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Re: Best Director Live or Dead

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2002 3:45 am
by patsfan86
For what it's worth, I'll take
Akira Kurosawa
Seven Samurai
Red Beard
Yojimbo

F.W. Murnau
Nosferatu
The Last Laugh
Faust

Vittorio De Sica
Bicycle Thief
Umberto D
Two Women

Re: Best Director Live or Dead

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 5:21 am
by Ockien
Hasn't this debate gone on since the dawn of filmakers? Like that one did ya.

Re: Best Director Live or Dead

PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2002 11:38 pm
by shiraz2
this one's a toughie!

Bunuel
Lang
Dreyer
Truffaut
Fellini

Re: Best Director Live or Dead

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2002 3:15 pm
by admin-2
Dead:

Luis Buñuel
Orson Welles
Federico Fellini
Michael Powell
Howard Hawks

Alive:

Ingmar Bergman
Martin Scorsese
Alejandro Amenabar
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Yhang Yimou

Re: Best Director Live or Dead

PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 1:31 am
by wpqx
Ever would no doubt be Stanley Kubrick. On the foreign side though I would probably have to honor Ingmar Bergman.

Re: Best Director Live or Dead

PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2003 1:55 pm
by foxglow17
I'm not even going to try to sort this out..

Darren Aronofsky
Martin Scorsese
Cameron Crowe
Frances Ford Coppla
Stanley Kubrick
David Lynch
Larry Clark

Of course in a few minutes I will end up remembering a few others that I cant live without...


Re: Best Director Live or Dead

PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2003 4:50 am
by wvq
Here's a spur-of-the-moment list of five. (The order here is very roughly preferential.)

Dreyer
Lang
Mizoguchi
Ozu
Renoir (I haven't seen anywhere near as much Renoir as I ought to have seen, but I have an excuse for this deplorable ignorance on my part: most of his work is (I think surprisingly) hard to find here in the U.S. I don't doubt that I'd think him even greater than I do if I were more familiar with his work from the 30s. Sadly, it may be a while before I find out just what sort of effect this would have on my opinion of his oeuvre.)

Re: Best Director Live or Dead

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2003 3:34 am
by gratefultiger
renoir is truly the master,he made it all look so easy&his films don't date,he &welles have probably inspired more great directors & films than just about anybody.also the great robert bresson deserves wider public acclaim if he made a bad film i haven't seen it & i have most of them!

Re: Best Director Live or Dead

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2003 3:17 am
by yesmon
Orson Welles and following him in no order: Renoir, Murnau, Ford, Kubrick, Ozu, The Archers, Bresson, Scorsese, Kurosawa, Bergman, Fellini, Altman, Lang, Godard, Eisenstein etc.

Re: Best Director Live or Dead

PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 5:39 am
by bigpoppa_2059
Greatest director of all-time is a tough question. I noticed some people mentioned Japan, and I personally think Ozu is better than Mizoguchi and Kurosawa, but that's just me. Best American director to me would have to be Orson Welles, and best foreign (vague I know) director either Jean Renoir or Carl Dreyer.