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Re: The greatest living director?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2002 9:52 pm
by gratefultiger
after viewing mother &son &particularly russian ark i believe aleksandr sokurov to be along with luc-godard as the greatest living director

Re: The greatest living director?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2002 4:32 pm
by thegreatken1
US
-Francis Ford Coppola
-Martin Scorsese
-Woody Allen

Foreign
-Tom Tykwer
-Jean-Luc Godard
-Luc Besson
-Pedro Almodóvar

Re: The greatest living director?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 1:10 am
by wpqx
On the American side it would be David Lynch. He is the most thoroughly exciting and interesting director working today. For the foreign market though my money is with Zhang Yimou, undoubtably the best filmaker to emerge in the past twenty years.

Re: The greatest living director?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 3:21 pm
by costas.antony
I'd like to include Makhmalbaf & Majidi - two incredible Iranian directors and contemporaries of the great Abbas Kiarostami.

Re: The greatest living director?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 3:22 pm
by costas.antony
Oh yes, and Ang Lee.........

Re: The greatest living director?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2003 12:25 am
by gimferrer
Bergman

Medem

Polanski

Kieslowski

Victor Erice

Almodovar

Jean Pierre Jeaunet



USA;

Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko)

Thomas P. Anderson (Magnila, boogie Nights and Punnch Drunk Love)

Arofsofsky (pi)

Spike Jonze (Being John Malkhovitch and Adaptation)

David Lynch and David Fincher

Re: The greatest living director?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2003 10:48 am
by Gaz
Afraid Kieslowski doesn't qualify for greatest _living_ director - he died in 1996 - but there's no question he was a great director.

Re: The greatest living director?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 5:11 am
by bigpoppa_2059
Since Godard is still making films, there's no question it would be him (how can u argue against that?) I wish Bergman was still directing and not just writing obscure plays and scripts. The best living American directors I think are Scorsese, Altman, Allen, Spielberg (leave me alone) and Coppola. The best living foreign ones; Jacques Rivettte, Eric Rohmer, Claude Chabrol, Aki Kaurisami, Almodovar, Angelopolous, Olivieria, and Wong Kar-Wei.

Re: The greatest living director?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:31 pm
by dbfilmmaker
Americana:
Coppola
Scorsese
Allen
Tarantino
Fincher

Foreign:
Almodovar
von Trier
Tykwer