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GREAT DIRECTORS UNDERRATED IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 8:08 am
by szindbad
Krzysztof KieĊ“lowski is more respected and popular abroad than in Poland. I heard that Swedish people doesn't like Ingmar Bergman's films (he's respected more for theatrical plays he directed). Do you know other great directors who are underrated in their own countries?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 10:00 am
by HenryGinsberg
I've heard that Woody Allen is underrated in America.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 12:11 pm
by somegreatmovies
The French have much more respect for Brian DePalma.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 12:54 pm
by wanderingstar
The French have a lot more respect for selected American directors over actual Americans: specifically David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, De Palma, for example.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2003 1:22 am
by bmxsuperhero
Of course, Kurasawa. Nagisa Oshima. I imagine most respected Japanese directors are appreciated most outside of Japan. You can probably throw Takashi Miike in there as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2003 2:21 am
by lena03
Almodovar. I heard from some Spanish students that his movies aren't so revered in Spain.