touched by God(as one may know that to be) as well as just 'touched", because it is a fine line. It was the first Lars Van Trier movie I had seen, so I had yet to see a pattern in his choice of film.
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That's a tough one, but I have a hard time faulting anything done by Ridley Scott. For being prolific, you'd have to tip a hat to Roger Corman.

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He'd have to be a point of discussion in a serious discussion about directors. Ran is a masterpiece. You sure couldn't fault Rashamon or the Seven Samurai either.

One more that gets my kudos is John Ford. He made well more than 100 westerns, almost all of which were top notch. Among them .... Stagecoach, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and How Green Was My Valley. I think he still holds the record for the most Academy Awards for a director.

In this discussion, you'd sure have to include Orson Welles. Citizen Kane and Touch of Evil are a couple movies of note. If you haven't watched "Touch of Evil"... you should. And we'd sure have to mention Alfred Hitchcock.... Vertigo.... Psycho... The Man who knew too much....

I even think you'd have to include Clint Eastwood too. The Unforgiven puts him there "in my book".

Favorite director for me is a tough call. I'm just happy we had these guys around to make going to the movies so much fun.

I'd have to give credit to Kubrick for Dr. Strangelove, which he wrote and directed. I'm not sure this makes him a great director, but he sure came up with some weird movies that have the distinction of being very unique. If we were considering originality, he'd have to get high marks in a book some place.
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^ Some very good choices(means I agree with them or like 'em )
I forgot Alejandro González Iñárritu( you just know I copied and pasted that..)21 Grams Amores Perros, Buitiful
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That's a tough one, but I have a hard time faulting anything done by Ridley Scott.
Even GI Jane ?

I find Scott hard to understand sometimes, for every great film he does there is often a bad / average one to follow on, particulary some of the early 90's ones....
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Booo Rah, Master Sargent!!!!
I forgot the classics:François Truffaut, Jean Luc Godard, Bernardo Bertolucci, Hitchcock and Wells.
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Duncan Jones is mine favorite director.
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