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Re: top ten directors

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:23 pm
by Gaz
Haven't seen Sidney Lumet mentioned yet - perhaps not consistently brilliant, but at his best a director of genius with a career of longevity - Serpico, 12 Angry Men, Running on Empty, Dog Day Afternoon, etc. etc.

Re: top ten directors

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:54 pm
by gratefultiger
Gee Gaz,you didn't mention "The Hill' Lument's best film for me,the cinematography is masterful,the acting excellent&connery's best film by a street,a real gritty classic with fine english actors,Harry Andrews is perfect. cheers

Re: top ten directors

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2003 7:01 am
by Gaz
I almost put The Hill but didn't because I haven't actually seen it myself. Promise I will though, especially as Harry Andrews is in it.

Re: top ten directors

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 2:10 am
by gratefultiger
Good on ya gaz,see "The Hill" it is brilliant..cheers ..chas

Re: top ten directors

PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:13 am
by miketripp
wow... very tough to list a top 10... I feel it could change anytime and as I'm really just discovering a lot of classic directors, my list may not mean much.

In no particular order:

Stanley Kubrick
David Lynch
Francis Ford Coppella
Kirosawa
Sergio Leone
Billy Wilder
Alfred Hitchcock
Francois Traufault
Jeanne Pierre Jeunet
Ingmar Bergman

Re: top ten directors

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:17 pm
by spkrauszer
This list changes a lot, mainly after i've seen a movie by one of the people listed below, they often move up in the rankings, but i'll try:
1.Federico Fellini
2.Akira Kurosawa
3.Francios Truffaut
4.Martin Scorsese
5.Ingmar Bergman
6.Jean-Luc Godard
7.Luis Bunuel
8.Paul Thomas Anderson
9.Billy Wilder
10.Robert Altman/Stanley Kubrick/Fritz Lang (can't decide)

Re: top ten directors

PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 1:26 am
by darkthirty
1.Andrei Tarkovski
2.Akira Kurosawa
3.Theo Angelopoulos
4.Werner Herzog
5.RW Fassbinder
6.Jean-Luc Godard
7.Fritz Lang
8.Alain Resnais
9.Frederico Fellini
10.Luis Bunuel

But several of my favourite films are by female directors. They perhaps have a harder time creating a body of work? Ideas?

Re: top ten directors

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:24 am
by gnixon29
1. David Lynch
2. Jean-Luc Godard
3. Alfred Hitchcock
4. Stanley Kubrick
5. Pedro Almodovar
6. Takashi Miike
7. Christopher Nolan
8. Paul Thomas Anderson
9. Orson Welles
10. Gaspar Noe

Re: top ten directors

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 2:57 pm
by Gaz
Good to see PT Anderson being mentioned here. Hopefully he will eventually prove himself worthy of inclusion in an all time top 10 greatest list.

Re: top ten directors

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2003 6:15 pm
by Knoxville
My personal favourites are:
1. David Lynch
2. David Cronenberg
3. Martin Scorsese
4. Paul Verhoeven
5. Luc Besson
6. Lars Von Trier
7. Kevin Smith
8. Ridley Scott
9. Dario Argentio
10. Sam Ramei